Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Friedrichshafen "Ham Radio" Show Held Online

Once again prevented by the Covid pandemic from being held in person, the 2021 "Ham Radio" show in Fried- richshafen, Germany, was held entirely online in late June, dubbed "Virtual Ham Radio World." According to the organizers of Europe's largest hamfest, there were two dozen commercial exhibitors at this year's event, as well as 28 associations, 70 lectures and 600 parallel connections. While the organizers were very pleased with the turnout and reception, they made it clear that "a digital event cannot completely replace a trade fair held in person," according to Project Manager Petra Rathgeber. They are very much looking forward to returning to an in-person event in 2022.