EME conference 2010  

January 15, 2010

14th International EME Conference Announcement   It is with great pleasure that W5LUA, VE4MA, WA8RJF and the North Texas Microwave Society officially announce the 14th International EME Conference. We cordially invite you and your family to Dallas, Texas on the 12th,13th and 14th  of August 2010 for the premier technical and social EME event of the year.  Whether you are an experienced EMEer or new to the  lunatic fringe, the conference will offer a wide range of technical, social and site-seeing activities for everyone.    The Conference Hotel is The Westin at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport which is just a short shuttle ride from DFW Airport and offers first class conference amenities at an excellent conference price of $89 USD per night plus taxes. Their address is 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063. We have guest rooms booked for Wednesday night through Saturday night. The conference rate is only good for Wednesday through Saturday for either a single bed or double beds. Please book your room directly with this hotel as it helps the conference organizers meet our hotel commitment and help offset the price of conference meeting rooms and other amenities. We expect a large turnout and strongly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. The hotel block will be held until July 12, 2010. After July 12th, it will be difficult to get the same conference rate. Hotel registration is now available online at http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0902108016&key=7BF3D.   If you have any difficulties in using the on-line Westin hotel registration, please call reservations at 888-627-8617 and reference the “EME Conference” to get the conference rate. If all else fails please drop Al a note at w5lua@sbcglobal.net.   The Dallas-Fort Worth area offers a wide range of holiday/vacation activities. Plan on arriving at the conference hotel Wednesday afternoon or evening. We will have a hospitality suite and registration on Wednesday evening so we can get acquainted and prepare for a full day of family activities on Thursday. The Thursday family activities will include air conditioned bus tours in the Dallas Ft.Worth area. Yes it will be hot in the Texas in August but we do have well air conditioned buses, hotels and buildings! We are working with two local tour companies at present to find the best activities and best deal for our group. Once the details are known (which should be within a few weeks) we will go forth with the conference registration and fees. While the technical sessions are going on during the day on both Friday and Saturday, we plan two full days of family activities. On Friday evening we have planned a fun filled evening in Ft.Worth. We will have a Saturday night banquet at the hotel with a special guest speaker planned. We will have a short session on Sunday morning to wrap things up and then you are free to continue your travels. We hope that you can make the Dallas Ft.Worth area the center of your 2010 vacation or just a stopping point as you tour other parts of North America. The Dallas Fort Worth area is served by DFW International Airport making international travel easy while still a convenient jumping off point to other destinations within the U.S.A. or Canada.     The hallmark of past EME conferences has been the excellent technical presentations and the 14th EME Conference promises to live up to everyone’s expectations with an outstanding technical program. To date presentations on the following topics by an international cast of EMErs include:

-         Low Noise Amplifiers
-         Tracking the Moon and other celestial bodies
-         SSPAs/Tube Power Amplifier/TWT Workshop
-         Receiving with Software Defined Radios
-         Big Dish EME
-         Highlights from several DXpeditions.  
-         Getting started with a small dish on 1296 EME
-         Feed design and construction
-         EME Propagation
-         Software
-         Live EME demo on 1296 MHz by WA5WCP/5

Of course no technical portion of a Conference is complete without the Technical Proceedings and the 14th EME Conference Proceedings will be second to none. If you would like to present or submit a technical article for inclusion in the Proceedings please contact a committee member as soon as possible.    We also have several electronic vendors signed up to showcase their goodies. The vendor rooms will be open all day Friday and Saturday. If you are interested in obtaining a vendor table, please contact us as soon as possible before the start of the conference. We will also have noise figure measurement equipment on hand to showcase your newest low noise amplifier or to help you troubleshoot a troubled LNA. A special request: Most EMErs would argue that EME is the most interesting, challenging and  rewarding aspect of Amateur Radio. The EME Conference presents not only an opportunity to swap lies with old friends or make new friends but it also presents each of us with an opportunity to share our passion for that unique aspect of Amateur Radio called EME with others. We encourage you to invite any and all who may have an interest in EME. Whether you are a seasoned EMEer or just someone wishing to see what all the fun is about on the higher frequencies, this conference is for you.        Whether this will be your 1st EME Conference or your 14th we are looking forward to seeing you in Dallas in August 2010. 73 and GUD DX (via the Moon) 

