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23 24. Where & When? Holiday Inn Estes Park Conference Center Estes Park, Colorado Colorado Hwy 7 at US Hwy 36 June 9 – 11, 2006.

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2 Where & When? Holiday Inn Estes Park Conference Center Estes Park, Colorado Colorado Hwy 7 at US Hwy 36 June 9 – 11, 2006

3 Background HAMCON Colorado, Inc. established in 2002 Letters of Invitation sent to all Colorado ARRL affiliated clubs by KØRM HAMCON Board of Directors established in January 2002 (ADØA, KØRM, KØGS, KØMP, KCØHVD, WØCP) Convention Committee established in February 2002 representing 15 Colorado Amateur Radio Organizations

4 Background HAMCON Colorado, Inc. By-Laws established and approved 2/9/02 Mission: ARRL affiliated organizations dedicated to the sponsorship, management, and execution of special amateur radio events in Colorado such as ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Conventions

5 Background Vision: Promoting goodwill, public service and all aspects of amateur radio 2003 Convention held in Estes Park - Over 450 attendees - Excellent technical speakers - President of ARRL was guest Banquet speaker

6 Background So successful that 2003 Convention Committee said “Let’s do it again in 2006” Thus, HAMCON Colorado was reconvened in January 2005 Board of Directors established (ADØA, KØRM, WØGV, KØHBZ, AIØW, WS7W) Convention Committee representing 11 Colorado Amateur Radio Organizations

7 Thanks to the Sponsoring Clubs Boulder ARC (BARC) Colo Council ARC (CCARC) Colorado QRP Club (CQC) Denver RC (DRC) Denver Radio League (DRL) Estes Valley ARC (EVARC) Loveland Repeater Assn (LRA) Mountain ARC (MARC) Northern Colo ARC (NCARC) Park County RC (PCRC) Pikes Peak RAA (PPRAA)

8 2006 Convention Committee ADØA: ARRL WA7BNG: LRA ABØCD: CQC ACØCH: LRA WDØDGL: DRL W3DIF: BARC KCØGMI: ARRL WØGV: DRC KØHBZ: MARC KCØHUF: PCRC KCØHVD: PCRC W9INE: EVARC N7LV: PPFMA NØMPM: ARES KCØOUQ: DRC NØPUF: ARES KØRM: ARRL KØSRW: PPRAA WBØTUB: CCARC KBØUBZ: ARES

9 2006 Convention Convention Committee selected Estes Park as 2006 convention site Planning commenced in March 2005 Convention Theme: Amateur Radio –Facing The Future Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH quickly confirmed as main Banquet speaker Brian Mileshosky N5ZGT Friday night Keynote speaker followed by Dr Evelyn Patterson – granddaughter of Clarence Tuska, co-founder of ARRL

10 Many Forums ARES Forum ARRL Open Forum BARC Juniors EMCOMM/Digital Forum FCC Forum Ham Radio Instructors Forum MARS Forum New Hams Forum NTS/Digital Traffic Forum

11 Many Technical Sessions ALE Sys Simulation Antenna Modeling BPL Echo Link EOSS Lightening/Grounding Katrina Lessons Learned Modern Kit Building OSCAR Receiver Specs Station Ergonomics T-Hunt Tutorial QRP Basics

12 Many Exhibitors & Prize Donors ACE-HF Alpha Radio Products AMSAT Burghart Amateur Ctr Cheapham.com Clear Signal Products Cordpro Digi-Key DX Engineering Electric Radio Elecraft Hamcity.com Ham Test On-line Heil Sound HRO ICOM ISOTRON Antennas Kenwood MFJ My 3 Sons Embroidery Powerex Yaesu

13 Special Events Riley Hollingsworth’s war stories (5 pm Fri) Peter I DXpedition talk by N6JRL (9 am Sat) Ladies Luncheon – Ann Trudeau KAØZFI (Sat noon) Banquet – K4ZDH (Sat 7 pm) Wouff Hong (Sat midnight) Sunday Breakfast – Harold Kramer WJ1B (8 am) Special Event Station W1AW/Ø QLF and CW Pileup contests T-Hunt

14 Register Now! Visit for on-line convention registration and convention program schedulewww.hamconcolorado.org Holiday Inn Estes Park Conference Center reservations: Estes Park RV Campground:


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