Come and show your support for ham radio! Numerous influential people will be in Newport, RI for this presentation. The presentation is FREE to all hams! Here's the official announcement from the ARRL Letter dated 10/14/05: ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, will be a guest lecturer during the 2005 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) Symposium October 30-November 4 at the Newport, Rhode Island, Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue. Hare's free presentation Tuesday, November 1, at 7 PM, is open to all Amateur Radio licensees. Arranged in cooperation between AMTA and ARRL, Hare's talk will focus on Broadband over Power Line (BPL) and will provide background on the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues associated with this technology. A presentation will follow on the antenna modeling and measurement techniques ARRL uses to assess interference from BPL. It will include a description of test methods and a program through which radio amateurs and others can contribute to a utility-industry project to assess BPL systems. A member of the ARRL staff for more than 19 years, Hare is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and the IEEE Standards Association and serves as a member of the IEEE EMC Society Standards Development Committee, chairing its recently formed BPL study project. More information on AMTA and the 2005 AMTA Symposium is available on the AMTA Web site <http://www.amta.org/>.