2023 Dayton Hamvention in Xenia, Ohio

May 20, 2023

Prize eligibility requires a user to be logged into the chatroom. User Name registration is not required for this event. You may use your IRC chat client or Libera chat (the chatroom we use), and the room is #w5kub.

Prize winners are selected by Hambot, a computerized random name selector program. The winners’ names are chosen randomly and announced. You must be in the chatroom to win. When it is time for a prize, Hambot will announce the prize and request that everyone please stop chatting during the giveaway. Hambot will announce the name selected as a possible winner. That person must claim he is “here” to receive the prize. Hambot will give multiple announcements of the selected name and a countdown. If the person has not “claimed” or identified themselves before the time is up, Hambot will start the process again and announce a new name. This will repeat until someone wins the prize. If Hambot states that the time is up, that is the final decision.

Disclaimer: makes every effort to list prizes accurately, but mistakes happen. is not responsible for typos or incorrect prizes, model numbers, descriptions, pictures, shipping restrictions, etc. All prizes will be awarded as the donor intended. is not responsible for the non-shipment of a prize by a donor/vendor. Prizes are sent to you directly from the donor.

If you won a prize:

• Immediately send an email to The message should include the name of your prize, your name, call (if applicable), mailing address (no post office box), and email address. Prize winners with a USA call sign MUST provide a USA mailing address for prize delivery. If not, you will forfeit your prize.

• Within ten days after Hamfest, we will email your contact information to the vendor/donor of your prize, and you will receive a copy of the message. The donor will ship your prize based on your contact information sent to It is your responsibility to report any errors to the donor ASAP. Any further communication should be between you and the donor.

• If you are required to pay for shipping, the cost and payment method will be provided in your email message.

The prizes below are only awarded through the W5KUB.COM chatroom. Some prizes will be awarded worldwide and some prizes will be awarded to USA addresses only.

IMPORTANT You must be in the W5KUB.COM chatroom to be picked for prizes. If you prefer to use an IRC client you may. The IRC is Libera and the room is #W5KUB

12V, 12Ah LFP Battery (PVC, BLF-1212A)
plus charger

Value $139.99, USA Only

Thanks, Kevin Zanjani

One-year digital subscription to CQ magazine
$30 value

One-year digital subscription to CQ magazine

Thanks, Rich Moseson, W2VU

Winner 1: Barry Keating, WD4MSM

Winner 2: Mike Tarola, KB7CP

Winner 3: Steve Smith, KM5GN

Winner 4: Arnie Podolsky, W8DU

Winner 5: Gene Moore, N8YRF

QRZ Explorer QRZ-1, a 5 Watt Handi Talkie

Winner 1: Rick Kanschat, N0KYN

Winner 2: Fred Bennett, II, NZ4DX

Winner 3: Patrick Thomas, AE5NW

Winner 4: Jerry Hodge, AC0MW

Winner 5: Steve Stirling, N8CPA

Eligibility: U.S. licensed ham or licensed with U.S. address

Eligibility: U.S. licensed ham or licensed with U.S. address

QRZ Explorer QRZ-1, a dual-band, 5-watt ham radio transceiver is a part of the new QRZ New Ham Jumpstart program, a program that helps new hams get on the radio faster!

Value $59

Thanks, GigaParts and QRZ

Ham Radio Deluxe Software

$99.95 value

Winner: Larry Blake, K4RMM

A complete suite of software for the amateur radio operator
  • Rig Control with full command support for Yaesu, ICOM, Kenwood, Elecraft, Ten-Tec, FlexRadio, and more
  • QSO logging that supports DXing, awards tracking, and digital modes integration with WSJT-X
  • Digital Modes support for RTTY, PSK31, and many other digital modes
  • Rotator control for azimuth and azimuth/elevation rotors by Yaesu, HyGain, Green Heron, M2, AlfaSpid, Easycom, Idiom Press, FoxDelta, and more
  • Satellite communications with rig frequency adjustment for Doppler and az/el tracking of the antennas
  • Perpetual software license (not sold as a subscription)

9612XE USB

Winner 1: Nicholas Maslon, K1NZ

Winner 2: Dale Cornnett, KD9VT

Winner 3: Steven Baker Sr, KB9HGI

9612 XE dual-port, multi-speed radio
modem/TNC/data controller

Value $465, USA only

Thanks, John Lynn KE0SWE

Winner 1: Dave Stanley, WI4L
Winner 2: Bob Cardone, N2EIM

250 QSL cards OR 250 Eyeball cards OR any one item on my Shack Stuff Page

Maximum value $84, USA only

Thanks, Randy Dorman KB3IFH


Winner: Edgar Thomas, WD8KCT

MFJ 148RC – LCD 24/12 Hour, Dual Time Zone Clock

Value $79.95

Thanks, Richard Stubbs

Winner: Jerry Hurd, KD8FYV


Value $79.95

Thanks, Richard Stubbs

Winner: Bruce Wilke, N0XL

MFJ-260C, Dry Dummy Load, 300 WATT, 1-650MHz

Value $59.95

Thanks, Richard Stubbs

MFJ-392B Headset

Winner: Kenneth Kopp, AK0A


Value $49.95

Thanks, Richard Stubbs

MFJ-822 Wattmeter/SWR Meter

Winner: John Mondick, K3YOU

MFJ-822, WATTMETER, HF/VHF, 1.8-200 MHz, 300 W, MOBILE

Value $84.95

Thanks, Richard Stubbs

MFJ-557 Code Osc with Key

Winner: Curt Myers, K2CWM


Value $74.95

Thanks, Richard Stubbs

Ham Shack Reference Mat

$49.99 value USA only

Winner 1: Glenn Higbie, N2UZK

Winner 2: Kevin Gray, N9VPV

Ham Shack Reference Mat

This 12” x 18” desk mat is a perfect addition to any ham shack.

With the QuirkyQRP Ham Radio Shack Reference Mat on your desk, you will always have immediate access to useful ham radio information such as Amateur Radio band plan, HF/VHF/UHF Calling frequencies, Q-codes, Phonetic alphabet, RTS signal report guide, and of course a morse code chart. All without having to look more than just a few inches away from your ham radio.

Made of 4mm thick neoprene material, it has an anti-slip backing and a hemmed edge for durability and stability.

Thanks, James Hannibal – KH2SR 

QuirkyQRP Ham Radio


Winner: Larry Woodruff, W0ODI


Value $109

Thanks, Jon Hudson G4ABQ