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WIA Directors meet with ARRL at Dayton Hamvention

Date : 01 / 06 / 2024
Author : Chris Dimitrijevic - VK3FY

Dayton Hamvention May 17-19th 2024

WIA Directors Lee Moyle VK3GK and Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY, attended this year's Dayton Hamvention which was held at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Centre in Xenia, Ohio.

This event opened with pouring rain, but that did not dampen the crowds that had come to see that latest gear that was being displayed for the first time.

Both Lee VK3GK Chris VK3FY met with ARRL President
Rick Roderick K5UR. The discussions included various topics concerning amateur radio in todays day and age, membership numbers and Youth.

This year's event has achieved a record number of attendees with the attendance of 35,877 having been announced by Dayton Hamvention Committee recently.

Whilst attending the DX Dinner it was a pleasure to hear that the W8S Swains Island was awarded the South West Ohio DX Association's DXpedition of the year. Lee VK3GK, who was the Oceania Pilot on this DXpedition was able to be present with Steve N2AJ the East Coast Pilot to join the team on stage to be presented with the award.

CQ DX Hall of Fame inductees for 2024 are:
VE3LYC Cezar Trifu
W3UR Bernie McClenny
K2MGA Richard Ross

At the Contest Dinner on the Saturday evening the following were inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame:
PP5JR Sergio Lima de Almeida.
N2IC Steven London
K2MGA Richard Ross

Some of the other VK Attendees included:
Chris Platt VK5CP,
Adrian VK2TLQ,
Peter VK3MV
Steve VK6SJ

If you have never visited Dayton Hamvention, you need to put it on your "bucket list", and visit at least once, as it is much more than just your "local Hamfest"

Page Last Updated: Saturday, 01 Jun 2024 at 10:39 hours by Lee Moyle


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