Virtual Ham Expo Announcement


The fast-approaching QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo March 13-14, 2021 will be even better with over 80 speakers, live kit building workshops, panel discussions, and much more.  Early Bird discount tickets are still available and include entry for the Live 2 day period plus the 30-day on-demand period.  Registration can be found at  


We are excited to share that the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® in the United States, will have a significant Expo presence.  ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, will deliver the Keynote on Saturday, March 13, from 12-1 PT.  Although only in his position since September 2020, David already has started to make a significant impact to ensure ARRL’s continuing legacy of serving radio amateurs. 

David has already launched major projects and assembled teams to foster innovation and individual skill development in radio technology and communications that benefit all amateur radio operators.  In his Keynote, David will share his enthusiasm for advancing amateur radio and highlight current ARRL initiatives to engage and inspire this current generation of hams.  See more at

In addition, the ARRL Expo booth will feature “Ask the ARRL Lab.”  Engineers for the ARRL’s Lab will help answer any questions LIVE. Attendees can come into the booth lounge (featuring the Expo’s latest virtual meet-up and video technology), sit down at a virtual table, and ask members of the ARRL Lab for tips about a project they’re working on or suggestions to overcome a problem with a station installation, antenna, or a piece of gear. Attendees can also learn about equipment testing conducted by the Lab on new radios for ARRL Product Reviews. 

You can participate from the convenience of your home without spending a dime on travel!  So if you’ve never been to an in-person Hamfest, you can participate in the Expo and get the same benefits.  The platform simulates a full convention experience.  

ARRL is a QSO Today Expo Partner.  FlexRadio is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor and Gold sponsors are Elecraft, RFinder, Quicksilver Radio, Mouser Electronics, and Connect Systems.  


Come and join thousands of ham radio operators – go to now to learn more, win prizes, and get registered!


We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.

Virtual Ham Info

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Rick Leonhardt NN7ET
Dear Ham,
The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Radio Expo is taking place on March 13-14, 2021, and is less than two months away! The QSO Today Expo team is working hard to make this upcoming Expo even better with new speakers, panel discussions, kit building workshops, and more.
Anyone can attend from their home or office. Early bird discounts are now available at . ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® in the United States, is a QSO Today Expo Partner.
We are proud to announce that in addition to the 60+ Expo speakers, there will be an entire track dedicated to the amazing world of AMSAT – the worldwide group of amateur radio operators who share an active interest in building, launching and then communicating with each other through non-commercial amateur radio satellites. To date, over 70 amateur radio satellites have been launched. Any amateur radio operator can take advantage of this very cool satellite network. At the Expo, there will be many sessions by AMSAT experts who will discuss everything you need to know. These include:
  • Introduction to Amateur Radio Satellites (Douglas Quagliana, KA2UPW)
  • Getting On the Air with Satellites (Bradford Clint, K6LCS)
  • How to Enjoy Amateur Radio Contacts With the International Space Station (Frank Bauer, KA3HDO)
  • Implementation of LDPC Encoder on FPGA (Anshul Makkar)
  • Debris Mitigation in Earth’s Orbit (Anshul Makkar)
  • Digital Multiplexing Transponder from the Open Research Institute (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)
  • Solving the ITAR and EAR Problem for the Amateur Radio Satellite Service (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)
  • Remote Labs for P4XT Engineering Development (Paul Williamson, KB5MU)
At the Expo, you can participate from the convenience of your home or office without spending a dime on travel! This platform simulates a full convention experience with an exhibit hall and exhibit booths staffed by live attendants, speakers, networking lounges, and more. And your ticket allows you to return over the 30 days after the Expo to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period and spend more time exploring the exhibitor booths.
Save money and take advantage of early bird registration – go to now to get registered!
We look forward to having you join us at Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.
Brad Grob
VP Marketing, QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo