Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hamvention to Stay in Xenia for at Least 5 More Years

The Dayton Amateur Radio Association says it has signed an agreement to keep the Dayton Hamvention® at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center for at least the next five years. 

Hamvention General Chairman Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said the agreement will allow DARA and the Expo Center to "move forward with additional enhancements to the facilities." That would most likely include a new building to replace the two large tents that continue to house several commercial exhibitors. The timetable for constructing that new building was reportedly a sticking point in the negotiations, according to CQ sources. 

Hamvention moved to the Greene County Fairgrounds three years ago, after the closure of its longtime home at Hara Arena.