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Bicycle Mobile Hams of America (The 31st Annual BMHA forum at Hamvention)
The Forum schedule for the Hamvention now has us listed for our forum at 9:15 am, Room 1 on Sunday May 22. Hopefully the forum room will be open a little early so we can gather in the room. We only have the one hour so we will be as efficient as we can to allow time for our main speaker and presenter. I look forward to the forum and hope to see many of you there again.
Moderator: Mike Nickolaus, NF0N
Bicycle Mobile Hams of America got its start in1989 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.
Forum Location: Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Room 1 from 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Ending a 29-year run, BMHA did not have a forum at the 2019 Dayton HamVention
Thank you, Mike NF0N and many others for hosting this for so many years.
- Notes from earlier BMHA forums at the Dayton HamVention
Spring 2010 Newsletter (most recent)
Some interesting sites
The 2009 Dayton HamVention is (Successful) History
Three Tours in Wisconsin
Follow the link for more information.
BMHA is an affiliated Bicycle Club of Adventure
Cycling. We received two vouchers for a one year membership to
Adventure Cycling to be given to two of our members.
A drawing was held on the affiliated BMHA Yahoo!Group
and the lucky winners are WD8PVB and KE4LWT/KD5YBF.
We also received several copies of a special edition of
Adventure Cycling. Congratulations to Chris Fanning, N7NET, N3VHJ, W8HI and WD8RIF.
The 2008 Dayton HamVention was a
Mike, NF0N writes:
Just a quick update on the BMHA forum at Dayton. We had about 50-60
attend which is a good turnout on Sunday morning. Both speakers,
Jim, W5AOX and Norm, N9ZKX did a great job and there was lotís of
interest in their bikes with APRS. Both had their bikes on display.
I presented a short update on BMHA past and future.
To me it looked like a smaller turnout this year and there were
more empty spaces in the outdoor flea market than prior years.
Inside exhibits were down also but all the major dealers and
manufactures were there. This was even my year to win one of the
hourly door prizes, about 5 ARRL publications.
Mike's presentation (PDF format)
All 48 past issues of the BMHA newsletter are now indexed and searchable.
Click the "newsletters" link in the "content"
section on the left.
The latest newsletter is now available and free to all hams. It will be delivered
(electronically or via mail) to paid BMHA members, and has been announced on
the Yahoo!Group. As
usual, in the future newsletters will be available to paid-up members.
All past issues of the BMHA Newsletter have been scanned and
are available on CD.
For the latest website update, check out our What's
Public Service Announcements
BMHA'ers are invited to join HFpack in their "on
the air" activities. Priority is always given to pedestrian,
bicycle, portable, and QRP operators, although base stations and mobiles of
any power level are also welcome.
the item on our Events page for schedules and frequencies.
I am very interested in making bicycle-mobile contacts
using Internet relays. Please go to http://www.ipass.net/~jimprice/irlp/ to see if there is an IRLP repeater near you that is linked to the UK via
the Internet. If there is, then let's make a sked for a bike/bike QSO!
More information is available by following our EVENTS link on the left of this page.
BMHA electronic forums:
Our membership -- sorted by
ZIP code and State/City so you can find other BMHAers in your neighborhood.
[In order to protect our member's privacy,
street addresses and phone number are not given -- you will need to consult
a callbook such as http://www.qrz.com if
the member wishes to share this information.]
Alley, NA0A passed away in June of 2001 and became a Silent Key. Hartley was
the founder of the BMHA, and served as its Chairman for the first twelve