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

Contest University 2017

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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 and Cookies during break.
  • Printed Textbook and Class Notes. Access to color slide decks.
  • 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:

  • Frank Donovan, W3LPL
  • Ed Muns, WØYK
  • Rob Sherwood, NCØB
  • Joel Harrison, W5ZN
  • Tim Duffy, K3LR
  • Bob Wilson, N6TV
  • Tim Jellison, W3YQ
  • Greg Ordy, W8WWV
  • H. Ward Silver, N0AX
  • Dr. Tamitha Skov
  • Dan Zeitlin, K2YWE


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From the Crowne Plaza Dayton

CTU 2017 Topics:

  • It’s a Fun Game – Let’s Operate The Right Way – W5ZN
  • How to Improve your Transmitting Antennas for Low Solar Activity – W3LPL
  • Introduction to Introduction to Contesting – NØAX
  • CW and RTTY Skimmer and the Reverse Beacon Network – N6TV
  • Optimizing 6 Meter Contest Scores Utilizing JT Digital Modes – W5ZN
  • Easy to Build Low Band Receiving Antennas for Small and Large Lots – W3LPL
  • A Deep Dive Into Stacking Yagis – W8WWV
  • Grounding and Bonding for the Little Pistol and Medium Gun – NØAX
  • RTTY Contesting, A to Z – WØYK
  • How to Adapt your DX Contest Strategies for Low Solar Activity – W3LPL
  • Little Pistols, Bigger Scores – K2YWE
  • The Advantages of Waterfall Displays for Contesting and DXing – N6TV
  • Advanced Topics in RTTY Contesting – WØYK
  • Contesting is Amateur Radio’s Shining Star – ALL – 10 minutes – K3LR
  • The Wonderful World of Space Weather – Dr. Tamitha Skov
  • Antennas and Propagation – W3LPL
  • Contest Shack Design Ideas – NØAX
  • Waterfalls, Recordings and Reverse Beacon Network – N6TV
  • Antenna/Tower Reliability – W3YQ
  • Small Stations With Big Ideas – K2YWE
  • Receiving Antenna Ideas – W3LPL
  • RTTY Contesting Discussion – WØYK
  • Disruptive Technologies, How they Change our Hobby – NCØB

Download Course Outline (PDF)

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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