The 2013 Dayton Hamvention, sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association will be held this year on May 17-19, 2013. “Dayton” is the largest hamfest in the United States, and AMSAT will be there again this year. You can assist AMSAT by volunteering to help staff the booth. While there, you will meet other AMSAT members, interact with the satellite designers, builders, and operators, and enjoy all that Dayton has to offer.
People are needed to assist with the setup of the booth on Thursday, May 16 (11a.m. to 4 p.m.), to staff the booth Friday (9 to 6), Saturday (9 to 5),and Sunday (9 to 1), and packup on Sunday (1 to 3). Most people volunteer for one or more 2 hour shifts in the booth.
Unfortunately, Gould Smith WA4SXM, AMSAT’s VP-User Services and long-time Dayton Team Leader will be unable to attend Dayton this year because of health issues. AMSAT President Barry Baines, WD4ASW has asked Steve Belter, N9IP to take the lead on AMSAT’s Dayton Booth Operations, and he has graciously agreed. Steve is a long-time volunteer who has assisted AMSAT at Hamvention in prior years. Please send an e-mail to Steve Belter, N9IP, if you are willing to help AMSAT at the Hamvention. Please advise by April 30th if you’re available to assist.