Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Handiham World for 13 May 2009

Welcome to Handiham World!

Handihams at Dayton HAMVENTION - Booth 332

Handihams at Dayton HAMVENTION - Booth 332

Image: Stop by Booth 332 and meet John Hoenshell, N0BFJ, long-time Handiham volunteer and supporter. John will also be assisting with VE testing at Hamvention.

This is the week! We are going to be at booth 332 at Hamvention™ in Dayton, Ohio. If you are planning to attend, and we certainly hope that you are, please stop by booth 332 and pay us a visit. Specifically, it is SA0332. "SA" stands for Silver Arena. Last week a typo crept in, and we gave you the wrong number. Thanks to Ken, KB3LLA, for getting this corrected.

Hamvention begins on Friday, May 15th and runs through the weekend of the 16th and 17th.

This week Nancy is back in the headquarters office, so that will help a lot! The office will be closed Friday, and there will be no audio lectures. We reopen Monday morning, May 18.

When you stop by the Handiham booth, you will be able to sign our guest register. We always have a few extra chairs if you want to sit down and talk with us for while. If you are a wheelchair user, you will find that we always place our display table at the very back of the booth, which allows you to bring your wheelchair into our area and get out of the main traffic stream in the aisle.

Ken, KB3LLA, Handiham Radio Club President, will be at the booth whenever he isn't out somewhere on the show floor finding out about all the new amateur radio gear. I will be there, as will Handiham volunteers John Hoenshell, N0BFJ, and John Pedley, N0IPO. If you hang around too much, we will put you to work as a greeter and Handiham representative!

So consider the welcome mat out and waiting for you. We hope you can stop by and see us in person, but if not, we are going to try to get on the Handiham EchoLink Net on Saturday and on the same node and frequency at other times throughout the day on Saturday. This all depends on whether or not we are able to get a reliable Internet connection, so no promises.

I hope to see you there!

Patrick Tice
Handiham Manager