AMSAT Dayton Booth Volunteers Needed

Call for Volunteers for the AMSAT Booth at Dayton 2014

The 2014 Dayton Hamvention, sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association will be held this year on May 16-18.  “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 15 (A few people to move the equipment from the storage area leaving the hotel at 9 am, most at the Arena from 11am to 4 pm), to staff the booth Friday (9 am  to 6 pm), Saturday (9 am  to 5 pm), and Sunday (9 am to 1 pm), and pack up on Sunday (1 pm to 3 pm).  If you are leaving late Sunday, or Monday morning, please consider helping transport the display to the storage area on the south side of Dayton.  This is normally completed by 5 pm.   Most people volunteer for one or more 2 hour shifts in the booth.

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.

If you missed the Hamvention last year, there were some changes in the Ball Arena, and the AMSAT exhibit was be part of that change.  We now have  a 3 X 3 booth arrangement, with the engineering and software display on one side of the aisle, and the sale area on the opposite side.  The booth numbers are now 444-446 and 433-435.  We will be very near the old exhibit area, within sight of the ARRL exhibit.  If you have worked the booth in the past with the old configuration, especially with setup, there will be some modest changes.