As I noted in my last post, I had back-to-back events planned for the Big Show at the Dayton Hamvention®. I’m delighted to say that every single activity came out just great.
LIVE STREAM OR IN PERSON
I sure hope you had a chance to see it in person or via the Live Stream video. One of my many favorites was Tommy and George and their AmateurLogic.tv episode direct from our booth. You can see their “studio” in the photo gallery.
Another favorite was time spent at Carole Perry’s Youth Forum. You can also see me with Carole in a nearby photo. Now, the reason I was standing so close to Carole was because she was wearing the Live Stream microphone. Honest!
Dayton is always a whirlwind, as you could tell from my schedule. I’ve posted some photos here of the booth setup where we drove the truck right into the center of the arena to unload. You can also tell that we had an entirely new configuration and graphics for this year’s booth. It worked out fabulous.
The photo of the Star Trek characters is from our Thursday evening Dealer Dinner. No, we didn’t host the dinner on the Starship Enterprise. But we did have a great deal of fun celebrating the new equipment we introduced this year and the overall growth of amateur radio.
FORUMS AND DINNERS
Contest University was very well attended and as always well organized by Tim Duffy, K3LR. Tim was also honored with the Amateur of the Year Award from the Hamvention®. Congrats to Tim.
The D-STAR InfoCon was packed as was the Antenna Forum. I hope you were able to be there in person or watch them on the Live Stream. I mentioned the Youth Forum earlier, where I watched some amazing youth present their amateur radio projects and activities.
The DX Dinner was an incredible success with Don Greenbaum’s presentation of “50 Shades of Grayline”, C82DX, DXpedition to Mozambique. The dinner culminated with David Collingham, K3LP, winning an IC-7100 and donating it to Don Miller, W9WNV. Everyone was spellbound by Kay Cragie, N3KN, at the Contest Dinner, where Bob Wilson, N6TV, won the IC-7600.
FOR THE LOVE OF HAM RADIO
This year’s Dayton Hamvention® was such a blast. I really enjoyed spending time with so many of my friends and customers. “For the Love of Ham Radio” was our theme. Dayton always exemplifies this sentiment. It was fun to show off our great equipment. But ham radio is always about meeting old friends and making new friends – in person or on the air.
Start making your plans now to attend the 2016 Dayton Hamvention®.
Ray Novak, N9JA
Division Manager, Amateur and Receiver Products
Lifetime Amateur Radio Enthusiast