The Amateur Radio Operators Reception, affectionately known as the Ham Reception, will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in room W303-306 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The reception is free­ of ­charge and open to all attendees of the 2022 NAB Show.

Amateur Radio Operators Reception

The HAM reception is sponsored this year by Turner Engineering, and is one of the most anticipated events at the NAB Show. It’s where hundreds of broadcasting’s best and brightest, from company CEO’s to shop technicians, spend a relaxed evening talking shop, swapping tales and enjoying the fellowship of the amateur radio community.

This year, our generous donors have contributed door prizes with a combined value of over $16,000. Every attendee is eligible to win a door prize and will receive a raffle ticket upon entry. This year’s prizes include:

  • Yaesu VX-6R dual-band transceiver
  • Gift certificate for four (4) Maine Lobsters
  • Oculus Quest
  • Over 50 ARRL books

This year's prize

We’d like to thank our sponsor and all of our door prize donors for their generous contributions, and encourage anyone who would like to become a part of this tradition to contact NAB VP, Advanced Engineering David Layer. Here’s a complete list of door prizes and donors for this year’s event:

PrizeQtyDonated by
License: Ham Radio Spiral 4th Ed.2


License: Extra Class Spiral 11th Ed.2
ARRL Extra Class License Manual 12th Ed.2
License: General Class 9th Ed.4
Amateur Radio Satellites for Beginners5
Get on the Air with HF Digital 2nd Ed.5
Grounding and Bonding for Radio Amateur5
Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners5
ARRL Operating Manual 12th Edition5
2020 ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications5
ARRL Antenna Book 24th Edition5
2021 ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications5
ARRL backpack6
$50 Honeybaked ham gift certificate2ATSC
(Madeline Noland)
$100 Honeybaked ham gift certificate1
Azden AZK-43P range expander kit for Bird Model 43 RF wattmeter4Azden Corp
(Sho Torii)
Azden AZC203 headset and Azden AZC302 PTT box4
Bird Model 43 RF wattmeter1Bird Electronics
CC Skywave SSB AM/FM SW SX and Aviation Band receiver2C.Crane
Kenwood TH-K20A 144 MHz transceiver1Cavell, Mertz &
Yaesu FT-60R VHF/UHF dual-band transceiver2
Yaesu FT-65VHF/UHF dual-band transceiver1
Yaesu VX-6R 430 MHz dual-band transceiver1
Yaesu FT-25R/E VHF FM transceiver2
Yaesu FT-4X VHF/UHF dual-band transceiver3
Eimac 3CX800A7 triode tube4CPI/Eimac
Oculus Quest1CTA (Dave Wilson)
Gift certificate for four (4) Maine lobsters1Dielectric
Radio World t-shirt (Large)13Future Publishing (Paul McLane)
Radio World t-shirt (XLarge)15
Radio World t-shirt (Medium)2
Gift certificate for DX Engineering1Greg Best Consulting
Heil Sound Pro-set studio headphone1Heil Sound
Heil Sound the FS-2 dual foot switch1
Heil Sound t-shirts2
Microwave and Wireless Synth. – Theory and Design (hdback book)3Jerry Whitaker
Craftsman Digital Multimeter1Kintronic Labs
(Tom King)
CALRAD Electronics 2-3/8” 100uA panel meter1
Comet Part No. CFMN-25CAC-15-AF 25pf, 15kV fixed vacuum cap.1
Jennings Tech. Model No. RJ9-26S-G SPDT, 20kV, 110A vac. relay1
Fluke VoltAlert 1AC-A II 90-1000 VAC AC power test probe1
Weschler Model 409C549A23 0-2 Amp linear exp. RF current meter1
WeePro Vpro850L multimeter4Meintel, Sgrignoli and Wallace
75ft MPD-400 Superflex coax with PL-259 connectors1MPD Digital
3-500ZG heavy duty electron tube1RF Parts (Bonnie Arnold)
Yaesu FT-70R 2M/440 MHz handheld radio1ROAM Consulting (P. Putman)
SBE shirt size L1SBE
(Chriss Scherer)
Gift certificate toward any book in SBE Bookstore1
Certificate for one SBE CertPreview test1
Certificate for one SBE webinar1
AURSINC Vector Network Analyzer 50KHz -900MHz HF VHF UHF1Telos
(Lindsay Fogle)
HTI HT-02, Infrared (IR) thermal imager & visible light camera1
100 Feet of LMR-400 coaxial cable1Times Microwave
100 Feet of LMR-240 coaxial cable1
Two rolls of Rapid-Tite silicone weather sealing tape1
Times-Protect lightning protector2
iHD-ITR1-HD Radio tabletop w/alarm1Xperi (Lisa Ballesteros)