Dayton BMHA 2012 Forum -- The Announcement
"Probably one of the best forum lineups we have ever had"
Date: May 20, 2012
Time: 9:15 - 11:15
Room: Room 5
The 22nd annual BMHA
forum is set for Sunday, May 20th at 9:15 AM in Room 5. Mike Nickolaus, NF0N, is our forum moderator this year.
We encourage any to bring their
bicycle and radio setup to the forum room. We will set aside time for
you to display your setup and demonstrate to the group.
In addition to the program
speakers, we will have free Adventure Cycling magazines, 10 free Adventure
Cycling memberships to be given away and a few decals to be given out.
We hope to have the BMHA Bike Ride on
Saturday May 19th (see 2011's announcement below).
Come and ride, have a good time at
the Hamvention and attend the BMHA Forum.
Moderator and Speaker: Mike
Speaker: Norm Huber, N9ZKS
Bicycle Mobile Hams of America
got its start in 1989 when a QST article by Hartley Alley, NA0A asked hams
who oeprate their radios while bicycle-mobile to get together and form a
group. BMHA hosts a website along with the BMHA Yahoo Groups forum.
"The wGOAT on Wheels"
Speaker: WG0AT, Steve
Galchutt, will narrate one of his famous YouTube videos and talk about
his bicycle mobile setup
"HF Bicycle Mobile -- DX"
Speaker: WC4X, Ned
Mountain, will present his many years of "DXing" from his bicycle
"Boy Scouts of America,
Bicycling and Ham Radio"
Speaker: N9ZKS, Norm
Huber, will present how three hobbies are blended with service to
others, his experiences with BSA combining Bicycling, Ham Radio, and
being a badge counselor.
"One HT and Two Uses"
Speaker: NQ0V, Gary
Bishop, how to use one HT radio for two uses -- voice and APRS on
We plan to have bicycle mobile
displays and demonstrations of each will be conducted.
Mike Nickolaus, NF0N
BMHA Forum Moderator
details are shown on the Hara Arena map below.
The Dayton Hamvention website is located at:
Dayton BMHA 2012 Forum -- The Bike Ride
Date: Saturday May 19, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM at the Creekside Trail (see
body of message)
Length: 17 miles
Its that time of year again... the Hamvention is
getting close, and I thought I better get some info out for those who are
interested in taking their rolling hamshacks out for a spin on the trails of
I thought that this year we would try out a
different trail... The Creekside trail.Check out the trail on this
interactive web site for the location and how to get there....
I have looked at a few of the maps and gotten some
feed back from one of the "locals" about the trails and was told we should
try the "Creekside" trail. It is a 17+ mile trail that ends Xenia. It
looks to be a very nice trail. Paved, with restroom stops with water ever so
often. There are places to eat along the way.. and even a bike shop if it
is still in business.. Here is a site with lots of info on the trail...
We will start on this trail at the 'north' end of
the trail (green trace on interactive map) gathering at the parking area
just north of the trail around 1:30 PM, and departing on the ride at 2PM.
We will ride south a way, and return on the same trail. Afterward we will
have something to eat in the local area, depending on what the group decides
would be good place. There are several The parking area / trail head is just
north of the end of the green trace of the trail on the map. This is where
the trail meets the "Mad river trail", which continues West into downtown
Dayton. We would enter the park, the "Eastwood metro park", to get to the
parking area at the trail head, from "Harshman road",. Going South on
Harshman road from the intersection of highway 4 and Harshman, take the 2nd
road exit going west into the park.Follow the road to the larger parking
area that the road takes a right angle turn to pass thru the parking lot.
This is where we will start from.
Check it out on the Satellite view of the map to get
a better idea where this is. A few tips...
To get to the park, from Hara Arena..
Take Turner road and head east, this is a divided 4
lane road. After a while the road will be renamed Shoup mill road, and
then a little farther on, renamed again as Needmore road. It will cross
I-75. Keep going east on the 4 lane. it will turn southward, and at
highway 201 it will be renamed Harshman road. Where it becomes Harshman
Road, it will no longer be a divided road. Continue southward. on Harshman.
After you cross under highway 4, Harshman becomes a divided highway again,
and you are just about to the park. Continue south past the first road
going west after hiway 4. . At the 2nd road going west, I believe there is a
stop light. Turn west and go into the park. Then follow the road as
mentioned before into the parking area at the trail head.
I hope that these instructions and map are clear
enough for everyone..Even so, I will be on 146.55 Mhz simplex for talk in
starting around 1:15 or so. Call KA0NCR if you run into problems finding
the place and need help.
Please drop me an E-mail at KA0NCR at Yahoo.com
letting me know you are planning to attend, and if you don't have a 2 Meter
rig, I will send you my cell phone number. Either way we will be sure to
listen for you.
I have placed an order for good weather for the
ride, so I hope to see lots of you there!
73 - Arnie - KA0NCR