EMRFD Message Archive 7438

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7438 2012-04-25 13:57:33 Jim Stafford Four Days In May - QRP at Hamvention
'Four Days In May' or FDIM is the annual convention of the/QRP Amateur
Radio Club International/
It is held in Dayton, OH and runs concurrently with the Dayton
Hamvention. Also, be sure to visit
the QRP ARCI booth at the Hamvention and join our worldwide club of
almost 15,000 members!

We kick off with a day of seminars on Thursday 17th May, this year
speakers and subjects include -

* Craig Johnson, AA0ZZ PIC Microcontrollers
* Jason Milldrum, NT7S Leveraging Free and Open Source Tools in
* Ed Breneiser,WA3WSJ Pedestrian Mobile Operation
* Grayson Evans, KJ7UM Hollow-state Homebrewing
* James Duffey, KK6MC VHF and UHF Weak Signal for the QRPer

The seminars are followed by an optional/Buildathon/which includes a
pizza party

Thursday evening ends with Show And Tell (your own projects), Meet The
Speakers, Competitions and Vendor Night where traders will be selling
everything from components to keys, from books to antennas, from tools
to QRP kits . . .

On Friday we organize shuttle buses from our hotel to the Dayton Hamvention.
Friday evening includes a Home-construction competition. Vendors will
also be back Friday night with all their wares. Note: Thursday and
Friday evening activities are FREE!

On Saturday we have more shuttle buses to the Hamvention and a Grand
Banquet in the evening. The banquet is where we have our raffle (for an
Elecarft KX3 this year) and we give out door prizes - we already have 5
transceivers, 2 Begali paddles, a key, a mast, vouchers . . . One year
we gave away over $10,000 in door prizes !

Our venue is the Holiday Inn at Fairborn, just a few miles to the
south-east of the Hamvention. There are several hotels in the area and
lots of restaurants. With the shuttle buses and spouse activities we aim
to turn a visit to the Hamvention into an easy and fun four day ham

Our website is athttp://www.fdim.qrparci.org
<http://www.fdim.qrparci.org/> Book online now and you will be entered
into a drawing to receive a 15m Transceiver Kit !

If you cannot make it to Dayton, check out our club
athttp://www.qrparci.org <http://www.qrparci.org/>

Remember, QRP ARCI supports blind hams by supplying their /QRP
Quarterly/magazine in an electronic format.

Jim Stafford W4QO EM74tb Roswell, GA USA

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