Forums will be presented in the track media facilities and hospitality suites. See below for the current list. (Click to enlarge the image – Updated September 28)

Carole Perry



GLHamCon is honored to welcome legendary youth activities champion, Carole Perry WB2MGP to MIS this October. Carole worked as an executive secretary in an electronics manufacturing company, Rapid Circuit Inc. for 16 years. In 1980, when the company relocated she returned to Intermediate School 72 in Staten Island, NY where she worked until her retirement in 2004, teaching “Introduction to Amateur Radio” to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for almost 30 years. Carole wrote the curriculum for “Introduction to Amateur Radio” a very successful program which had 950 students a year coming through it.

Carole Perry is the recipient of the prestigious 1987 Dayton Ham of The Year Award, the 1987 ARRL Instructor of The Year Award, the 1991 Marconi Wireless Memorial Award, the 1993 QCWA President’s Award, the 1996 Radio Club of America (RCA) Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award, the 2009 RCA President’s Award, the 2012 RCA President’s Award, and the 2015 Vivian Carr Award for Women in Radio. She is the winner of the 2016 SOAR (Sisterhood of Amateur Radio) Legacy award for Pioneering Women in Amateur Radio, and the 2016 recipient of the YASME Foundation Award for Excellence.

Carole is an RCA Fellow, and in 2007 she was elected to the RCA Board of Directors; a position she still holds, and she created the Youth Activities Committee which she now chairs. She serves on the RCA Scholarship committee as well. She also created the RCA Young Achiever’s Award, given to students in grade 12 and below who have demonstrated excellence and creativity in wireless communications. Ninety eight youngsters have received this award along with a stipend, so far.

Carole is also presently a Director for QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association). The QCWA Youth Activities program was created and chaired by Carole.

Under Carole’s leadership, the RCA Youth Activities Committee goes into schools across the country to set up radio/technology programs. Equipment, cash grants, books, and supplies are donated to the chosen schools or youth groups.

Carole has moderated the Dayton Hamvention Youth Forum and Instructors’ Forum for 30 years. She is a member/director of QCWA and RCA. She is also a member of ARRL, DARA, (Dayton Amateur Radio Association) AWA (Antique Wireless Association), and Brandeis Women.

Carole is a contributing columnist for CQ Magazine’s Youth Column.

In addition, KB6NU’s One-Day Tech Class will be presented and VE license exams will be held.