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CW Skimmer Wins Dayton Hamvention Pileup Contest

The Kansas City DX Club Pileup Contest is an annual bragging rights event for the serious CW operator in ham radio. This year’s contest offered up a bit of a different competitor — CW Skimmer, that often maligned software program that attempts to copy Morse code using digital dits and dahs wrapped in binary computer

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Dayton Antenna and Contest Forum Presentations On-line

Just announced on one of the reflectors I subscribe to, the Dayton Antenna and Contest Forums are now on-line. Antenna Forum The Dayton Antenna Forum has three presentations. The first is Real World Antenna Patterns vs. Theoretical Computer Antenna Plots by Mike Wetzel, W9RE, and Tom Chance, K9XV. The second is A New Approach for

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Dayton — Time to Move the Hamvention?

In case you have missed it, Steve, K9ZW, has a great post that suggests Dayton’s days are numbered for hosting the Hamvention. Not the club, but the city. He presents it well and there is a very good comment thread after the article about the decision to stay or leave. Check out the article —

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More Videos from Dayton Hamvention 2008

There are more videos up from the Dayton Hamvention 2008. Here’s the latest  batch. Gotta love the Three Ham-igos from Gary, KI4LA: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpT0z9sSWmw K9IED — Bob Heil, by Gary Johnston, KI4LA. Bob talks about his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMLohBFBK0M Assistant General Chairman Michael Kalter, W8CI, by Gary, KI4LA: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68GbN7aUI6I

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Hamvention 2008 — Photos

Without being there, photos help create the feeling of being at the Hamvention. Here’s a roundup of photos that have been published out on the various photo sites about Hamvention 2008. KE9V puts out some 76 photos, both inside and outside of Hara Arena. Too bad about the lack of sleep — from work! Twenty

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Dayton Hamvention 2008 Videos

Here is the lineup from Dayton of all the videos I could find posted. Enjoy! Brief interviews with the folks at Icom about what’s new: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFuy01zZR4g View of the Hara center arena at Hamvention 2008: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH_0hiI8YQg TenTec at the Dayton 2008 Hamvention with Scott Robbins, W4PA: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mThHIjfZP8 Yaesu VX-8 at Dayton Hamvention: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x_sZ-6Yo8o The unstoppable 

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Dayton Radar is finally clear

Looks like the last of the rain finally went away. Radar at 18:55 UTC: My onsite buddy, Eric, K9GY, reports good weather, but still windy. One of the flea market vendors reported selling $1,200 of stuff on Thursday — before the hamfest opened. Scot, K9JY

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ARRL Dayton Hamvention Blog is up

The ARRL Hamvention blog is up and in operation. There are some good videos and pictures available from Dayton as well. Take a peek. Looks like a lot of fun being had by all! Scot, K9JY

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First Dayton Video — W1KRB

First of many Dayton video’s to come. This one from W1KRB. This is a quick two-minute walk through of the inside vendor areas. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1gAJeLUo-o

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Dayton — Thursday night Hooters SMC Meeting

I have my friend Eric, K9GY, sending me pics of Dayton. Every year the Society of Midwest Contesters meets in one of the Hooters in Dayton for the chicken wings and chatting with their fellow contesters. Who are these great contesters? Or these! Ah, yes. What goes on the Internet STAYS on the Internet. Thanks,

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