Tag: Greene County

via the ARRL: Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, Appointed General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019

The Dayton Amateur Radio Board of Directors has appointed Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, of Springboro, Ohio, as the General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019. Gerbs, who served as Assistant General Chairman for the 2017 and 2018 Hamventions, succeeds Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, who served in the post for the 2017 and 2018 shows. “Jack worked very closely with me […]

5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton’s calendar (Ohio)

An event that has become a Dayton tradition is in full force this weekend.   Dayton Hamvention 2018 is happening at the Greene County Fairgrounds through Sunday. The event is in its seventh decade, draws thousands and provides an economic boost to the Dayton area.   Here are five things to know that make Hamvention […]

via the ARRL: Hamvention Setting Space Aside to Spotlight Emergency Communication Vehicles

In keeping with its theme, “Serving the Community,” Hamvention® 2018 is offering an opportunity for Amateur Radio groups to display the communication vehicles they use to serve their communities. A special area has been set aside at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for emergency communication trailers, vans, trucks, and other vehicles. Hamvention organizers are […]

via the ARRL: ARRL to Shine Spotlight on Public Service Communications at Hamvention 2018

Hamvention® 2018 is May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. The largest annual Amateur Radio gathering in the US, this year’s event has been sanctioned as the 2018 ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention. The theme for this year’s Hamvention is “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community.” ARRL has responded in that […]

via the ARRL: Anticipated New Building Won’t Be Ready for Hamvention 2018, but Flea Market Could Expand

Due to circumstances beyond their control, Hamvention® 2018 organizers reluctantly are walking back an earlier announcement that a new building would be available for this year’s event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. “Despite all of the best efforts and intentions by Greene County, the Greene County Agricultural Society, and Hamvention, […]

via the ARRL: “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community” is Hamvention 2018 Theme

The theme for Hamvention® 2018 is “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community.” Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, Hamvention General Chairman, said the theme acknowledges the role that ham radio operators play in their communities, especially in times of emergencies. “During recent disasters, hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico and wildfires in the West, Amateur Radio operators were once […]

via the ARRL: Hamvention 2018 Tickets Now Available Online

Tickets for Dayton Hamvention® 2018 now are available online. “Both Inside Exhibits and Flea Market committees are working hard to have space sales open as soon as possible,” said Hamvention spokesperson Henry Ruminski, W8HJR. Hamvention 2018 will take place May 18-20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Tickets are $22 in advance, […]

Greene County seeking bids to build expo center ahead of Hamvention

Greene County officials are opening bids to contractors to build a new exhibition center at the county fairgrounds. The construction of the building, at an estimated cost of $1.5 million, is expected to be finished and open in time to accommodate Hamvention, which is set to happen May 18-20. Hamvention, hosted by the Dayton Amateur […]

Year-round events planned for new fairgrounds site (Ohio)

A number of heated and air-conditioned buildings to attract events year-round — including the possibility of luring Hamvention back to Montgomery County — factor heavily into plans unveiled Monday for the county’s new fairgrounds in Jefferson Twp. As the fair opened for the 165th and last time on South Main Street in Dayton, John Yancik, […]

via the ARRL: Hamvention Reports Second-Largest Attendance Ever for 2017 Show

The tally is in, and Hamvention® 2017, at its new venue in Xenia, Ohio, attracted 29,296 attendees, official spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, told ARRL. That is the second-largest reported attendance in the history of the event. Hamvention attendance peaked in 1993 at 33,669, before the 1996 change in date from April to May while it […]

Hamvention Improvements Already in the Works for 2018!

Even before Hamvention® 2017 had wound down at its new Xenia, Ohio, location, plans were on the drawing board to enhance next year’s show. Hamvention 2017 “went reasonably well,” spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, allowed, but he acknowledged that there are still a “lot of things to work on” for 2018. Kalter, who lives in Xenia, […]

Hamvention Organizers “Counting Down the Hours,” Anticipating up to 35,000 Visitors

Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Treasurer and Hamvention® spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, said this week that everything is falling into place for “a five-star event” at Hamvention’s new venue at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, May 19-21. “We’re counting down the hours,” Kalter told DX Engineering’s Tim Duffy, K3LR, in […]

BREAKING via the ARRL: Dayton Hamvention Moving to Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia

Officials in the Xenia, Ohio, area today sounded thrilled at the prospect of hosting an event on the caliber of Hamvention®. Starting in 2017, Hamvention will take place at the Greene County Fairgrounds & Event Center on the same May weekend. The new venue, a 32-acre multipurpose complex, located some 16 miles east of Dayton […]

via the ARRL: Dayton Hamvention Moving to Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia

“X” marks the spot! Hamvention® announced today that it will be moving to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia, Ohio, after 52 years at Hara Arena. That’s about 16 miles east of Dayton center off US Route 35. Hara Arena announced last week that it would be closing, and Hamvention indicated that […]

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