September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Hamvention expected to draw large crowds from around the world (Ohio)

The largest gathering of amateur radio enthusiasts in the world returns to the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia this weekend.

Hamvention runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Greene County Expo Center, 120 Fairground Road in Xenia. Tickets are $30 at the door, and kids 12 and under get in free.

The event is expected to draw over 31,000 “hams” to Xenia this year, General Chair Jim Storms said, with estimates from the Greene County Convention and Visitors Bureau reaching 35,000 people over the course of the weekend.

“We’ve got probably about 20,000 today,” Storms said Friday, “Overall about 30,000 or more from all over the world, who are coming to just indulge in amateur radio, buy equipment, talk to friends that they’ve met over the air, and just have a fun time in the hobby.”

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