We had another successful BMHA Forum at the Dayton Hamvention in 2016. Our attendance was over 60 and we had two bicycles on display.
Our main speaker was planned to be Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ, and unfortunately he had a serious medical issue in the family at the last minute. Jeff is the communications director for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) and was able to send me his presentation. I presented his material so all were able to see what the Ham's do for GOBA each year. It is a major effort on the part of the Ham's on the GOBA team along with local support along the way. Jeff and his team should be congratulated on the job they do each year.
Keith Miller, KE9KM, brought his bicycle and demonstrated his mobile setup he is working on for a week trip he planning to ride this summer. Keith has a count he had custom made for his Elecraft KX3 and will now modify for his new Elecraft KX2. He talked and demostrated his grounding and antenna system.
We had another bicycle setup from Steve, D'Amico, KC8QVO. Steve has a VHF/UHF radio along with antenna and solar power to charge batteries. He had a number of interested parties.
We may have several of our attendees indicate they might be interested in being on the program for next year. The Hamvention Program Chariman has indicated to me that we can have a forum on Sunday almost every year we want.
All had a good time and good trip home, maybe again next year.
BMHA Forum Chairman
Mike, Nickolaus, NF0N