Hamvention Theme

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  1. W8HJR

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    When Hamvention opens May 19 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Xenia, Ohio, its theme, "Hamvention - Same Friends, New Home" says it all, according to Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, General Chairman for the event. “Hamvention gives amateurs from all over a chance to get together with old friends. We welcome them to our new home,” Cramer said.

    Cramer, who served as assistant general chairman last year, noted that many hams return each year to Hamvention to meet other attendees that they have talked to on the radio. That comradery will remain the same, only the location has changed.

    The committee, of all volunteers, has been dealing with the monumental task of defining new inside exhibits and flea market spaces and all the other aspects of the Hamvention move. Cramer noted that website updates are being made almost daily, mail order ticket sales are underway and that ticket, flea market, and inside exhibit purchases will be available online as soon as possible.

    Some important changes this year include free on-site parking for attendees, a greater variety of food choices, and the availability of overnight camping on the fairgrounds. Camping arrangements are available from the Greene County Fair Board at 937-372-8621 or email esther@greenecountyfairgrounds.com.

    Cramer said he and Assistant General Chairman Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, wanted to thank the committee chairmen and their assistants for the tremendous effort they have put forth. “We couldn’t do it without them and their volunteers,” he said.

    Hamvention®, the world's largest amateur radio gathering, brings about 25,000 people to the greater Dayton area. The three-day event includes exhibits, a flea market, forums, education sessions, and license exams.
    For more information about Hamvention 2017 (scheduled for May 19-21), visit the website at www.hamvention.org or e-mail media@hamvention.org.
     
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  2. W1YW

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    Funnel cakes!

    I DEMAND Funnel cakes!

    ;-)
     
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  3. W0RUS

    W0RUS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hamcation is just around the corner.
     
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  4. N8SA

    N8SA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Will the Handicapped Scooters be available again? Looking forward to it. :)
     
  5. WA6MHZ

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    I still want to find out how they are going to hold the Flea market on the grassy infield of the horse track. What happens if it rains? Lots of business for local tow trucks!
    That is Really great news about free parking and camping!! that was a real sore point with HARA, So that is a giant step forward!! Wish I could make it this year!
     
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  6. K8ERV

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    Sounds like some worthy improvements, but they chose the wrong location.

    I keep offering my back yard but they never reply.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
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  7. KD2RON

    KD2RON Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you like airplanes and skydiving, SKYDIVE GREEN COUNTY is just 5 miles or so from the fairgrounds. It is the oldest skydiving facility in the US.
     
  8. N2WN

    N2WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    How much will the flea market tickets cost?
     
  9. KA7RRA

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    Why would anyone want to jump out of a good airplane?
     
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  10. NN6EE

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    Especially if the CHUTE DOESN'T OPEN!!! :)
     

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