Dayton 2012 – Hat in the Ring…. 20 - April - 2012Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, Dayton Hamvention, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
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I’ve set aside my worries and tossed my hat in the ring for Dayton 2012.
Concerns about Dayton as place had to be handled – pondering reminded me that there is more than one way to do Dayton, and having bookings a ways outside of Dayton should buffer us from much of the rough edges.
Yes, Dayton 2012 is booked. Hamvention Tickets & Bus Passes are in hand, reservations made for somewhere to bunk, and have booked the DX Dinner Banquet and the Flex-Radio Banquet.
Traveling with will be George W9EVT from Washington Island and one of my sons, Winston KC9FVR.
Planning is moving along with a few “eyeball QSOs” scheduled with relatives and friends.
Even have the iPass reloaded for road tolls already!
Short shopping list this year – while I’d love a new Hiberling PT-8000 Transceiver the weak USA dollar rate makes this radio one I need to save longer for…. someday….
More interested in some more QRP gear, possibly the new Alpha tuner (though it too is a bit of budget challenge in a down economy) and anything unique.
More on my plans as teh date gets closer.