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SVHFS Conference Huntsville AL April 25&26 2003



Greetings,

The Southeastern VHF Society invites you to join us in Huntsville, Alabama
April 25 & 26, 2003 for the Seventh Annual Southeastern VHF Society
Conference.

The conference will be held at the Huntsville Marriott, 5 Tranquility Base,
next door to the US Space and Rocket Center. Mention the SVHFS
Conference when calling the Marriott Reservations Department, toll free, at
(888) 299-5174 on or before the cut off date of April 3, 2003 in order to
receive the special rate of $75.00 per night single or double. The local
phone number for the hotel is 256-830-2222, the FAX number is 256-895-0904.

The Huntsville Area Young Ladies Amateur Radio Club is organizing the
family program. There will be lots of things to do that will keep the
family busy and happy during the weekend. More information will be
forthcoming concerning the family program as plans take shape.

As in years past, we will have an exciting program with presentations from
accomplished VHF+ amateur radio enthusiasts from around the country.
We will also have antenna gain measurements (including the 1296 back
scratcher competition), pre-amp gain and noise figure measurements, the
Friday evening flea market with vendor displays, the Saturday afternoon
auction, and of course, the Saturday evening banquet, which is open to
everyone. Drawings for the notoriously enviable door prizes will follow the
banquet.

New this year is a FREE surface mount technology soldering workshop for
Friday (time to be announced). Steve Costro N2CEI of DEMI has graciously
offered to conduct the workshop. It will be "hands on" with a chance for the
participants to learn and practice proper techniques for soldering SMT
devices. The class is limited to 15 participants on a first come first
served basis.

We will also be having a 1296 homebrew antenna competition based on the
"Mouser Electronics" back scratchers that were given out at the 2002
Conference Banquet. Gain will be confirmed on the 2003 Conference
Antenna Range.  Rules for the competition are posted on the website.

Dick Hanson K5AND is our Program Chairperson for the conference. He
can be reached via k5and@adelphia.net .

Our website has been just been updated and the registration form is now
available. If you register in advance by April 3rd you will be eligible for
our advance registration prize drawing. The advance registration prize is a
new Bird Wattmeter courtesy of Bird.

For further information and updates please check the SVHFS website at
http://www.svhfs.org/

73 & thank you for your time,

Greg Robinson KB4NVD
Rover@wireco.net
SVHFS Conference Publicity Chairperson

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