QRP Quarterly Story Contest

From the QRP Quarterly Editor -

I would like a heart warming QRP story, fiction or otherwise for the next issue. So I am having a contest! Prize will be announced next week and submissions due by the 15th. I will reveal the prize will be a transceiver-cw only and vintage QRP. Submissions should come to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I have selected a literary group of QRP elites to do the final judging. That is all.

Mike KD5KXF

FDIM Registration 2019

QRP-ARCI’s FDIM 2019 is in the works.

FDIMFour Days In May

Get it on your calendar now! Thursday-Sunday, May 16-19, 2019.

If you haven’t attended before, this is a great year to make it your first.  QRP-ARCI is sensitive to the first-time attendee and will try hard to make your first FDIM as fun and interesting as possible.  We also make an effort to provide spouse activities.

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. 

Most of the speakers for the seminar have been contacted and confirmed.  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.

It shouldn’t surprise you to find a contest or two during the weekend.  We’ve had QLF, split paddle, CW and other fun activities in the past.

We’re lining up vendors for the vendor showcase.  One evening, there will be several vendors with QRP related products displaying their wares. Many will offer special FDIM discounts.

In the past, the hotel has been accommodating with discount meal tickets.  You’ll find fast food restaurants across the street from the hotel.

This is preliminary information.  A complete schedule and list of activities will be posted on the web site as we move through the process.

Dress is casual for all events.

We will again be at the Holiday Inn, Fairborn, OH.  Reservations and special room rates for FDIM will be available after the first of the year through www.QRPARCI.org.  Remember, all discounted hotel rooms are released only through QRP-ARCI.  Instructions will be posted as soon as the Hotel is ready to start processing our Room Block.

Questions or comments: 

Norm Schklar, WA4ZXV

FDIM2019 Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Last updated November 20, 2018

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QRP ARCI is a club for low power enthusiasts worldwide.

We produce a professional quality magazine (QRP Quarterly), organize an annual conference at Dayton ('Four Days In May' or FDIM), and sponsor various QRP contests and awards.

 

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QRP Quarterly - October 2018

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QRP Quarterly - October 2018

Technical Articles

Idea Exchange—Mike Czuhajewski—WA8MCQ

Cell Phone Booster and Radial Wire Winder—N2CX
Corrected Figure for Quickie #105
Easy and Cheap Wire Labels—KD4PBJ
Space-Saving Bench Supply—KCØZNG
Blinking Power Indicator—KCØZNG
Broken IC Pin Tips—various people

16 Arduino Building Blocks: Part 4—DuWayne Schmidlkofer—KV4QB
19 Build a High Performance Triband Cubical Quad—Bob Rosier—K4OCE
22 An Inexpensive Lab Quality Antenna Analyzer—Bob Thompson—K5RWT
26 The Misunderstood T2FD Antenna—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS
28 Modern QRP Rigs and Development of the QCX: Part 2—Hans Summers—GØUPL
38 A Boost/Buck DC-DC Converter for QRP Rigs—Al Duncan—VE3RRD
39 Portable Power Consumption—John Leonardelli—VE3IPS

 

 

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