FDIM 2001

Four Days in May - Dayton Hamvention

May 16-18, 2001

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Nearly 200 Hams at the symosium.

QRP-ARCI President, Jim Stafford, W4QO, welcoming the attendees..!

FDIM Chairman, Ken Evans, W4DU, preaching the gospel.

Speaker, Joe Everhardt, N2CX describing his rf attenuator.

Rev. George Dobbs, G3RJV, speaking on surface mount technology.

QRP-ARCI Board Member, Bill Harding, K4AHK, introducing the next speaker.

George Herron, N2APB, speaking on his stand alone PSK31 transceiver.

George and his PSK31 Controller.  Built in an Elecraft K2 enclosure.
George was inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Ed Hare, W1RFI, from ARRL HQ speaking on RFI to Hams..!

Bill Kelsey, N8ET, speaking on contruction and test equipment.

Incoming FDIM Chairman, Tom Dooley, K4TJD, while he could still smile.

Speaker, Jim Kortege, K8IQY, describing his 40/17 meter transverter.

Tom, K4TJD, getting serious.

Peter Zenker, DL2FI describing QRP activity in Germany.  Peter was inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Mike Boatright, KO4WX, showing his superhet mod to the SMK-1 to John McDonough, WB8RCR and others.

One of the 3 attendees from Canada that rode down bicycle mobile and his "K2 on-a-bike"..!


Bob Kellog, AE4IC, from the Knightlites and his wife are wowing Jim Stafford, W4QO, with the NC QRP activity at the "Author's Social" on Thursday night.

Jim Kortge, K8IQY (Mr. 2N2222) and Wayne, K8FF  showing their creations at the "Authors Social"

Joe, N2CX, at the "social" putting the hard sell on an unsuspecting attendee.

Would you buy a used car from this man..?  Jim Worthington, AD4J, showing off the wares of Mike Branca, W3IRZ.

Flying Pigs... didn't catch the calls or names.

More "Pygmalia"

Ed Hare, W1RFI, with some W1FB certificates to give out.

Tom Hammond, N0SS, doing his great service of aligning K2's for the tecnically challenged.  Here Joe Trombino, W2KJ is taking lesson number 1.

Vern Wright, W6MMA of "Super Antennas" fame showing his newest creation.   The Golden antenna was not for sale.

Original Tuna Tin 2 of  Doug DeMaw, W1FB,  featured in the May, 1976 QST.   The Flying Pigs operated with this rig on Friday night.

W8DIZ, Deiter "Diz" Gentzow, notorious Flying Pig and the original TT2.

Original TT2.  There is an interesting story of how this rig was lost and then found many years later.  Probably on the ARRL web site.

Diz, W8DIZ, made many contacts with the TT2 including attendees in the motel.

One more shot of the original TT2.

NoGaNaught, Russ, AE4NY, and a BC-610-D in the bone yard.  Check out http://www.nogaqrp.org member pages.

German "Enigma" code machine from WW2.  In the bone yard, not for sale.

Meissner 150-B transmitter and Signal Shifter VFO in use.  Big AM class C transmitter with an 813 driven by a pair of 100's.

Vietnam War era emergency transmitter.  Limited horsepower in service in the bone yard.

Keys by Richard Meiss, WB9LPU.   Richard won 1st place in the homebrew contest.

Project of Flying Pig, Mike Hall, WB8ICN.

Deiter "Diz" Gentzow, W8DIZ, projects.

Creation of Flying Pig, Steve Baker, K8PZ.

Very neat NoGaWaTT meter entered in the homebrew contest.  It had the mod to permit both 2 and 6 watt settings.

Back of the NoGaWatt.


Howrd Krause, K2UD's, ARRL Handbook single tube 10W transmitter.

Another shot of the ARRL transmitter.  Designed by Lew McCoy, W1ICP



Built by Flying Pig, Harold Smith, KE6TI.



Double side band transceiver.

Double Sideband transceiver.

Another shot of the DSB transceiver.

One of K2UD's "spy transmitter".  It's the Forty-9er with built in key.


Norcal 40A in a lunch box.  Room for accessories and the battery in the bottom.

Pixie Transceiver.

Knightsmite from the Knightlites.  They obviously know "stuff from shinola".

Another Pixie in the homebrew contest.

Mike, KO4WX

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