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Dayton BMHA 2014 Forum -- Announcement and Bike Ride

"Our 24th Annual BMHA Forum at Hamvention"

Date: May 18, 2014
Time: 9:15 - 11:15

The Bicycle Mobile Hams of America got its start in 1989 when a QST article by Hartley Alley, NA0A asked hams who operate their radios while bicycle-mobile to get together and form a group.  BMHA hosts a website along with the BMHA Yahoo Groups forum.

We are all set for the forum at the Dayton Hamvention. We once again have two of the best forum speakers and I think you will enjoy attending once again. Over the years we have had great topics that interest all and this year is no exception. Here are the details as they will appear in the Hamvention program:

Bicycle Mobile Hams of America (The 24th Annual BMHA forum at Hamvention)

Moderator: Mike Nickolaus, NF0N

  • WA4DXP – M. D Smith – Program with detailed illustrated photos showing the most simple of bike mobile setups, a HT in a small camera bag with a rubber duck and speaker mic to the full blown HF-VHF-UHF, 100 watt amp. M. D. will have his bicycle on display along with his special QSL card.
  • KA9RSL – Keith – Keith will detail Ham support for the "Hilly Hundred" annual ride that was started by Hartley, NA0A. Keith uses APRS for tracking and will show pictures about the Ham support. He will have on display his bicycle and support trailer.
  • We plan to have bicycle mobile displays and demonstrations of each will be conducted.

Mike Nickolaus, NF0N
BMHA Forum Moderator

Hamvention Bike Ride 2014

The Latest News:

Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM at the Creekside Trail (see body of message)
Length: 17 miles

Hello group!

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 Dayton.

This year, we will be doing the ride on The Creekside trail. Check out the trail on this interactive web site for the location and how to get there....

It is a 17+ mile trail that ends Xenia. It is a very nice trail. Paved, with restroom stops with water ever so often. There are places to eat along the way.. 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 the first link 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 can have something to eat in the local area, depending on what the group decides would be good place. There are several places near Eastwood Park. 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 "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 finally 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, there is a stop light ( at least there was last year..). Turn west and go into the park. Then follow the road as mentioned before into the parking area at the trail head. Its as far as you can go into the park without crossing the bridge.

I hope that these instructions and map are clear enough for everyone..

Even so, I will be on 146.55 Mhz simplex (Not .52) 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 letting me know you are planning to attend, and if you don't have a 2 Meter rig, I will e-mail 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

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