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Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention Program

HF University 4.0     EmComm College     Radio Rodeo      

VE License Testing      Wouff-Hong      SKYWARN®     Hearing Tests     Prizes/Prize Policy

Information for Speakers     Offsite Outings for the Adventurous    "Las Amigas" Craft Classes 

To give you a sense for the depth and breadth of our offerings, here's what the forum line-up looked like in 2019.

2019's Roster


  • Antenna Analyzers that Won't Break the Bank - Larry Goga, AE5CZ

  • A Deep Dive into the NanoVNA analyzer - Larry Goga, AE5CZ

  • Measuring On-Air Antenna Performance - Bill Mader, K8TE

  • Smith Charts and Your Antenna - Bill Ripley, KY5Q

  • Demystifying SWR - Dave Casler, KE0OG

  • Not-So-Basic Antennas - Kristen McIntyre, K6WX

  • Antennas for Restricted Spaces - Gil Gray, N2GG

  • The Moxon Antenna: How it works and variations - James Duffey, KK6MC

  • Antennas for Portable Operations - Jed Petrovich, AD7KG


  • VHF Contesting, from 50Mhz up - Bill Schwantes, W7QQ

  • 630m Is open, and yes, DXing is possible - Rob Sherwood, NC0B

  • Weakest link in today's contest station? It's not receivers - Rob Sherwood, NC0B

  • VHF + Roving and HF Mobiling in Contests - James Duffey, KK6MC

  • Intro to DXLab Suite, a Free Package of DXing Applications - Jed Petrovich, AD7KG

EmComm/Public Service/STEM

  • Public alert and warning: 3 systems, EAS, IPAWS, and WEA; one mission - Mike Langner, K5MGR

  • FlightAware® Program: You, a Raspberry Pi 3/4, and the air-traffic-control system - Kevin Parmenter, KG5Q (no license necessary to participate)

  • Setting Up a Special-Event Station - Garry Blosser, NM5GB

  • SFARES Emergency Communications System - Don Hinsman, N4VIP

  • NM ARES Forum - Jay Miller, W5WHN

  • Effective ways your club can harness ham-radio for STEM education: two perspectives - Bill Mader, K8TE, and Alma Ripley, public-school educator.

  • State of New Mexico's Public-Service Communications Overhaul - Michael Rohrbacher, KE4VNN


General Interest

  • Getting Started With Radio Amateur Satellite Communications, (demos Sat.) - Dan Eggert, AC9E

  • The Industry Ham Radio Spawned: Commercial Broadcasting - Mike Langner, K5MGR

  • YL/XYL Roundtable - MaryAnn Cornett, NS7X

  • Ham Radio Lingo for the Newly Licensed - MaryAnn Cornett, NS7X

  • Club PR Part 1: Getting Through the Gatekeepers - Pete Spotts, NM5PS

  • Club PR Part 2: Good Images Help Sell Stories (and tips on how to take them) - Pete Spotts, NM5PS

  • The Art of Elmering - Bill Mader, K8TE

  • Straight Key Century Club: In Praise of Artisanal CW, Pete Spotts, NM5PS

  • Explore the world of low-power HF operation with Dr. QRP - Rex Harper, W1REX

  • Good Bye ARRL Official Observers, Hello Volunteer Monitors - Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH

  • Elmering via YouTube - Dave Casler, KE0OG

  • AMSAT® - The Past, Present, and Future, Bill Ripley, KY5Q

  • Tools and Techniques for Successful SOTA Activations, Alan Shapiro, NM5S

  • How to Pass the Ham Exams - Rick Paquette, W7RAP

  • An Elmera, Four Elmers, and Your Ham-Radio Questions - Gil Gray, N2GG, with Paula High-Young, KZ5YL, Bill Mader, K8TE, Ken Samuelson, KS2R, and Pete Spotts, NM5PS 

HF Digital/DMR Radio

  • Hands-on intro to two HF digital modes, FT8 and BPSK31 - Jim Frazier, KC5RUO

  • BrandMeister Takes a Bow - Bob Finch, W9YA

Technical/DIY Radio

  • Repairing and Restoring Classic Ham-Radio Gear - Mike Langner, K5MGR

  • WWV Receiver Build-a-thon - Rex Harper, W1REX

  • Op Amps for Fun and Profit! - Kristen McIntyre, K6WX

  • Setting Up and Operating HF Remote (with demo) - Ken Samuelson, KS2R

  • Going Mobile Q&A - Alan Applegate, K0BG, and Peter Naumburg, N5YJ. Bill Mader, K8TE

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