Contest University 2013 – Dayton, OH
*** Registrations are closed ***
*** See Press Release regarding young ham scholarships from NCDXF ***
Contest University will be held on Thursday May 16, 2013, from 7:00am to 5:00pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. This is the day before the Dayton Hamvention officially opens. Don't miss this rare opportunity to gain knowledge that may take you years of practice, trial and error or lost time to learn otherwise. Get the edge to improve your scores and put your station in the winners circle today!
2013 Contest University Course Outline: Click Here
2013 Contest University Professor Bios: Click Here
Some sessions of CTU USA will be available shown via webcast (USTREAM) thanks to ICOM America. Click Here to watch some of CTU live from Dayton, Ohio TODAY!
Registration Fee (see below) will include the following:
- Full day of training and knowledge enhancement, for both beginners and advanced contesters, taught by veteran Contesters. See CTU Professors below.
- Course outline is still being developed. See Course Outline for details.
- Breakfast Buffet and Boxed Lunch on Thursday.
- Coffee all day, Cookies during break.
- Slide textbook and class notes. Access to color slide decks.
- Full day of training and knowledge enhancement.
- Lots of handouts, catalogs and a CTU carry bag.
- You are also invited to the Wednesday Night Pizza Party.
2013 CTU Professors: (See Bios)
- Dave McCarty, K5GN
- Doug Grant, K1DG
- Frank Donovan, W3LPL
- Ed Muns, W0YK
- Rob Sherwood, NC0B
- Randy Thompson, K5ZD
- Joel Harrison, W5ZN
- Tim Duffy, K3LR
- Jim Brown, K9YC
- Bob Cox, K3EST
- John Miller, K6MM
- Bob Wilson, N6TV
- Dr. Richard Jaeger, K4IQJ
2013 CTU Topics are:
- 2013 Contest Radio Performance
- RTTY Contesting – multiple sessions
- How to Improve your Contest Station
- Contest Preparations
- 2013 Contest Propagation
- Operating ideas to improve your score
- Contest Antennas multiple sessions
- 2013 VHF Contesting
- The Spirit of Contest Rules
- CW Skimmer
- Reverse Beacon Network
- Tower Safety for Contest Stations
- Feedline - cable loss and maintenance
- Multi Operator Contest Strategies
- Short Vertical Receive Antennas
- 2013 K1DG Eye Ball Sprint
- Logging Software Review
- Feedline Chokes and Baluns
- Optimizing your Station
- Contesting Clubs - organization and motivation
- Small Station Optimization
- Contest Operating from Outside of the USA
- Selecting Rotors and Antennas
- PDF copy of the Course Outline now available!
CTU 2013 Registration Fee:
- Sorry, No sign ups at the door!
- Sorry, no refunds - no cancellations.
- Scholarships (registration fee) available for those 25 years old or younger - contact us for info.
* If you have given a talk about Amateur Radio Contesting to any club, hamfest or group since May 20, 2012 - you qualify for a $10.00 registration fee discount.
*** Registrations are CLOSED ***