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Aurora Conference

2016 Conference Date: Saturday, April 23
Aurora, the largest annual gathering of weak-signal VHF'ers in the Upper Midwest, is the annual gathering of the Northern Lights Radio Society.  These conferences, first hosted by Jon Lieberg, KØFQA began in 1984.
In the morning hours the club runs an out door antenna range from 0900 to 1200.  The morning also allows for socializing, show & tell, and casual demonstations.  Members are on their own time for lunch.  The technical programs start at 1300 and typically run until 1700 or 1730.  If you have a weak signal VHF topic that is of interest to you, or that you would like to present on, please contact our Technical Chairman, Bill Davis, K0AWU.  If a technical presentation is not to your liking, Aurora also features a poster session.
If you have an interest in weak signal VHF please plan on attending Aurora where you will leave re-energized for this exciting aspect of our hobby. 
The 2016 Aurora conference will be held April 23 at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  This is near the intersection of Highway 61 with County Road F. Linden Street is a service road for Highway 61.  Full information is included in the Au16 Invite PDF file attached below.
(NEW) Planned presentations include:
  • "EMEin the Desert 2015/16" by Barry Malowanchuk, VE4MA
  • "How Ham Radio supports the Cube Satellite Community" by Janet Glenn, KE7SJO
  • "CSVHFS –Rochester MN" by Donn Baker, WA2VOI
  • NLRS Business Meeting With Elections
  • "January VHF Rove & Tesla Entertainment" by Mel Larson, KC0P/R
  • "Using the Attiny85 in an 850nm Beacon/Transmitter" by Warren Ferber, WF0T
  • "Putting Switching Power Supplys From Computer Servers To Use In Amateur Radio Service" by Charlie Betz, N0AKC

Presentations from previous years can be found at the following links:

Jon Platt,
Feb 11, 2016, 10:54 AM
Jon Platt,
Jun 7, 2015, 6:27 AM