Aurora '24: The Premier Gathering for Weak-Signal VHF Enthusiasts

Aurora '24: The Premier Gathering for Weak-Signal VHF Enthusiasts

Join us on June 1, 2024, for Aurora '24, the largest annual gathering of weak-signal VHFers in the Upper Midwest, hosted by the Northern Lights Radio Society (NLRS). This exciting event will take place at the West Medicine Lake Community Club in Plymouth, MN.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 1, 2024
  • Location: West Medicine Lake Community Club, 1705 Forestview Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441
  • Website: NLRS.club
  • Sponsor: Northern Lights Radio Society
  • Type: ARRL Convention
  • Talk-In: None
  • Public Contact: Paul Husby, W0UC
    • Address: 1700 Ridgewood Ln S. Roseville, MN 55113
    • Phone: 651-747-6240
    • Email: husby002@gmail.com

Conference Schedule:

  • Morning Activities:
    • Antenna Range: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (weather permitting)
    • Socializing and Demonstrations: Informal show and tell, casual demonstrations, and networking opportunities.
  • Lunch:
    • On-Site Pizza Party: $10 for a tasty pizza lunch, including two large deep-dish pieces of Jet’s pizza, a large cookie, and a 20 oz bottle of pop/soda or water. Payment must be included with the registration form and received by May 30, 2024.
  • Technical Programs:
    • Start Time: 1:00 PM
    • End Time: Typically around 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration:

  • Conference Fee: $5 for individuals, $7 for families.
  • Registration Process:
    • By Mail Only: Download the mail-in registration form from the NLRS website, fill it out, and send it along with your check.
    • Deadline: Ensure your registration form and payment are received by May 30, 2024.

Highlights:

  • Aurora Conference History: First hosted by Jon Lieberg, KØFQA (SK), in 1984, the Aurora Conference has grown into a key event for VHF enthusiasts.
  • Technical Presentations and Poster Sessions: If you have a weak-signal VHF topic you’d like to present, contact Jon Platt, W0ZQ, at w0zq@aol.com.
  • Wesslund Award: Presented annually to NLRS members who have made significant contributions and assisted others in the bands above 50 MHz. Review past winners and more details on the NLRS website.

Additional Information:

  • Aurora'23 Business Meeting Minutes: Review the minutes from last year’s meeting to help streamline this year’s business discussions. Aurora23 Business Meeting Minutes.pdf
  • Contact: For more information or inquiries, contact Paul Husby at the details provided above.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with fellow VHF enthusiasts, learn from expert presentations, and enjoy a day dedicated to the hobby we all love. See you at Aurora '24! For more details and to register, visit NLRS.club.

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