As posted by Jim Evans-N1HTS on the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) email list:

To all NEWS Members – WEB asite to be updated shortly.

16, 17 & 18, 2010

Please join us at the Eastern VHF Conference. Registration will open shortly. Thanks Bruce N2LIV

Call for Papers and presentations for the 36th Annual Eastern VHF/UHF Conference April 16, 17 & 18th, 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Enfield, Ct.

The NorthEast Weak Signal Group (NEWS) is calling for the submission of papers and presentations for the upcoming 36th Annual Eastern VHF/UHF Conference to be held once again at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Enfield, Ct. on April 16, 17 & 18th, 2010. Papers and presentations are solicited on both the technical and operational aspects of VHF, UHF and Microwave weak signal amateur radio.

In general papers and presentations on non weak signal related topics will not be accepted but exceptions may be made if the topic is related to weak signal. The deadline for the submission of papers and presentations is March 15, 2010. All submissions for the proceedings should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or PDF formats. Submissions for presentation at the conference should be in PowerPoint (.ppt) format, and delivered on either a USB memory stick or CDROM or posted for download on a web site of your choice. Pages are 8 and 1/2 by 11 inches with a 1 inch margin on the bottom and ¾ inch margin on the other three sides. All text, drawings, photos, etc. should be in color if possible for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings CD. Station shots and rover operations are welcome.

Please indicate when you submit your paper or presentation if you plan to attend the conference and present there or if you are submitting just for publication. Papers and presentations will be published in a CD format conference proceedings. Send all questions, comments and submissions to the program chair, Bruce Wood N2LIV via N2LIV@optonline.net.

We will have a Hospitality Suite for early arrivals on Friday Evening starting at 7:00PM to 11:00 PM. Conference registration will begin on Saturday at 7:30 AM and talks and band sessions will start at 8:30 AM. A banquet dinner, Triva quiz and prize raffles will begin at 7:00 PM. On Sunday an outdoor flea market, weather permitting, will begin at 8:00 to 11:00 AM. Starting this year flea market admission will be FREE for both buyers and sellers. VHF and above relate equipment items only..

We are planning several auctions both in the morning and afternoon sessions to help raise money to help defray costs of future conferences. If you have any decent shape equipment you would like to donate please bring it along to help support the cause and to clean out your shack.

– Compliments of Greg WA1VUG and R&S we will have the following test capabilities available at the conference: If you want things to happen we need your HELP- see below!!!

R&S ZVA and ZVL Vector Network Analyzers for component test (filter responses, amplifier gain vs. freq, etc.) from 9 kHz to 40 (hopefully 50) GHz R&S FSUP Signal Source Analyzer for phase noise measurement of oscillators to 26 GHz (hopefully 50 GHz) R&S FSQ Spectrum Analyzers for Noise Figure measurements (to 24 GHz) and spectrum measurements (harmonics, spurs) to 26 GHz R&S FSH handheld Spectrum Analyzer/Vector Network Analyzer for antenna measurements/transmission line fault measurements (mobile installations).

We are looking for a few volunteers to help Greg and watch the equipment when he takes a break, Also, we need a few 12v power supplies, soldering station, solder and small tools and jumper cables to assist the
measurements. If you can help please email me N2LIV@optonline.net

Registration is now open for this years conference on April 16, 17 & 18th, 2010 in Enfield,Ct. A block of Hotel Rooms is available at the Crowne Plaza, Enfield under the NEWS group for $99. Call fo local in-house hotel



Further info to follow as it develops.

Thank you,

Bruce N2LIV
Conference Chairman

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