OzarkCon 2017

QRP Conference Schedule


When:     Friday evening April 7 & Saturday April 8
Where:     Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center - 3050 Green Mountain Road, Branson, Missouri

 

 

Friday
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Knights Room
Dummy Load QSO Party - WQ5RP
7030 to 7040 KHz
Be sure to bring a portable rig, dummy load and QSL cards.
4:00 - 6:00 PM Hotel Lobby
Registration desk open - Patsy Lawson, KC5CDE & Sarah Smith, NØTKO
4:00 PM until ??? Knights Room Vendor & Swap Setup - Vendor Fair follows
6:00 PM Stonehenge Room Banquet dinner
After dinner till whenever... Knights Room Socializing and fun.
The QRP vendor fair and swap meet in the Knights Room will be open.
Lancelot Room in Building "A" Special Ladies Room - Crafts, needle work, scrapbooking, etc.
7:00 - ? PM Excalibur Room in Building "A"
Four State QRP Group Volunteers
Hands-on kit building workshop Excalibur Room in Building "A" Session 1
(workshop registration required - only 20 seats per Session)
7:30 - ? PM Excalibur Room in Building "A"
Four State QRP Group Volunteers
Hands-on kit building workshop Excalibur Room in Building "A" Session 2
(workshop registration required - only 20 seats per Session)
Knights Room
Dummy Load QSO Party - WQ5RP
7030 to 7040 KHz
Be sure to bring a portable rig, dummy load and QSL cards.
Knights Room  Wacky Key Contest  Show off your crazy homebrew keys.
9:30 PM till ??? Knights Room Music for the QRPer Great musical fun tradition for all.
 
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Stonehenge Room Private complementary breakfast for QRPers
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Hotel Lobby Registration desk open - Patsy Lawson, KC5CDE & Sarah Smith, N0TKO
7:00 AM - all day KØN on 7040 KHz WØIIT Bart Lawson Station Master
Lancelot Room in Building "A" Special Ladies Room - Crafts, needle work, scrapbooking, etc.
Knights Room - Flea market vendor fair QRP flea market, vendor fair open all day
Presentations - Stonehenge Room
Prize drawings throughout the day
9:00 AM Opening Remarks Opening remarks by Johnny Matlock, AC0BQ and Paul Smith, N0NBD
9:30 - 10:15 AM 60 Minute Circuit Boards Jim Gimmanco N5IB and Nick Kennedy WA5BDU
10:15 - 11:00 AM The Magnetic Loop Antenna Bill Dekle, KV6Z
11:00 - 11:45
Photo tour of the Antique Wireless Museum Joe Spinks, AA0KW
11:45 - 1:30 PM Lunch and QRP swapmeet time Free Catered Lunch for Registered OzarkCon Attendees and Spouses
1:30 - 2:15 PM VHF and UHF Communications Tommy Henderson WD5AGO
2:15 - 3:00 PM Me 'n' the Boys - Adventures in Radio Scouting David Cripe NM0S
3:15 - 4:00 PM Solar Applications and Ham Radio John Watkins N0EVH and Frank Theis KD0MQO
4:00 - 4:30 PM New Kit Show and Tell Dave Cripe NM0S
4:30 PM Plaque presentations Johnny Matlock AC0BQ  and Paul Smith N0NBD
4:45 PM OzarkCon Grand Prize drawing - Lots of Prizes! Many thanks to Ed Meyer WG5F and Karen Meyer W5KKM
5:00 PM to ??? Dinner on your own
6:00 - ???? Evening activities and music for QRPers
Homebrew contest and equipment show and tell, demonstrations, socializing, more music and fun!
6:00 - Sunday or when found Hidden Oscillator Hunt If you don't win a prize at Ozarkcon there's still hope. At the conclusion of the prize drawings on Saturday KV6Z will activate a small 20mw rf oscillator (~7115.5 kHz) and hide it somewhere in or around the Stonecastle. The person that returns it to KV6Z will receive an unbuilt Hy-Per-Mite audio filter kit as a prize. More later.
 
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Stonehenge Room Free and Private complementary breakfast for QRPers
9:01 AM Branson, Missouri OzarkCon 2017 oficially ends. Thank you for your participation! We look forward to seeing you again in 2018
 
Times are somewhat flexible      -      Check back often for additional information

Page updated January 16, 2017

 

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