2017 HAM Reception at NAB Show


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

Prize Donated by
$50 Honey Baked Ham gift certificate Advanced Television Systems Committee (2)
C2 W/VHF Element, CJMount, 30FT RG6 Antennas Direct
ARRL Prize Certificate ARRL (3)
ARRL Prize Certificate ARRL (3)
Book: High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio ARRL (6)
Book: ARRL Operating Manual for Radio Amateurs 11th edition ARRL (5)
Book: Portable Antenna Classics ARRL (5)
Book: Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio ARRL (2)
Book: Ham Radio License Manual ARRL (2)
Book: General Class License Manual ARRL (2)
Book: 2017 ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications ARRL (5)
Book:  The Antenna Book for Radio Communications 23rd edition ARRL (5)
Certificate for 100 foot Belden cable – your choice Belden (10)
Certificate for 34” x 44” HAM contact locator map BIA/Kelsey
CCRadio 2E Enhanced AM/FM/WX 2-Meter Ham Band Radio (Black Mica) C. Crane Company Inc.
CC Vector Home WiFi Repeater System C. Crane Company Inc. (Robert Crane)
CCRadio  World (Black Mica) C. Crane Company Inc. (Robert Crane)
Yaesu FT-65R Dual Band Transceiver Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Yaesu FT-60R  Dual Band Transceiver Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Icom IC-V80-HD Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Yaesu FT-270R Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Kenwood TH-K20A Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Icom IC-T70A-HD-15 Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Alinco DJ-500T Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Kenwood TH-F6A Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Inc.
Car Connect HD Radio tuner (Directed Electronics) CBS Radio Inc. (20)
Amex gift certificate CBS Broadcasting
Amazon Echo CTA (2)
CPE/EIMAC 8877/3CX1500A7 Triode Tubes Eimac/CPI (2)
MFJ-259C MW/HF/VHF Two-port graphic antenna analyzer GatesAir
Tytera Model MD-390/GPS UHF digital mobile radio handheld transceiver Hammett & Edison (2)
AmEx gift card Henry Engineering (2)
Amex gift card Henry Engineering (4)
Icom R6 communications receiver 100 kHz-1309.995 MHz Icom America (2)
Gift bag containing – luggage tag, t-shirt, umbrella, portable charger, refrigerator magnet and pen IEEE BTS
Heil Sound Ltd.- large diameter dynamic microphone Nautel
Radio World t-shirt LARGE NewBay Media, LLC (5)
Radio World t-shirt MEDIUM NewBay Media, LLC (5)
Yaesu VHF/UHF dual-band FM transceiver Roam Consulting
Gift certificate toward any book in SBE bookstore SBE
Gift certificate for one SBE webinar SBE (2)
Book: Communications Receivers, 4th edition Technical Press (2)
Baofeng portable 2-way radio – dual band, dual display and standby Telos/Omnia (5)
Two rolls of Rapid-Tite silicone w eather sealing tape Times Microwave Systems
One Times-Protect lightning protector-Model LP-BTR50NFF Times Microwave Systems
One Times-Protect lightning protector- Model LP-GTRNFF Times Microwave Systems
100 feet of LMR-240 low-loss coaxial cable Times Microwave Systems
100 feet of LMR-400 Times Microwave Systems
M1 digital microphone processor Wheatstone
Smart Phone Tablet 64 Keys Android/iOS/Windows NAB
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