New Ham Orientation : 10-11AM : Austin Room


Jeff Schmidt N5MNW will host a New Ham Orientation for new hams on all kinds of things Ham-related.

He will also hold a short exam preparation in the Austin room at 11am to help those taking their exams later on at 12:30 in the Austin Room.


  • Overview of various Technical, Preparedness & Emergency Response Facets available as a Ham Radio Licensee.



n5mnwJeff Schmidt N5MNW
Infected by the "Radio Bug" at an early age, listening to shortwave and local AM/FM radio, wondering what was so different between the distances covered.
1st licensed in 1988 as Novice KB5FSE, then as Technician N5MNW.
Endured the "Upgrade Trail" to General, Advanced, then "Slow Code" Extra (only got to 13wpm)
Wife- Lori KM5MQ passed her 20wpm Extra and outranked him for several years, but that's another story…). Lori & Jeff have been scheduling & teaching Amateur Radio Classes around Austin for the past two decades!

Jeff works in the Semiconductor Industry as an Engineering Technician, benefiting from the experience gained from "Hands-On"  experimentation.