Bicycle Mobile Hams of America

BMHA is an Adventure Cycling Association
 affiliated club

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Hartley Alley NA0A
(Silent Key 2001)

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  • BMHA 2015 Dayton HamVention Forum and Bike Ride --

    Our 25th Annual BMHA forum at Hamvention

    Good news, we have been approved for a Forum at the Dayton Hamvention 2015.  Our forum will be in Room 5 on Sunday May 17, 2015 from 9:15 - 11:15 AM.
    Room 5 is large so bring your bicycles and displays.  There are no other forums in Room 5 so we have it nearly all morning.  
    We have an excellent program already that I am sure you will enjoy.  If anyone has a topic they would like to present, let me know and we will add to the program schedule.

    Our current program includes:

    • W3FF – Budd Drummond – "The Making of the DX Tricycle, power and Custom Antenna"
    • NF0N – Mike Nickolaus - "The Best of Bicycle Mobile Hams of America, From 1990 – 2015"
    • KA0NCR – Arn Grubbs – 25 Years of the Dayton BMHA Ride !

    We plan to have bicycle mobile displays and demonstrations of each will be conducted.

    If anyone else has a program, please contact Mike NF0N
    Plans are forming for the annual BMHA bike ride on Saturday afternoon (May 16th).
    Stay tuned to this space for further announcements and updates.

    Mike NF0N

    Our Bike Ride will be on Saturday May 16th at 1:30 pm

    See the lower half of our 2015 HamVention page for details

    Arnie KA0NCR

  • BMHA 2014 Dayton Forum was a success

  • follow the link above for information on the Bike Ride
  • Our 24th Annual BMHA forum at Hamvention

    We'd like to share some photos and/or stories from the event, but haven't (yet?) loaded any onto our website.

    Mike NF0N

  • BMHA was at the Dayton HamVention 2013

    Fresh news about the 2013 Agenda and Bike Ride can be found here.

  • Dayton HamVention 2012 --

    "Probably one of the best forum lineups we have ever had"

  • Dayton HamVention 2011 Was A Success

    Read about it on our Forum 2011 page
    Read about HamVention 2010 on our Forum 2010 page

  • Spring 2010 Newsletter

  • The Spring 2009 newsletter is available

  • Some interesting sites


GRABAAWR, Bike Northwoods, SAGBRAW

Follow the link for more information.

  • Lucky Winners

BMHA is an affiliated Bicycle Club of Adventure Cycling.  We received two vouchers for a one year membership to Adventure Cycling to be given to two of our members.

A drawing was held on the affiliated BMHA Yahoo!Group and the lucky winners are WD8PVB and KE4LWT/KD5YBF.  Congratulations!

We also received several copies of a special edition of Adventure Cycling.  Congratulations to  Chris Fanning, N7NET, N3VHJ, W8HI and WD8RIF

  • The 2008 Dayton HamVention was a success

    Mike, NF0N writes:
    Just a quick update on the BMHA forum at Dayton. We had about 50-60 attend which is a good turnout on Sunday morning. Both speakers, Jim, W5AOX and Norm, N9ZKX did a great job and there was lot’s of interest in their bikes with APRS. Both had their bikes on display. I presented a short update on BMHA past and future.

    To me it looked like a smaller turnout this year and there were more empty spaces in the outdoor flea market than prior years. Inside exhibits were down also but all the major dealers and manufactures were there. This was even my year to win one of the hourly door prizes, about 5 ARRL publications.

    View Mike's presentation (PDF format)

  • Misellaneous

  • All 48 past issues of the BMHA newsletter are now indexed and searchable.  Click the "newsletters" link in the "content" section on the left.

  • The latest newsletter is now available and free to all hams.  It will be delivered (electronically or via mail) to paid BMHA members, and has been announced on the Yahoo!Group.  As usual, in the future newsletters will be available to paid-up members.

  • All past issues of the BMHA Newsletter have been scanned and are available on CD.
    For the latest website update, check out our What's New page.


Public Service Announcements

  • Invitation from HFpack

BMHA'ers are invited to join HFpack in their "on the air" activities.  Priority is always given to pedestrian, bicycle, portable, and QRP operators, although base stations and mobiles of any power level are also welcome.

Please see the item on our Events page for schedules and frequencies.

  • Ian G3ZHI writes:

 I am very interested in making bicycle-mobile contacts using Internet relays.  Please go to to see if there is an IRLP repeater near you that is linked to the UK via the Internet.  If there is, then let's make a sked for a bike/bike QSO!

More information is available by following our EVENTS link on the left of this page. 

  • Lifetime Members:

    • Hartley Alley [Silent Key], NA0A (BMHA founder) elected Lifetime Member by the board.

    • Jean Alley (Hartley's wife) also elected Lifetime Member.

    • Hartley and Jean join Mary Duffield (WA6KFA) in this elite status!

  • No other announcements at this time.  Contact the Webmaster to have yours included!

Club Content

Good Press

  • The Big Ride, W6FO
    WorldRadio, September 2000 -- pp 16..18.

    We started new hit counting on 3/10/2012.  Since then, we have had visitors to this page.


Hartley Alley, NA0A passed away in June of 2001 and became a Silent Key.   Hartley was the founder of the BMHA, and served as its Chairman for the first twelve years.

   The full obituary   


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