55th Annual Central States VHF Society Conference


Welcome to Little Rock, Arkansas!

On behalf of the Central States VHF Society, please accept our personal invitation for you to attend the 55th CSVHFS Conference.

The last time we convened in Arkansas was for the 31st conference in Hot Springs in 1997 and to say amateur radio activity on the VHF and above bands has changed since then is quite an understatement! The WSJT suite of software did not exist, amplifiers were exclusively tubes with high voltage power supplies, EME was conducted on CW utilizing high power and large antenna arrays, and computers played a much smaller roll, if any, in our station integration. The 26 years since the 31st conference has seen some amazing advancements in VHF and above communications.

Through those years the Central States VHF Society has continued to be the leader in promoting and presenting these advancements each year.

The 2023 conference will be held July 27-29 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Unlike a traditional hamfest, the conference provides technical presentations, workshops, and test facilities to allow you to improve your station and on-the-air experience. The presenters and attendees are among the most recognized and highly experienced radio amateurs within the VHF and above ranks and you have the opportunity to spend quality time with them over the course of the conference. Activities include technical presentations, an antenna range, noise figure lab, rover row and dish bowl display of portable stations, a Thursday evening social activity, Friday evening trade-fest, equipment dealers, hospitality suite for evening socializing, fun family activities, and a closing banquet with a guest speaker and a prize table.

Little Rock and the Wyndham hotel are conveniently located in central Arkansas at the intersection of I-30, I-40, U.S. Highway 67 and 65 and is less than 6 hours driving time from Dallas, St. Louis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, and many other points. The Little Rock National Airport also provides convenient flights from across the country with direct access to Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, and many more. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle and is less than 10 mins from the airport.

Please visit https://2023.csvhfs.org/ for specific details, registration, and hotel reservations. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

73 Joel W5ZN                                               Pat Patterson, W5VY
CSVHFS President                                      CSVHFS Vice President


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