Ham Radio Exhibit at Digital Edge Expo??

Dan Blasberg Blasberg at verizon.net
Thu Sep 2 16:18:02 CDT 2004


See below:

> Gmra member, John Ward, W3OJ, sent in the following request. It is
> paraphrased but contains his essential information. Please
> respond to him.
> 73, Murray, K3BEQ
> =====================================================================
> "A Digital Edger Exposition will be held at the D.C. Convention
> Center, Saturday, Sunday, September 18th and 19th. He is looking for
> hams to assist in demonstrating ham radio to the attending public
> during the period 9am - 5pm. For details and/or to assist, please
> contact him at 301-953-9273 or john.ward at uspto.gov  Thanks. John
> Ward, W3OJ."
> =====================================================================

I believe John is already trying to coordinate this.

73 de,


On Sep 2, 2004, at 6:18 AM, Daniel Schultz wrote:

> Channel 4 TV in Washington has a "Digital Edge Expo" every September, 
> this
> year on September 18 and 19, at the Washington Convention Center, see
> http://www.nbc4.com/digitaledgeexpo/index.html for details.
> I was there last year, they get a lot of traffic and there are booths 
> from
> many non profit organizations and community groups. I am wondering if 
> all of
> (or some of) the amateur radio clubs in the Washington area would be
> interested in staffing a booth throughout the weekend, to show the 
> crowd of
> technology savvy visitors what modern ham radio is all about. The 
> "Broadband
> over Powerline" advocates have been portraying ham radio operators as 
> a bunch
> of old fuddy-duddies who are behind the times. This would be a good 
> chance to
> show a large crowd of people what modern ham radio is all about.
> Is there any chance that we could organize such a thing in the time 
> remaining?
> This is more than one person or club can do, please contact your 
> respective
> radio clubs and any other club contacts that you may have to see if the
> members are interested in doing this.
> Dan Schultz N8FGV

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