Hamvention 2017: Ham Radio, SDR, APRS, AMSAT And More


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This will be my first year attending the Hamvention in Dayton, OH. Technically I guess it’s in Xenia, OH. I’ll be driving out Thursday morning with my Hummer H3, Icom IC-7000 and Tarheel 200A screwdriver antenna. This is my first long road trip with this setup and I should make it to the Hamvention by Friday morning. It’s a 1,100 mile trip from my home in Pierre, SD.

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I’ll have my APRSDroid going with my the call sign K0PIR-5.

Nets While Traveling to The Hamvention

It’s always fun for me to check into the Breakfast club net on 3.973 MHz when driving. Early Thursday and Friday morning will be the days I’m on.  Thursday in the afternoon I’ll be on 20 meters and looking to check into the YL System on 14.332 MHz. Midcars is a new 40 meter net for me, so I’m going to try it out. The Tarheel 200A works FB on 40 meters and 80 meters. Another net I have always liked is the OMISS Net. I haven’t checked into it in some time, but I remember my number, #3692!

Hamvention Forums

At the Hamvention I’m really looking forward to seeing some Hams I know and making new friends, face to face. There are a number of forums I would like to attend. The Software Defined Radio forum, APRS, AMSAT and some others sound very interesting.

I’ll try to get some good video and post some photos while I’m there. You can also follow this on Twitter – [email protected], Facebook – K0PIR and YouTube- Ham Radio K0PIR.

Thanks for coming by and thank you for the e-mails. I appreciate getting them. I’m working on an interesting idea for the Icom 7300 and getting it working with a pan adapter. So that’s to come in the near future.

If you’re going to the Hamvention, please comment below! Best 73 and good DX – Rich, K0PIR

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K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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