For the last 37 years (and counting) the IOOK gets together in the spring at the Dayton Hamvention and various other get-togethers around the Dayton area (mostly around the dinner table) that weekend.


Greene County Fair and Exposition Center
120 Fairground Rd
Xenia, OH 45385

39°41’49.2″N 83°56’11.6″W

39.696994, -83.936542

The IOOK flea market spaces are: 8058, 8059 and 8060 (also 8061-63)

May 15-17 2020

As many of you know, the IOOK has several “events” during Hamvention every year. Photos of past events will be posted here and on Keith’s photo page.

Check out W5KUB’s live webcam starting Thursday. It will be live video/Chat. www.w5kub.com

Below is the typical schedule for Hamvention Weekend:

IOOK Hamvention Week (Will be revised for 2017 as we get closer to the event)


8:30 AM – WA8ZWJ and N8KXM meet WA5KUB and the
Tennessee/Arkansas gang in the flea market
to set the floors and the van storage unit
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner at Toll House Tavern
Rt 48 in Union
7:30 PM Trip to flea market to set up booth and dump
stuff into the van

6:15 AM – 7:00 AM – Breakfast – To be announced
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Flea Market open
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Indoor Exhibits open
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM – “Gathering of the Faithful”

6:00 AM – 6:45 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Flea Market Open
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Indoor Exhibits open

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner at Rob’s Restaurant
Banquet Room – 705 Arlington Road,
Brookville See ZWJ 4 maps

6:45 AM – 7:45 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Flea Market Open
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Indoor Exhibits open

5:30 PM Pizza Dinner at Marion’s Piazza – Englewood
Rt 40 in the K-Mart Shopping Center
For those of you planning to attend HamVention there are some
preparations you may wish to make prior to leaving home.

You will want to program your radios to include the following:

1) 442.850 simplex
2) 442.850 + repeater with tone of 118.8 – Union, Ohio (Also portable repeater in the flea market)
3) 442.925 + repeater with tone of 123.0 – Huber Heights, Ohio
4) 444.725 + repeater with tone of 123.0 – Piqua, Ohio
5) 146.415 simplex

Dayton IOOK Repeater Information

This note is to bring you up to speed on the local 442.850 (+offset 118.8hz PL tone) repeater and surrounding area machines of interest. This machine has EchoLink node #269089 however, it may be shut down during HamVention. Also note: Outgoing EchoLink connections are restricted. See WA8ZWJ for more information.

As a back up for reliable communications we would like to suggest the use of Glenn, W8AK’s repeater system if you are unable to access 442.850 in a satisfactory manner. This is a wide coverage system linking 3 repeater systems together 24/7. You will want to program in the following frequencies and PL tones:

442.925 + (PL 123.0) – located in Huber Heights
444.725 + (PL 123.0) – located in Piqua
444.000 + (PL 107.2) – located in Celina *** Reported offline***

This system has coverage from just north of Cincinnati to just south of Paulding and from the state line to the west to east of Springfield. If you look at your map of Ohio, you will see that this covers most of western Ohio. Also, this system has IRLP access.