10:00am to 10:45am
2:00pm to 2:45pm
3:00pm to 3:45pm
|MOTOROLA versus MOPAR|
John Bigley, N7UR
|Feel the need for speed? Join us for all of the action when John Bigley-N7UR takes you behind the scenes as racers from around the world compete in the worlds fastest Road Race (Guiness Book of World Records), the Silver State Classic Challenge. Watch these international competitors risk life and limb as they rocket their vehicles down the road at more than 250 mph (403 kph).See the high speed action and spectacular crashes that are a part of each race. Witness how the speed of RF power beats Horse Power every time.The Nevada Department of Transportation requires that every inch of the roadway be under the watchful eyes of Amateur Radio. Learn about the organization, people, equipment, and training that is needed to keep the staging areas and race course safe as it winds its way 150 miles (241 km) thru three counties, of remote, rugged high desert (over 6,250 ft. altitude).With the nearest medical facility nearly 200 miles away, pin-point precision is needed in any emergency response. The sheriff’s departments, fire departments, rescue squads, EMS, airplanes, helicopters, and hundreds of volunteers all take their instructions from the crew of ham operators.Find out how steam locomotives, brothels, gambling houses, Soviet Cosmonauts, gunslingers, rattlesnakes, and hillbillies all have had a hand in the 25 year history of these races.|
4:00pm to 4:45pm in the Main Arena
|GORDON WEST, WB6NOA|
Gordon West, WB6NOA
|Known simply as “Gordo” to hundreds of thousands of hams around the world, Gordon West is a unique blend of entertainer, educator, author, electronics enthusiast, DXer, and ham radio cheerleader.Gordon is the co-host of the hugely popular “Ham Nation” which broadcasts weekly. He has been a member of the amateur community for half a century. He is often a Keynote Speaker at Hamfests and Conventions. For the past three decades, Gordon, with his wife Suzy-N6GLF by his side have taught radio classes to every type of group imaginable. The Wests are the founders and principal instructors in the “Gordon West Radio School”, specializing in Amateur Radio and marine communications training.
Gordon has developed some of the best known amateur radio training materials in the world, including books, tapes, and cds. Gordon’s books have appeared on the sales shelves of nearly every radio store in the country, including Radio Shack, Frys, HRO, AES, etc. He also continues to be a regular columnist in all of the leading ham radio magazines.
Gordons awards and recognitions are numerous. Gordon, who is a “Fellow” of the prestigious Radio Club of America, was recently named to receive the RCA Special Service Award for 2012.
Gordon is an instructor for both the W5YI group and the ARRL, of which he has received the “Instructor of the Year” award. His dedication to the training and development of new amateur radio operators led to his being named the “Amateur of the Year” at Dayton in 2006.
Active daily on the airwaves, Gordon holds an Amateur Extra Class License, as well as a First Class General Radiotelephone Certificate with Radar Endorsement.
Gordon is an accomplished mariner and plays an active role in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Orange County Red Cross, and other area emergency communications teams.
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