[VHFcontesting] Eastern VHF-UHF-MW Conference April 26-27-28

Ron Klimas WZ1V wz1v at sbcglobal.net
Mon Apr 15 09:45:54 EDT 2013

Note: Today is the last day for the discount $69 rooms:

For our friends Everywhere...........
We'd love to have you enjoy our Conference!
Come for the Interesting Talks, Swap-Buy-Sell,
Food & Good Company!
Less than 2 weeks away! For Registration Just Go To:

Call NOW, The Discounted Room Rate has been
extended to April 15!
$69dbl, $99suite Baymont Inn: 860-643-5645
Tell them "VHF Conference" to get the discounted rate
There is still a limited amount of rooms available--many
have been sold already

Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT), is close
by the site (less than 1/2 hr) The New York and Boston
airports are only a 2-3 hour drive.
The Hartford Amtrak Train station is only about 15 minutes from the

Check out this link to see who is coming!


Fri./Sat./Sun. April 26-27-28 2013
20 Taylor St., Manchester, CT 06042
(just a few miles northeast of Hartford, CT off I-84, at Exit 63)

(You will want to re-think going out to eat on Fri. Nite!)

SATURDAY--7am--FREE Continental BREAKFAST for
those staying at the Baymont Hotel
7:30am-- Registration Opens
8am to 5pm--Welcome & Talks/Presentations & Indoor Vendors
10:30am-- AUCTION Break
12noon--Lunch (many nearby eateries)
1pm--Talks & Presentations resume, Indoor Vendors &
TEST LAB by Greg Bonaguide of ROHDE & SCHWARZ
5pm--NEWS Group Meeting, all are welcome
Tom Kirby Award Presentation,
Banquet Speaker,
VHF-Microwave Trivia Quiz, Paul Wade W1GHZ

Here's a Preliminary List of Saturday's Presentations:
        Terry Glagowski, W1TR Whole House Backup Generator Installation
        Sigurd Kimpel, KJ1K Homebrew Yaesu Rotor Controller
        Rick Rosen, K1DS Rover Redux
        Steve Hicks, N5AC Flex SDR Performance
        Wayne Getchell, VE3CZO Power Amplifier for 23 cm - Concept to
        Paul Wade, W1GHZ Locked VCXO for Microwave Local Oscillators
        John D'Ausilio W1RT 3D printing for Microwave Horns
        John Seney WD1V Modern Oscilloscopes
        Bob Bownes KI2L Schematic to PCB using Eagle CAD
        Dick Frey, WA2AAU Elevated Antenna Range

There will also be over a dozen additional papers on the Proceedings

SUNDAY--7am--FREE Continental BREAKFAST for
those staying at the Baymont Hotel.
8am--(NO Earlier Please!) SWAP/TAILGATE in Parking Lot

On-Line or Mail-in Registration........ $30 and at the door

"Newcomers" Special Registration--for those who've NOT been to any
Conference before and not ever been a member of NEWS or Packrats or
Weak Signal Group...Must Register by Email/Mail Only (Prepay by Mail
$15 and at the door

Mail to: Steve Simons, W1SMS, PO Box 8066, New Fairfield, CT, 06812

Saturday Night Dinner Banquet.........$28 --
must register for banquet before April 17.

Special Discounted Rates!!!! ......Double $69.00, Suites $99.00
You CAN reserve your room NOW! Rates in effect until April 4.
To Reserve for Friday or Saturday night, Call the Baymont Inn
at 860-643-5645 and tell them you are with the "VHF Conference"
The suites are really SUPER and sure to sell out soon, (your YL will
appprove!) Hotel has FREE continental breakfast & FREE WiFi
---check out TripAdvisor great reviews!!

SwapN'Sell (Flea Market or Tailgate) Info:
Indoor Table Swap for Registered Guests only--no extra charge
Friday 7pm to 10pm & Sat 8am to 5pm --limited table space
Sunday 8am--Outdoor Tailgate--no charge for Registered Guests &
Non-registered Buyers--Non-Registered Sellers, $10 space at gate
For SwapN'Sell Reservations, contact Mark Casey, K1MAP:
map1 at mapinternet.com 413-566-8118 or 413-222-9292

Extra Proceedings CD's available ($5) with online Registration

Sponsored by: North East Weak Signal Group (NEWS)
Questions? Contact K1MAP, WZ1V, W1GHZ, or N1JFU
or Email Mark, K1MAP: map1 at mapinternet.com
Check: http://www.newsvhf.com for updates--MORE TO COME!

 From Hartford---- I-84 East to Exit 63, Stay Left on ramp, then Left
on to
                               Rt. 30 & 83 North, 2 blocks to Taylor
St.on the
 From Boston & Worcester----I-90 West to I-84 West at Sturbridge. I-84
                              West to Exit 63, Keep Right on ramp, then
                               Rt 30 & 83 North 1/2 mile to Taylor St.
on the
 From Springfield, Mass., Upstate New York & Vermont---- I-91 South to
                              Windsor, Ct, exit 35A to I-291 West to
End at
                              Then take I-84 East to Exit 63, Stay Left
ramp, then
                              Left of to Rt. 30 & 83 North, 2 blocks to
                              on the Right.

Nearby Eateries:
Shea's American Grille--Rt.30 (1/8 mile or walk to from hotel-NE)
Misaki Buffet & Sushi--Rt.30 (1/8 mile S or walk to)
Rein's NY Style Deli--Rt. 30 (2 miles NE)
Mitchell's Restaurant--1239 Rt.30, Vernon (4 miles NE)
Angelino's--Kelly Rd, off Rt 83 near TriCity Plaza(1.5 miles NE)
99--Rt. 30(2 miles NE)
Elmo's Dockside---Rt.30 (1/2 mile NE)
McDonalds---Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW)
Subway--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW)
Applebees--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW)
Chipotle Mex Grille--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW)
Panera Bread--Rt. 30 (1/2 mile SW)
......and MANY, MANY MORE!!

Nearby Attractions:
New England Air Museum at Bradley Int'l Airport,
         Windsor Locks, CT
Radio TV Museum, Windsor, CT
ARRL Headquarters, Newington, CT
Trolley Museum, East Windsor, CT
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA
Springfield Quadrangle Museums,
           Springfield, MA
Yankee Candle, South Deerfield, MA
Old Sturbridge Village, Strubridge, MA
Old Deerfield, Deerfield, MA
Eastern States Exposition (The Big E)
          West Springfield, MA
Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Mohegan Sun Casino, Montville, CT
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
Buckland Mall, Manchester, CT

Nearby Colleges:
Amherst, Yale, UMass, UConn, Smith,
Trinity, U of Hartford, Springfield, AIC,
Western New England Univ,
and many more.

Boston and New York are each, 100 miles
Southern Vermont and New Hampshire
are about 80 miles. The Connecticut coast
is only about 50-60 miles south.

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