The fast-approaching March 13-14, 2021 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo announced that the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® in the U.S., will have a significant Expo presence.
As part of the 80+ speaker lineup, ARRL CEO David Minster, NA2AA, will deliver the Keynote on Saturday, March 13, from 12-1 PT. Although only in his position since September 2020, David already has started to make a significant impact to ensure ARRL’s continuing legacy of serving radio amateurs. He has cultivated relationships with ham radio leaders, volunteers and staff to lay the groundwork for a stronger, more vibrant ARRL.
David has already launched major projects and assembled teams to foster innovation and individual skill development in radio technology and communications that benefit all amateur radio operators. In his Keynote, David will share his enthusiasm for advancing amateur radio and highlight current ARRL initiatives to engage and inspire this current generation of hams. Keynote topics will include:  
•    Accelerating ARRL’s digital transformation that promises to bring new value to ARRL members. An all-in digital approach will improve the way members access and engage with content, programs and systems
•    Introducing the new Learning Center to serve as a hub for members to discover the many facets of amateur radio and develop practical knowledge and skills
•    Building a video production competency enabling exciting opportunities for current amateur radio content creators and member-volunteers. The publishing of new videos to its ARRLHQ YouTube channel and other social media outlets is a recent example
•    Improving training and tools to engage radio clubs, emergency communication volunteers and students
In addition, the ARRL Expo booth will feature “Ask the ARRL Lab.”  Engineers for the ARRL’s Lab will help answer any questions LIVE. Attendees can come into the booth lounge (featuring the Expo’s latest virtual meet-up and video technology), sit down at a virtual table, and ask ARRL Lab for tips about a project they’re working on or suggestions to overcome a problem with a station installation, antenna or a piece of gear. Attendees can also learn about equipment testing conducted by the Lab on new radios for ARRL Product Reviews. 
The ARRL and the ARRL Lab also support a vast collection of technical material available to members.  At the Expo, ARRL booth staff will point attendees to helpful resources.
ARRL Lab engineers throughout the Expo weekend include:
•    Ed Hare, W1RFI, ARRL Lab Manager
•    Bob Allison, WB1GCM, Test Engineer
•    Zack Lau, W1VT, Senior Laboratory Engineer
•    Paul Cianciolo, W1VLF, RFI Engineer
•    Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, W1AW Chief Operator
Anyone can attend the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo from their home or office.