Friday was damp at the Dayton Hamvention, but the rain showers did little to deter the crowds. In fact, many seemed to even prefer overcast conditions to the alternative: sun and heat.
Perhaps as a consequence of the rain, the indoor exhibit areas were packed. At times the crowds revived memories of Hamvention at Hara Arena when movement was next to impossible with human traffic jams in the aisles.
ARRL Expo saw a considerable number of visitors. All the booths were active with the ARRL Store particularly well attended. Attendees also appreciated the ARRL stage where talks here held on a regular basis. And despite the popularity of ARRL’s Logbook of the World, the DXCC card checkers were kept busy throughout the day.