• FDIM 2016 - 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 19th May 2016. 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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Ten-Tec Presentation

Ten-Tec Argonaut VI

Thursday 16 May 2013
7.00pm - 8.00pm

At FDIM 2012 Ten-Tec were at our Vendor Evening with a prototype of the Argonaut VI. The radio is now in production and is destined to become a classic.

In this presentation Jim Wharton NO4A will talk about the Ten-Tec Argonaut VI and the Model 418 companion 100 Watt amplifier. Jim is the Ten-Tec Vice-President and a long time member of QRP ARCI.

Ten-Tec will use FDIM as a platform to announce a new product in their ever expanding range of ham radio equipment . . .

Jim Wharton, NO4APlease note that this event takes place in the Lecture Theatre. Seats are limited, we recommend you get there early. The presentation will be streamed live over the web for anyone unable to attend in person (details will be published here nearer the date).

Remember - everyone who uses online booking to buy a Seminar ticket will be entered into a draw to win a Ten-Tec Argonaut VI !  The draw will be made live during the seminars and the radio will be handed over immediately.

For more information on the Ten-Tec product range visit their website at www.tentec.com and subscribe to the Ten-Tec mailing list for a wealth of support from Ten-Tec enthusiasts.

FDIM 2016 Schedule

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Fairborn OH   (map)

 Wednesday 18th May 2016

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

Thursday 19th May 2016

Registration opens (7.30am)
Seminars (8.50am - 5.15pm)Vendor Evening (8pm - 10pm)

'Meet the Speakers' (8pm - 10pm)

Friday 20th May 2016

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 21st May 2016

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 22nd May 2016

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 are arranging a special FDIM room rate with complimentary breakfast.

Do not book until special room reservation instructions are published here.

Who's Going to FDIM ?

A list of people pre-registered for the Seminars and Banquet will be published here in February 2016.

The list will be updated every 10 - 14 days.

Where is FDIM ?