Bob Allison, WB1GCM, Senior Test Engineer -- ARRL Laboratory
Bob will talk about the work the ARRL Laboratory does, with an emphasis on
Product Review testing; as he provides the test data for QST’s monthly
Product Review column -- the magazine’s most read column. He has been a
Radio Amateur for nearly 40 years and his passion for radio lead him to a
long career as a television broadcast engineer before starting to work at
the ARRL Lab in 2008. Bob will tell you the highlights, and the horror
stories, of working at the Lab.
Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB
Kit Building Techniques For Success -- Joe will cover how to identify and
organize your parts and how to store them safely. He will also provide
soldering and de-soldering tips and tricks, as well as other things that you
can do to give you the best chance at success when building a kit.
Dr. David Woolweaver, K5RAV Director West Gulf Division ARRL
Our Division Director will discuss the proceedings of the January 2014
Board of Directors meeting, the West Gulf Division Awards program, the need
for more Volunteer Counsels and the overhaul of the Volunteer Instructor
Communications In A Zombie Apocalypse
Alfred Perez - N5VEV
This seminar takes a humorous look at the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse and
asks: When the cell phones go out, can you track the zombie hordes; how can
you get a zombie to make you free power forever and can you create a
directed energy weapon out of old appliances? The answer, of course, is:
Yes! with Ham radio. It also applies to Hurricanes and other disasters that
can disrupt communications.
Rolling the DICE on Ham Radio Insurance
Bob Hawkins – KD5AT
You saved a long time for your new TS-2000, Icom-7600, Flex-5000 or K3.
You’ve topped it off with off a new Rohn Tower and SteppIR beam. Now, you
wonder if your home owners insurance can protect it all from theft,
electrical surge or a massive weather event. This session will explore the
coverage (DICE) available for all of your Ham gear and antennas within a
Texas Standard homeowner’s insurance policy and compare it with the ARRL
Insurance policy's DICE. A door prize with a value of $50.00 will be given
to a lucky attendee.
Radiosport 101: The Joy of Contesting
Ron Litt – K5HM
Looking for another way to enhance your enjoyment of amateur radio? Take a
dive into world of Radiosport where you can experience the thrill of victory
and the agony of defeat at the same time. You don’t need a rock star
superstation and working contests will make you a better operator while you
are having fun. We’ll discuss what you need to start in Radiosport, the
tools available; how to prepare for a contest and how to set goals that will
make your participation enjoyable . . . as well as the morning after!
Youth in Radio
Ralph Phillips – KE5HDF
If you want to build an outreach presentation or program to spark the
interest of young people in Amateur Radio, this talk will provide hints and
elements that will guide you along the way.
Stephen Lee - FCC Houston
Resident Agent will highlight the work done by an FCC field enforcement agent.