Dayton Hamvention News

Everyone brings their A-game to Hamvention. Kenwood was showing off a new HF + 50 MHz (& 70 MHz) Transceiver at the Hamvention in Dayton last weekend, the TS-890S. Click here for a bit more information. Not yet available in the USA.

And Yaesu brought their new FT-DX-101D – a new High-Class HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver. Pricing and availability not yet announced.

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Last Chance to Take the Technician Exam Before the Question Pool Changes

License exams will be available at the meeting on June 14 starting at 6 PM. Please note that this will be the last opportunity to take the Technical Exam before the question pool changes on July 1.

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This Weekend – May 19 & 20

The Dayton Hamvention is this weekend – May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.

Special Event Stations
Armed Forces Weekend / American Airpower Museum
Indianapolis 500 Special Event (Starts May 21)

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Nashville Silent Key’s Equipment for Sale

Maurice Taylor – KJ4ZJL – SK

At the request of Catherine, Maurice’s sister, this is a link to a list of Maurice’s amateur radio equipment along with general descriptions which are believed to be accurate. All equipment is believed to be in good working order.

Please contact Catherine Taylor at 615-669-1441 regarding this equipment.

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2018 ARRL Field Day is June 23-24

ARRL’s Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Plus, it’s a great way to have some fun together.
SCARA plans to set up for ARRL Field Day at Lock 4 Park in Gallatin. Operation begins at 1800 UTC Saturday and runs through 2059 UTC Sunday so set up will start bright and early on Saturday morning.

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May Meeting

The May meeting will be this Thursday, May 10, usual time and place.

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This Weekend – May 12 & 13

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is a United States Department of Defense sponsored program, established as a separately managed and operated program by the United States Army, and the United States Air Force. The program is a civilian auxiliary consisting primarily of licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in assisting the military with communications on a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal communications. The MARS programs also include active duty, reserve, and National Guard units; Navy, Marine Corps, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ships, and Coast Guard cutters and shore stations.

QSO Parties and Contests:
Arkansas QSO Party
Special Event Stations:
Grand Prix of Indianapolis
USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event: Operation Frequent Wind
Palm Island Activation

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This Weekend – May 5 & 6

QSO Parties and Contests:
Indiana QSO Party
Delaware QSO Party
New England QSO Party
Special Event Stations:
Grand Prix of Indianapolis
W5MRC/ARRL 50 Year Anniversary Commemoration

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