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ARRL will have exhibits at the following conventions:

  • May 19 - 21 |  Dayton Hamvention, Xenia, Ohio
  • June 2 - 4 |  SEA-PAC, ARRL Northwestern Division Convention, Seaside, Oregon
  • June 23 - 25 |  HAM RADIO, Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • August 25 - 27 | Northeast HamXposition, ARRL New England Division Convention, Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • October 20 |  Pacificon, ARRL Pacific Division Convention, San Ramon, California

Visit the ARRL Hamfests & Conventions Calendar for upcoming events.

ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention®
May 19-21, 2023

Year_of_the_Volunteers_Button_with_1_pixel_stroke___Hamvention.jpgWhat: Hamvention® 2023 -- and featuring ARRL EXPO

When: May 19 - 21, 2023

Where: Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385 

Official websites:

Convention Tickets:

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Travel Planning:

What is Amateur Radio (or “ham radio"):


ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® welcomes all members and friends to Hamvention®. Use the following informaiton to find ARRL-sponsored activities, exhibits and program representatives. ARRL’s large exhibit area is located in “Tesla” Building 2.

  • Rick Roderick, K5UR – ARRL President
  • Dale Williams, WA8EFK – Great Lakes Division Director
  • Scott Yonally, N8SY – Vice Director
  • Tom Sly, WB8LCD – Ohio Section Manager 

ARRL EXPO Exhibit Map (PDF); Building 2 -- Tesla

Event App -- Available Now: ARRL, in partnership with Hamvention, is offering the free ARRL Events app to help attendees navigate the large-scale event. The app is now available and already includes Hamvention’s full program, so attendees can browse and schedule forums, find affiliated events, and preview the extensive list of exhibitors. During the event, attendees can use other app features to follow the hourly prize drawings populated by the Dayton Hamvention Prize Committee, and browse building and site maps. Attendees are also encouraged to tap on the MyProfile icon in the app to add their name and call sign, email address, and any additional information they would like to share with other Hamvention guests. Additionally, the MyBadge icon displays a QR code of your event badge that can be scanned by another attendee or exhibitor using the Scan Badge icon – instantly connecting shared contact information with other hams at the event. The app is available for Apple and Android smart devices, or access the web browser version which is optimized for nearly any browser or other type of mobile device. Visit your app store to download the app (search “ARRL Events”) or via the following link:

ARRL Store
Visit the HUGE ARRL store to join, renew or extend your ARRL membership, and get the latest publications, supplies, and official ARRL merchandise. ARRL Field Day is June 24-25, 2023. Gear up for ham radio’s largest annual on-air events with official shirts, pins, hats, and more!

  • FREE Gift when you join, renew, or extend your ARRL membership at the show.
  • FREE 2023 ARRL Dayton Button! 

ARRL Booths

  • ARES® – The ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
  • ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Program. We Want U to help advance ham radio among college and university students:
  • ARRL Development and ARRL Foundation. Raising resources to extend the reach of ARRL programs & services beyond membership dues.
  • ARRL Education, Learning, and Youth. Explore the resources available for introducing radio science and wireless technology to everyone! Find ways to make, discover, experiment, explore, and build.
  • ARRL Great Lakes Division. Visit this gathering area for ARRL Field Organization networking, hosted by the ARRL Great Lakes Division and feature these ARRL Sections: Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan.
  • ARRL Laboratory: Get Your Handheld Radio Tested!
  • ARRL Meet and Greet area
  • ARRL Meetup! YouTubers, Authors, and Editors. Meet ARRL authors, editors, and amateur radio influencers who are inspiring today’s radio experimenters, operators and innovators. (see schedule in the ARRL exhibit area)
  • ARRL Radiosport and DXCC. DXCC Card Checking, ARRL Contests and Awards, The ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW), and QSL Bureau.
  • ARRL Store & Membership
  • ARRL Year of the Volunteers
  • International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Meet representatives from the IARU.

ARRL-sponsored Forums at 2023 Dayton Hamvention
(for the complete slate of Hamvention forums, visit the Dayton Hamvention website or ARRL Events app.)

