Central States VHF Society Conference

Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 524042

The Central States VHF Society, Inc. (CSVHFS) began in the mid-1960s to foster amateur radio operation on the bands above 50 MHz. Membership currently numbers about 300, principally in the Midwest states. However, members reside in states from the Atlantic Coast to the West Coast as well as Canada and several foreign countries. The CSVHFS holds a Technical Conference once a year. The conference raises the technical knowledge of amateurs by providing: - A forum for presenting technical papers relating to VHF, UHF, and Microwave - A focal point for the discussion of operating practices and procedures - The exploration of modes such as Earth-Moon-Earth, Meteor Scatter, Field Aligned Irregularities, and E-skip - A discussion of other topics that promote operation on Amateur bands above 50 MHz The Technical Conference includes: - An Antenna Range - Noise Figure Measurement - Rover Row - Dish Bowl - Flea Market - Vendor Room The conference also provides a family program for spouses and children. Hotel Room Block: Central States VHF Society 2024 Conference \n Agenda: States Above 50 MHz The States Above 50 MHz program encourages members to work as many states as possible on the bands 50 MHz and above. Only members receive awards based on the number of band states worked. Reverse VUCC The Reverse VUCC program recognizes the contribution of rovers to the world of grid hunting. Rovers operate while in motion or temporarily parked to give new grids to fixed stations. The program rewards contacts made FROM a set number of grids per band. Spring Sprints The Spring Sprints encourage amateurs to have fun operating 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 222 MHz, and 432 MHz one band at a time for four hours on four weekends. A score can also be submitted for the May Microwave Activity Day. Family Program The Family Program provides educational and social opportunities for non-technical family members. Family members will visit our Czech and Slovak Museum, the Brucemore Mansion, and the Amana Colonies. We want more children to attend. Please reach out to us if you have concerns about programming. Radisson Hotel Cedar Rapids, 1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, 524042

Cedar Rapids Section WIE Social

Bldg Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

WIE social networking event. Come join us at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom and get to know other women engineers in the Cedar Rapids area Bldg: Meet IEEE hosts outside the 1st Street Door, Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room, 170 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

The CVARC Hamfest

Linn County Fairgrounds, 201 Central City RR, Central City, Iowa, United States, 52214

The CVARC Hamfest Hosted by the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club In Cooperation with the Iowa Antique Radio Club, The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Collins Amateur Radio Club, Collins Collectors Association, Eastern Iowa DX Association, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Iowa QRP Club AND MORE!! https://w0gq.org/hamfest/ BREAKING NEWS – We have confirmed that Associated Radio will be at the Hamfest, so those looking to pick up new equipment will want to check them out! Details: - Kids under 18: FREE - Adults: $10 - Flea Market Tables: $10 ($15 after July 1) - Outdoor Fleas: Free! - Commercial Vendors: $10/table w/2 free tickets - RV Camping: $20/night - Offsite camping available: Pinicon Ridge Park - Main Door Prize Drawing at 2:00 PM - VE Testing at 2:00 PM FEATURING: 39 Acre Show Site, 6+ Acre Free Parking, Camping On-Site, Indoor & Outdoor Flea Markets, Build Projects, Linn County 4-H Food Vendors, Live Demonstrations, Door Prizes galore!! ARRL VE Testing – 2:00 PM (Contact Al Butler, [email protected], for information) Excellent on-site food supplied by Linn County 4-H Clubs and Linn County Pork Producers. Agenda: 8:00 - Analog Expansion for the Raspberry Pi presented by Charley Snodgrass 9:00 - Homebrew Show and Tell presented by Barry Buelow 10:00 - From cockpit to ham shack: understanding and decoding ACARS communications presented by Paul Cowley 11:00 - Iowa Repeater Council presented by Paul Cowley 12:00 - TBA Linn County Fairgrounds, 201 Central City RR, Central City, Iowa, United States, 52214

Cedar Rapids YP Social

Bldg Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Come out and have a drink and some snacks, while meeting other IEEE young professionals in Cedar Rapids area and some of the Section leadership. Guests are welcome, please have them register. Bldg: Meet IEEE hosts outside the 1st Street Door, Big Grove Brewery and Tap Room, 170 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Lunch and Learn with IEEE Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Sophia Muirhead

