Forums and Events Schedule for 2018
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Forums and Events Schedule from 2016. Watch this page for 2017 Schedule
2017 Texoma Hamarama Program Schedule
Time Conference Room 4 Conference Room 3 Conference Room 2 Conference Room 1 Michelin Board Room
8:30 AM ORSI Meeting
with Merlin Griffin
-TBA- -TBA- -TBA- 9:00-11:00 AM
W5YI VE Testing
9:30 AM -TBA- -TBA- ARRL Forum
with Ward Silver
by Skype
(see below)
Overflow for
ARRL Forum
10:30 AM Microwave &
using Raspberry Pi
w/TRL USB device
Bob Stricklin
-TBA- ARES Forum ARRL Youth Forum
11:30 AM Fox Hunting
Charles Schroeder
(see here)
Bob Stricklin
History of YLRL
and Echolink
Michelle Carey
1:00 PM General Membership Meeting and Director Election,
Main Prize, Scholarship Prize and Unclaimed Hourly Prize Drawing
Salon C by the Prize Display Tables

Michelin Board Room, W5YI VE Testing, 9:00-11:00 AM

Salon D, KID'S Room, 9:30-11:30 AM

Salon B, BINGO, 9:30-11:30 AM

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Ward is the Lead Editor of the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL License Manuals and the Q&A Study Guides along with writing the monthly QST column "Hands-On Radio." The ham radio detective mystery, "Ray Tracy: Zone of Iniquity" is his contribution to the dramatic side of ham radio. He serves as a Contributing Editor to the ARRL and consults on a variety of projects and programs in the ARRL Contest Branch. You will also find his byline in the popular Wiley "for Dummies" series; Ham Radio (now in its 2nd edition), Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself.

An electrical engineer, he designed microprocessor-based products and medical devices for twenty years before beginning a second career as a teacher and writer. Ward was first licensed in 1972 as WNØGQP and enjoys DXing, contesting (elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2015), and participating on his local ARES emergency communications team. He is a co-founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is President of the YASME Foundation.

Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys camping, canoeing, kayaking, and Ultimate Frisbee.