Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention Program

Speakers and Schedule for 2019

Speakers: Check out our Who's Who of speakers for this year's Duke City Hamfest and Convention. A note about the listing: If you click on the name, you can read each speaker's biographical snapshot. To return to this master listing, merely click on the "Speakers" link at the top of the bio. Not all speakers have submitted bios yet. So if you are interested in a speaker or speakers and their information is missing, check back later.

Schedule: Click on the Schedule link below to peruse the the weekend's offerings. You'll see a drop-down menu you can use to choose how you'd like to view the schedule.  Some users have had trouble printing the schedule directly from their browsers. Try that approach first. If it doesn't work, you can "print" the file as a PDF file, then use a PDF reader to print the schedule. To do that, do the following: 


1. Click on the print icon in the row of five icons at the top right of the listing. "Print" is the second icon from the left.

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  • If your browser activates a PDF reader, print from the reader.

  • If your browser displays the schedule within its window, click on the Print icon at the left end of the white menu bar that runs across the top of your print preview. (Within the browser window.)

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4. Give the file a name you'll remember, then click on the Print button.

5. Open the PDF version of the schedule with a PDF reader.

6. Print as you would any other PDF file.

We have set up a QR code for mobile devices that will bring up your browser and take you directly to the on-line speaker and schedule listing below. Many cameras in newer mobile phones will read QR codes, or you can install free QR-code reader apps. They will guide you to the the information below. Bookmark the page for a quick return later. The QR code is:

The following is a straight list of tracks, talks, and speakers:



  • 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

  • D-STAR: Radio for the 21st Century - Ed James, KA8JMW

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

Copyright © 2019 New Mexico Hamvention Inc., all rights reserved. The Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention is organized annually by New Mexico Hamvention, Inc. Established and Incorporated in 1971, New Mexico Hamvention Inc. is an approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN: 23-7117777

New Mexico Hamvention, Inc.

P.O.Box 30394

Albuquerque, NM  87190-0394

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