Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Got Radio?

Stana in Dayton, May 2013
One week from today, I will be on a 725-mile roadtrip to southwest Ohio to attend the annual Hamvention, the biggest ham radio convention north of the South Pole. I have attended Hamvention about 27 times over the last 37 years, the last five times as a woman as I will next week.

Attending Hamvention, I have met about a dozen other trans hams over the years who attended in boy mode. Through this blog, they knew where to find me and we connected.

If you plan to attend Hamvention this year, I hope you will stop by the booths I will be staffing on and off Friday and Saturday: booths numbered 451-454 ― just down the aisle from the huge ARRL exhibit.





Source: ShopBop
Wearing Jacquemus


Femulator, circa 1970

11 comments:

  1. Well it's a pity I'm not in America. Else I will make the trip just to meet you!

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    1. What a nice thing to say!

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  2. Can't say I'll make it to Dayton Stana, as the ink is barely dry on my reissued licence, I'm on the wrong continent, and anyway I'm skint. But I'm sure you'll have a good time as always. I'm kinda envious, though for me the attraction of a radio rally lies in the junk vendors rather than the big stands.

    And yes, it's a surprise how many callsigns I have encountered in this sphere since I came out as a G7 :)

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    1. AnonymousMay 07, 2015

      You have no idea as to what you are missing; Dayton has one of the largest fleamarkets of radio and computer junk that you will ever see. I used to wander around there for most of the two and a half days of the Hamvention, and never could quite see all the stuff.

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    2. The fleamarket is huge!

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  3. Hopefully this year you will meet a trans ham who attends in GIRL mode.. and tells you you were her inspiration

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  4. I will make a trip to Dayton one day. Unfortunately, not this year :\

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  5. Wow, I can not believe its been five years. I remember following you during your first year. Your trips helped give me the courage to get out of the closet.

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    1. Yes - it is hard to believe! That first trip was kind of scary... now it's a piece of cake. Glad my trips helped you get out, Susan!

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