Dayton Hamvention® 2014
Makers... The Future of Ham Radio

May 16-18 2014
Online Ordering Now Open!

Ticket orders will be sent out through May 5, after which orders may be picked at will call at the HARA Complex.

Online ordering will close May 14.



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A Message From Hamvention® 2014 General Chairman Charles Kaiser, KD8JZR

We are living in what some are now calling a “maker renaissance” - a culture that has risen from the desire to build things. In this era of everything electronic, instant information and instant gratification, there remains a counter action involving something a bit more tangible. Any of us who ever took something apart to see how it worked and then couldn’t get it back together will understand this feeling. Indeed, the current maker movement encompasses a broad swath of ideals and activities Amateur radio operators have been using for decades: building projects, repurposing old, learning new skills, techniques, and solving problems. Making things makes you a critical thinker, a problem solver.

Today, “makers” are using 3D printers, CNC machines, and yes, even electronics to solve problems or do projects; but they’re still using the same basic principles as Amateurs, as tinkerers, have for years. We in the Amateur radio are all “makers” at heart and in a few short months you’ll have a great opportunity to experience what’s going on in the Amateur world and electronics.

As the general chairman for Hamvention 2014, I’d like to offer a special early invitation for you to attend this year’s event to be held May 16-18, 2014, and assure you that many of the nearly 400 volunteers involved in supporting the annual gathering are already hard at work to make this yet another outstanding event sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA).

And whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, I hope to see you there.

Charles - KD8JZR
General Chairman


Reminder - No Firearms Are Permitted at Hamvention®

Reminder - Hamvention® is a "No Fly Zone"

For the duration of the Dayton Hamvention, the air space above the Hara Arena Complex is restricted and shall be considered to be a “No Fly Zone”, for any type of remote controlled model aircraft. This includes, but is not limited to, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, drones or any type of UAV. With the recent popularity of these devices and the potential of crashes, due to the loss of control, the welfare of our visitors and vehicles demands that Hamvention management prohibits the flying of such aircraft anywhere above all of HARA Arena Complex, (Flea Market, ADA parking Lot and the main parking lot) without the expressed consent of the Hamvention general chairman.

Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications To Provide Training In Conjunction With Hamvention® 2014

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will be on hand at Hamvention® 2014 to conduct its nationally recognized NIMS/ICS compliant TRG-AUXCOMM course. The purpose of this course is to train qualified amateur radio operators so they may assist their local, county and state governments with emergency backup communications if requested to do so. This course will be held prior to Hamvention®, 13-15 May 2014 in the Dayton area as part of Hamvention® 2014. (NOTE - This is the three days prior to Hamvention® 2014)

Registration for the DHS Course....... Is Now Open!

Students requesting to attend the OEC/ICTAP TRG-AUXCOMM Course must meet all pre-requisites and provide electronic/scanned images of required documents at the time of registration prior to the start of the course. This course will be held the three days prior to Hamvention. Class dates are May 13 – 15, 2014. To submit your registration request, send an e-mail to:

comu@hq.dhs.gov

Your e-mail will need to include the following:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-Mail Address
  • Telephone
  • Scanned images of following documents:
    • A valid/active US FCC amateur radio license
    • FEMA IS-100b certificate
    • FEMA IS-200b certificate
    • FEMA IS-700a certificate
    • FEMA IS-800b certificate

Substitute documentation cannot be accepted.

You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your request and documentation. If you do not receive confirmation within a week, please send a follow-up inquiry to the above e-mail address to check on the status.

Only those students on the pre-approved registration list will be able to attend this training. The session is limited to 50 students. The registration process will be closed when that number of qualified students is reached, or by 1 May 2014, whichever comes first. Any questions regarding this class may be sent to the above e-mail address.

OEC/ICTAP will apprise Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWIC) about those students who successfully complete this course and their interest in supporting public safety. This course is described at www.publcisafetytools.info. Click on “TA Catalog”; the course is described on p. 20. The OEC Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) is also available at this site.


One-Day Technician Class Amateur Radio License Course At Hamvention®

Full day course to get your Technician Class Amateur Radio License right at Hamvention®, the same day!

When: Saturday 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM; Exam 4:00-5:00 PM.
Where: In the Hallway behind the Main Arena. See the Inside Exhibits booth map.

This is a full day training class for the Technician Class Amateur Radio License. STUDENTS MUST PRE-ENROLL PRIOR TO CLASS. Upon enrollment, students will receive a workbook and access to on-line pre-study materials. Everything will be taught in class, along with several exciting demonstrations of amateur radio. Exams will be conducted at the conclusion of class. This leaves time on Sunday to do some last minute radio shopping!

Go to http://www.hamclass.net/hamvclass.htm for course details and enrollment information.


Does your club or government organization have an emergency communications vehicle to display at Hamvention®?

Contact Gary Hollenbaugh (NJ8BB), Emcomm Unit Coordinator through this URL:

http://www.kd8arb.com/daytonecommdisplay


 

Dayton Hamvention® Balloon Launch Images


Pre-Launch High-Resolution - 1,000' High-Resolution - 3,000' High Resolution - 7,000' High-Resolution - 10,000' High-Resolution - Burst Height High-Resolution

Want to see the balloon launch this year? Be sure to attend the balloon launch forum!

This year's balloon will carry a slow-scan video transmitter using Scotty-2 format on 144.360. Received video will be displayed in the Midwest VHF/UHF Society booth, SA-332 during the flight. Come watch!


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Check out this collection of Hamvention® resources on the internet.

 


QUESTIONS???

Email exhibits@hamvention.org for exhibits questions.
Email fleamarket@hamvention.org for flea market questions.
Email forums@hamvention.org for forum questions.
Email media@hamvention.org for media questions.
Email tickets@hamvention.org for tickets questions.
Email info@hamvention.org with any other questions!




D-Star Information - The Dayton gateway will be linked to D-Extra X-Reflector XRF038C during Hamvention weekend. D-Plus REF038C will also be available for the weekend. Use 446.1000 Digital Code Squelch CSQL use #13 as a D-Star simplex frequency at Hamvention®.

DMR Coverage - Coverage is available from the W8AK repeater. See http://dmr-marc.net/repeaters.html for more information.


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