The Dayton Amateur Radio Association has signed a 5-year agreement to keep the Dayton Hamvention at the Greene County Expo Center, according to Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT,Hamvention General Chairman. “It has been a wonderful experience working with the Expo Center team in thedevelopment of this agreement,” Gerbs said. “With the 5-year agreement signed, the Expo Center and Hamvention can move forward with additional enhancements to the facilities.”
The Dayton Amateur Radio Association President Ron Cramer, said the board, in approving the contract noted that, “The relationship with the Expo Center and Greene County, the City of Xenia and Xenia Township has proven especially rewarding. They all have worked hard to make Hamvention a success over the last three years. We look forward to a great relationship over the next five years and beyond.
Hamvention 2019 attendance was 32,472, highest recorded since the move to the ExpositionCenter in Xenia in 2017 which was coordinated by Cramer, who was Hamvention General Chairman in 2017 and 18.
Hamvention, the world’s largest ham radio show, is held the third full weekend in May. The dates for 2020 are May 15, 16 and 17.