10-15 July 2022 • Denver, Colorado, USA


10-15 July 2022 • Denver, Colorado, USA

Amateur Radio at IEEE AP-S/URSI 2022

Radio Amateurs are encouraged to display their call sign on their conference badge! In 2015, APS held the first-ever Amateur Radio breakfast meeting. Given the very favorable response, we continued these initiatives through 2019, with our efforts supported by the Education and SIGHT Committees.

Welcome to Denver 2022, and further expansion of this special interest group.

ARRL will be publishing stories about our Amateur Radio activities at IEEE AP-S/URSI 2022. These activities will include:

Amateur Radio Operators Breakfast
Date: Monday, July 11
Time: 07:00 – 08:00
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver – Quartz Room, Third Floor
Fees: Complimentary, but advance registration is required. An amateur radio license is also required for attendance.

The Amateur Radio Breakfast Meeting is open to all conference participants who hold an amateur radio call sign, but pre-registration is required. The intent of the gathering is to gather support for AP-S student, outreach, SIGHT and educational activities involving amateur radio.

FCC Amateur Radio License Exam
Date: Wednesday, July 13
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver – Marble Room, Fourth Floor
Fees: $15.00

Volunteer Examiners from the Denver area will be onsite to administer FCC Amateur Radio License Exams to registered attendees of the 2022 AP-S/URSI Symposium. You will need to add this to your advance registration in order to take the exam. There are three FCC amateur radio license classes - Technician, General and Extra. On your application, which we recommend you complete in advance, you will be able to make your selection.

Note that there is no longer a Morse code requirement. The websites http://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/ and https://hamexam.org are valuable sources of study information.

If you plan to sit for the exam, please note that you will need the following:

  1. An NCVEC Form 605. Do not use the FCC Form 605. The form must have your FCC registration number on the form. The form may be downloaded here.

  2. To obtain a FRN, please go to https://www.fcc.gov/help/getting-fcc-registration-number-frn-universal-licensing-system-uls.

  3. At the exam, please present a legal photo ID (driver's license or a passport). If no photo ID is available, bring two original forms of identification. No photocopies will be accepted. These may include a non-photo ID/driver's license, birth certificate (must be a certified copy), local library card, local utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that specifically names you, or a postmarked envelope addressed to you, with your current mailing address, as it appears on your Form 605.

    If you are testing for an upgrade, bring either the original and a copy of your current license, or the original and a copy of the certificate of successful completion of an examination from a previous session.

  4. Two (2) #2 pencils, with erasers, and a pen.

  5. A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, if they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used. In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT be used.


FCC $35 Amateur Application Fee Effective Date Announced

The FCC released a Public Notice on March 23, 2022, stating that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 application filings, would become effective on April 19, 2022. The Federal Communications Commission's authority to impose and collect fees is mandated by Congress.

The $35 application fee, when it becomes effective on April 19, will apply to new, renewal, rule waiver, and modification applications that request a new vanity call sign. The fee will be per application.

Please visit this link for additional information - FCC Application Fee (arrl.org)

Amateur Radio Special Event Station - Tuesday – Thursday, July 12-14

The Amateur Radio special event station will be set up at the Amateur Radio booth in the commercial exhibits area.

For more information, please contact Dave Michelson, VA7DM at davem@ece.ubc.ca.

In an effort to “cross-promote” and share Denver-area events with the local amateur radio community and those who’ve arrived for IEEE AP-S 2022, please take note of the events schedule below:

Colorado ARES HF SSB Net
When: Sun, July 10, 8am – 9am
Description: 3.810 MHz LSB
When: Sun, July 10, 8pm – 9pm
Description: Uses the Colorado Connection and Fun Machine repeaters.
Colorado VHF SSB Net
When: Mon, July 11, 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Description: 144.220 MHz USB
PPRAA MegaFest
When: Sat, July 16, 8am – 1pm
Where: 1300 Higby Rd, Monument, CO 80132, USA (map) (About an hour’s drive south of Denver.)
Description: The Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association’s annual MegaFest swap meet, sale, and amateur radio display at Lewis-Palmer High School is on for 2022! Come out and find that radio gem you have been looking for, socialize with other ham radio operators, see the displays and even learn about ham radio or take your ham radio license test. See https://ppraa.org/megafest for details.