• FDIM Seminars

    Thursday May 17th - QRP Symposium  We are proud to announce the presenters for the 2018 FDIM Symposium Jim Stafford W4QO - HOF 2010 - How to Succeed at QRP SSB  Hans Summers, G0UPL - HOF 2009 - Modern QRP Rigs and the Development of the QCX CW Transceiver Kit 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 !

FDIM will be held at the same location as last year, Holiday Inn Fairborn.

Planning to Stay at Holiday Inn? Special Instructions: Please check the nights you wish to stay. Check the type of Bed/s. We will forward this information to the Hotel and they will assign a confirmation number. Once this is done, you will receive a note with your confirmation number (generally 7 days). You should contact the hotel with your credit card information within 7 days of receiving the confirmation number. Rooms not confirmed with credit card will be canceled and made available for reassignment.

Planing to stay at Homewood Suites: Suite rate 219.00 3 night minimum. We will forward this information to the Hotel and they will assign a confirmation number. Once this is done, you will receive a note from FDIM with your confirmation number (generally 10 days). You should contact the hotel with your credit card information within 7 days of receiving the confirmation number. Rooms not confirmed with credit card will be canceled and made available for reassignment. ONLY registrations WITH Seminar or Banquet registration will be processed for the hotels. Holiday Inn Fairborn is Full!

We have a limited number of rooms arranged for with Homewood Suites Fairborn, just across the parking lot. Suites 219.00 with a 3 night minimum.

ONLY registrations WITH Seminar or Banquet registration will be processed for the hotels.

A list of area hotels here. Curtesy of Greene County C&V Bureau.
http://www.greenecountyohio.org/hotels/hotels-motels

These INNS are in close proximity:
Country Inn and Suites
Suburban Extended Stay
Extended Stay America
Wingate
LaQuinta
Hampton Inn
Fairfield Inn
Red Roof
Hope Hotel
Courtyard
Residence Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Springhill Suites
Baymont Inn (at 675/235)

Registration is open long before we have made final plans for programs and other activities at the FDIM site. Details will be available on the QRPARCI.org web site as soon as they are completed.
 
if you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email. 
 
Norm Schklar - WA4ZXV
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Register HERE forFDIM 2018 now! 
 
Click here for a list of registered attendees. 

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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FDIM Seminars

Thursday May 17th - QRP Symposium 

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

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

Hans Summers, G0UPL - HOF 2009 - Modern QRP Rigs and the Development of the QCX CW Transceiver Kit

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! 

 

 

 

Homebrew Contest and Show N Tell

Friday 18 May 2018
8PM to 10PM

FDIM 2018 - 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 18, 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 2018

Friday 18 May 2018

FDIM 2018 - Buildathon by Rex Harper W1REX

Keeping with the bench instrumentation theme over the past few years, the project for the FDIM 2018 Buildathon will be a 4 Port Directional Coupler for measuring forward and reflected power. In addition to the 4PDC kit, builders will also receive a FREE DMM to use as the voltage display device.

Since there are several FDIM challenges out there, I am issuing a Buildathon challenge: Scour the Dayton fleamarket for that perfect meter or pair of meters and incorporate it into your build! The registered builders will vote on the best creation and the winner will receive a fabulous prize.

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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.

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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 !

 

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!  

Instructions:

First Time at FDIM ?

Visiting FDIM for the first time ?
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