Dayton Hamvention 2015 is over for me. I have a plane to catch Sunday morning so I made my final rounds through Hara Arena just before 5:00 pm. I will be back, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise. It was a good time and I now have lots of ideas of things to do in and around the shack.Mike Crownover, AD5A, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Texas, USA. Contact him at [email protected].
Below is a picture of the new K3S. There are some significant differences that I'm sure will be documented soon. Some of the differences will be mods that can be applied to current K3's, other changes will not. Only minor changes to the appearance of the radio
There are always new things to discover and I came across a neat product for portable QRP practioners. One of the processes to getting efficient in portable QRP operation is to try to figure out a reasonable antenna configuration. Enter PackTenna, www.packtenna.com .
The product is a prepackaged antenna system, including the telescoping 32 ft. pole. The antenna is an innovative design that allows you to configure the antenna as a dipole or a vertical. Check it out.
Finally, I didn't get away without a couple of catches of my own. I found a Navy Flameproof straight-key and a 100 year commemorative version of the Vibroplex Original semi-automatic key. Both are seen below.
So another Dayton experience in the books, can't wait to go again.
Just returned from Dayton 2015 yesterday. Despite the nay sayers and critics, I plan on attending again next year and the following years, all permitting. There are always new things to see and the forums are excellent. All hams should attend at least once to check it out; it is addicting.