Friday TAPR/AMSAT Banquet and Speaker

The eleventh annual joint TAPR/AMSAT Banquet will be held on Friday evening, May 19th.  This dinner is one of the main AMSAT activities during the Hamvention.  Tickets ($35 each) may be purchased from the AMSAT store.  The banquet ticket purchase deadline is Tuesday, May 16th. Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the AMSAT booth. Different from previous years, this year there will be no tickets to pick up at the AMSAT booth. Tickets purchased on-line will be maintained on a list with check-in at the door at the banquet center. 

The Banquet will take place at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center, 4572 Presidential Way, Kettering, OH 45429 (just south of Dayton).  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a cash bar with the buffet dinner served at 7:00 p.m.

AMSAT and TAPR alternate the task of providing a speaker for the banquet. It is TAPR’s responsibility this year.

Carl Laufer will discuss “The World of Low Cost Software Defined Radio.” Carl is the creator and author of the extremely popular RTL-SDR Blog, author of the book, “The Hobbyist Guide to RTL-SDR,” and supplier of the RTL-SDR dongle. The RTL-SDR dongle is a low-cost, receive-only SDR receiver that hobbyists around the world are using for a variety of radio receiver projects, and Carl blogs about them at

Seating is limited to the number of meals we reserve with the Kohler caterers based on the number of tickets sold by the deadline.