Dayton Hamvention® 2014


Hamvention History

Where it all started…

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.

About 1950, John Willig, W8ACE, had asked the Dayton Amateur Radio Association to sponsor a HAM Convention but was turned down. John wanted to have a quality affair. Speakers and prizes would be a drawing point. John finally found a champion in Frank Schwab, W8YCP (W8OK), the newly elected president of the club. A meeting was held and the DARA Board allocated $100 to get started. The first organizational meeting was held in January 1952.

The Southwestern Ohio Ham-vention was born. The first committee consisted of: John Willig, W8ACE, General Chairman Al Dinsmore, W8AUN, Arrangements Bob Siff, W8QDI (K4AMG), Prizes and Exhibits Frank Schwab, W8YCP (W8OK), Publicity Bob Montgomery, W8CUJ, Finance Clem Wolford, W8ENH, Program Ellie Haburton, W8GJP (W4ZVW), Women’s Committee. The next year the name became “Dayton Hamvention®” and was registered as a trademark.

April was determined to be the best time but the Biltmore Hotel, in downtown Dayton was booked. March 22 was the chosen date, causing a short lead time. How far did $100 go? Not far! A 12″ TV was raffled off to help raise funds. The FCC agreed to give license exams and Phil Rand, W1BDM, a pioneer in TVI elimination was on the program. First prize, a Collins 75A2, was purchased locally.

Hoping for 300 visitors, the committee was amazed that over 600 showed up! There were 7 exhibitors and 6 forums. The ladies program was successful with a luncheon at the Biltmore and a trip to a local TV station. In 1955 the Awards Program began with the “Amateur of the Year.” The Flea Market has grown from 200 to more than 2000 spaces. In 1964 the Hamvention® moved to Hara Arena. Shuttle buses and handicapped parking were added in 1969. In 1973 it became a 2 day event with Sundays added in 1974. The program has grown to a “Souvenir Program” and in 1976 the dimensions changed from 6″x 9″ to the current 8-1/2″x11″.

The growth of the Dayton Hamvention® can be attributed to caring, energetic people who enjoy being on a winning team.



HAMFEST/CONVENTION

05/16/2014Start Date: 05/16/2014
End Date: 05/18/2014
Location: HARA Arena
1001 Shiloh Springs Road
Trotwood, OH
Website: http://hamvention.org
Sponsor: Dayton Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.94, 442.100 & others announced as necessary
Public Contact: Dayton Amateur Radio , W8BI
Box 964 Dayton, OH 45401
Phone: 937-276-6930
Email: info@hamvention.org

 

 







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JAPAN INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST RULES


2013-11

** RULE CHANGE! **
The certificate will be PDF file. So you can download it and print
it by yourself.
Further information (How to download etc.) will be announced later.

OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world(DX) to contact JA stations in
as many JA prefectures + JD1 islands as possible.
For amateurs in Japan to contact DX stations in as many DXCC entities
and CQ Zones as possible.

1. CONTEST PERIOD

CW Start Sat. 0700 -Sun. 1300UTC 2nd full weekend of April
PH Start Sat. 0700 -Sun. 1300UTC 2nd full weekend of November

CW 2014-04-12 0700 – 2013-04-13 1300 UTC
PH 2014-11-08 0700 – 2013-11-09 1300 UTC

2. BANDS:

PH 3.5/7/14/21/28MHz
(JAs on 3525-3575, 3599-3612, 3680-3687, 3702-3716 3745-3770 & 3791-3805KHz
7030-7200KHz also)
CW 1.8/3.5/7/14/21/28MHz (JAs on 1810-1825 & 1907.5-1912.5KHz)

Except for the WARC bands.

3. ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS:

**** CHOOSE ONLY ONE! ****

3-1.Single Operator(*1) High Power(*2)
Abbreviation = category
AB = SINGLE-OP ALL-BAND HIGH-POWER
28 = SINGLE-OP 28MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
21 = SINGLE-OP 21MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
14 = SINGLE-OP 14MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
7 = SINGLE-OP 7MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
3.5 = SINGLE-OP 3.5MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
1.8 = SINGLE-OP 1.8MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
3-2.Single Operator Low Power(*3)
ABL = SINGLE-OP ALL-BAND LOW-POWER
28L = SINGLE-OP 28MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
21L = SINGLE-OP 21MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
14L = SINGLE-OP 14MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
7L = SINGLE-OP 7MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
3.5L = SINGLE-OP 3.5MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
1.8L = SINGLE-OP 1.8MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
3-3.Multi Operator (*4)
MOP = MULTI-OP (SINGLE-TX ALL-BAND HIGH-POWER)
3-4.Maritime Mobile(*5)
MM = MARITIME-MOBILE

# All categories, except Multi Op, only one transmitted signal is
allowed at any one time.
# All stations can use the spotting network(like DXsummit).
# No SELF-SPOTTING of any form is allowed in all categories.
Self-spotting is defined as generating spots for your contest
callsign by yourself.
# All stations, except Maritime Mobile, must not change the operating
location in entire contest period.
# Anyone may only submit one entry in spite of the callsign used.
Submission of check logs for operation on other bands or other
callsigns are encouraged.
# JA stations must sign their call area as “/#” if they operate from
different call area against their callsign.

