At the AP-S/URSI 2015 symposium in Vancouver, we began to encourage Radio Amateurs to display their callsign on their conference badges and we held the first-ever Amateur Radio breakfast meeting. Given the very favourable response, we continued these initiatives in Puerto Rico in 2016. Our second Amateur Radio breakfast meeting attracted even more attendees and formal expressions of support from the Education and SIGHT committees.
Welcome to San Diego in 2017, and further expansion of this special interest group.
ARRL will be publishing stories about our Amateur Radio activities at IEEE APS/URSI 2017. These activities will include:
Volunteer Examiners from San Diego will be onsite to administer FCC Amateur Radio License Exams to registered attendees of the 2017 AP-S/URSI Symposium. You will need to add this to your advance registration in order to take the exam. There are three FCC amateur radio license classes - Technician, General and Extra. On your application, which we recommend you complete in advance, you will be able to make your selection.
Note that there is no longer a Morse code requirement. The web sites http://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/ and https://hamexam.org are valuable sources of study information.
If you plan to sit for the exam, please note that you will need the following:
|Date:||Sunday, July 9|
|Time:||09:00 - 10:30|
|Location:||Mission Beach AB|
|Fee:||Complimentary, but advance registration is required.|
The Amateur Radio Breakfast Meeting is open to all conference participants who hold an amateur radio call sign, but pre-registration is required. The intent of the gathering is to gather support for AP-S student, outreach, SIGHT and educational activities involving amateur radio.
|Date:||Monday, July 10|
|Time:||07:00 - 08:00|
|Location:||Bayview Room, 32nd Floor, Seaport Tower.|
|Fee:||Complimentary, but advance registration is required. An amateur radio license is also required for attendance.|
Amateur Radio special event station N6P will be set up at the Amateur Radio booth in the commercial exhibits area. Please drop by and see the station in operation!
Other Amateur Radio demonstrations will be held throughout the week in and around the conference venue.
For more information, please contact Dave Michelson, VE7TSX : firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Paknys, VE2JBP : email@example.com.