Hamvention 2019

I recently attended Hamvention 2019 in Xenia, Ohio. This was my first time there and I was really impressed with the size and scope of this event. This is the biggest gathering of amateur radio operators in the U.S. – in 2018 attendance was over 28,000 and although the 2019 attendance figures are not out yet many felt that this year’s attendance was even larger.

Here’s a short video where I try to convey the entire event in less than 5 minutes – hang on and hope you don’t get dizzy!

OzarkCon 2019

I recently attended OzarkCon 2019 in Branson, Missouri.

What is OzarkCon? It’s the annual meeting of the Four States QRP Group. For more info on 4SQRP try 4sqrp.com.

What is QRP? It is a ham radio term for operating at low transmit power levels, normally 5 watts or less.

Why is it called QRP? QRP is one of the ham radio “Q” codes that means reduce your transmit power. You can find more information on “Q” codes at this link.

This was my first time at OzarkCon and I really enjoyed it! It’s a great group and there were talks on a wide variety of subjects.

Check out the video at https://youtu.be/EZFg_DH-XCk