• 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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Vendor Evening

Thursday 15 May 2014
8.00pm - 10.00pm

Vendors and QRP clubs from around the World will be selling kits, components, antennas and all kinds of goodies. In 2013 we had tables reserved for companies from North America, South America, Europe and Asia !

This is a great place to buy. The vendors have time to chat and you can take your purchases back to the hotel room. For customers, doors open at 8.00pm

Vendors include -

  • Ten-Tec
  • Begali
  • AlexLoop
  • Alpha Antenna
  • LNR Precision End Fedz
  • QRP Works
  • GQRP Club
  • Kanga US
  • 4 State QRP Group
  • QRPme
  • Hamsource
  • STM32-SDR
  • QRP Kits
  • Super Antenna
  • Nils R. B. Young, W8IJN
  • John sundstrom, N8YQD
  • Jim Wolter, W9BWC
  • Gary Schultz, N8WTT



If you want to reserve a place at Vendor Evening please -

  • let us know how many tables you need (1 or 2)
  • do you need access to an electricity outlet ?

Vendor Evening is held in The Ball Room.
Vendors will have access to set up tables at 7pm, doors open to the public at 8pm

Tables are provided free of charge but we would appreciate a donation of a door prize to be presented at the Grand Banquet.

All prize donations will be acknowledged and sponsors will be supported on the QRP ARCI website.

Send table requests and prize donation offers to -  Steve Fletcher, G4GXL at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Confirmed Vendors

Company Prize Donation Tables Power Contact Website
Ten-Tec Two Ten-Tec Rebel transceivers 2 Yes Jim, NO4A www.tentec.com
Begali Two paddles ? Yes Piero, I2RTF www.i2rtf.com
Alpha Antenna Alpha EzMilitary Antenna 2 No Steve, N0TES www.amateurradiostore.com
4 State QRP   2 Yes Jim, K8IQY www.4sqrp.com
Hamsource Choice of -
31 foot pole or
Windcamp Dipole Antenna
2 No John, N1OLO  
QRPme Kits 2   Rex, W1REX www.qrpme.com
Gary Schultz Customized clock 1 No Gary, N8WTT  
GQRP Club   2 No Dave, W7AQK www.gqrp.com
Nils R. B. Young Coasters for all banqueters 1 No Nils, W8IJN  
AlexLoop AlexLoop antenna 1 No Alex, PY1AHD www.alexloop.com
QRP Works Ham Central Terminal (for KX3) 1 Yes Steve Silverman www.qrpworks.com
STM-32SDR Two kits + PCBs 1 Yes Milt, W8NUE www.stm32-sdr.com
Kanga US Books 5 No Bill, N8ET www.kangaus.com
LNR Precision End Fedz   2 No Larry, AE4LD www.lnrprecision.com
QRP Kits   2 No Doug, KI6DS www.qrpkits.com
Jim, W9BWC (Solar Panel / Battery System)

John, N8YQD (Te Ne Ke Key)
  1 No    
Super Antenna MP1D Superstick Antenna Package 2 No   www.newsuperantenna.com
ProAudio Engineering KX3 Heatsink 1 Yes   www.proaudioeng.com


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 ?