359 Photos - May 20, 2012
Photo: Coming in from the rear entrance of the main Hara Arena near Kenwood's exhibit. Notice the smoke in the air from the cooking of hamburgers and other food nearby.Photo: A poster of the new Kenwood TS-990S showing some key specifications.Photo: The new Kenwood TS-990SPhoto: The new Kenwood TS-990SPhoto: The new Kenwood TS-990SPhoto: The new Kenwood TS-990SPhoto: Icom's IC-7410 HF/6m transceiver.Photo: Icom's top-of-the-line IC-7800 HF/6m transceiver.Photo: Icom's IC-7700 HF/6m transceiver.  This is basically a single-receiver version of their IC-7800.Photo: A collection of Icom HTs.  I believe that most of these are analog and D-Star.Photo: The Icom IC-31A UHF HT.  This supports both analog and D-Star.Photo: Photo: This is the portable Georgia D-Star UHF repeater that they have brought to the show a few times.Photo: Photo: This view shows one aspect of the internal circuitry for what will be Flex Radio Systems' top-of-the-line FLEX-6700 transceiver.Photo: The FLEX-6700 transceiver by Flex Radio Systems.  This will be their top-of-the-line software-defined radio.Photo: This view shows four rack-mounted FLEX-6700 SDR transceivers.  These can all be connected (using Ethernet) to the same network and allow the operator to create up to 32 separate "receivers" on the computer.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Vibroplex booth.Photo: This shows a variety of Anderson Powerpoles, including ones that can carry 180 amperes of current, which is probably more than most hams need.Photo: These are heating and cooling pads sold by a company called Click It Hot.  I suppose they would be soothing.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A poster at the AMSAT booth displaying the planned satellite demonstrations.  This was also available as a handout.Photo: Although it is a cardboard model you can get an idea of the size of the Fox satellite.  The poster to the left shows the various circuit boards that make up the satellite.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The special event station sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association and running under the callsign of W8BI.Photo: Photo: Photo: Yours truly.  My camera gear is resting on the floor out of view.  The cord dangling out of my left pocket is connected to a battery pack for my flash.Photo: My friend, Rob Gauder (WD8CXV), works on the Exhibits Committee for Hamvention and helps to ensure that the exhibitors' needs are being met.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Byonics Micro-Track RTG 40.  This is a 40 watt APRS tracker.  As a tracker it is a transmitter only.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A collection of K8RA iambic paddles.Photo: A poster immediately outside of the Yaesu exhibit advertising their new FT-1D HT that covers analog modes and a new digital mode.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The new Yaesu FTdx-3000 HF/6m transceiver.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A pair of portable Yaesu HF/6m transceivers.  On the left is the FT-897D and on the right is the FT-857D.  I used to own the 897.Photo: Photo: The Yaesu FTdx-9000D HF/6m transceiver.  This is their top-of-the-line rig.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is the EZ Hang exhibit.  They sell these slingshot systems that can be used to launch wire antennas into trees.Photo: Photo: A vendor by the name of Rabbit Laser USA was at the Hamvention engraving water bottles (primarily).  The laser system uses CO2 for engraving.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One vendor displaying the TiltPlate decided to shoot a time lapse video using the camera shown here.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: At the Array Solutions exhibit they were demonstrating a Acom 1500 HF linear amplifier using an actual CW signal.  This is the dummy load that they were dumping the power into.Photo: Photo: Power scooters are somewhat popular at the Dayton Hamvention.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A wide variety of colors to choose from (to match your vehicle) for your screwdriver antenna at the Tarheel Antennas display.Photo: The Elecraft KX3.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: If I understand correctly, this is a complete full-duplex HF transceiver.  It was located at the TAPR booth and is known as Hermes.  It is part of the High Performance Software Defined Radio project.  See http://openhpsdr.org/index.php .  This performs digital down conversion and digital up conversion.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Waiting to ride the RTA bus from the Salem Mall parking lot to the Hara Arena.Photo: The parking lot at the Salem Mall starting to fill up on Saturday.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of the food tents in the outdoor flea market.  You can get donuts, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, soft drinks, and other items.Photo: A large collection of Yagis for the 902 MHz band.Photo: A wide assortment of coaxial switches for sale in the flea market.Photo: Plenty of vacuum tubes for sale.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: