Monday, May 11, 2009

this week

On Wednesday, I begin my journey to Dayton, Ohio, where I will attend the annual Dayton Hamvention and the 2009 ARRL National Convention on Friday and Saturday.

I am an amateur radio/ham radio operator and a well-known writer in the ham radio print and electronic media. I make the trek to Dayton every year or two to renew old acquaintances, make new acquaintances, see what is new in ham radio, attend forums on topics of interest, check out the flea market, socialize with my ham radio friends, and have a good time.

However, by Saturday evening of Hamvention weekend, I am usually burnt out from all the ham activities, so I do something completely different. When I get back to my hotel room, I kick off my sneakers, slip into my heels, and go out en femme.

Every year, I do something different en femme in Dayton and this year, I plan to go downtown and visit Therapy Cafe. It has a reputation as LGBT-friendly, so it should be a cool place to spend a few hours and wind down from Hamvention.

By the way, my attendance at Hamvention will likely result in fewer postings here than usual, but I will try and check in whenever I can so that you will know that I am alive and well. And, of course, I will have a full report (with photos) of my Saturday night out en femme.


  1. Aren't conventions like this amazing? I love going to a central location to meet and chat with people who share the same interest as me. I went to a Horror movie convention in Chicago last year and I had so much fun at the seminars, getting autographs, and making new friends who were into horror as much as me.

    Have fun out en femme also, looking forward to seeing the pictures and hearing about your night.

  2. Jessica --- I usually have a blast at Hamvention; I particularly enjoy seeing my old friends from the ham radio world.

  3. AnonymousMay 11, 2009

    So, you're a ham too, eh? Is there no limit to your talents? Do you QSL? Isn't it a pity that on-line contact doesn't count!?!? ;[ Oh well, have a great time anyways, sadly I don't think there's much chance you'll ever pick me up on your Ham rig!

  4. AnonymousMay 11, 2009

    You know, I knew you were a Ham but had since forgotten. Someday, we should talk. I am very active and somewhat well known in the ham and broadcasting community. Also a TG blogger..

    Love your blog. Hate to say that this is the first comment I have posted on your site and the first-ever, on any site, when I have gone anonymous. Hate to do that, but my TG life is kept very separate from my professional life. What a shame...

  5. cool, If you are driving thru NE Ohio you'll be passing within a mile or so of my home...

    Keep an eye out for your ham pals at Therapy Cafe, my guess is more than a few of them are also TG...

  6. Anonymous (1) --- I do QSL 100% !

    Anonymous (2) --- I have come across other hams on the Internet who are out about being T. And I have often considered coming out, too, but have not done so thus far.

  7. Lynn --- I will be in your neighborhood probably Thursday morning as I go west on I-80, I-76, I-71, and I-70 to Dayton.