The OFFICIAL Website of the 2021 Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest – Iowa State ARRL Convention
Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City Iowa
August 7 & 8, 2021 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Prices for the Event:
- Kids under 18: FREE
- Adults: $10
- Saturday Night Banquet $15 – Buffet Style (click here)
- Awards Ceremony, ARRL presentations
- Keynote address by Guy West N0MMA
- Please make reservations by July 24!
- Flea Market Tables: $10 ($15 after July 1)
- Outdoor Fleas: $10/car, truck, table
- Commercial Vendors: $10/table w/2 free tickets
- RV Camping: $20/night
- Offsite camping available: Pinicon Ridge Park
- Contact Christopher Caldwell to reserve tables and Banquet reservations: email@example.com
Excellent on-site food supplied by Linn County 4-H Clubs and Linn County Pork Producers.
LODGING: We have made special arrangements with the Days Inn and Suites, 2215 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids IA for discount accommodations for out-of-town Hamfest attendees. This motel is conveniently located near Highways 380 and 100 for easy access. Call 319 378-3948, and mention the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) to receive special Hamfest rates!
- HUGE open-air flea market with plenty of parking (handicap parking on grounds).
- Vendors include Associated Radio, D&L Antenna, Dit and Dash, Cable XPerts, 4 States QRP
- Special Activity: 2-Meter Antenna Range Measurements (click here)
- Special Activity: Amelia Earhart Listening Tests (click here)
- Special Activity: High Altitude Balloon launch August 7th.
- Inside, air-conditioned trade floor
- Over 16 Technical forums and presentations
- MAKE IT/TAKE IT Builder’s Activity (click here)
- Homemade food and drinks provided by 4H
- Prize drawings including
- On-site ARRL VE testing – Contact Al Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org for information
- Sign up list for volunteers (click here)
- Saturday night banquet with award ceremony and Keynote Address (click here)
- Banquet Reservations must be in place by July 24!
Forum Schedule: (click here)
|Forum Room 1||Forum Room 2|
|9:00||Steve White||The Extra Class||George Cooley||Summits on the Air|
|10:00||Tim Snodgrass||Breaking Free of the Solar Cycle||Dan Roesler||IEEE|
|11:00||Rod Blocksome||Preview of Antenna Field Tests||Eric Watson||DMR – Creating a Code Plug|
|12:00||Gregg Lind||Build a Coherer||John Ely||Yaesu System Fusion, Wires-X|
|1:00||Virginia Smith||History of Telegraphy||Paul Cowley||Iowa Repeater Council|
|2:00||Troop 40||Radio Scouting||Lelia Garner||ARES|
|3:00||Paul Cowley||NanoVNA – What is it, and why do you need one||Art Zygielbaum||ARRL|
|Forum Room 1|
|9:00||Mark Kovalan||Early Radio History|
|10:00||Joe Eisenberg||3D Printing|
|11:00||CVARC||Yoga for Hams|
|12:00||Barry Beulow||Homebrew Radio Show and Tell|
|1:00||Dan Roesler||Derecho Response|
|2:00||David Cripe||Building the Next Generation of Hams|