Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Friedrichshafen Draws Over 14,000 Attendees

Young hams at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen gather for a photo
with the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) banner.
(Image from Ham Radio Friedrichshafen website)
The sponsors of Europe's biggest hamfest say the 2019 Ham Radio gathering in Friedrichshafen, Germany in June attracted 14,300 visitors from more than 50 countries, an increase of some 400 attendees from 2018, including a large contingent of young hams (see photo). There were also 184 exhibitors and ham radio associations from 32 countries providing information and equipment purchase opportunities.

At press time, the Dayton Amateur Radio Association had not yet released its attendance figures for the 2019 Dayton Hamvention®.