Hamvention 2021 Cancelled

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  1. W8HJR

    W8HJR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unfortunately, several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make necessary the difficult decision to cancel Hamvention 2021. Hundreds of volunteers have been working to do everything necessary to bring this Hamvention to the many amateur radio enthusiasts and vendors who support the Dayton Hamvention.

    Vaccine distribution both in the United States and around the world is lagging behind what was planned. In addition, the emergence of a more communicable form of the COVID-19 virus increases the potential for further public health problems in the next few months. We make this difficult decision for the safety of our guests and vendors. Those who had their tickets deferred last year will be deferred again.

    Stay tuned for information about a QSO party for the Hamvention weekend. We’ll be back next year!!!

    Executive Committee, Dayton Hamvention 2021
    VA2LRA, JF1IRQ, KE5ENE and 4 others like this.
  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nothin else DARA could have done:-(
    K5VZD, AA9VZ, AJ6KZ and 4 others like this.
  3. K0UO

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    Their are lots of international amateurs at Dayton also. So it's probably the only move that they could make it this time. They need a few months to get ready anyway and there's way too many restrictions at this point.
    "We" appreciate what the Dayton radio club does.
    2022 is going to be a big one and most of us/ hopefully will live to see it.
    Thank you
    AA9VZ, N8ECH, AJ6KZ and 2 others like this.
  4. K5ATA

    K5ATA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here we go again

  5. KE0GXN

    KE0GXN XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Saw this coming several months ago. Not surprised in the least.
    K4XJ, KF5RRF and KC0KEK like this.
  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    In a few weeks, the shutdown will have seen one year. Maybe it will see restrictions of some sort well into the Summer.

    2021: Dayton is off. Sea-Pac is off. Orlando is off.

    But WE are still on....

    Hams have always been friendly, and espouse a come-as-you are attitude. Like everything else in the past (almost) year, that has been tested and frayed. But we journey on.

    I have recently stepped down as a VM because of the deteriorating conditions of behavior. The last week has seen things especially very un-ham like, on the air, at times. Doubtless it will be a problem in coming days.

    If we keep things positive and supportive for everyone, we are doing the very best of what amateur radio has to offer. Caves (from COVID) are not always prisons: they can also be invitations to make a new friend; tell a fun story; share some knowledge. We extend ourselves beyond the cave every time we transmit.

    Wishing all the best--- knowing at some time, fairly soon , we can meet and gab and revel in pure ham society!

    Chip W1YW
    N8ECH, LA3VEA, WB3EBN and 7 others like this.
  7. NU4R

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    EVEN THOUGH JUST A MONTH OR SO AGO ON QRZ.COM....do you recall what the DARC proclaimed?

    Nuff said but...STOP BLASTING THOSE WHO POST THE OBVIOUS, yet get deleted because the DARC has a retired military doctor in their midst!

    I've two daughters who are GENUINE physicians and GENUINELY in the know!

    ESPECIALLY when it comes to the continuing TRUTH of C-19!

    And the REAL kick in the pants? Their SISTER, who flies the C-17 in the United States Air Force, JUST GOT OVER COVID!

    The moral of this story boys and girls? Be careful who you take social media pot-shots at and attempt to cut off at the knees!

    SO SORRY if it's an uncomfortable truth that the masses continue to make a joke out of!
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  8. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Funny because by mid-April, most hams will have been vaccinated. Political correctness has gone way too far. Won't be long you will need permission to go to the bathroom.
    KA0TIX, KE8USA, NE8SC and 9 others like this.
  9. W4NNF

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    The way it's been going? Not a FREAKING chance. If mass vaccination gets organized and underway over the next couple of months? MAYBE. ;)
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  10. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I choose not to be afraid, a slave imprisoned in my home under government control. I had the virus back in February along with my wife and kids. Already vaccinated and no fears living the dream. Hide in fear if you want. I am done with it and free.
    WP4I, WA1EIB, W0ARM and 27 others like this.
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