Contest University
Thu, May 18, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dayton, Ohio USA
Contest University
Thu, May 18, 2017
Dayton, Ohio USA

Contest University 2017

Contest University will be held on Thursday May 18, 2017, 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!

Registration Fee includes:

  • Full day of training and knowledge enhancement, for both beginners and advanced contesters, taught by veteran Contesters (see list of CTU Professors and Topics below).
  • Breakfast Buffet and Boxed Lunch on Thursday.
  • Coffee all day, Cookies during break.
  • Printed Textbook and Class Notes. Access to color slide decks.
  • Full day of training and knowledge enhancement.
  • Handouts, Catalogs and a CTU carry bag.
  • Personalized “Certificate of Completion” (suitable for framing!)
  • You are also invited to the Wednesday Night Pizza Party.

CTU 2017 Professors:

The Professors for CTU 2017 is still being confirmed. Here is a list of Professors that taught at CTU 2016, to give you an idea of the incredible level of talent and experience that will be available to you at CTU 2017:

  • Val Hotzfeld, NV9L
  • Doug Grant, K1DG
  • Frank Donovan, W3LPL
  • Ed Muns, W0YK
  • Rob Sherwood, NC0B
  • Joel Harrison, W5ZN
  • Tim Duffy, K3LR
  • Bob Wilson, N6TV
  • Tim Jellison, W3YQ
  • Greg Ordy, W8WWV
  • Kirk Pickering, K4RO
  • Andy Blank, N2NT
  • H. Ward Silver, N0AX

CTU 2017 Topics:

The Topics for CTU 2017 is still being confirmed. Here is a list of Topics that were available at CTU 2016, to give you an idea of the courses that will be available to you:

  • Fair Play – How to Earn and Keep Respect
  • Small Station Bang for the Buck
  • Advanced RTTY Contesting
  • Getting Started with RTTY Contesting
  • Contest Shack Design
  • The Advantages of Waterfall Displays for Contesting and DXing
  • Adapting Your Contest Strategies to the Rapidly Declining Solar Cycle 24
  • Improving Your 160 and 80 Meter Antennas for the Declining Solar Cycle
  • Improving Your 40 Through 10 Meter Antennas for the Declining Solar Cycle
  • Improving Your Contest Scores Through Log Analysis
  • How to Record an Entire Contest and Learn From Your Mistakes
  • Techniques to Optimize 6 Meter Contest Performance
  • How Contesting Contributes to Ham Radio
  • Improving Single Operator 2 Radio (SO2R) Techniques
  • Coax Connectors, A Deep Look At What Can Go Wrong
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Waterfalls, Recordings and Reverse Beacon Network
  • Basic Tower Design and Climbing Safety
  • Small Stations With Big Ideas
  • Multi Operator Hints and Kinks
  • Let’s Talk About Improving Your Contest Scores
  • RTTY Contesting
  • 2016 Contest Radio Performance
  • 2016 CTU Survey

CTU 2017 Registration Fee:

  • $85.00*
  • 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 presented or will present a talk or a paper at any club meeting, or have an article about Amateur Radio published, between May 14, 2016 and May 14, 2017 – you qualify for a $10.00 registration fee discount.

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