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ydxa contest 2016
Announcing win a station essay contest for youth
The Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) announces an exciting contest for young amateurs.
Due to the generosity of the 2016 raffle winner Paul Ewing N6PSE and the co-founders of the YDXA, one amateur radio station is being awarded to the winner of an essay contest. The prize: Alinco SR8T radio, Jetstream 12 Volt 30amp power supply (or equivalent), Jetstream JTV 680 no radial vertical antenna (or equivalent), 100 ft of coax antenna line with PL259 connections. Eligibility: Limited to 12-18 year old Technician class or above US licensed amateurs residing in the 48 contiguous United States. (due to export rules for the equipment and shipping costs).
Additional rules apply. Entries by email or snail mail must be postmarked or electronically dated not later than December 23, 2016.
Rules and an entry form may be downloaded at http://qsl.net/n6jrl
November 2016 Meeting
Membership Meeting November 7, 2016
vp8sti/vp8sgi South Sandwich and South Georgia Xpedition
Jay Slough, K4ZLE, will tell us all about his adventures in the Southern Ocean with the Intrepid DX group when they activated two DXCC entities on the top 10 needs list. Both entities lie just outside the Antarctic Circle and Jay describes the trip as a southern hemisphere - roaring 40s, furious 50s - version of Disney›s «Mr Toad’s Wild Ride.” Disney’s ride only lasts a few minutes, while their ride was about 6 weeks long!
Thirteen intrepid hams spent the better part of January and February this year activating these two entities. This ‹Twofer› DXpedition made a significant dent in giving many newer DXers an all time new one and providing band slot fills for those pursuing multi-band DXCC or DXCC Challenge credits. This operation has been recognized by several DX organizations for its excellence, receiving “DXpedition of the Year” from the SouthWest Ohio DX Association this year.
Even if you are not a DXer, the program should prove to be entertaining as it will give you a chance to vicariously experience travel and scenery from one of the most remote regions of Earth.
DARA Holiday Party at
The Schindler Center run by Athletes In Action
This is a facility on the South part of Xenia. Booking of the center is for Friday, December 9th, 2016 .The party will start at approximately 6 pm and run through 8:30 pm . There is time built in to do setup before and cleanup after to conform to their contract rental times. The address to use for members attending is Taylor Cr, Xenia, Ohio 45385. See the map on Page 2 of the RF Carrier. I hope this will be enough to get folks thinking about attending.
Jim Tiderman, N8IDS Vice President
GREENE COUNTY FAIR & EXPO CENTER NEW HOME FOR DAYTON HAMVENTION®
XENIA, OHIO – The Greene County Agricultural Society Board of Directors in partnership with the Greene County Board of Commissioners, the City of Xenia and the Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Greene County Fair & Exposition Center will be the new home of the Dayton Hamvention®.
Since 1952 Hamvention has been sponsored by Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA). For many years it has been the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, attracting hams from throughout the globe. Over 25,000 amateur radio operators and their families will descend upon Greene County and the entire Miami Valley for three days of camaraderie, education and exhibits. In 2017, the Dayton Hamvention will be held May 19-21.
“We are so excited to be working with the Dayton Hamvention® to bring an event of this caliber to the Fairgrounds and Expo Center. The collaboration between the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, the Agricultural Society and the local governments has been inspiring. Spend time with this group of professionals and volunteers and their passion for running a first class event immediately becomes abundantly clear. I’m so proud of the way the entire community has come together and embraced this endeavor,” said Alan Anderson, President of the Greene County Board of Commissioners.
The annual economic impact of the Dayton Hamvention® has been estimated at $15 - $17 million dollars. Hotels, restaurants, gas stations, local merchants, and the Greene County Agricultural Society will all directly benefit from the event.
Ron Cramer, General Chairman of the Dayton Hamvention® had this to say about the event: “We appreciate and value all the time and effort of the many partners, in particular the Greene County Agricultural Society, the Greene County Board of Commissioners and the Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau has put into helping Hamvention find the right venue to continue our long history here in the Miami Valley. We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous relationship.”
Michael Kalter, Official Spokesperson and CFO of Hamvention states that “this event attracts attendees from all 50 states and 60 countries worldwide each year with an estimated attendance of approximately 25,000.”
“The Greene County Agricultural Society is absolutely committed to providing a world class experience for the Dayton Hamvention® and its attendees, exhibitors, volunteers and staff,” said President of the Greene County Agricultural Society Board of Directors Dan Bullen. “We are so appreciative of the opportunity to host the event and the faith placed in us by the Hamvention leadership. This will be an enormous event for the Fairgrounds & Expo Center and we are confident the Hamvention will be a great success in 2017 and beyond due to the way the community has whole heartedly embraced this event. The City of Xenia, Greene County Board of Commissioners and the Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau are incredible partners and we are very grateful for their assistance.”
The Greene County Fair and Expo Center located in Xenia, Ohio is a 501 non-profit, multi-purpose, 38 acre complex specially designed for fairs, concerts, meetings, convention/trade shows, sporting and livestock events.
“The City of Xenia is looking forward to the 2017 Dayton Hamvention® being held within the greater Xenia community. We will be working closely with all the planning partners as well as with business owners and residents to warmly receive the convention and conventioneers to our city,” said Brent Merriman, Xenia City Manager.
“The decision made by the Dayton Hamvention® Leadership to keep the event in the greater Miami Valley is a huge win-win for the entire region. We are extremely excited to work with the Greene County Expo Center, the Dayton Hamvention® team and all of their volunteers to guarantee the success of Hamvention in 2017 and for years to come. We fully expect this to be a five star event!” said Kathleen Wright, Executive Director of the Greene County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
We look forward to your continued support as we move to a new future with The Dayton Hamvention®.
Dayton Hamvention 2017