QRP ARCI Four Days in May: FDIM 16-19, 2019.
Registration and getting acquainted begins on Wednesday evening. Seminars are most of the day Thursday, with “meet the speakers” and an open room for some casual show and tell and plenty of time to swap tales that evening. Most of Friday daytime is open to attend the Hamvention and visit the QRP-ARCI Toy Store. Friday evening activities usually include “show and tell”, vendor displays and maybe a judged home brew contest. Most of Saturday is again open for the Hamvention, and we have a great social event, banquet, awards presentation and door prizes that evening. Sunday is the Hamvention, and check-out.
We’ll have a “meet the speakers” social gathering after the seminar, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet, question and discuss QRP with the speakers.
Don’t miss out on the show and tell. You can to bring out your QRP related projects and put them on display. Your contemporaries will have a chance to roam through the displays and see the excellent craftsmanship used in these special exhibits. For more information see http://www.qrparci.org/
The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting
A short drive from Xenia, the museum announces expanded hours for Hamvention weekend. The Museum is located at the site of the former Voice of America Bethany Relay Station in West Chester, between Dayton and Cincinnati, just off the I-75 Tylersville Road exit.
From 1944 thru 1994, six of the most powerful shortwave transmitters in the world broadcast to listeners seeking truth in Europe, Africa and South America from the Bethany Station. Every week millions heard programs in 50 different languages beamed globally from this hilltop. Those attending the 2019 Dayton Hamvention will have ample opportunity to visit. The Museum is located about 35 minutes from the main convention activities.
The Ham Shack for WC8VOA will be open, as well as some unique exhibits such as the comprehensive collection of Drake Amateur Radio gear, the remaining Collins 250,000 watt transmitter, the 1960’s VOA Master Control room, the Powel Crosley Jr. Exhibit, and an exhibit about the US Coast Guard Cutter “Courier” a cold war era floating radio transmission facility that relayed VOA Bethany broadcasts to the Middle East and Soviet Union.
The VOA Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 pm.
Special hours for Hamvention Attendees are:
Thursday May 16 from 1 to 9 p.m.
Friday May 17 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Saturday May 18 from 1 to 9 p.m.
and Sunday May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission is just a five dollar donation.
In addition this year, the museum has a special offer for new donors visiting during Hamvention on Saturday, May 18th only. From 6:30 to 9 pm, new Museum donors of at least $45 will receive:
- Free general admission to the Museum
- A guided tour of the Museum’s Crosley Collection
- A tour of the historic WLW transmitter site featuring the Crosley 500 kw WLW transmitter.
This tour will be conducted by internationally known broadcast veterans Jay Adrick , K8CJY and Geoff Mendenhall, W8GNM. Transportation from the Museum to the WLW transmitter site and back is included. Space is limited on the WLW transmitter tour, and reservations are required. To sign up, visit voamuseum.org.
See you at the Museum!
More information about the museum and the special WLW transmitter tour option is available at www.voamuseum.org.
Please submit details for Hamvention 2019.
AMSAT: Multi-day activity – Friday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Amateur Satellite operation demonstrations will be held outside the main Maxim Hall (Building 1 or E1) entrance. Every day, AMSAT will be demonstrating actual contacts with the operational amateur satellites. We especially want to invite youth to make a contact via an amateur satellite. All are invited to observe, participate and ask questions. Satellite pass times will be posted at the AMSAT booth (1007-1010 & 1107-1110) and in the demo area.