2014 Nevada State Convention

Virginia City, Nevada
Friday, May 30, 2014


Please check back often as we get closer to the event the speakers and the agenda will be updated.

Friday, May 30

VoIP Conference (Voice over Internet Protocol)
Banquet Room (Silverland Inn)

Attend this annual conference celebrating Voice over IP communications. This one day conference provides demonstrations, presentations related to this exiting digital mode of communications in the amateur radio service. It covers D-Star, IRLP, Echo link, and other VoIP modes and equipment including Raspberry Pi applications.

Time Topic
8:30am - 11:30 am Morning Session 
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Afternoon Session
Additional VoIP Information

State Emergency Managers & State ARES Leadership Conference
Comstock Center

The conference joins the State and County Emergency Managers and the State ARES Leadership in an afternoon of presenting to each group the capabilities and needs of each group.

Time Topic
12:00 PM Lunch Speaker
Mike Cory KI1U - ARRL Emergency Manager
1:00 PM Nevada Emergency Manager Leadership
Chris Smith W4HMV, Chief, Nevada Division of Emergency Management
Aaron Kenneston KE7GFF, Washoe County Emergency Manager
2:00 PM Break
2:30 PM Nevada Communications Infrastructure Forum
Glen Hale KB7REO, Nevada Section Emergency Manager

Registration & Evening Activities
Silverland Inn & Suites

Time Activities
12:00 PM Registration Open

5:00PM Welcome BBQ Dinner
Silverland, outside events area

Saturday, May 31

ARES  & General Tracks | Other Activities

Time General Track ARES Track
Ham Swap

Registration Opens

Exhibitors Open to Public

8:30AM Opening Ceremony - Scheduled Speakers:
Bob Vallio W6RGG, Pacific Division Director 
Chris Smith W4HMV, Chief, Nevada Division of Emergency Management
Aaron Kenneston KE7GFF, Washoe County Emergency Manager
9:45AM Software Defined Radio
Eric Swartz WA6HHQ, Elecraft

Managing ARES during Hurricanes - Irene, Isaac & Sandy
Mike Cory KI1U - ARRL Emergency Manager

Home brewing a Satellite Antenna System
Greg Roush WA7IRW

Nevada Communications Interoperability -AUXCOM
George Molnar KF2T
Lunch with Gordon West, WB6NOA

1:00PM DStar Communications
Kent Johnson W7AOR, Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters, Inc
More Info to be added soon
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
Steve Matles KC7FEN
James Epperson, University of Nevada School of Medicine
2:15PM Building, Growing, and Promoting Your Amateur Radio Club and Events.
John Bigley N7UR, NevadaHamRadio.com

"Arkstorm" 1997 Reno Area Flood on Steroids
Kevin Schaller KG7JAB - University of Nevada Reno Emergency Manager

Peter DeBay KE7VSR, Army MARS
Jim Basset W1RO, Nevada Director Navy-Marine Corps MARS
ATV Applications in EMCOMM
David Leyrer K8HMF, PortaLynx ATV


Nevada Communications Infrastructure
John Byerly N7ROJ, Technical Chair, Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio (NW. Nevada), Glen Hale, KB7REO (SO. Nevada), TBA (NE. Nevada)

Get Your License in a Day (Technician License Class/Cram) & VE Examinations
Piper's Opera House

Time Activities
8:00AM Class Registration
8:30AM Morning Session
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Afternoon Session
3:00PM VE Examinations
Click here for additional important information about this class/cram.

Banquet & Evening Activities
Piper's Opera House

Time Activities
6:00PM Wine Tasting, Social and Entertainment by The Wild Horse Drive Bluegrass Band
7:00PM Dinner
7:30PM Featured Guest, McAvoy Layne as "The Ghost of Mark Twain"
8:30PM Raffle Drawing

Sunday, June 1

Session and Activities
Silverland Inn

Time Activities
7:30AM Breakfast
9:00AM ARRL Forum
10:00AM Closing Remarks - Grand Prize Drawing
10:30AM W7RN Comstock Memorial Station Tour - Additional Information

Contact Information

  • Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society

Payment Instructions

  • Credit Cards Are Accepted.

    Price List

    $25.00 - General Sessions
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday Sessions

    $15.00 - Friday BBQ Dinner
    Friday Night at Silverland Inn & Suites

    $8.00 - Saturday Box Lunch
    Box Lunch

    $8.00 - Saturday Breakfast
    Continental Breakfast

    $28.00 - Saturday Night Banquet
    Saturday Night at Piper's Opera House Featuring McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain

    $10.00 - Sunday Breakfast
    Buffet Breakfast

    $85.00 Package Deal

    Includes: General Sessions, Fri BBQ, Sat Banquet, Sat & Sun Breakfast, Sat Box Lunch & 10 Raffle Tickets.

    Other Convention Events

    $35.00 - VoIP Conference
    Friday - Digital Voice Conference

    State Emergency Managers & ARES Leadership Conference
    Friday - Included in General Session Registration Fee

    $8.00 - Friday Box Lunch
    Box Lunch

    Saturday Women's Luncheon
    Saturday Lunch

    Tour of W7RN Comstock Memorial Station
    Sunday Morning

    $25.00 - Earn Your License in a Day
    Saturday Tech Study and CRAM Session

    Download Convention Price List


2014 Nevada State Convention
ARRL Nevada Section

Washoe County ARES
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