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Hamvention to be held in Xenia for at least the next five years



The Dayton Amateur Radio Association reported yesterday that they have signed a 5-year agreement to keep the Dayton Hamvention at the Greene County Expo Center. According to Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT,Hamvention General Chairman, “It has been a wonderful experience working with the Expo Center team in the development of this agreement. With the 5-year agreement signed, the Expo Center and Hamvention can move forward with additional enhancements to the facilities.”

Dayton Amateur Radio Association President Ron Cramer noted, “The relationship with the Expo Center and Greene County, the City of Xenia and Xenia Township has proven especially rewarding. They all have worked hard to make Hamvention a success over the last three years. We look forward to a great relationship over the next five years and beyond.

FT8 really is reshaping amateur radio

Resistance is futile?!

FT8 really is reshaping amateur radio. Even if all DXpeditions swore not to use FT8 bots (but you know they will), hams are moving to FT8 and related modes in huge numbers. Here are a couple of related items that I ran across yesterday.

The Summer 2019 edition of the Northern California DX Foundation newsletter included the following:

Why use FT8 mode in DXpeditions?

FT8 is rapidly becoming the digital mode of choice for DXpeditions and here are some reasons why:

September is National Preparedness Month

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning throughout the year.

Special Event Station WW0WWV WWV turns 100

An event in Northern Colorado and a special event amateur radio station

We’re glad you’ve joined us to help celebrate the World’s oldest continually operating radio station, WWV, as it turns 100 on October 1, 2019 -  less than 5 months!

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have reached an agreement and are working together to organize the event.

NIST will focus on the plans for Tuesday, October 1, 2019, when they will host a recognition ceremony and an open house at the radio station north of Fort Collins. 

150th Anniversary Hiram Percy Maxim W1AW

As announced in September 2019 QST - page 86:
Happy 150! The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration!
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the League's first
president and cofounder, Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW.  HPM was born on
September 2, 1869.
As we have done with earlier birthday milestones, ARRL is again holding
an operating event to celebrate HPM’s legacy.
Objective: This operating event is open to all amateurs, and the goal is
straightforward:  Find stations operating in the event, many adding
“/150” to their call signs, and contact as many as possible during
the 9-day celebration on each of the event bands (using any/all of the 3
event modes on each band).


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