Atlanticon 2003 

QRP Forum Speaker

Doug Hendricks, KI6DS

"How to do QRP to the Field the Easy Way"

Doug's talk is going to be a great one containing humor, practicality and instruction, and will relate to every single QRPer in the audience. KI6DS has operated almost every "QRP Afield" and "QRP to the Field" since the inception of these events several years ago.  His talk at Atlanticon this year will show you how to set up an effective contest station that won't break the bank, yet will give you loads of contacts.  You will see Doug actually build his antenna as he gives his talk, and he will set up his station while you are there.  He will go over some neat operating hints and kinks that get you more QSOs and show you what you need to take with you in order to have an effective station.  He will even probably tell a story or two about past adventures with his good friend, and past Atlanticon speaker Paul Harden.  Doug will also demonstrate a sure fire method of spending a fun afternoon using simple QRP gear while your wife shops at the mall.

About ... Doug Hendricks, KI6DS:

Doug was first licensed as WB0YVK in Ulysses, Kansas in 1976. He and wife JoAnne have two married daughters and 2 grandchildren, with a third on the way in April.  KI6DS grew up in Kansas and received a BS in Education with a major in Physcal Education in 1970 from Pittsburg State University (Kansas). After working as a teacher and coach in Kansas, his ham license got him a job in broadcast radio where he started as a sports reporter and ended up as general manager.  In 1984, Doug returned to college at Fort Hays State University  where he received his second degree, a BS in Physical Science with a double major in Chemistry and Physics.  He may be the only person in the world with a PE-Physics major!!  Doug and his family moved in 1985 to his current residence in Dos Palos.  Doug is chairman of the science department and the head coach for the boys varsity basketball team at Dos Palos High School.  He now holds an Extra Class ham ticket.  He was the cofounder (with Jim Cates, WA6GER) of the NorCal QRP Club in 1993, was inducted into the ARCI QRP Hall of Fame in 1998, and has kitted over 15,000 NorCal kits.  Doug and Jim also started the Pacificon QRP Forum in 1993, and have hosted the event ever since.

Those attending Atlanticon this year will be so much richer for having listened to Doug Hendricks share his secrets of simple QRP operating in the field. We are very fortunate that KI6DS is able to attend Atlanticon this year - his first time to the east coast for such an event!  A great friend of mine and of the NJQRP Club, we are super pleased and excited to have Doug on this year's prestigious Atlanticon speaker staff!

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