1996 International EME Conference:

(May 1996 Release.)

The 1996 International EME Conference will be held the 3rd Weekend of August 1996, (Aug. 15,16,17,18) in Bowie, Maryland at the Comfort Inn between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

Washington, DC Weather in August is Very Hot and Humid. Air conditioning in all Hotels & Restaurants as well as in Cars.

  • Best Airport-Baltimore-Washington International Airports with Int'l flights. (Airport 20 - 30 minutes from the Hotels). BWI Limo Airport Shuttle Service (1) person Approx. $ 18.00 ( 301 441 2345 )
  • 1) National Airport, Downtown Washington, DC, no Int'l flights, 25 miles ( 40 km ) from the hotels.
  • (2) Dulles Int'l Airport in Northern Virginia-Washington, DC, with Int'l Flights, airport 35 miles ( 56 km ) from hotels.

    Rental Cars available at all Airports:

  • Alomo 1-800-327-9633
  • Avis 1-800-831-2847
  • Budget 1-800-527-0700
  • Thifty 1-800-367-2277
  • Hertz 1-800-654-3131
  • National 1-800-227-7368

    Directions from Airports to Hotels and via Main Highways, Rental Car Map, Hotel Director or W1ZX.

    Technical Papers

    The East Coast EME Group is still looking for Technical Papers to print in the Proceedings of the 1996 International EME Conference. (Camera ready pages are a must for printing.)
    Send all technical Papers to Bill Lakatosh, 735 Yorkshire Rd., Earlysville, VA 22936, 804 978 4853, Email: Bill, AA4TJ. Deadline: July 1, 1996.

    6 PM Thursday Evening: Deli cold cut sandwiches during the Slide Show. Cash bar available.

    Thursday Evening 6:30 pm and Friday Evening 7 pm:
    EME Stations Slide Show

    EME Station Slide Show set up:
    Time Limit is 15 minutes per each EME operator, only Ten (10) slides maximum.
    Some example ideas:

  • EME Shack.
  • Any special EME equipment.
  • Antennas/Dishes.
  • Antenna/Dish Mounts.
  • Antenna/Dish Drive Systems.
  • Miscellaneous slides.
    Please send send Slides and & one (1) page explaining the slides and your station to Willie, W1ZX.

    Just in case you can't make the "96 EME Int'l Conference at the last minute, the East Coast EME Group can narrate your Slides. Willie will line up the slidesin the projector trays, 30 days in advance please. Please number your slides, thanks.

    Please those EME operators that cannot attend the '96 EME Int'l Conference also send slides. Please send their ten (10) slides & one (1) page explaining their slides & station, to Willie, W1ZX, the EAST Coast EME Group will narrate the slides. First slides received, first shown, time permitting. Station slides show line up will be posted at the Conference plus a printed program for all the (4) days. Two Evenings, Thursday & Friday Evening Slide Show Program.

    Please no video, tape or no audio tapes, slides only, limited time!
    The East Coast EME Group would like to show as many slides as possible & we need your EME stations slides, thanks.

    EME Equipment Demonstrations
    Friday and Saturday during breaks from the program a 15 to 20 minutes Demonstrations of EME equipment on the site.(Next Room)

    The East Coast Group needs a 15 to 20 minute EME equipment for new EME operators. Contact Willie, W1ZX if you can do such a demo, thanks.

    Video tape playbacks: Will be Friday & Saturday during the breaks from the program.

    Video tape playback Contact: K3EAV, Bill Blazina, Jr., RD 3 Box 219M, Huntingdon, PA 16652, 814 643 5264, K3EAV

    Bring your video tape: VHS, all the international Television Standards: NTSC-United States, PAL, SECAM, MESECAM & JAPAN NTSC on a 20 inch (51 cm) Monitor.

    Thursday Evening, Friday & Friday Evening:

    Noise figure meters will be available for tuning up your pre-amps for the Noise Figure measurement contest on Saturday (with technical help of course)

    Bill, AA4TJ has lined up the following tentative guest speakers at this date:

  • Marko Cabolki, S56UUU, TWT Power Supplies.
  • Billy Lunt, KR1R, ARRL: ARRL Int'l EME Contest.
  • Chuck MacCluer, W8MQW: DSP Filters.
  • Al Ward, WB5LUA.
  • Barry Malowaanchuk, VE4MA.
  • Jim Vogler, WA7CJO.
  • Tommy Dinyovsky, KB2AH: Construction of 1296 MHz & Above Power Amplifiers.
  • Paul Comimski, SM0PYP: 1296 MHz. Dish Antenna Feeds.
  • Dave Halliday, KD5RO: Getting started in EME, New EME Operators.
  • Steve Powlishen, K1FO.
  • Frank Potts, NC1I: Construction of 48 yagi array.
  • Harry Price, K3HZO: New approach in rotating polarization, 432 MHz, 8 Yagi array.
  • Jim King, W5LUU, Moon Future EME Conditions.
  • Randy Terrell, K9BCT/4, Building a Solid State 1296 Power Amplifier.

