FDIM 2018 Buildathon

Price: $35.00
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Keeping with the bench instrumentation theme over the past few years, the project for the FDIM 2018 Buildathon will be a 4 Port Directional Coupler for measuring forward and reflected power. Once you know the two powers, is is an easy calculation to obtain the true VSWR. In addition to the 4PDC kit, REGISTERED builders will also receive a FREE DMM to use as the voltage display device. Registration for the Buildathon is $35 and includes the kit and DMM. Since there are several FDIM challenges out there, I am issuing a Buildathon challenge: Scour the Dayton fleamarket for that perfect meter or pair of meters and incorporate it into your build! The registered builders will vote on the best creation and the winner will receive a fabulous prize.



As usual, the Buildathon will start about 4:30 on Friday afternoon in the Buildathon room at the FDIM hotel. The room is down at the end of the hall to the right of the BAR & restaurant just inside the front door. The Buildathon will also include a time out for a complementary pizza party so that builders won't miss dinner while we build. You should bring a basic set of tools and soldering iron as I don't have tools for 40 builders. If tools and soldering iron is a problem please let me know. I do travel with spares but there is a bottom to my toolbox. Directly after the Buildathon, the participants only need to take a short walk around the lobby in order to enjoy the FDIM Club night being held in the adjacent ballroom.



We will be using the *USUAL* format of the Buildathon so we can register about 40 builders.... Last year, the Buildathon sold out in about a week so don't wait until the last minute to sign up! If it does sell out, you will just have to resort to picking up your kit at the FDIM Buildathon and taking it home.....

W1REX



Registered Builders:

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NORM SCHKLAR....................WA4ZXV
CHRIS WALDRUP..................KD4PBJ
RON EIKE.................................KA3PSO
RON HAMBRIC........................N5SBN
JOHN KITCHENS..................NS6X
JOHN DEMUTH......................K8CQA
KARL DEMUTH........................N8PKB
ALAN SHAFER........................AC8AP
MARTHA AUCHARD..............W0ERI
GARY AUCHARD.....................W0MNA
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 10

WALT SCHUKNECHT.............N7IZM
CHRIS SCHUKNECHT.............N5ZIW
RICHARD SCHWENKE............N8GBA
DON SZENINA.........................N8HDT
BILL KOSONEN........................KD8ZEG
BILL HULLEY.............................K7WXW
MARK DUNNING........................VK6WV
JOHN EICHORN........................WD1P
ALBERT PETER........................AC8GY
PETER AYEARST.......................VE3POA
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 20

DAVID WENDT...............................VE3EAC
DAVE RAJNAUTH.......................VE3OOI
ERIC GUNTER...............................KC2TXO
ERIC VINANDE.............................KG6NFJ
JIM FISHER..................................
JOHN KUNZ....................................N8MCA
JASON PONTIOUS.......................

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 30
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SEND ME AN EMAIL IS YOU WANT TO BE ON A STANDBY LIST!!
STANDBY LIST
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KITS TO BE PICKED UP @ FDIM
(NO free DMMs included with these kits!)
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KITS MAILED TO QTHs
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Please pay special attention to the names and calls below! They are volunteering their time & expertise to help make the 2017 FDIM Buildathon a success!

VOLUNTEERS:
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Rex Harper.........W1REX
Graham Firth.......G3MFJ
Rod Wallberg.......W8GRI
Jon Poland...........N0WL
Jack Purdum.........W8TEE

Hope to see you there!
Rex W1REX









Documentation
  • 4PDC-prelim