• FDIM Seminars

    Thursday May 16, 2019 - QRP Symposium  We are proud to announce the presenters for the 2019 FDIM Symposium 9:00AM Jerry Wolczanski "DC transceivers" 9:50AM Rick McGaver "Quartzfest" 10:35AM Break 11:00AM Hans Summers "Challenges of SSB" 12:00PM Lunch1:30PM Dave Cripe "Reinartz and the Radio Boy" 2:30PM Break 2:45PM  Joe Everhart and George Herron  "Port QRP Antennas, Homebrew a Shack, Arduino-based Audio Analyzer" 4:30PM  Dr. Jack Purdum "Creating Your Own CW Tutor"    
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FDIM 2019 Spouse Activities

FDIM Spouse Activities

Susan Aiello, spouse of Karl Heinz Kremer (K5KHK), is a spinner, weaver and knitter. She plans to focus her time in Ohio in these areas and would love for any other fiber-loving spouses to join her on any of these activities! Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Susan’s plans include a field trip to a highly recommended shop, Fiber Optic Hand- Dyed Yarn and Fiber,  (www.kimberbaldwindesigns.com)  where we can shop, spin, knit and have lunch at a nearby restaurant. How about a trip to a local yak farm? Susan will also provide supplies and teach a beginner drop spindle class if anyone is interested!

Keep an eye on the FDIM website for more details as the plans continue to take shape!

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 Seminars

Thursday May 16, 2019 - QRP Symposium 

We are proud to announce the presenters for the 2019 FDIM Symposium

9:00AM Jerry Wolczanski "DC transceivers"

9:50AM Rick McGaver "Quartzfest"

10:35AM Break

11:00AM Hans Summers "Challenges of SSB"

12:00PM Lunch1:30PM Dave Cripe "Reinartz and the Radio Boy"

2:30PM Break

2:45PM  Joe Everhart and George Herron  "Port QRP Antennas, Homebrew a Shack, Arduino-based Audio Analyzer"

4:30PM  Dr. Jack Purdum "Creating Your Own CW Tutor"

 

 

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.

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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
Productive Industries Inc - Magnetic Alpha Loop Antenna
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