The theme for the 2021 Hamvention is “The Gathering”. Rick Allnutt, WS8G, Hamvention General Chairman, said the theme reflects what has been missing from our lives most of this year.
“We have spent the last six months being bound to our house and small groups. We are very optimistic that when May arrives we will be allowed to get together,” Allnutt said.
The chairman, who is a medical doctor with a master’s degree in public health, said Hamvention management is following the corona virus situation closely and believes that the situation will improve enough by May that government restrictions on travel and large groups will be relaxed.
He and his team will continue to follow developments closely which they hope will make The Gathering possible. “We hope we will all be able to get together, talk about ham radio and share the interaction we have missed,” Allnutt said.
Hamvention has long been the place for hams from around the country and the world to meet face to face and share information and fellowship. The theme acknowledges the role that Hamvention plays in amateur radio.
Allnutt said the Hamvention committee has been working hard to make Hamvention 2021 a reality. He thanked all the volunteers, vendors and organizations that support amateur radio’s biggest gathering.