via the ARRL: 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 after such notables as Hertz, Tesla, and even ARRL’s Hiram Percy Maxim.

The four forum halls were active all day, with ARRL’s “Ham Radio Makers and Hackers” forum drawing a capacity crowd. One of that forum’s presenters, Glen Popiel, KW5GP, was heartened when, upon asking forum attendees how many of them had tinkered with microcontrollers, nearly all of them raised their hands.

Other Friday forum topics included SHARES, MARS, best practices for operators, foxhunting, antennas, and more. This year, DARA has provided comment forms for forum attendees to complete at the close of each forum.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources