9:00 – 9:50 am AMSAT Forum - Old and New --Philip Jenkins N4HF, AMSAT Ambassador et al will present on how old satellite technology is still working, some recent exciting events with satellites, and what AMSAT is shooting for in the future.
10:00 – 10:50 am WA4NC Marvin Enhanced opportunities for ham radio supporting emergency operations.--- This talk will review the status of ARES and Auxcomm in North Carolina and give a report on the enhanced role that amateur radio can play in supporting emergency management during disasters. Amateur radio operators have unique problem-solving skills in getting messages through during emergencies. The increased importance of training and net operations will be the major focus of this talk.
11:00 – 11:50 am W4FSV William Minikiewicz -- You Can Do A Lot With Less Than A Watt. QRP and QRPp. W4FSV will explain the basics of operating with low power and show and tell with a selection of his home brew, kits, and commercial QRP and QRPp receivers, transmitters and transceivers. A free QRP Kit will be given away at this session.
11:50 to 12:50 pm W4FSV William Minikiewicz. Antenna Kit Building Session.
1:00 Pm Bud Hippisley W2RU Director & Bill Morine, N2COP Vice Director ARRL Roanoke Division -- Latest news and Q&A From Roanoke Division.
2:00 Pm Karl Bowman W4CHX Update on the ARRL NC Section--- This forum will include an update and discussion of important matters affecting amateur radio operators in the ARRL NC Section