“Germany Welcomes the World” is the theme of the 2017 edition of Europe’s major annual Amateur Radio gathering, known simply as Ham Radio but more commonly called “Friedrichshafen,” the city on the shores of Lake Constance where it takes place each summer. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will head a League contingent to the event, which this year runs from Friday, July 14, until Sunday, July 16. The show was rescheduled from June, due to a schedule conflict at the Friedrichshafen Fairground (Messe Friedrichshafen), where Ham Radio is staged.
Others on the ARRL team attending Ham Radio/Friedrichshafen will be ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ; ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, and ARRL International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows, K0QB. Expected to be on hand from the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) will be IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA; IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, and IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, as well as others from Region 1. ARRL and IARU will have separate booths at Friedrichshafen.