This year’s theme for the Dayton Hamvention is:
AMATEUR RADIO….SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Continuing a tradition and in harmony with this years theme, Dayton Hamvention will once again have a setup and display of emergency communications vehicles, an EmComm Truck Rally.
The purpose of the display is to promote emergency communications. Exhibiting groups who build and operate mobile communications facilities will display their equipment and demonstrate their capabilities. It is a chance for the groups to talk about how to develop emergency communications in the field and to exchange ideas with Hamvention visitors.
This exhibition is a great opportunity to share your concepts, designs, ideas, layouts, and equipment for mobile emergency communication in the field and to give others ideas on designing their own unit or updating their existing unit!
Historically, we have had displays as simple as a pop-up tent and as complex as RV style operations. We have had displays from local groups, out of state hospital support teams, Salvation Army, Civil Air Patrol, MARS, DHS and many others.
We have planned a meet and greet and “review of the troops” during the event with emergency communications leaders and managers from the ARRL, ARES, MARS, and others. This would be a great time to explain your display and your emergency communications program.
It is recommended that your organization have information such as handouts or flyers. Also, take lots of pictures for possible publication.