52nd Annual CSVHFS Conference

2018 csvhfs wichita   

  Welcome to Wichita

On behalf of CSVHFS we welcome you to Wichita, KS for the annual Central States VHF Society Conference, to be held on July 26-28 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at the Wichita (Eisenhower) Airport. This year is our Society's 52nd Conference, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty convention.

This year's event will start with a Meet and Greet Thursday night and end with family entertainer Curtis the Mentalist at the grand-finale banquet. Friday and Saturday feature state-of-the-art technical programs, noise figure measurements, antenna range, Rover Row, Dish Bowl, VHF 101 education seminar for newcomers to weak signal operations, equipment auctions, luncheons, family tours, door prizes, hospitality suites, guest speakers, and a VHF/UHF/Microwave swap fest.

 Expect the unexpected! Big-city amenities - Midwestern prices! Explore art museums, hands-on exhibits, Old West and Indian artifacts - even a T. Rex skeleton.   Dine at more than 1,000 restaurants. Shopping choices abound with eclectic shops, antique stores, and open-air shopping centers. When it comes to dining, shopping and playingWichita has something for everyone!

Known as a friendly, fun place to visit even without the attraction of a great Central States conference, Wichita presents an excellent opportunity to kick back and enjoy a respite from "normal" life!

The annual conference is well known for its technical programs and social interaction. You can take part by making a presentation, submitting a paper for the proceedings, or creating a poster display bringing antennas, preamps, and/or passive devices to test, driving your rover in for display, or just spending time in the after hours in one of the hospitality suites.

We are again promoting a newcomers’ program, VHF101, which will teach the basics of weak signal VHF/UHF operations. 

Take advantage of the $99 room rate, which we locked in for the conference.  A block of rooms has been reserved for July 26, 2018 - July 29, 2018. The special room rate will be available until July 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  Booking a reservation from our site is simple.

Travel information into Wichita can be found at https://www.flywichita.com/ .

Bring the whole family with you! Wichita offers a wide variety of activities for everyone to enjoy, and the Conference will be offering a unique selection of trips and tours to entertain the whole family.

In addition to conference activities, there are myriad local attractions to distract you.

  • Sedgwick County Zoo.
  • Old Cowtown Museum.
  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park.
  • Museum of World Treasures.
  • Keeper of the Plains Plaza.
  • Exploration Place.
  • Botanica Wichita.
  • Great Plains Nature Center.

Please check back to these website pages to watch the details unfold and, for conference registration . You can make your hotel reservations any time, the earlier the better; our block of rooms can be expanded if enough folks make reservations early enough to catch additional open rooms!  We are able to obtain our conference meeting rooms because of our contract for room nights at the hotel.  Please support the conference and the society by staying at the conference hotel.

Our three requests to all interested people are:

  • Come and enjoy the event!
  • Present interesting talks and papers if you have something to share.
  • Be generous with your fellow attendees by helping us stock the Banquet Prize Table.

We hope you, your family, and VHF/UHF/microwave friends will join us in Wichita this July.

For questions about the conference please contact Mel Graves WR0I at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Melvin Graves WR0I 2018 President CSVHFS
Lee Hursey KD0CMJ 2018 Vice President