• FDIM 2018 - 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. May 17, 18, 19, 20 2018. Plans are to be back at the Holiday Inn Fairborn.
  • FDIM Seminars

    Held on Thursday 17th May 2018. Most often Six presentations from well known names in the QRP community. This event attracts an audience of around 400 QRPers. We are proud to announce the presenters for the 2018 FDIM Symposium Jim Stafford W4QO - HOF 2010 - How to Succeed at QRP SSB  Han Summers, G0UPL - HOF 2009 - Topic Pending Michael Bryce, WB8VGE - HOF 2000 - Designing and Building Your Own Gear Jim Duffy, KK5MC - HOF 2007 - Adding UHF and VHF to your QRP Station Ed Breneiser, WA3WSJ and  Walt Skavinsky, KB3ABC - Operating from Over 70 National Parks in 2016 Dr. Jack Purdum, W8TEE - Homebrewing Ham radio Gear  What a great lineup of QRP speakers!       
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FDIM Registration 2018

Four Days In May (FDIM) - the biggest and best QRP event in the World !

Held each May, it starts the day before the famous Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio and runs for 4 days.  A full day of seminars, a Buildathon, a Vendors night, a QRP Club night, homebrew competitions, games, music, raffles, door prizes, QRP Hall of Fame induction, a Grand Banquet.
 
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FDIM Registration is open.  
 

Although the Holiday Inn is full, there are several hotels in the vicinity.

From Trivago: https://tinyurl.com/fdim2018

We also have this list of local hotels from the Greene County C&V Bureau

http://www.greenecountyohio.org/hotels/hotels-motels

If you need further assistance, send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll see if we can help. We are still looking for guaranteed rooms with some discount, but as yet haven't found anything.  I suggest not waiting, as rooms all over the area are filling fast.

Norm, WA4ZXV

FDIM 2018 Chair

Register HERE for FDIM 2018 now! 

Click here for a list of registered attendees. 

FDIM 2018 Builder Challenge!!

Announcing - the FDIM2018 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 FDIM2018 2N2222 POWER CHALLENGE!  

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FDIM 2018 - 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. May 17, 18, 19, 20 2018. Plans are to be back at the Holiday Inn Fairborn.

FDIM Seminars

Held on Thursday 17th May 2018. Most often Six presentations from well known names in the QRP community. This event attracts an audience of around 400 QRPers.

We are proud to announce the presenters for the 2018 FDIM Symposium

Jim Stafford W4QO - HOF 2010 - How to Succeed at QRP SSB 

Han Summers, G0UPL - HOF 2009 - Topic Pending

Michael Bryce, WB8VGE - HOF 2000 - Designing and Building Your Own Gear

Jim Duffy, KK5MC - HOF 2007 - Adding UHF and VHF to your QRP Station

Ed Breneiser, WA3WSJ and  Walt Skavinsky, KB3ABC - Operating from Over 70 National Parks in 2016

Dr. Jack Purdum, W8TEE - Homebrewing Ham radio Gear 

What a great lineup of QRP speakers! 

 

 

 

Vendor Night

Vendor table at FDIM

Thursday 17 May 2018
8.00pm - 10.00pm

Vendor Night is free of charge !

Vendors and QRP clubs from around the World will be selling kits, components, antennas and all kinds of goodies.

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 at FDIM 2017 included -

  • Brad Thompson, AA1IP
  • Elecraft
  • Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
  • DX Engineering
  • Four State QRP Group (4SQRP)
  • Kanga UK
  • Kanga USA
  • LNR Precision
  • Pro Audio Engineering
  • QRPme

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QRP Club Night

Friday 18 May 2018
8.00pm - 10.00pm

QRP Club Night is free of charge !

A night of fun, games and socialising. We tried this the last three 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 !

Clubs at FDIM 2017 -

  • Austin TX QRP Club
  • Four State QRP Group (4SQRP)
  • Lafayette QRP Group
  • MSUARC
  • NAQCC

Grand Banquet

Bruna Begali presents a paddle

Saturday 19 May 2018
7.30pm - 10.00pm

The FDIM Grand Banquet is the last major event of the weekend. There's a great meal, a few announcements, the QRP Hall of Fame induction, results of the homebrew competitions and then a lot of prize giving !

Prizes are donated throughout the FDIM event - we usually have more than 50 and the value may be in excess of $10,000 !

 

First Time at FDIM ?

Visiting FDIM for the first time ?
Here's a guide so you know what to expect . . .

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