The online registration for the 2013 Central States VHF Society
Conference is now available. The 2013 Conference will be held
near Chicago at the Elk Grove Village, IL, Holiday Inn from Thursday
July 25th until Sunday July 28. This year's Conference location
allows for free Hotel transportation to and from the Chicago-O'Hare
Airport and has easy access from major interstate routes.
Activities begin with onsite check-in and registration Thursday afternoon with the offering of a trip to the Schaumburg Boomer's baseball game at 5PM. Friday morning's activities feature the Antenna Range (144MHz-24Ghz) measurements, Rover Row, Dish Display and Noise Figure Measurement Contest.
In addition to the world-class technical presentations on
topics about activity on the amateur bands VHF/UHF and above;
this year's conference will feature a return of the free-admission "VHF-101" introductory session on Saturday Morning !
For a up-to-date schedule of events please check
the Central States VHF Society website at;
The 2013 Conference is honored to welcome
active VHF operator and CEO of the American Radio
Relay League, Mr Dave Sumner, K1ZZ as the
Saturday Banquet speaker. This will be a presentation
you will not want to miss !
The Family Program includes the Schaumburg Boomer's baseball game on Thursday evening, a
Friday trip to downtown Chicago's famed Michigan
Avenue Shopping District and a Saturday bus trip
to the Chicago Museum Campus that includes the
Field Museum of
Natural History, the Adler Planitarium,
the John G Shedd Aquarium and the Chicago Museum
of Modern Art.
This year we will be offering a (free) Sunday
tour of the Fermilab National Accelerator in Batavia
Illinois. There will be a group car-pool from the
Hotel at 10AM Sunday and although there is no
bus transportation arrangements can be provided
for the return trip to O'Hare airport after the tour. This
tour will present a glimpse into the hardware behind
the scenes in the world of High Energy Physics.
Included will be a short stop by the superconducting
RF laboratory - where the RF is REALLY cool...
A pair of comfortable walking shoes is suggested
for the 3 hour tour.
The Central States VHF Society registration
page can be found here.
Reservations for the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn
1000 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village Illinois can be
made using the special reservation group code " VHF" by calling (800) 972-2494 or on the Hotel www site here.
The special group rate for the Conference is $95 per
Should you have any questions, problems or
special requests please do not heistate to contact
the 2013 Conference Chairman directly by email
Please make early plans to attend. We look
forward to seeing you in July for the 2013 Central
States VHF Society Conference near Chicago !
For the 2013 CSVHF Committee-
73, Kermit Carlson W9XA