Ham Radio: All Roads Lead to Dayton Hamvention

Ham Radio: All Roads Lead to Dayton.


Episode 52.  In just 3 days I will attend my first ever #Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio.  The Godfather of all Hamfest is said to be the ‘one every ham must attend as least once’.  Now I’m going, and it’s all thanks to you!

What literally seemed like a Futuristic Pipe-Dream is fulfilling itself right before my eyes.  I can’t say thank you enough for your generosity and support.  Additionally, we have sponsors that help keep this show going month after month.  In this show, we’ll talk to them and learn what they are planning for their Dayton Experience this year.  We’ll also announce a new sponsor, that you’ll be familiar with for sure!


Packtenna, a George (KJ6VU) and Nick (N3WG) creation keeps getting better-and smaller!  The Brand-New Packtenna ‘Mini’ is available now online and at Hamvention.  George is up first to tell us about the ‘Mini’ and it’s why a Portable-Operator needs one!  Packtenna is the Dayton Hamvention Booth Sponsor for the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.  Booth BA406.

*George presented Portable Antennas at Hamvention-here is his slide presentation

KB6NU.com , is one of the most popular Ham Radio Blogs on the internet!  Dan (KB6NU-the CW Geek) and his blog are the newest show sponsor.  In addition to blogging, Dan is a writer who produces his ‘No-Nonsense’ Study Guides for all levels of the Ham Radio Exams.   Known as the “CW-Geek” Dan will be presenting a forum this year at Hamvention on Learning and Using CW/Morse Code.  His forum will be held on Friday morning at 0915 in Room 5.

BridgeCom 220 Family Ad

Bridgecom Systems is cutting a new road into the hobby with their 220MHz gear.  What started out as a perceived need has fast become a well established quality product line.  Ron (KC0QVT) fills us in on all the 220MHz gear they sell and even teases some upcoming rigs. The 2016 Hamvention will be the 3rd visit for Bridgecom Systems as a Vendor.  They will have Repeaters, Mobiles and HT’s for sale at their Booth SA316 .


MTCRadio.com has been the Podcast Sponsor since it’s inception.  Richard and Christine Lenoir consider themselves a ‘Mom and Pop’ Ham Radio dealer.  Don’t let that fool ya!  They are known worldwide for Outstanding Customer Service and Rock-Bottom Pricing!  Richard (Ki5DX) is the ‘King of Trades’ and will be at Hamvention 2016.  He and his crew from Paris TX have packed over 2,000 radios in his traveling sales trailer and will be ready to serve you at FE2401-2405 in the flea-market (right outside the Hara Arena).


Of course, I’ll be there-with Jeremy (KF7IJZ) and George (KJ6VU) in Booth BA406!  I look forward to meeting you all!  Make sure to stop by and say hello, bring your friends by too!  It should be an unforgettable weekend and I’m excited to share it with you!  We’ll be breaking news with our Twitter Feeds, and depending on our connection-Using the Live-Streaming app ‘Perisocpe’ to share with you what we see happening!  Thanks again for giving me this opportunity to attend!


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