*1 Single operator must do all contest related things by himself.
+Single-Operator can change bands at any time.
+Multiple Single-Operator entries from the same location must use
different callsigns.
*2 High Power: Output power 100w over
*3 Low Power: Output power 100w or less
*4 Multi Op station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes
when they make the contact on that band (RUNNING station).
They can transmit one other band simultaneously only when the
station worked is a new multiplier (MULTIPLIER station).
The above 10 minutes rule will be applied to each RUNNING station
and MULTIPLIER station separately.
*5 All Maritime Mobile stations must sign “/MM” after the callsign.
They will send CQ-Zone number for exchange with JA stations only.
Their scores will be listed in the result but not eligible for the
awards.

4. CONTEST EXCHANGE:

JAs : RS(T) + Prefecture number(01 to 50)
Others: RS(T) + CQ Zone number

You can browse the Prefecture number= jidx-mult.html
or Download text file jidxmult.lst

5. POINTS:

Only contacts between JA and DX(+/MM) are worth for contest points.
(DX-DX, DX-/MM or JA-JA contacts are no point and no multi)
1.8MHz…………….. 4pts
3.5/3.8MHz ………… 2 points
7MHz, 14MHz and 21MHz.. 1 point
28MHz……………… 2 Points
The same station may be worked only once per band.
No cross mode, cross band nor repeater contacts are allowed.

6. MULTIPLIER:

JAs :The number of different DXCC Entities (except JD1) and CQ
Zones worked on each band.
QSO with /MM stations is worth for Point and Zone multi but
no Entity multi.
Others:The number of different Japanese Prefecture plus Ogasawara
Is.(#48), Minami-Torishima Is.(#49) and Okino-Torishima Is.(#50)
worked on each band. Maximum of 50 (See the List) per band.

7. SCORING:

The final score is the result of the
(Total QSO points) multiplied by (Total multiplier).
Ex. 100 QSO points x 59 multi = 5,900

8. LOG INSTRUCTIONS:

** Only one log is accepted for the result regardless of the callsign used.
8-1. All times must be in UTC.
8-2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
**DO NOT FORGET TO RECORD YOUR ZONE/PREFECTURE ON EITHER LOG or SUMMARY**
8-3. Indicate the new multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked
on each band.
8-4. Duplicate contacts on same band must be clearly shown and
marked as 0 QSO point.
8-5. Electronic Log:
Please follow the ELECTRONIC LOG instructions. You can send it by
following 2ways to the committee.
DISK LOG: MS-DOS compatible 3.5″ disk only. (No 5″ disk or Mac format)
EMAIL LOG: send the Log file as email attatchement.
The instruction [jidxelog-e.html] is here.
send your email logs to
cw@jidx.org
ph@jidx.org

8-6. Use a separate sheet for each band.
Use a separate sheet for Multi Op, RUNNING and MULTI station.
8-7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring
information, class of entries, name and address in BLOCK LETTERS, and a
signed declaration that “All contest rules and regulations for amateur
radio in the entity of operation have been observed. JIDX Contest committee
decision is final”
8-8. All entrants, except Electronic Log submittion, are required to submit
dupe-check sheets (an alphabetical list of calls worked) for each band if
200 or more QSOs were made on that band, or for all bands if a total of 500
or more QSOs were made.

9. PLAQUES:

Plaques will be awarded to the winners which have donnors.
The Single Op/Sigle band plaques will be awarded to the highest
scorer regardless of the High/Low power category.

==== 2013 PHONE Plaque Donors ====

Japan
ALL BAND Far East DX-ploiters
ABlow Yosuke UCHIYAMA, JH1NBN
28MHz Kuni FUKANO, JA1NSJ
21MHz JA0-DX-Gang @
14MHz Akihiko KAIHOTSU, JJ1IHS
7MHz Western Radio Co.
3.8MHz Yoshio OKANO, JR4LNG
MULTI OP Hideki SUZUKI, JA2IVK

Africa
ALL BAND Akita DX Association
28MHz Yasumasa MAEDA, JA6WJL
21MHz Nobutaka NAGASAKI, JA6WIF
14MHz Mac OBARA, TZ6JA
14MHz -Wanted-
7MHz -Wanted-
3.8MHz -Wanted-
Mop -Wanted-