Al Ward W5LUA
Barry  Malowanchuk VE4MA
Tony Emanuele WA8RJF 


 


17th of December 2009

Hello EMEers

 
This is another Call for Papers for the 14th International EME Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas on August 12, 13, and 14th in 2010.  The event will be held at the Weston Hotel near the Dallas Ft.Worth airport in Irving. We just recently held Microwave Update at this hotel and the service, rooms and conference facilities were excellent. Hotel details as well as website check-in details will be forthcoming after the first of the year.  
In keeping with tradition, the conference will primarily concentrate on EME on the 432 MHz and above bands. At this point, I have several speakers already signed up but we are still actively pursuing talks and papers on various aspects of EME communication. This includes topics such as dish design and feed systems, yagi antenna design, low noise receiving techniques, higher power solid state and tube amplifier design, TWTs, EME expeditions, tracking the moon, evaluating system performance and EME QSO procedures just to name a few. We are also interested in articles for the proceedings even if you are not going to present it at the conference.  The ARRL will be publishing the proceedings. If you are interested in presenting, I would like to hear back from you by the end of December. Please reply to w5lua@sbcglobal.net .The deadline for papers will be mid June.
The technical talks will be presented on both Friday and Saturday the 13th and 14th of August. While we are enjoying the technical talks, tours will be available by air conditioned buses for the spouses on both Friday and Saturday. We are also planning a tour of the Ft.Worth area on Thursday for both hams and spouses. So plan on arriving by Wednesday evening to take full advantage of all planned activities.  
Further information as well as schedule information will be posted on the North Texas Microwave Society www.ntms.org by the first of the year.
 
Best Regards
 
Al Ward W5LUA w5lua@sbcglobal.net
Tony Emanuele WA8RJF wa8rjf@arrl.net
Barry Malowanchuk VE4MA ve4ma@shaw.ca

11th of December 2009

Hello EMEers

This is a First Call for Papers for the 14th International EME Conference to be held in Dallas, Texas on August 12, 13, and 14th in 2010. The event will be held at the Weston Hotel near the Dallas Ft.Worth airport in Irving. We just recently held Microwave Update at this hotel and the service, rooms and conference facilities were excellent. Hotel details as well as website check-in details will be forthcoming after the first of the year.

In keeping with tradition, the conference will primarily concentrate on EME on the 432 MHz and above bands. At this point, I have several speakers already signed up but we are still actively pursuing talks and papers on various aspects of EME communication. This includes topics such as dish design and feed systems, yagi antenna design, low noise receiving techniques, higher power solid state and tube amplifier design, TWTs, EME expeditions, tracking the moon, evaluating system performance and EME QSO procedures just to name a few. We are also interested in articles for the proceedings even if you are not going to present it at the conference. The ARRL will be publishing the proceedings.

If you are interested in presenting, I would like to hear back from you by the end of December. Please reply to w5lua@sbcglobal.net .The deadline for papers will be mid June.

The technical talks will be presented on both Friday and Saturday the 13th and 14th of August. While we are enjoying the technical talks, tours will be available by air conditioned buses for the spouses on both Friday and Saturday. We are also planning a tour of the Ft.Worth area on Thursday for both hams and spouses. So plan on arriving by Wednesday evening to take full advantage of all planned activities.

Further information as well as schedule information will be posted on the North Texas Microwave Society www.ntms.org <http://www.ntms.org/> by the first of the year.

 

Best Regards

Al Ward W5LUA w5lua@sbcglobal.net

Tony Emanuele WA8RJF wa8rjf@arrl.net

Barry Malowanchuk VE4MA <mailto:ve4ma@shaw.ca> ve4ma@shaw.ca


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