Tag: Ohio

Seriously Collecting Broadcasting’s Big Iron

Some of us collect postage stamps; others coins or perhaps matchbooks. There are a few individuals who collect vacuum tubes. However, one Ohioan has set a somewhat loftier goal: amassing a collection of broadcast-type radio transmitters. Gerry Moersdorf (KC8ZUL) began rounding up such transmitters more than 15 years ago, uprooting them from their former workspaces […]

Hamvention Ready to Deal with Anticipated Traffic Flow at New Venue

Hamvention is ready to deal with the anticipated heavy traffic flow when the event opens on May 19 at its new location, the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Mike Kalter, W8CI, said the all-volunteer Hamvention organizers have turned to professionals to address this aspect of the event. Kalter, who is treasurer […]

“Hamvention® — Same Friends, New Home” is Theme for 2017 Event

Reflecting its new venue, “Hamvention® — Same Friends, New Home” will be the theme when the event opens on May 19 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Xenia, Ohio. Last summer’s closure of Hara Arena forced the move to the new location more than 20 miles to the southeast. “Hamvention gives amateurs […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #927

Edition # 927 – Release date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #927 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 3, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio # 925/926

Edition # 925/926 – Release date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #925/926 with a release and air date of Saturday, November 26, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored […]

Hara Arena Items Going on the Auction Block

It’s time to get your piece of an Amateur Radio landmark — Hara Arena! Starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, and continuing until November 30, online auctioneer Everything But the House will be taking bids on a variety of items from the former home of Dayton Hamvention®, which took place in the Trotwood, Ohio, facility […]

via the ARRL: New Hamvention Venue: “You Will Be Very Impressed,” Chairman Assures

Dayton Hamvention® is moving on after 52 years at Hara Arena, and 2017 preparations at the show’s new venue in Xenia, Ohio, now are in full swing, two Hamvention officials explained this week on the Amateur Radio Roundtable webcast hosted by Tom Medlin, W5KUB. Hamvention announced on August 1 that it would relocate to the […]

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 […]

Hara Arena shutting down – Hamvention, DARA working to secure new home

Earlier today it was announced that the Hara Arena, home to Dayton Hamvention®, would be closing it’s doors, with its last event scheduled for August 27th. The ownership of the arena, the Wampler Family, has been in a legal dispute over ownership of the facility since 1996 when founder Harold Wampler died. His unresolved estate, which […]

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