Special Event Station Rules and Information


Work the world from Hamvention as W8BI at the Special Event Station !

The station, located in Building #2 in spaces 2706 and 2707 will be operating during normal Hamvention hours.

Frequencies (+/- QRM) will be:

  • 40M –
  • 20M –
  • 17M –
  • 10M –

CW will be tried on the hour as conditions permit. The station will have paddles for CW.

To operate the station you must have a copy of your license available.

For QSLs and certificates, please send a self addressed and stamped envelope to:

Dayton Amateur Radio Association
ATTN: Hamvention Special Event Station
PO Box 44
Dayton, Ohio  45401-0044

Hamvention 2017
Special Event Stations

Keeping with the tradition of a Special Events Station at Dayton Hamvention®, we take pleasure in announcing the station is again planned for 2017 with many improvements. The Station will be located in Building #2 in spaces 2706 and 2707.
The first of two stations will consist of:

  • Flex Radio with their Flex 6700 and Maestro Remote connected to their Power Genius (AO3A) amplifier.(Pending FCC Certification for the AO3A.)
  • Elecraft with their K3S radio connected to their KPA500 amplifier.
  • Kenwood with their TS-990S connected to OM Power OM2000A+ Amplifier.

The second station will consist of:

  • The Icom IC-7851 connected to SPE 2K-FA Expert Amplifier.
  • The Yaesu FTDX5000MP Radio also connected to the OM Power OM2000A+ amplifier.

The OM Power OM2000A+ Amplifier, interconnection between the radios, amplifiers, antenna switches and antennas, band pass filters and power meters are through the generosity made possible by Array Solutions.

RadioSport is supplying headsets that can be connected to any of the five radios in the two station setup. The headsets will be set up for a main operator of the station being used, and a second headset that will only monitor audio for logging purposes.

The antennas will be RadioWavz Sentinel Barrett Hex Beam for Station One, and the RadioWavz DX80 OCF wire antenna for Station Two.

The antennas will be set up on the P&R Communications Mobile Antenna Trailer located directly outside of Building #2 near the Special Events Station spaces.

Bengali Keys are scheduled to provide keys for the stations as needed.

Many of these vendors and suppliers will be around the Special Events Station location in Building #2. They are willing to discuss their equipment being demonstrated in the station during show hours.

Station operating hours will be regular show hours and are planned to be on 40M, 20M, 17m, and possibly 10M. All depending on band conditions.

Special Event Station Chairman and Assistant Chairman and their volunteers invite all to come by the new Station and see the premier equipment operating at this year’s station.

John Mathis
Chairman, Special Events

Charlie Lamb
Asst. Chairman, Special Events


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