President’s Message – June 2022

May is complete and so is Hamvention. It went really well and most people enjoyed themselves fully. Our t-shirt sales were incredible; we sold almost all our inventory, including six boxes of 2019 sweatshirts. I would like to give a huge thankyou to all the volunteers in this sale. We couldn’t have done it without you. Another job well done to Committee Chair Janice Crawford (and Mike). Now that Hamvention is complete, it is time to look forward to Field Day, June 25-26 at BTFD Station 61. We need people to operate, and people to help set up and tear…

Ohio Hamfests 2022

From Ohio Ares District 3 05/20-22/2022 – Dayton Hamvention Location: Greene County Fairgrounds, OH Sponsor: Dayton Amateur Radio Association Website: https://hamvention.org 05/28/2022 – Scioto Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Location: Piketon, OH Sponsor: Scioto Valley Amateur Radio Club 06/04/2022 – FCARC Summer Hamfest Location: Wauseon, OH Sponsor: Fulton County Amateur Radio Club Website: https://k8bxq.org/hamfest 07/09/2022 – Mansfield Mid Summer Trunkfest Location: Mansfield, OH Sponsor: Intercity Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.w8we.org 07/17/2022 – Van Wert Hamfest Location: Van Wert, OH Sponsor: Van Wert Amateur Radio Club Website: http://W8FY.ORG 08/06/2022 – Columbus HamfestLocation: Grove City, OHSponsor: Aladdin Shrine Audio UnitWebsite: http://columbushamfest.com 08/13/2022…

Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center

Hams and vendors hoping to attend Hamvention 2022 are asking questions about plans to deal with COVID. Hamvention management is monitoring the situation closely. General Chairman Rick Allnutt, WS8G, has issued the following statement: “We strongly anticipate that the Hamvention 2022 is a go. We cannot guarantee what government may decide about unknown changes in the pandemic. It has become obvious that the State of Ohio is very unlikely to call a halt to large gatherings anytime soon. Despite a recent large spike in Omicron COVID cases and hospitalizations, there is no move to restrict large indoor or outdoor events…