CALL FOR PRESENTERS

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Richmond Amateur Radio Club RARC) will be hosting a seminar on Amateur radio topics of interest for radio Amateurs and interested public. The one-day event consists of presentations and informal discussions on a variety of Amateur radio topics. Objective of the seminar is to introduce attendees to the broad range of activities and interests in the Amateur radio hobby, show how some of those activities play a role in supporting the local community like emergency communications, and provide information to help especially new hams get more involved in the hobby.

We are presently inviting experienced, subject experts from the Amateur radio community to make a presentation on one of following suggested topics for the seminar agenda. Suggestions on additional topics of interest will also be considered. Please contact the seminar coordinator if you are interested in making a presentation.

- - - General interest for new hams - - -

PLANNING YOUR RADIO STATION TO GROW YOUR HOBBY
Priorities and strategy for building your station, and where to shop

DECIDING ON YOUR FIRST (HANDHELD) RADIO (discussion)
Interactive discussion with Q&A on acquisition recommendations for your first radio

DX-ING AND DX-PEDITIONS
Introduction to long distance QSOs and special expeditions to remote corners of the world

CONTACTING THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
ARISS project between Richmond ARC and J.R. Cambie Secondary for students to communicate with astronauts on the Intl. Space Station

DESIGNING A RADIO GO-KIT
Design approaches to building an emergency radio grab n go kit

- - - Specialized technical topics - - -

AMATEUR RADIO DIRECTION FINDING (ARDF)
Fox hunting using 80m radio receivers

SUMMITS ON THE AIR (SOTA)
Making radio contacts from mountain tops

SATELLITE SHOOTING – RADIO CONTACT USING SATELLITES
Making QSOs on 2m using reflected signals off satellites

ALL ABOUT DIGITAL RADIO
Taking the confusion out of D-STAR, Fusion, DMR

AUTOMATIC PACKET REPORTING SYSTEM (APRS)
Designing and building your own data reporting/tracking system

ECHOLINK AND IRPL – SAME DIFFERENCE?
Separate systems achieving common purpose of interconnecting stations by VOIP

VOXBOX AND SLOW SCAN TV (SSTV)
Using your Android phone to enable transmission of digital images

SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO (SDR)
Understanding the paradigm shift from analog-to-digital operations in signal processing

- - - Emergency communications - - -

ROLE OF AMATEUR RADIO IN EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Relationship between Amateur radio and emergency communications programs in Vancouver

AMATEUR RADIO WITH EMERGENCY PROGRAMS
Participating with a local (municipal) emergency communications program or team (to be presented by a representative from a local emergency program)

AMATEUR RADIO FOR PERSONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Using Amateur radio as part of your home emergency communications plan

RADIO OPERATION SKILLS FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Overview of radiograms, packet radio and other messaging to support emergency programs

  EVENT DESCRIPTION

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club RARC) will be hosting a seminar on Amateur radio topics of interest for radio Amateurs and interested public. The one-day event consists of presentations and informal discussions on a variety of Amateur radio topics. Objective of the seminar is to introduce attendees to the broad range of activities and interests in the Amateur radio hobby, show how some of those activities play a role in supporting the local community like emergency communications, and provide information to help especially new hams get more involved in the hobby.

  LOCATION AND INFO

Location: Steveston Community Centre, Coho & Gillnetter Rooms
Address: 4111 Moncton St. (east of No.1 Rd.), Richmond, BC
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM (lunch break from noon to 1 PM)
Fee: $5 (beverages and light snacks available - no lunch provided)
Door prizes to be confirmed

Questions about Radio Seminar, please contact: Urey, VE7URE
Questions about Richmond Amateur Radio Club: info@richmondarc.ca
Richmond Amateur Radio Club main Web site: www.rarclub.ca

  ADDITIONAL INFO

Coffee and light snacks will be available. RARC is trying to make the seminar a 'zero waste' event so please bring your own cup, mug, container to reduce geneated waste.

Light snacks will be provided but lunch will NOT be served. The seminar location is right in the heart of Steveston Village that has a plethora of eateries to fulfill everyone's culinary desires. Map of Steveston to come.

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED AS SEATING IS LIMITED.

  DOOR PRIZES

Door prizes previously (2017 seminar) donated by:   
  SEMINAR SCHEDULE

(to be posted when available)

Download seminar schedule

  PROMO POSTERS

(to be posted when available)

Download poster - 8-1/2 x 11 in.



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Updated: Sept. 8