The ARRL Laboratory – Behind the Scenes!
Friday 9:15 AM – 10:20 AM in Room 3
Join presenters George Spatta, W1GKS, ARRL Lab Manager and Steve Anderson, W1EMI, ARRL RFI Engineer for the inside scoop on what happens in the Lab. ARRL members who are familiar with 
QST Product Review have seen some of the work done by the ARRL Lab in the test results, but the Lab staff does a lot more than testing equipment! The Lab operates a Technical Information Service, helping members one-on-one to solve a variety of problems. The Lab conducts tests to identify noisy devices and reports them to the FCC. The Lab supports members with their own interference issues. The Lab is a watchdog against spectrum encroachment from consumer devices and provides technical advocacy through its work with industry and regulators. Come hear about a new program, the ARRL Clean Signal Initiative (CSI), which is committed to improving transmitter performance and cleaning up signal quality. Come learn about all of the work the ARRL Lab does to support members and the entire Amateur Radio Service. This forum will also talk about career and volunteer opportunities in the Lab if you’d like to be part of the action. Hear stories about the Lab that you won’t read about in the pages of QST!

Protecting Amateur Radio
Friday 1:15 PM – 2:25 PM in Room 3
John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, Chair of the ARRL Legislative Advocacy Committee, will highlight ARRL’s proud history of advocating for the rights of radio amateurs. This session will include an update on ARRL’s legislative activity and efforts to eliminate pervasive private land use restrictions that prohibit the operation of amateur radio and the installation of amateur station antennas.

Amateur Radio and the Law
Friday 2:35 PM – 3:45 PM in Room 3

Moderator Fred Hopengarten, Esq., K1VR, member of the ARRL Amateur Radio Legal Defense & Assistance Committee, will address liability insurance issues for clubs and members involved in public service activities, how to read local zoning ordinances dealing with wireless communications facilities, and ARRL’s bill in Congress to help hams living in homeowner association properties.

Good Operators and Interference
Saturday 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM in Room 3

Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program Administrator, will lead the talk. Participants will include Lark Hadley, KA4A, Director, Region Three, FCC Enforcement Bureau; Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, ARRL Regulatory Information Manager, and Steve Anderson, W1EMI, ARRL RFI Engineer. Amateur radio has a long history of instructing operators on rules and regulations, as well as helping each operator stay within the lines. This session will include an update on the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program and advice for helping other hams maintain high standards on the air. We’ll also cover the best approaches to handling radio interference from solar panels and other solar devices.

ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) Forum
Saturday 12 PM – 1:20 PM in Room 3

Hear from Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, ARRL Director of Emergency Management. 
ARES consists of licensed amateurs who volunteer their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in public service when disaster strikes. Come learn about opportunities to volunteer, train, and hear stories about best practices, the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships with local emergency management services, and the importance of our partnerships with served agencies.

ARRL Membership Forum
Saturday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Room 3

Dale Williams, WA8EFK, Director of the ARRL Great Lakes Division, will moderate a discussion with ARRL leadership, including Rick Roderick, K5UR, ARRL President; David Minster, NA2AA, ARRL CEO; John R. Sager, WJ7S, ARRL Treasurer, and Bob Naumann, W5OV, ARRL Director of Operations. This is an excellent opportunity to hear how ARRL is working to advance amateur radio. At this session, you’ll hear from representatives on several key areas of membership interest, such as ARRL “Year of the Volunteers.” Learn more about ARRL Field Day 2023, Logbook of The World, and the yearlong 
Volunteers On the Air (VOTA) operating event. The new ARRL Estate Planning Workbook will be introduced. The workbook will help you plan to share your commitment to amateur radio with future generations. ARRL will distribute a limited number of free copies of the workbook at Hamvention. Members and prospective members are welcome!

ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Forum
Saturday 2:40 PM – 3:50 PM in Room 3
Moderators include Tony Milluzzi, KD8RTT, Advisor, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative; Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR, Advisor, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative; Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, Staff Liaison, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative, and Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Staff Liaison, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative. Since the ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Program (CARP) was established in 2017, we’ve been growing our community of participating students and ham radio clubs at colleges and universities. CARP holds monthly Zoom meetups and makes connections through the CARP Facebook group and Discord. Join us! We’re (re)inspiring ham radio among our nation’s colleges and universities, meeting other students, and developing career connections. Hear from students, alumni, and faculty.

Youth Outreach
Saturday 4 PM – 5 PM in Room 3

Learn from Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, ARRL Education and Learning Manager, about ways to attract and engage today’s students to ham radio: through technology, learning about how radios work and building things, communicating through satellites and talking with astronauts, competing in contests and winning awards, developing skills, career networking, and making new friends. Who should attend this forum? Club representatives, teachers, young hams, and anyone who wants to grow amateur radio.


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