Radio Amateurs are encouraged to display their call sign on their conference badge! In 2015, APS held the first-ever Amateur Radio breakfast meeting. Given the very favorable response, we continued these initiatives, now bringing us to our 5th Annual Amateur Radio Breakfast. Our efforts are supported by the Education and SIGHT Committees.
Welcome to Atlanta 2019, and further expansion of this special interest group.
ARRL will be publishing stories about our Amateur Radio activities at IEEE AP-S/URSI 2019. These activities will include:
|Date:||Monday, July 8|
|Time:||07:00 – 08:00|
|Location:||To be confirmed at the Hilton Atlanta|
|Fees:||Complimentary, but advance registration is required. An amateur radio license is also required for attendance.|
The Amateur Radio Breakfast Meeting is open to all conference participants who hold an amateur radio call sign, but pre-registration is required. The intent of the gathering is to gather support for APS student, outreach, SIGHT and educational activities involving amateur radio.
|Date:||Wednesday, July 10 OR Thursday, July 11|
|Time:||13:00 – 16:00|
|Location:||Wednesday, July 10 — Room 301|
Thursday, July 11 — Room 306
Volunteer Examiners from the Atlanta area will be onsite to administer FCC Amateur Radio License Exams to registered attendees of the 2019 AP-S/URSI Symposium.
There are three FCC amateur radio license exams - Technician Class requires Element 2, General Class requires Elements 2 and 3, and Extra Class requires Elements 2, 3 and 4. You may write one, two or all these exams (in sequence) during the sessions.
Note that there is no longer a Morse code requirement. The web sites http://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/ and https://hamexam.org are valuable sources of study information.
If you plan to sit for the exam, please note that you will need the following:
The Amateur Radio special event station will be set up at the Amateur Radio booth in the commercial exhibits area. Please drop by and see the station in operation!
Other Amateur Radio demonstrations will be held throughout the week in and around the symposium venue.
For more information, please contact Dave Michelson, VA7DM at firstname.lastname@example.org.