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/425841

Join us for an insightful speech by Sophia Muirhead, IEEE Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer, on the essence of leadership! Gain valuable insights on how to lead with humility, empathy, and respect. Learn to nurture strengths, embrace risks, and foster a collaborative and inclusive environment. Discover the importance of continuous learning and adapting to change, and understand how to balance personal well-being with professional responsibilities. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and drive positive change. Talking Points: ● Unique Leadership Reflections: ○ Personal insights on leadership gathered over many years. ○ Emphasis on the importance of humility and learning from others. ● Core Leadership Values: ○ Humility: Recognizing the value of diverse perspectives. ○ Empathy: Understanding and supporting team members as whole individuals. ○ Respect: Treating everyone with courtesy and dignity, regardless of their position. ● Continuous Learning and Curiosity: ○ Staying informed and adapting to changes in the world. ○ Embracing a mindset of continuous improvement and innovation. ● Collaborative Decision-Making: ○ Involving team members in decision-making processes. ○ Encouraging open dialogue and valuing diverse opinions. ● Nurturing Strengths and Independence: ○ Focusing on developing team members’ strengths. ○ Promoting independence and avoiding micromanagement. ● Embracing Risks and Learning from Failures: ○ Taking calculated risks to drive innovation. ○ Learning from failures and adapting to new challenges. ● Self-Care and Personal Time: ○ Importance of setting aside time for personal well-being. ○ Strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. ● Inspiring and Empowering Others: ○ Leading by example and inspiring others to achieve excellence. ○ Creating an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. Speaker(s): Sophia Muirhead, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/425841

August Cedar Rapids IEEE Executive Committee Meeting

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/399842

Join us for our monthly executive committee meeting from 5 - 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people, learn leadership skills, and to help steer the direction of your local IEEE chapter. Who should attend: Executive committee for the Cedar Rapids Section, and any other leaders and interested members that wish to attend. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/399842

Region 4 Virtual Senior Elevation Event

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/422373

Join us for this Virtual Senior Member Reference Review Panels Online interviews will be scheduled for members wishing to elevate by current Senior Members where the Seniors can get to know the candidates in order to act as references for your application. Senior Member Reviewers will assist interested member candidates with at least 10 years of experience in their profession. To sign up for "Review" Time Slot, please register for this event, please send an electronic copy of your resume, and relevant supporting materials (list of papers published, standards work done, patents, senior/leadership positions, etc.) to [email protected] before the event. IEEE membership enhances every stage of your career. Whether you are an established professional or just starting out, IEEE membership identifies you as superior talent. Advancing your member grade can bring added peer recognition to your accomplishments and shows your employer your desire to improve your technical and leadership skills. Senior Membership is encouraged because it is required, in most cases, for key volunteer positions at the IEEE. Benefit of being a Senior Member As an IEEE Senior member, you receive the following benefits: - Recognition: The professional recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence. - Leadership Eligibility: Senior members are eligible to hold executive IEEE volunteer positions. - Ability to refer other candidates: Senior members can serve as a reference for other applicants for Senior Membership. - Review panel: Senior members are invited to be on the panel to review Senior member applications. - Letter of commendation: A letter of commendation on the achievement of Senior member grade will be sent to your employer (upon your request). The advancement to Senior Member provides the IEEE members with significant and distinct benefits. These benefits include the eligibility to hold Executive IEEE Volunteer Positions and getting recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence. Newly elevated senior members will also receive an engraved senior member plaque from IEEE. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/422373

September Cedar Rapids IEEE Executive Committee Meeting

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/399843

Join us for our monthly executive committee meeting from 5 - 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people, learn leadership skills, and to help steer the direction of your local IEEE chapter. Who should attend: Executive committee for the Cedar Rapids Section, and any other leaders and interested members that wish to attend. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/399843

October Cedar Rapids IEEE Executive Committee Meeting

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/399844

Join us for our monthly executive committee meeting from 5 - 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people, learn leadership skills, and to help steer the direction of your local IEEE chapter. Who should attend: Executive committee for the Cedar Rapids Section, and any other leaders and interested members that wish to attend. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/399844