OzarkCon 2018

QRP Conference Schedule


When:     Friday evening April 6 & Saturday April 7
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 - Joy Dufrain, NQ5R
4:00 PM until ??? Knights Room Vendor & Swap Setup - Vendor Fair follows
6:00 PM Stonehenge Room Banquet dinner + Speaker
Tom Vinson,NYØV
Earhart Search Expeditions, Nauticos
After dinner till whenever... Knights Room Socializing and fun.
The QRP vendor fair and swap meet in the Knights Room will be open.
Common Area 2nd floor – near elevators Special Area for Crafts, needle work, scrapbooking, etc.
7:30 - ? PM Excalibur and Lancelot Rooms in Building "A"
Four State QRP Group Volunteers
Hands-on kit building workshop
(workshop registration required - only 50 seats available)
Knights Room
Dummy Load QSO Party - WQ5RP
7.030 to 7.040 plus 7.122MHz
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 Registered QRPers
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Hotel Lobby and 4SQRP Kit Sales Registration desk open - Joy Dufrain, NQ5R
7:00 AM - all day KØN and KQ5RP on 7040 KHz Bart - WØIIT Station Master and volunteers
Common Area 2nd floor – near elevators Special Area for Crafts, needle work, scrapbooking, etc.
Knights Room - Flea market vendor fair QRP flea market, vendor fair open all day
9:00 AM Conference Opening Remarks
Stonehenge Room
Johnny Matlock, ACØBQ 4SQRP President and Jeff Logullo, NØMII Master of Ceremonies
9:15 - 10:00 AM The Famous Pine Board Project & more Bob Heil - K9EID
10:00 - 10:45 AM Build It and Make It Fun Steve White - NUØP
10:45 - 11:00 AM Stretch Break Prize drawings & announcements — Ed Meyer WG5F
11:00 - 11:45
Homebrew Building and Experimenting John Robertson, W5CYF — U-Tube Personality
11:45 - 1:15 PM Lunch and QRP vendor/swap meet time Free Catered Lunch for Registered OzarkCon Attendees and Spouses
1:30 - 2:15 PM O-17 transceiver Tommy Henderson WD5AGO
2:15 - 3:00 PM EMI - Electro Magnetic Interference Larry Hastings ABØAH
3:00 - 3:15 PM Stretch Break Prize drawings & announcements — Ed Meyer WG5F
3:15 - 4:00 PM D Star - QRP Mike Heitmann NØSO
4:00 - 4:30 PM New Kit Information and More Dave Cripe NMØS
4:30 PM Plaque presentations Johnny Matlock ACØBQ  and Jeff Logullo NØMII
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 PM - ???? Evening activities and music for QRPers
Homebrew contest and equipment show and tell, demonstrations, socializing, more music and fun!
6:00 PM until Sunday or when found Hidden Oscillator Hunt If you don't win a prize at Ozarkcon there's still hope. After the prize drawings on Saturday KV6Z will activate two small 20mw rf oscillators (~7116.59 & 7120.96kHz) and hide them somewhere in or around the Stone Castle Hotel. Return the oscillator/s to KV6Z and receive an unbuilt 4SQRP kit as a prize. More later.
 
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Hotel Breakfast At the Hotel breakfast room for hotel guests
9:01 AM Branson, Missouri OzarkCon 2018 officially ends. Thank you for your participation! We look forward to seeing you again in 2019
 
Times are somewhat flexible      -      Check back often for additional information

Page updated January 28, 2018

 

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