Four Days in May

The premier annual event for low-power radio enthusiasts

Registration for FDIM 2020 opened yesterday and I’ve signed up to attend for another year. This will be my 20th FDIM, I’ve only missed a couple since I began going in the late 1990’s. Hosted by QRP-ARCI, it’s the “it” conference for serious QRP enthusiasts.

They take an extra day (Thursday) and tack it on to the three-day weekend that is the Dayton Hamvention creating “four days in May”. Having had decades of practice, the ARCI folks have turned this into one successful production. With a day-long slate of speakers and evenings filled with additional activities, plus the chance to belly up to the bar with a whole lot of like-minded, low-power enthusiasts, what’s not to like?

The Holiday Inn in Fairborn has been home for the event for a long time (remember when we used to meet south of Dayton?) and it’s a wonderful venue with plenty of nearby (walking distance) dining choices. It once seemed rather “remote” when Hamvention was conducted at Hara Arena, but now that the big show moved to Xenia, it’s right on the way.

Registration is open. When you sign up, you include details if you want to book a room, the hotel will then contact you a week or so later to confirm your reservation (and you will get a special rate in the block of QRP-ARCI rooms). The Saturday night QRP banquet requires additional tickets.

Take a look at the list of those already signed up to go. Hope to see you at FDIM in May!