Confused Hams Show Up To Hara

DAYTON, OHIO — The Dayton Hamvention has moved on to bigger and better things in the Greene County Expo Center, but some hams aren’t ready to quit old Hara Arena just yet.  Hara Arena, which has hosted Hamvention since seemingly the dawn of time, had grown ratty and fell into disrepair. The Dayton Amateur Radio Association finally made the bold […]

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Hamvention Makes New Scooter-Only Policy

By K5PO, on the scene DAYTON, Ohio – The dust from the Dayton Hamvention has settled, but the work doesn’t stop for Dayton Area Amateur Radio Club (DAARC), the local club heavily involved in the organization of the Dayton Hamvention. Each year after Hamvention, the DAARC group meets to discuss what worked and what didn’t in the “Hamvention Correction of […]

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Man Found In Hara Arena, Days After Hamvention Ends

By K5KVN, on the scene DAYTON, Ohio — A Vermont amateur radio operator was found today in a remote hallway within the Hara Arena complex, three days after the end of Hamvention. Officials at a news conference identified the man as Gerry Mapleshire and described him as being found “disoriented, hungry, and with three days of beard growth.” After medical […]

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Woman Creates Candles As Excuse To Attend Hamfests

By WBØRUR, on the scene WEST MOLINE, Nebraska – A Nebraska woman is offering a line of “ham radio scented” candles just in time for purchase at the Dayton Hamvention. Maudie Carlisle of rural Milford County has been producing top-selling scented votives for over 20 years, but this is her first foray into amateur radio themed products. She sells her […]

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Little Piggy Kit Will Help New Hams Fit In

By K5KVN, on the scene WELLSBURG, Missouri – With the number of new amateur radio licenses on the rise, one company is stepping in to help new hams fit in with seasoned operators at Hamvention. The “Little Piggy Kit” from Peanut Whistle Transmitters claims to contain the essential items needed to make a brand-new radio operator look like “one of […]

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