A highlight and tradition for many of us attending the NABShow is the Amateur Radio Operators Reception. I started in ham radio in 1975 (WN6BFL) and attended my first NABShow Ham Reception in 1986. Like past years, the Ham Reception will be held on Wednesday evening (April 26) beginning at 6 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort. The Reception is free­ of ­charge and open to all badge-wearing attendees of the 2016 NAB Show. Think about bringing a badge with your callsign on it this year.

The HAM reception is again being co­sponsored by Broadcast Supply Worldwide, DX Engineering and Turner Engineering. Join fellow amateur radio operators from around the world for food, drinks, and fellowship, plus a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

This year, our generous donors have contributed almost $12,000 in prizes. They include:

  • Wheatstone M1 Microphone Processor
  • Kenwood TH-F6A Tri-band HT
  • Icom FC-T70A Dual-band HT
  • 3CX1500A7 Tube
  • Amazon Echo

See the full list of prizes below.

Every attendee is eligible to win a door prize, and will receive a raffle ticket upon entry. Unlike the odds in Vegas casinos, your odds of winning at the reception are pretty good. This year, we’ve received over 125 prizes. We’d like to thank all of our donors for their generous contributions, and encourage anyone who would like to become a part of this tradition to contact Sharon Devine.

Bob Weller, N6NE

2017 Amateur Radio Operators Reception

PrizeDonated by
$50 Honey Baked Ham gift certificateAdvanced Television Systems Committee (2)
C2 W/VHF Element, CJMount, 30FT RG6Antennas Direct
ARRL Prize CertificateARRL (3)
ARRL Prize CertificateARRL (3)
Book: High Speed Multimedia for Amateur RadioARRL (6)
Book: ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs 11th editionARRL (5)
Book: Portable Antenna ClassicsARRL (5)
Book: Extra Class License Manual for Ham RadioARRL (2)
Book: Ham Radio License ManualARRL (2)
Book: General Class License ManualARRL (2)
Book: 2017 ARRL Handbook for Radio CommunicationsARRL (5)
Book:  The Antenna Book for Radio Communications 23rd editionARRL (5)
Certificate for 100 foot Belden cable – your choiceBelden (10)
Certificate for 34” x 44” HAM contact locator mapBIA/Kelsey
CCRadio 2E Enhanced AM/FM/WX 2-Meter Ham Band Radio (Black Mica)C. Crane Company Inc.
CC Vector Home WiFi Repeater SystemC. Crane Company Inc. (Robert Crane)
CCRadio  World (Black Mica)C. Crane Company Inc. (Robert Crane)
Yaesu FT-65R Dual Band TransceiverCavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Yaesu FT-60R  Dual Band TransceiverCavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Icom IC-V80-HDCavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Yaesu FT-270RCavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Kenwood TH-K20ACavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Icom IC-T70A-HD-15Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Alinco DJ-500TCavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Kenwood TH-F6ACavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Car Connect HD Radio tuner (Directed Electronics)CBS Radio Inc. (20)
Amex gift certificateCBS Broadcasting
Amazon EchoCTA (2)
CPE/EIMAC 8877/3CX1500A7 Triode TubesEimac/CPI (2)
MFJ-259C MW/HF/VHF Two-port graphic antenna analyzerGatesAir
Tytera Model MD-390/GPS UHF digital mobile radio handheld transceiverHammett & Edison (2)
AmEx gift cardHenry Engineering (2)
Amex gift cardHenry Engineering (4)
Icom R6 communications receiver 100 kHz-1309.995 MHzIcom America (2)
Gift bag containing – luggage tag, t-shirt, umbrella, portable charger, refrigerator magnet and penIEEE BTS
Heil Sound Ltd.- large diameter dynamic microphoneNautel
Radio World t-shirt LARGENewBay Media, LLC (5)
Radio World t-shirt MEDIUMNewBay Media, LLC (5)
Yaesu VHF/UHF dual-band FM transceiverRoam Consulting
Gift certificate toward any book in SBE bookstoreSBE
Gift certificate for one SBE webinarSBE  (2)
Book: Communications Receivers, 4th editionTechnical Press (2)
Baofeng portable 2-way radio – dual band, dual display and standbyTelos/Omnia (5)
Two rolls of Rapid-Tite silicone w eather sealing tapeTimes Microwave Systems
One Times-Protect lightning protector-Model LP-BTR50NFFTimes Microwave Systems
One Times-Protect lightning protector- Model LP-GTRNFFTimes Microwave Systems
100 feet of LMR-240 low-loss coaxial cableTimes Microwave Systems
100 feet of LMR-400Times Microwave Systems
M1 digital microphone processorWheatstone
Smart Phone Tablet 64 Keys Android/iOS/WindowsNAB