Dayton Hamvention Update – Sunday

Sunday, the third and final day of the 2017 Hamvention, was overcast and cool, with an easy ride into the fairgrounds. As is often the case on the final day, the crowd was smaller. It was clear that the people who were there, were happy to be there. One of the things that pleased attendees was Hamvention food. Over the course of the weekend, many Hamvention attendees commented on the variety of f…

CQ Announces Hall of Fame Honorees for 2017

CQ magazine has announced the induction of new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are traditionally announced each spring in conjunction with Hamvention®. CQ DX Hall of Fame Bill Moore, NC1L (SK): ARRL DXCC Manager for more than 20 years, Bill Moore provided a public face for the program at hamfests around t…

Dayton Hamvention Update – Saturday

The traffic issues that plagued the first morning of the 2017 Hamvention were nowhere to be seen on Saturday morning, as attendees reported an easy ride to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for the second day of Hamvention.  The ARRL EXPO booth was busy as soon as the show opened at 9 AM, with convention-goers streaming in from the overcast, cool outdoors to peruse the various offeri…

Dayton Hamvention Update – Friday

Ham traffic jams were the order of the day as the 2017 Hamvention opened at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio this morning. Convention-goers eager to experience Hamvention’s new venue waited in traffic for up to 2 hours. The weather on Friday was slightly overcast and humid, with an occasional breeze as Hamvention attendees perused exhibits in several large halls named aft…