'DX Hamvention' Theme for Hamvention 2013:
Bill Pasternak (WA6ITF)
November 15, 2012
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BREAKING NEWS FROM AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE
"DX Hamvention" Theme for Hamvention® 2013
When the Dayton Hamvention® opens May 17,
2013, at Hara Arena for its sixty-second
consecutive year the theme, "DX Hamvention"
will reflect an important part of ham radio,
the distant contact, according to Charles
Kaiser, KD8JZR, General Chairman for the
event. “Hamvention is often an important DX
destination for amateurs from all over the
globe. Working DX is often a mix of magic,
conditions, and the diligent application of
radio theory”, Kaiser said.
Kaiser, who served as assistant general
chairman last year, noted that many attendees
to return each year to Dayton to meet other
hams that they have talked to on the radio.
“The quest for that distant contact advances
Amateur Radio on many levels so the
Hamvention team is honoring DX in all of its
forms this year!” Kaiser said.
Kaiser also announced that, Jim Tiderman,
N8IDS, will serve as his assistant chairman
for 2013. “He has been active in Hamvention
for many years and brings a natural
leadership style to the Hamvention Team. I
will be asking Jim to lead many important
responsibilities to enhance the event. It
also very important to note our team is all
volunteer and we continue to work in the
spirit of collaboration,” Kaiser said.
A number of key vendors have already
committed to returning to Hamvention® which
the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention &
Visitors Bureau estimates produces an
economic impact of about $4 million for
Montgomery County and nearly $10 million
regionally. Hamvention®, the world's largest
amateur radio gathering, brings about 25,000
people to the greater Dayton area. The three-
day event includes exhibits, a flea market,
forums, education sessions and license exams.
For more information about Dayton Hamvention
2013 (scheduled for May 17-19), visit the
website at www.hamvention.org or e-mail
(Source: Dayton Hamvention)
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