    The above list of speakers is subject to change without notice.

    All Technical Papers are to be mailed to Bill Lakatosh, AA4TJ. (See address above), deadline July 1 1995.
    The East Coast EME Group is hoping that all EME Operators, attending will be able to go home, after the Conference and use some, or if not all of the technical information from the EME Conference.

    Coffee and beverages are available during the day.

    Saturday Evening Dinner & EME Keynote Speaker, ( Vic Michael, W3SDZ) with cash bar.

    Surplus Test Equipment Dealers will be available on Saturday, ANA Instruments, K-MEC, also with some 10 GHz Equipment..

    Electronics Flea market area is available on Friday & Saturday.
    Contact Willie, W1ZX for space etc.

    List of Vendors to this date:

  • Rf Connectors,
  • Many more to appear!

    Sunday Morning 0745 AM:
    432 MHz and Above EME Forum:

  • K1RQG, Joe-Chairman.
  • DL4EBY, Klaus.
  • KD4LT, Scott.
  • K5JL, Jay.

    Sunday Morning 0900 AM:


    Van/Bus trip to downtown Washington, DC to The Smithsonian Institution-National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. We need a minimum number of people for the Van/Bus trip. Limited to 45 people per group (per tour guide person) plus the EME Conference Tour Guide. Tom, WA3TAI, needs 60 days notice to set up with the Museum. Get your reservation in early, June 1 1996 cut off. The Bus costs will vary by the number of people.
    Bus sizes cost:
    36 Passenger Bus $ 9.00 per person.
    48 Passenger Bus $ 7.25 per person.
    58 Passenger Bus $ 7.00 per person.
    12 Passenger Van $ 17.25 per person.
    The Bus Company would like to the reservation earlier than June 1 1996, if possible. So get your reservation in early please, to keep the costs down.
    Deadline for trip to Smithsonian Institution June 1, 1996,

    Hotel info: 2 Hotels, side by side, Comfort Inn 301 464 0089, FAX 301 805 5563 & Econo Lodge, 301 464 2200, Bowie, Maryland.
    The EME Group has a Block of Rooms, for Reservations call: (with Credit Card Information), EME Group August 15th Thursday, 16th Friday, 17th Saturday, 18th Sunday.
    Room Rates:

  • Confort Inn $ 65.00 a night.
  • Econo Lodge $ 52.00 a night.

    Reservations should be made direct to the hotel, by the indivudual.
    Call the above Hotel Telephones or FAX numbers. Still have questions about Reservations, Contact W4RDI or W1ZX, Phone & email below.

    Local maps are provided at the Conference.

    Conference costs at this date: Early Bird PRE-Registration, $ 55.00 June 30, 1996 or before with Call letter-name badge.
    At the Door Registration, $ 62.00.
    Registration includes: Deli cold cut Sandwiches Thursday night.
    Saturday Evening Dinner & One (1) copy of the Proceedings.
    ('96 EME Int'l Call Letter name Badge with Pre-Registration only)
    Cost of extra copies of proceedings $ 11.00 + shipping.
    Spouce Dinner cost $ 22.00.
    Golf shirts $ 27.00.
    Coffee cups-cost $ 5.00.
    Hats $ 12.50.
    Clocks $ 3.00.
    Extra or or Late order call letter Name Badges & 7.00 plus shipping.

    List of local area restaurants still coming !

    Advance, PRE-Registration Contact: Don Carlson, 16307 Horizon Road, North Ft Myers, FL 33917, 941 543 0437 W4RDI

    Send advance pre registration in US Funds ( $ 55.00 ) to above W4RDI.

    Questions: Phone 941 543 8432 or Email: W4RDI

    Foreign countries: Bank Cashier Cheque or Postal Money order in US Funds. Please

    Checks made out to: Don Carlson, W4RDI. Thanks!

    Willie Mank, W1ZX, Editor of this Page.
    7620 Bensville Rd.,
    Waldorf, MD 20603,
    Phone: 301.645.5584 between 20.00 and 22.30 ET.
    FAX: 301.645.6853 24 hrs.

    To Contact Willie by e-mail: Willie Mank, W1ZX.

    To Contact Bill by e-mail: Bill Lakatosh, AA4TJ.

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