Contest University
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Contest University
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May 19, 2022

2022 Dayton Contest University “CTU” – COURSE OUTLINE – 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

7:00 ALL ROOMS – Student Registration and Contest Buffet Breakfast – ALL – 60 minutes
8:00 ALL ROOMS – Welcome to CTU 2022 – K3LR & W8CI & NA2AA – ALL – 10 minutes
8:10 ALL ROOMS – Inside vs. Outside – How to Enjoy Contesting – K5GN – ALL – 40 minutes

9:00 CONTEST TOPIC SESSION #1 – attend ONE of 4 sessions – 60 minutes

ROOM 1 – Easy to Build Low Band Receiving Antennas for Small & Large Lots – W3LPL
ROOM 2  Contesting 101: Operating – K1DG
ROOM 3 – The Advantages of Waterfall Displays for Contesting and DXing – N6TV
ROOM 4 – Digital Contesting – RTTY and FT8/FT4 – W0YK

10:00 ALL – *CONTEST SNACK* – 15 minutes

10:15 CONTEST TOPIC SESSION #2 – attend ONE of 4 sessions – 60 minutes

ROOM 1 – How to Improve Your Transmitting Antennas for Solar Cycle 25 – W3LPL
ROOM 2 – Grounding and Bonding for Your HF Contest Station – N0AX
ROOM 3 – Operating Mechanics: The Xfactor in Contesting Success – N9RV
ROOM 4 – Upping Your Digital Contesting Game – W0YK

11:20 CONTEST TOPIC SESSION #3 – attend ONE of 4 sessions – 55 minutes

ROOM 1 – Preparing Your Station for Competition – W3LPL
ROOM 2 – Field Measurements and Comparison of Low Band Receive Arrays – W5ZN
ROOM 3 – Everything You Want to Know about USB & Serial Interfaces – N6TV
ROOM 4 – Perspectives on 45 Years of Contest Station Building – N9RV

12:15 ALL ROOMS – *CONTEST LUNCH* – ALL – 35 minutes

12:50 ALL ROOMS – 2022 Eye Ball Sprint Contest “LIVE” – ALL – 10 minutes – K1DG

12:59 ALL ROOMS – N9JA from Icom America
1:00-1:35 ALL ROOMS – Teamwork and Multi-Operator Innovations – N6WIN

*1:45 CONTEST TOPIC SESSION by REQUEST to RERUN – 50 minutes

ROOM 1 –    As determined by *vote 1
ROOM 2 –    As determined by *vote 2
ROOM 3 –    As determined by *vote 3
ROOM 4 –    As determined by *vote 4

2:40 CONTEST OPEN DISCUSSION Q&A GROUPs Attend ONE of 4 sessions – 30 minutes

ROOM 1 – Grounding, Bonding and RF – N0AX
ROOM 2 – Waterfalls, Ports and the Reverse Beacon Network – N6TV
ROOM 3 – Youth in Contesting – NN1C
ROOM 4 – Tower Climbing and Tower Safety – W3YQ

3:15 CONTEST OPEN DISCUSSION Q&A GROUPs Attend ONE of 4 sessions – 30 minutes

ROOM 1 – Stations and Antennas – W3LPL
ROOM 2 – Digital and RTTY Contesting – W0YK
ROOM 3 – Remote Operating Projects – NN1C
ROOM 4 – Your Roadmap to Radiosport Improvement – K1DG & N9RV

3:45 ALL – *CONTEST SNACK* – 15 minutes

4:00 ALL ROOMS – Transceiver Performance for the HF Contest and DX Operator – NC0B – ALL – 50 minutes
4:50 ALL ROOMS – 2022 CTU Survey – K3LR – ALL – 10 minutes

 * 1:45 PM CONTEST SESSION by REQUEST vote to RERUN
CTU students will vote for 4 topics/classes that they missed and would like to have presented again – the top 4 WANTED by vote – will RERUN in this time slot.
 

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