• FDIM 2015 - 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 14th May 2015. 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.
  • Midnight Mischief

    Midnight Mischief at FDIM 2014 ! Guardians of the Sacred Holy Relic open the arc in preparation for the Tuna-Tin MoJo Ceremony. Yes, really !
  • Buses to Hamvention

    Shuttle buses to the Hamvention on Friday and Saturday ($15 for both days) Wilbur Dahmer will guarantee that you have an entertaining ride to the Hara Arena !
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QRP Club Night

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Friday 15 May 2015
8.00pm - 10.00pm

A night of fun, games and socialising. We tried this the last two years and it was a great success.

QRP Clubs and groups will have a table to promote themselves. Tables can be decorated with flags and banners. Flyers and badges can be distributed - and new members recruited.

Each Club can make their table 'their own' but we suggest that some snacks/nibbles/sweets from their area are provided and some kind of game or competition is hosted (think along the lines of toroid winding and left footed CW).

Please - find out who is the lead person for this from your own club. If no one is doing it, then take the lead yourself and contact your fellow club/group members !

We currently have the following groups attending -

  • 4 States QRP
  • Austin QRP
  • QRP ARCI
  • CRES-ARC QRP (Columbus)

FDIM 2015 Schedule

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Fairborn OH   (map)


 Wednesday 13th May 2015

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

Thursday 14th May 2015

Registration opens (7.30am)
Seminars (8.50am - 5.15pm)
         Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ
         Jay Slough, K4ZLE
         George Dobbs, G3RJV
         Paul Darlington, M0XPD
         Mike Bryce, WB8VGE
         Glen Popiel, KW5GP

Vendor Evening (8pm - 10pm)
'Meet the Speakers' (8pm - 10pm)

Friday 15th May 2015

Buses to Hamvention (7.30am - 9.30am)
Buses back to hotel (3.30pm - 5.30pm)

Buildathon (3.30pm - 8.00pm)
QRP Club Night (8pm - 10pm)
Show and Tell (8pm - 10pm)
Homebrew Competition (8pm - 10pm)

Saturday 16th May 2015

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 17th May 2015

Last visit to Hamvention and home


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

 

Hotel Rooms

Holiday Inn, FairbornAll FDIM activities take place at the Holiday Inn, Fairborn. This is the place to stay to ensure you do not miss any of the action.

We have arranged a special FDIM room rate of $112 per night (+ tax), this includes complimentary breakfast.

This rate is only available by calling the hotel directly (do not call the toll free number !).

Call 937-431-4613 between 8am and 5pm (Monday to Friday). Leave a voice mail if there is no answer.

Tell them you are with 'FDIM' to get the special rate.

Who's Going to FDIM ?

A list of people pre-registered for the Seminars and Banquet is published online.

The list is updated every 5 or 6 days.

Remember - everyone who registers online for the Seminars is entered into free draws with prizes being presented between seminars. You cannot buy tickets. Register online - it helps us plan the event !

If you have booked a hotel room - then please book tickets for the Seminar or Banquet.

The hotel room list is also available online.

There are people with hotel rooms booked who have not pre-registered for the Seminar or Banquet.

Every year we have people cancel their hotel room just days before FDIM.
If you cannot attend then cancel your room now !
If you will attend then book your ticket for the Seminar or Banquet !

Where is FDIM ?