2) an opportunity to meet some of the other Flex users, Elmers, and Alpha testers.
3) presentations about topics of interest to the Flex Community. Last year it was about the history and background of the development of Flex radio. Another year, Steve detailed the inner workings of the 6000.
4) introduction and first look at new equipment and planned development.
5) info from prominent contesters or DXers about how to best use the Flex for those purposes. One year was about the Palmyra DXpedition.
6) awards given to helpful me,beers of the Community, and some door prizes given. (I think someone won a Maestro last year?)
I don't know what details have been released publicly this year, but it should be fun. The fellowship and presentations are probably a better value than the food itself. But that is the way with most such gatherings. I enjoyed it last year. But missed the year before. I hope to go this year, but my calendar is uncertain at the moment.
Ken - NM9P
@Joe KK9TT - I've both enjoyed and learned much at the Dayton FRS Banquets I've attended.
I would be way cool to hear how Flexing from Road has worked for you? It is that sort of thing that makes the events special.
Dayton Banquets are not much about anything more than the people you meet - the rest is just window dressing.
Hope you are there!
@Ken NM9P - Cool typo! Bringing Smiles out! I'll spot you your first Diet at the dinner!
Absolutely. I've attended two, and if I ever get to Ohio again it will be the first thing I book. Yes, there's the great technical information you can only get from a realtime forum like Dayton (Xenia) but it's all about the people you meet - the Flex Staff and fellow Flex users.
And there's a bonus this year. You will be garanteed a meal! Just kidding