Forums and Workshops

Below are the Forums and Workshops we had last year, 2023. 

This year, we want to do better and to do that we will need your help. 

Please suggest what Forums and Workshops you would like to attend.  If you attended an excellent Forum or Workshop somewhere please forward the name of who gave it and what the topic was.   Use the Contact Us form and the info will get to me.

 


2023 – Saturday Forums and Workshops

Time Location Topic Presenter(s)
9:00 AM Big Forum Room

ARRL Georgia State Convention Kickoff

David Benoist AG4ZR, Lee Stone  KT4LS, and Mickey Baker N4MB

9:00 AM Small Forum Room Antenna Modeling Lee Johnson N4WYE
10:00 AM Big Forum Room Georgia Hospital Emergency Operations Bret Smith W4HBS
10:00 AM Small Forum Room

Setting up AREDN MESH Nodes

Forum and Workshop

“Sparks” Simmons KK4IB
11:00 AM Big Forum Room

Georgia State Parks On The Air

GAPARKS.ORG

Claude Ray AC4SH
11:00 AM Small Forum Room Ham Radio and Cybersecurity Greg Colburn N3BYR

12:00 PM

Big Forum Room ARRL Legislative Advocacy Committee

John R. Stratton N5AUS Via Zoom

12:00 PM Small Forum Room National Traffic System & Traffic Handling Frank Hobbs KN4QJ
1:00 PM Big Forum Room Georgia AUXCOMM

Joe Domaleski KI4ASK and John Davis WB4QDX

1:00 PM Small Forum Room

Demystifying DMR Code Plug Programming and How DMR Networks Work

See the Workshop at 2:00 PM 

Jeff Hochberg
2:00 PM

Big Forum Room

ARRL’s RFI Program

Steve Anderson W1EMI Via Zoom

2:00 PM

Small Forum Room

Demystifying DMR Code Plug Programming and How DMR Networks Works – Part 2, the Workshop

See the Forum at 1:00 PM, 

Jeff Hochberg W4JEW

3:00 PM

Big Forum Room APRS, APRSISCE/32, and the APRS Foundation Jeff Hochberg W4JEW with Lynn Deffenbaugh KJ4ERJ Via Zoom

3:00 PM

Small Forum Room
 

Martha Muir W4MSA and Jim Reed N4BFR

       
       

2023 – Sunday Forums and Workshops 

Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour and change the batteries in your smoke detectors and your carbon dioxide detectors.

9:00 AM Big Forum Room    
9:00 AM Small Forum Room    
10:00 AM Big Forum Room Arduino Projects for Your Ham Shack Jeff Kashinsky W2UA
10:00 AM Small Forum Room    
11:00 AM Big Forum Room Explore the Mysteries of Jupiter’s Radio Emissions! Tom Crowley KT4XN
11:00 AM Small Forum Room Georgia ARES NVIS Exercise – After Action Review Brian Haren
W8BYH
12:00 PM Big Forum Room    
12:00 PM Small Forum Room    
1:00 PM Big Forum Room    
1:00 PM Small Forum Room    
       
       

On-going Activities on both Saturday and Sunday in the area directly in front of the Main Exhibit Hall

  • Hands-on Build-A-Thon, EFHW 40-10m antenna
  • AMSAT – NFARL mobile tower will be on display
  • Gwinnett Co ARES will have their trailer on display

To be a Guest Speaker use the Contact Us Form to give us your contact info and a brief description of your presentation so we can contact you.

Forum Room Accommodations:

  • Each Forum room will have; a screen, a video projector with a variety of video cables,  a podium with a microphone, and a PA system.  The presenters need to supply their own laptops, mice, and laser pointers.
  • The Big Forum room can seat about 75-100. 
  • The Small Forum/Workshop room can seat 60-70 with just chairs.  In a Workshop layout with 11(8ft tables) and 3-4 chairs per table, about 33-44.