Student registration is now open for the 2019 Dayton ConTest University (“CTU”) to be held all day on Thursday May 16, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Dayton, Ohio. http://contestuniversity.com
This is the day before Hamvention opens in Xenia, Ohio
Eight different countries have hosted CTUs over the past thirteen years.
USA, Australia, Russia, Germany, Italy, England, Brazil and Finland. Over
7500 students have attended these CTUs with more than 100 CTU Professors
sharing their contesting experiences.
2019 will be the 13th year in a row for CTU Dayton. To give you an idea
of the quality of the CTU content and activities you can see videos and PDFs
from past CTUs on the CTU web site at http://contestuniversity.com
The 2019 CTU Professor line up is outstanding and is posted on the CTU
website. Thanks to our returning professors NC0B, W0YK, N6TV, W3YQ, N0AX and
K1DG. You will notice several NEW professors for 2019. I am proud to welcome Bryant, KG5HVO who will present new ideas for attracting youth in contesting. Dan, N6MJ and Chris, KL9A (Gold Medal Team WRTC2014) will each present advanced operating papers. Randy, K5ZD returns to the CTU staff after a multiyear break.
CTU professor stalwart Frank, W3LPL is on sabbatical this year. Frank has
taught many many sessions at CTU over the past 12 years. He deserves a
break! Frank will attend CTU Dayton 2019 and answer questions, but he will
not have any teaching duties this year. Congrats to W3LPL!
The 2019 CTU Dayton course outline will be posted soon. Check the CTU
website for updates. Each presentation is carefully prepared with up to date
There are scholarships (registration fee paid) available for CTU through a
grant from the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) for those students
25 years old and younger. Please use the “contact us” button on the CTU
website to get more information.
2019 Student registration information is on the CTU web site
CTU registration makes a great Christmas gift!
Important – as we did last year – if you want to sign up for CTU 2019 Dayton
and you have given (or will give one by Hamvention 2019) a talk about
Amateur Radio to any club, Hamfest or group since May 16, 2018 – you qualify
for a $10.00 registration fee discount. Please choose the “Registration with
Club talk discount” option to get the $10.00 discount. Spreading the word
about amateur radio is lots of fun and can save you money at CTU!
Thanks to all of the CTU sponsors including Icom America, DX Engineering,
the Northern California DX Foundation, YASME, the Radio Club of America and
CQ Magazine for making CTU possible. Thanks to K8MNJ and K1SO for all of
their help with CTU. Special thanks to Scott, KA9FOX from QTH.com for
hosting and constructing the CTU headquarters web site.
CU in Dayton at CTU 2019 and Merry Christmas,
Contest University Chairman