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

FDIM 2018 - Prize Sponsors

FDIM 2018 had numerous prize donations from the following vendors, and QRP Operators. Thank you all very much for helping to make FDIM such a fantastic QRP gathering.


Ashhar Farhan - uBITX kits
Elecraft - KX2 and KX3 w/ pan adapter
3rd Planet Solar - Multiple kits
4 States QRP - Designer Boards & Ozarks Patrol Receiver
Begali Keys - 2 Beautiful Keys
DX Engineering - Many items, including a major antenna system DXE-TW2010L
Kanga US - multiple kits
MFJ - accessories
N0WL - Ebay gift certificates
N3ZN - Keys
Pacific Antenna - trap dipole
Pro Audio - Low RFI power supply
QRP Guys - Kit
Vibroplex - Key
WA3RNC - Quick Kit 40 and Crystalplexer
ARRL - Handbook and more
QRP Labs - QCX transceivers

Preston Douglas WJ2V
QRP-ARCI President