Big KYDXA Forum
This year the Kentucky DX Association has a great forum lined up. Dave Trainor N8ZFM, the sysop of the KY4XX-3 node, will introduce you to DXing and Louisville's newest DX Spotting Network. Learn how to get into DXing and ways to enhance your experience. The 10am Forum is about the DX Spotting Networks and at 11am they will have an Open Forum for questions and answers.
KYDXA, an ARRL affiliated club, meets at 7pm the first Monday of the month at various locations. For more about the club, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/kydxa.
See Solar Spots
DO NOT STARE AT THE SUN, but with Mark Steven Williams, K9GX, aka "The StarGeezer", through a giant high powered telescope with a special filter attachment you can safely view sunspots. Enjoy spectacular views of our nearest star, the Sun, through a specially filtered telescope set up in the tailgating parking lot near the main entrance for viewings at 9:00am and 12:30pm. And check out StarGeezerAstronomy.com.
You can also register at the StarGeezer Astronomy booth for astronomy prizes including "Eclipse Shades" safe solar viewers, tickets to the Rauch planetarium and laminated Stargazing guides from BarCharts.com. You must be present to win. The drawing will be inside at 1:30pm before the Major Prize drawings.
Communications Trailer, Drone and Dogs
Outside the Jefferson County Search Dog Association will have their communications trailer with equipment to contact just about anyone except the Air Force. It's for communications during emergencies and the team is deployment ready for 72 hour self-sustained duty! Throughout the day they will have demonstrations of their search drones.
Also outdoors there will be Search & Resucue Dogs (SAR Dogs) demonstrating their skills. Indoors JCSDA will have a booth where you can meet the handlers and the dogs upclose. All the dogs are freiendly and enjoy meeting people - especially kids! They will have Activity Books for the young ones... and for those who want to learn more about SAR Dogs and what they do.