Our forum schedule for Saturday, September 15

Doors open at 7:30 AM

Main Hall/Front

Time Subject Organizer / Speaker
8:00  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

9:00  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

10:00  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

11:00  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

12:00 Lunch Break
13:00  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

14:30  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

15:30  Swap Meet / Vendors

Country Store

16:30  Swap Meet / Vendors  Start securing
18:30 Secured

Main Hall/Middle

Lounge Area

Bob Overton – WA7JRF

Time Subject Organizer / Speaker
8:00  Lounge Area
 9:00  Lounge Area
 10:00 Discussion on Grounding
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 WY Section Forum N7MJ – Jack Mitchell
 15:30 unknown presentation by Gordo  WB6NOA – Gordon West via Skype

Drawing for Grand Prize

Mobile Radio Install winner

18:30 Banquet / Keynote Talk

Main Hall/Back (Room C)

Time Subject Organizer / Speaker
10:00 – 12:00 Stop the Bleed

(20 people max)

 KCN Rescue
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00  WY Section Forum  N7MJ – Jack Mitchell 
14:30 – 16:30


Stop the Bleed

(20 people max)

  KCN Rescue
18:30  Secured



Time Subject Organizer / Speaker
8:00  How Ham Radio Saved My Life  Spencer Shields W7SUR
9:00  RACES in Wyoming  Brian McNutt –
10:00  Unknown topic via Skype  Bob Heil – K9EID
11:00  ARES Leadership/open Meeting  Bob Overton – WA7JRF
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Section Forum – Main Hall  N7MJ – Jack Mitchell
14:30  Mobile Radio Installation  Comm Tech
One Of The Force Of Fifty- ARRL To The Rescue
Craig will discuss his experiences in Puerto Rico with hurricane relief and amateur radio.
 Craig Mc Veay – N0CSM



Time Subject Organizer / Speaker
8:00 VE Testing  WY7U testing group
9:00 VE Testing
10:00 VE Testing
11:00  WINLINK – It’s not just for    EMCOMM  Craig Mc Veay – N0CSM
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Section Forum – Main Hall
14:30  SAR/Cadaver Dogs  Russ and Danielle Hemmert
 QSL Cards and Bureaus
 Dean Summers – N0ND



All Day              Fox Hunt

15:30                 Mobile Radio Installation Demo                     Comm Tech

17:00                  Transmitter Toss


Bob Heil, K9EID founded the company Heil Sound in 1966, which went on to create unique touring sound systems for bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Who. He invented the Heil Talk Box in 1973, which was frequently used by musicians such as Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh and Richie Sambora, and is still in use today. Bob is the first and only manufacturer invited to have an exhibit in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Heil has been an innovator in the field of amateur radio, manufacturing microphones and satellite dishes for broadcasters and live sound engineers. In the late 1980s Heil Sound became one of the first American companies to create and install Home Theaters, and Heil has lectured at major electronic conventions and taught classes at various institutions.

Since the 1970s, Heil Sound has supported amateur radio, working to fix problems in the industry involving poorly transmitted and received audio. In May 2011, Heil became the host of the live weekly Ham Radio Netcast “Ham Nation”. Bob has received numerous honors and awards over the years, culminating on December 20, 2014, when he was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Music and Technology from the University of Missouri.


Bob Overton, WA7JRF has been a licensed ham since 1970. He worked in telecommunications 35yrs for the BNSF railroad, and taught Electronics at Yakima Valley JR College and held a Commercial Radio Telephone license for 37years. He instructed electronics in the Navy, also Leadership, Land Navigation and Maintenance in the Army. He is a retired Army First Sargent, and has served as Section Technical Advisor and two tours as Section Emergency Coordinator.

This forum covers protecting two meter repeaters and base stations with a quarter wave shorted stub. Bob will teach the theory of a quarter wave shorted stub and how it can be used to protect radio equipment, and also a little about grounding towers and equipment.


Mike Corey, KI1U, joined the ARRL HQ staff in April 2010 as Emergency Preparedness Manager. Prior to joining League staff he worked in law enforcement in Indiana and Mississippi. He has also served as an emergency management volunteer, disaster response volunteer, reserve police officer, law enforcement academy and public safety instructor, and on emergency operations center staff.

Mike, along with Vic Morris, AH6WX, is the author of the ARRL publication Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio.

Mike has been licensed since 1988 and holds an Amateur Extra class license, additionally he holds Canadian basic and advanced qualifications and is licensed as VE9IU. Besides ARES and SKYWARN Mike’s interests in Amateur Radio are diverse; DXing, contesting, CW, satellites, digital modes, and being on the business end of the pile up are a few of his favorite activities.

His memberships include ARRL, Radio Amateurs of Canada, University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club, Kokomo Amateur Radio Club, and Yankee Clipper Contest Club. He is also a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials, International Association of Emergency Managers, and Radio Club of America.

Dean Summers, N0ND, is a life member ARRL, licensed since 1969 first as WNØAUM, WBØAUM, KQØC Now NØND. Held WB7CSB as a secondary callsign in 1970’s in Glendive, MT.

Graduated NDSU, Fargo ND, with a degree in Speech and Broadcast Communications, 10 years AT&T Business Systems, selling voice and data, then 20 years in the Pharma Industry, selling Asthma and Allergy Drugs, Psychotropics for Sandoz, and GlaxoSmithKline and all their merger iterations. Then a few years in the Oil Patch selling tongs, jaws, parts and fishing tools for a Williston ND company.

Dean was selected to be on the AT&T ham radio support team for 3 weeks during the torch run for the 1984 Olympic and followed the run in California, Nevada and Oregon.

Retired now he makes his home in ND with several places and likes the phone contests, mostly Sweeps and ND QSO party.

He is happy to return to Wonderful Wyoming after presenting in Cody at the ARRL Rocky Mountain Division / Wyoming HamCon 2017 convention with a new program on the QSL Bureaus.

KCN Rescue is a training and equipment provider based out of Kansas but teaches across the Midwest. Our instructors have an extensive background in Fire service and Emergency response. 

KCN Rescue is committed to providing high quality training in Technical Rescue, Extrication and Medical both Standard and Tactical along with other specialty training to meet all of your personal and professional needs in a fun and engaging environment.      

Both Hands on and Classroom instruction are available.  Classes are customized for each customer – we take time to learn about the operations, policies and needs of your entity and work to incorporate this into the curriculum.