Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hamvention to Remain at Hara Arena

The Dayton Hamvention® will remain at Hara Arena for the foreseeable future, despite local news reports (circulated widely in amateur circles) about the facility's financial woes. 

According to the ARRL Letter, 2015 Hamvention General Chairman Jim Tiderman, N8IDS, said both the Hamvention and the Dayton Amateur Radio Association "have absolute confidence" that the arena's owners will succeed in "guiding their corporation through the steps in the plans in place to keep Hara operating for years to come," adding, "we simply stand by them and repeat, 'the show will go on.' " 

In December, a Dayton TV station reported that the arena owners were facing financial problems and had laid off several full-time staff members in order to reduce expenses.