Asia
ALL BAND Hiroyuki INABA, JS3CTQ
28MHz Shinichi SUZUKI, JA7SGV
21MHz Yoshio HAYASHI, JA1UT
14MHz Takashi KATO, JJ0KRD
7MHz -Wanted-
3.8MHz -Wanted-
Mop -Wanted-

Europe
ALL BAND Akira TAKANO, JH1FVE
28MHz Satoshi AOKI, JH1LPF
21MHz Takashi SASAKI, JA7MYQ
14MHz Okayama DX Club
7MHz Hiromi MATSUURA, JA4DND
3.8MHz Masaru HANAZAKI, JA5AQC
MULTI OP Masaki OKANO, JH4UYB

North America
ALL BAND Mito DX Club
28MHz Tokyo 610 DX Group
21MHz Satoshi AOKI, JH1LPF
14MHz Japan Northern Tochigi DX Club
7MHz Hiroyuki SAITO, JS1NDM
3.8MHz -Wanted-
MULTI OP “Hiro” JA1FRQ Memorial

Oceania
ALL BAND -Wanted-
28MHz Robin U. GO, DU9RG
21MHz Kanichiro NOTO, JH1XPA
14MHz -Wanted-
7MHz -Wanted-
3.8MHz -Wanted-
Mop -Wanted-

South America
ALL BAND Tsutom KITAHARA, JA0DBQ
28MHz Nobuyuki ARAI, JM1LRQ
21MHz -Wanted-
14MHz Kazuaki OYA, JH1HRJ
7MHz Ronin U. GO, DU9RG
3.8MHz -Wanted-
Mop -Wanted-

++ If you wish to be the Plaque Donor, please contact Tack,
JE1CKA (je1cka ## gmail.com). You can pay the charge by PayPal.
(Please change ## to @ for email)

10.AWARDS:

First(plus 2nd & 3rd, depending on number of entries) place
certificates will be awarded in each class in every entity and
in each call area of the USA if the station got SUFFICIENT* score.
**CHANGE** Certificate will be the PDF file after 2012 Phone
contest. The winners will get the PDF certificate and print it by
yourself.
*What is sufficient? Depending on the band conditions, activities
etc, judged by the committee.

11.REPORTING:

A original log and a summary sheet will be requested with a SAE
with one IRC but any log forms will be accepted.
All logs should be sent to
JIDX “PHONE/CW” Contest
c/o FIVE-NINE MAGAZINE
P.O.Box 59, Kamata, Tokyo, 144-8691 Japan
The contest results will be sent with one IRC and SAE.

Email Log
Submission Guide is available at jidxelog-e.html.
CABRILLO FORMAT is strongly recommeneded.

it should be sent to;
CW : cw@jidx.org
Phone: ph@jidx.org

The acknowledgment will be sent when the email log is received.

13.Deadline:

No later than ONE month after the end of contest.
CW 2013-05-14
PH 2013-12-10

Email log submission deadline will be judged with the time stamp
of email.

The deadline will be extended up to 2 weeks if the JIDX contest
committee accept the request with the reason by email prior to
the deadline.
Email: jidx-chairman@jidx.org

12.DISQUALIFICATION:

Violation of the contest rules.
False statement in the report.
The decision of the JIDX contest committee is final.

13.Information on the Internet

You’ll be able to get JIDX related informations at the
JIDX Official HomePage.
JIDX contest Home Page

———
JIDX contest committee chairman
Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
Email: jidx-chairman@jidx.org

http://www.jidx.org/




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Yeasu G-1000DXA – Rotor

Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ Rotators

G-800/1000/2800DXA Operating Manual ( 1.68 MB )

GS-065 Manual ( 430.39 KB )
GS-232A Computer Interface Manual ( 285.09 KB )
Power Supply Voltage: 117 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power Supply Current Consumption: 1.0 Amp
Rotor Voltage: 11-24 VDC
Cable Conductors Required: 6
360° Rotation Time (Non Loaded): 100 ±10 sec
0 40 ± 5 sec (Variable)
Rotation Range: 450° ± 3°
Rotation Torque: 43-79 Ft. Lbs. (600 to 1,100 kgf-cm)
Braking Torque: 6000 kgf-cm
Maximum Vertical Load: 440 Lbs. (200 kg) continuous
1320 Lbs. (800 kg) momentary
Mast Outside Diameter: 1.5 to 2.5 inches (38 to 63 mm)
Braking Type: Mechanical and Electrical stoppers
Antenna K Coefficient: 230 or less
Wind Loading Area: (Pole Type) 0.75 m2
(Tower Type) 2.2 m2
Maximum Continuous Duty: 3 minutes
Operating Temperature Range: 0°C to +40°C (Controller)
-20°C to +40°C (Rotator)
Rotator Dimension: 7.5 inches diameter 12.5 inches high (186 x 300 mm)
Rotator Weight: 7.7 Lbs. (3.6 kg)
Controller Dimension (WHD): 200 x 130 x 193 mm
Controller Weight: Approx. 2.8 kg

