Dayton Hamvention 2013

hamvention logo pic

This year’s annual pilgrimage for ham radio ops was a big disappointment for me.  Why?  Because I got sick!  On Friday Dave and Craig kept asking me for tissues beacuse they kept sneezing.  I didn’t think too much about this beacuse I thought maybe they had allergies.  But on Saturday afternoon I came down with the sickness.  My muscles were sore, I couldn’t stop sneezing and coughing and I felt very weak.  Symptoms of the flu.  Booo!

With that being said, I did still have a good time because I was with good friends and got to see the biggest spectacle in ham radio, the 2013 Dayton Hamvention.  Here are some highlights:

Dayton Bound

Here we are just before our journey.  Pictured left-to-right is:  Nick – N9SJA, Jeff – N9IZ, Craig – KB9JDW, and Dave – KF9IZ photo courtesy of Amber Brown (Mrs. N9IZ 😉 ).

I also got to meet with the much admired and very cool, Bob Heil:

Me and Bob

Bob signed my new Heil Ham Radio Handbook:


Since I was ill, I didn’t buy anything and didn’t get to look around in the flea market area much.  Overall a disapointing time beacuse I got sick!  Booo!  I guess I will do it up twice as good next year.  Well on to Field Day and eventually the Fort Wayne Hamfest!

73! de Nick N9SJA

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