The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – University of Houston Chapter

Building B will now have exhibits from the University of Houston AIAA  

They will have displays of large rockets, drones R/C aircraft and several other items. They will also launch one or two rockets during the event. 

Balloon Launches will be taking place, time dependant on wind etc

12:00 Saturday Fox Hunt by SETAC in the Midway area
TALKS
This year’s speakers are:

Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, ex-FCC Enforcement Chief 
John Stratton, N5AUS Director West Gulf Division ARRL  
Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB “The Cat in the Hat Kit Guy” 
Walter Holmes, K5WH, talking about Digital modes;
Stephen Flowers, W2WF, showing us antenna modelling with MMANA and WSPR
Terry Leatherland, K5PGF, outlining his HOA friendly antennas  
Bill Crowell, N4HPG, highlighting his work in the ham station power arena using solar. 


Saturday in Building D

Time

Speaker

Subject

08:30

Joe Eisenburg

Kit Building

09:30

Riley Hollingworth

ARRL Volunteer Monitoring

10:30

John Stratton

ARRL Session

11:30

Walter Holmes

Digital Modes via Amateur Satellites

12:30

Fast Track Hams

Understanding Ham Radio Antennas

1:30

RT Systems

Making Radio Programming Easier

Saturday in the Club Room

Time

Speaker

Subject

08:30

Bill Crowell

Solar Power Ham

09:30

NA

Keynote

10:30

NA

ARRL Session

11:30

Terry Leatherhead

HOA Limited Antennas

12:30

Stephen Flowers

MMANA Antenna Modelling and WSPR

1:30

Jo Eisenberg

3D Printing

Details

1. HOA Restricted Antennas  — Terry Leatherland – K5PGF

Abstract:  Having trouble erecting an effiecient antenna on your HOA restricted property? Terry K5PGF will present a few options for those antennas that he has used over the years.

Bio:
 Terry Leatherland – K5PGF – I’ve been a HAM since I was 14 in Columbus, Ga. I go by K5 Pretty Good Fellow. I was the youngest HAM in Ga. at the time. Formerly WB4PGF.  Moved to Houston after college for a 25 yr career with HP.  Work for IBM today as a US wide Systems Engineer.   Current rig count is a Yeasu FTDX10 +  SPE Expert 1.3KFA  Solid State Amplifier.  Two HF antennas. Full Wave 40M Loop up 20′   +    B&W all Band Folded Dipole 20′ up in trees. Fishing is the other hobby.  I do HAM stuff about 3 hours per week.

2. Simple Antenna modelling using MMANA GAL – Stephen Flowers – W2WFAntenna Modeling

Abstract:   A how-to presentation on the modeling software MMANA-GAL. How to setup a vertical antenna model in under 5 minutes. Let’s model a simple dipole antenna and let’s model an End Fed HalfWave (EFHW) antenna!  You’ll be amazed at the insights that we Hams can get from simple modeling of our antennas! 

3. Off Grid Solar Power for Ham Radio – Bill  Crowell — N4HPG

Abstract:  Practical lessons learned having operated radio equipment for 7+ years with off-grid energy storage and solar power.

Bio: Bill has been a life-long hobbyist and electronics experimenter. First licensed in 1982, Bill has been active in emergency communications and backup power systems.

4. Digital Modes via Amateur Satellites – How to work Satellites without the need for full duplex radios – Walter Holmes – K5WH

Abstract:  Using Digital modes like FT4, FreeDV Digital Voice, and Packet-Radio-Greencube (IO-117) for weak signal operations, little power required, all using omni or directional antennas. Radios that support VHF/UHF SSB is required though.

Bio: Walter Holmes has been a ham for about 47 years, with a passion for helping others get active on the many different modes of Amateur Radio, and a heavy lean for the digital world. With a 24hr Zoom room full of hams and mentors from around the world, providing assistance on any aspect of the hobby.

5. West Gulf Director talks about the current ARRL policies and activities– John Stratton – N5AUS – West Gulf Director ARRL

6. Kit Building —COMING SOON