• FDIM 2014 - Four Days In May

    'Four Days In May' is the annual convention of the QRP Amateur Radio Club International. It is held in Dayton OH and runs in parallel with the famous Dayton Hamvention. 
  • FDIM Seminars

    Held on Thursday 15th May 2014. Six presentations from well known names in the QRP community. This event attracts an audience of around 400 QRPers.
  • Hamvention Buses

    Visitors to FDIM have an easy journey to the Dayton Hamvention. On Friday and Saturday we have buses running from the hotel door to the Hamvention entrance.
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FDIM Seminars

Thursday 15 May 2014
8.00am - 4.30pm

  • Ken Evans, W4DU (8.00am)
      Welcome to FDIM !
     
  • Harold Smith, KE6TI (8.10am)
      Many Ways To Homebrew
     
  • Chris Testa, KD2BMH (9.10am)
       Battery Powered Software Radios:
       Having your cake and eating it, too
     
  • George Dobbs, G3RJV (10.30am)
      The Classic World of the Regenerative Receiver
     
  • Gary Breed, K9AY (1.00pm)
       Why Does My Rig Have a Receive Antenna Jack ?
     
  • Craig Behrens, NM4T (2.00pm)
      The Great Arduino, JT65 and Rebels Caper
      High adventure with new radio paradigms
     
  • Dave Cripe, NM0S (3.15pm)
       PoW QRP
     

Tea breaks at 10.10am and 3.00pm
Lunch break at 11.30am

FDIM 2014 Schedule

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Fairborn OH   (map)


 Wednesday 14th May 2014

Registration opens (7.30pm)
Pick up badges and goody bags,
meet old friends and make new ones !

Thursday 15th May 2014

Registration opens (7am)
Seminars (8am - 4.30pm)
         Harold Smith, KE6TI
         Chris Testa, KD2BMH
         George Dobbs, G3RJV
         Gary Breed, K9AY
         Craig Behrens, NM4T
         Dave Cripe, NM0S

Buildathon (4.30pm - 8pm)
Ten-Tec Presentation (7pm - 8pm)
         -  (in the Amphitheatre)
Vendor Evening (8pm - 10pm)
'Meet the Speakers' (8pm - 10pm)

Friday 16th May 2014

Buses to Hamvention (7.30am - 9.30am)
Buses back to hotel (3.30pm - 5.30pm)
QRP Club Night (8pm - 10pm)
Show and Tell (8pm - 10pm)
Homebrew Competition (8pm - 10pm)
Tuna Can Mojo Ceremony (midnight !)
         -  (bring your Tuna Can Kit for admission !)

Saturday 17th May 2014

Buses to Hamvention (7.30am - 9.30am)
Buses back to hotel (3.30pm - 5.30pm)
Grand Banquet, Awards Ceremony
and Door Prizes (7.30pm - 10pm)

Sunday 18th May 2014

Last visit to Hamvention and home


Events and times are subject to change. Please recheck schedule regularly.

 

Hotel Rooms

Holiday Inn, FairbornThe hotel is now full, however a wait list has been set up. If you want a room please call to get on the wait list ASAP - we expect that there will be cancellations.

We have arranged a special room rate at the Holiday Inn. Rooms will be $112 per night (plus tax) and include a complimentary breakfast.

Do not call the Holiday Inn central reservations number !

Call the hotel direct on 937-431-4613.
Call Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Tell them you are with 'FDIM' to claim the special rate and complimentary breakfast.

Where is FDIM ?