FDIM Registration 2019

FDIM Rex Harper Builathon for 2019 Announced.  See below for additional information.

QRP-ARCI’s FDIM 2019 is in the works. Register NOW

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.

Use this link to get registered for FDIM 2019!

Want to see who's planning to attend?  2019 Registered List

We will again be at the Holiday Inn, Fairborn, OH.  Reservations are available now through www.QRPARCI.org.  Remember, all discounted hotel rooms are released only through QRP-ARCI. 

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 December 24, 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 UK - 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

FDIM Homebrew Contest and Show N Tell

Friday 17 May 2019
8PM to 10PM

FDIM 2019 - Homebrew Contest - Show and Tell

As in the past, we intend to allow entries in the Homebrew Contest to be displayed in the Ballroom on Club Night, Friday night, May 17, between 8PM and 10 PM. To enter an item in the contest and insure that it is part of the voting (on Friday night), you must register your item on Friday night between 7 PM and 8 PM. A registration table will be outside the main Ballroom at that time on both nights.

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FDIM Buildathon 2019

Friday 17 May 2019

FDIM 2019 - Buildathon by Rex Harper W1REX

So this year, the FDIM Buildathon with be a little different. We will build a simple little O*Scope FUN! board for generating nice predictable signals to measure while we learn how to use a pocket oscilloscope....a little build time...and a little learning time! The price is a little higher for this FDIM as everyone will leave with BOTH the O*Scope FUN! learning board AND a very nice JYETech DSO Shell pocket oscilloscope. The scope sells for $39 at Circuit Specialists but I have made arrangements with them to get them at a reduced cost in order to keep the Buildathon price at $50.

Register for Buildathon here! 


FDIM 2019 2N2222 Power Challenge

Announcing - the FDIM2019 2N2222 POWER CHALLENGE!

We QRP enthusiasts have developed a great reputation for doing more with less.  Whether that is trying to break a record for mile per watt in a QSO, or designing a transceiver with fewest components, the design skills of our colleagues is undisputable.  QRPARCI is presenting our community with the an opportunity to show off these QRP design skills with the FDIM2019 2N2222 POWER CHALLENGE!  The challenge is simple:  Design and demonstrate a crystal-controlled 40M PA to make the highest sustained power for a period of one minute using only two 2N2222 transistors.  This event will take place at 8:00 PM Friday, May 17 during FDIM, and the winner recognized at the QRPARCI Banquet on Saturday, May 18.