 




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Kenwood TH-K20A

The successor of the TK-K2 series, even at first glance, it’s obvious that Kenwood’s stylish new TH-K20AK is in a class of its own. Though compact enough to fit snugly in either pocket or palm, it offers all the features necessary to make operation simple and sure. And despite its smart looks, this 144MHz FM transceiver is tough enough to survive the rigors of outdoor use, while delivering superb performance. So roam freely while enjoying the clear, reliable communications for which Kenwood is renowned.
Added Features
• Tone Alert (Bell)

• Cross Tone

• Weather CH Scan

• Firmware Upgradeable

• Key Lock Type Select

General Features
• 5.5W RF Output

• Power-On Message

• Direct Function Key

• Direct Frequency Entry

• Auto Repeater Offset

• 1750 Hz Tone Burst

• Time-Out Timer

• Battery Select (Li-ion / AAA Battery)

• Beat Shift• Frequency Shift

• VOX Circuit included (Operation with optional headset)

• Battery Capacity Indicator

• Wide / Narrow Deviation Selection (Per Channel)

• Busy Channel Lock-Out

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The Kenwood TL-922A HF linear amp is designed to provide the maximum legal power, utilizing two 3-500Z high performance transmitting tubes. The amp features two meters for maximum operating convenience. Power is 2000W PEP SSB, 1000W DC CW/RTTY input. Drive power is 80 or more watts. (Not for QSK). The TL-922A covers 160, 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters.
Power requirement:  120/220V 28A 50/60Hz type. 220/240V 14A 50/60 Hz type. 15.4 x 7.5 x 16 inches 68.3 Lbs. (390x190x407mm 31 kg).

The Kenwood TL-922 was similar, but additionally covered the 10 meter band (28-29.7 MHz).

 

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M2 – KT36XA – TriBander Antenna

SPECIFICATIONS: 

Model KT36XA
Frequency Range 14.0 To 14.35 MHz 21.0 To 21.45 MHz 28.0 To 29.0 MHz
Gain SEE CHARTS
Front to Back SEE CHARTS
Feed Type SO-239
Feed Impedance 50 Ohms
Max VSWR <1.5:1
Boom Length / Dia 32′ / 3″
Max Element Length / Dia 25′
Turning Radius 21.5′
Mast Size 2″ Nominal
Wind area / Survival 9.75 SQ. FT.
Weight / Ship Wt 93 Lbs. / 99 Lbs. 2 boxes
FEATURES:The M2 KT36XA is the result of many hours spent on perfecting the original KLM KT-34XA through computer optimization confirmed by range and actual on-air tests. Five elements are active on 20 and 15 meters and all six are working on 10 meters! This is the hottest performing tribander on the market! A dual driven element (log cell) creates a rig pleasing, flat match, and broad gain & front to back curves across 10, 15, and 20m. A 3 kW 4:1 balun efficiently matches the antenna to 50 Ohms. All hardware has been upgraded to our machined shorting bars and rugged center element mounts. This is the strongest tribander on the market! We probably could have called it the “KB36XA” cuz it does! (“KB” = Kicks Butt). 

 

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Bird 4308 Watt Meter

Price:
$299.00

Product Description

Used – Bird Model 4308 Thruline ® Cellular Specialist Portable RF Wattmeter

Bird Model 4308 Thruline ® Cellular Specialist Portable RF Wattmeter

Designed specifically for the 2-way and cellular service. No additional elements required.  This meter comes with the only element it will ever need. General purpose field power measurement from 440 MHz to .96 GHz and up to 50 watts. Uses a single permanent broadband element with a 4-position range switch, 1.5W, 5W, 15W, 50W. Same rugged metal housing as the Model 43. Quick Change (QC) connectors to minimize the need for adaptors when making critical measurements.

Details:

  • Condition: Used / Working / Guaranteed
  • Serial Number #1871
  • Frequency Range: 440-960 MHz, 1.5-50-Watt
  • Comes with 4308-1 Element (Slug) Installed
  • No Additional Elements (Slugs) Required
  • Comes with TNC-Female QC Connectors
  • Other QC-Connectors are available, sold separately

 

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Alpha Delta 2-Position Surge Protected Coaxial Switch SO-239

Product Description

Alpha Delta 2-Position Surge Protected Coaxial Switch

  • Alpha-Delta Model: 2B
  • SO-239 Connectors (UHF-Female)
  • 50-Ohm
  • 1500-Watt 0-500 MHz
  • SO-239 (UHF-Female) Connectors
  • Port-to-Port Isolation: >60 dB @ 30 MHz, 50 dB @ 450 MHz
  • Datasheet - Click Here

 

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