Hamvention Sunday Free of Charge to All

Hamvention Sunday Free of Charge to All

Hamvention® has announced that it will open the gates to all, without charge, on the final day of the annual gathering at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Hamvention 2019 General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said the idea is to encourage the curious to see what attracts some 30,000 visitors to Hamvention each spring.

In addition to the features and equipment that attract radio amateurs, non-ham visitors will get to see vendors selling a variety of other electronic equipment, including computers and accessories, security devices, networking supplies, tools and other items of interest to the general public. Those visiting the flea market area may be surprised at what’s available, often at a small fraction of its original cost.

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CN88 - AMSAT Rare Grids

Alex, N7AGF, will make his semi-annual rover trip to activate rare and somewhat rare grids between 29th April and 4th May 2019 (or longer depending on how things go).

He will fly into Minneapolis and drive back to his home grid CN88, activating as many ENx8, ENx7, DNx8 and DNx7 grids as possible along the route. He hopes to hit as many corners and lines.

Activity will be on both linear and FM birds.

As always, activations and route details will be posted on his Twitter page @N7AGF - https://twitter.com/N7AGF

Alex will also be on APRS - https://aprs.fi/N7AGF-10

Swedish National Society Reorganise Youth Activities

Swedish National Society Reorganise Youth Activities

Sweden's national amateur radio society, the SSA, has set up a separate youth section led by Oliver Djurle SA5ODJ

SSA's youth activities have so far been included in the section Education and Certification. On March 26, the SSA Board decided to set up a separate youth section. Oliver Djurle, SA5ODJ, was appointed as section leader.

The young people themselves have already taken the main responsibility for the business, with their own budget and their own business plan. Through the establishment of a youth section, this becomes clearer and hopefully, the business becomes even more visible.

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