The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is coming this weekend. It will be a much different experience, but with Dayton, Friedrichshafen, Tokyo, and all the other big hamfest cancellations, it will be a fun way to get a ham radio fix. There will be vendors, giveaways, and forums.
There are a couple of SOTA-related topics. Don Minkoff, NK6A will present "Mountain Goats and Shack Sloths and Marconi & Me a QRP Adventure in Italy on Sunday at 2000 UTC. And I will give a talk “Summits On The Air: Practical Tips to Maximize Your SOTA Experience” on Sunday at 1745 UTC. There are also a couple of talks on portable operating and plenty of other content.
Don told me his presentation will focus more on basics of SOTA (how to earn points etc). I had a talk prepared for the Dayton Hamvention forum, but in order to try to avoid repeating Don’s content I quickly put together something a bit different. For most of you, my “tips” will likely not be very exciting but perhaps you’ll enjoy some of it. After the talks, which are supposed to run about 30-35 minutes, there will be a Speaker’s Q&A session so if you have any specific questions for me or just want to say “hi”, feel free to drop in on that.
Check out the full speaker lineup as there are going to be a LOT of excellent presentations!
73 es hope to see you on Sunday -