Friday TAPR/AMSAT Banquet and Speaker

This year’s speaker will be:

Michael Ossmann, AD0NR

“Adventures of a Hacker Turned Ham”

Michael Ossmann, AD0NR, grew up as a computer nerd embracing the hacker ethos.  Eventually Michael became very interested in the security of wireless systems such as remote keyless entry, garage door openers, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.  He designed Ubertooth One, a Bluetooth sniffer that was successfully funded on Kickstarter.  Not one to rest, Michael later designed and successfully funded HackRF One, an open source SDR platform that attracted the attention of the amateur radio community. Michael will talk about his unique perspective on the community as an outsider looking in, why he resisted getting a license for years, and why he finally decided to join.  Michael will also share his thoughts on what it means to be a hacker, what it means to be a ham, and what amateur radio may look like in the decades to come.

Dinner Menu

Hors d’oeuvres
Fresh/grilled vegetables with dip

Roast Prime Rib of Beef
Medallions of Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Boneless Breast of Chicken Piccata

Whipped Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Green Beans with Garlic/Artichokes

Tossed Salad
Dinner Rolls

Assorted Layer Cakes

Coffee/Iced Tea/Ice Water

A cash bar will be available for beer, wine, and mixed drinks

Doors open at 1830 for a cash bar, with buffet dinner served at 1900.


Jefferson Room
Kohler Presidential Banquet Center
4548 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH 45429.

Tickets ($35 each) must be purchased online in advance at the AMSAT Store no later than 1800 EDT Tuesday, May 12th.  Sorry, but no exceptions. Tickets will not be sold at the Hamvention or at the door.  Tickets purchased online may be collected at the AMSAT booth (433-435, 444-446).