HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: Four Days in May (Dayton)

Today’s Word of the Day is actually a quartet of words: Four Days in May (May 16-19).

Held the same time as Hamvention®, the 2019 QRP Amateur Radio Club International (ARCI) “Four Days in May” (FDIM) will be host to home-brewers, contesters, CW specialists, DXers, and some of Amateur Radio’s most technically skilled operators who come together to share ideas on conquering the challenges of low-power operation—5 watts or less output for CW and maximum 5 or 10 watts (depending on who you ask) PEP for SSB.

FDIM activities will take place at the Holiday Inn, Fairborn, Ohio, only 20 minutes north of the throngs of Amateur operators who will be attending Hamvention at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia.

FDIM events this year include a Thursday symposium featuring speakers on topics such as Challenges of SSB, Creating Your Own CW Tutor, and DC Transceivers. Friday is open for attending Hamvention and shopping at the QRP-ARCI Toy Store. That evening, attendees can show off their projects and win awards in the homebrew contest. A banquet and awards ceremony will be held Saturday. For complete details about Four Days in May, visit the QRP-ARCI website here.


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