• 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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Hamvention Buses

Hamvention Buses

Buses will run from the hotel door to the Hamvention entrance on Friday and Saturday.

This service makes it really easy to get to and from the Hamvention. If you drive you are likely to pay just as much in parking fees and be faced with a long walk to the Hara Arena.

On the outbound route buses will be available from 7.00am until 9.30am. Pickup is at the main entrance of the Holiday Inn.

Return journeys will run from 3.30pm until 5.30pm - your driver will agree a pickup location. Be sure to listen and be at the pickup point no later than 5.30pm

Ticket prices will be confirmed later ($15 for past 3 years). Each ticket will cover outbound/return journeys on both Friday and Saturday.

You can buy your ticket at the hotel during Wednesday evening registration and throughout the Thursday events.

 

The actual schedule of the buses from the Holiday Inn Fairborn (FDIM) to Hara Arena (Hamvention) generally depends on traffic. The route taken is up to the driver based on local knowledge and information on the day. We are asking the bus company to provide 2 buses, one will make 3 trips and the other will do 2 trips.

 
The plan is that Bus 1 will leave the hotel at 7am.
Bus 2 will leave at 7.20am but will go earlier if already full.
If people get out and in the bus early then there is more chance that the bus will be on schedule for the 2nd trip.
 
Bus 1 (if all goes well) will be back for a 2nd run at 8am, but this could be later, maybe 8.15am.
Likewise, bus 2 should be back for 8.20am, but it could be 8.40am
 
Bus 1 will be back to make a final run at 9.30am.

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 (7.15am)
Seminars (8.15am - 5.15pm)
     Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ
     Scott Cowling, WA2DFI
     Guy Hamblen, N7UN
     Paul Darlington, M0XPD
     Mike Bryce, WB8VGE
     Grayson Evans, TA2ZGE/KJ7UM
     Rex Harper, W1REX

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 have arranged a special FDIM room rate with complimentary breakfast ($114 + tax)

To book a room you must call  -  937-426-7800
Call Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm

The group code is 'FDM' - note 3 characters, just 'FDM'

Our group name is  'QRP ARCI FDIM'

Who's Going to FDIM ?

The FDIM Attendee List is updated daily.

There is a line for the person who made the booking - if other people are included in the same party then they will be listed as guest of the person who paid the registration.
If you have booked but are not listed then check that you have a Paypal or Credit Card receipt.

Where is FDIM ?