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On May 14-16, 2010, over 15,000 ham radio enthusiasts gathered for the annual Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio. From the moment I drove up behind the creator of APRS (GPS for ham radio) there was something radio-related to see. It was like ham radio’s Maker Faire. I’ve captured some of the highlights in this video.

There were demos of Arissat-1, a homemade satellite from AMSAT. Morse code keys of every kind were scattered throughout the convention space (touch sensitive and bugs). There were tons of electronic parts, including component jewelry. I saw an aerial balloon being launched and met the president of the ARRL, Kay Cragie.

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Diana was a contestant on Project Runway season 2, graduated from RISD, and currently lives in New York City.

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