Monday, January 31, 2022

COVID Fallout Continues: Visalia Cancelled, Dayton Cautious


Covid-19 and its variants continue to disrupt in-person ham gatherings. The Southern California DX Club, organizer of the 2022 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, announced in January that this year's event – normally held in April – had been cancelled "in response to the current … virus threat."

The Dayton Hamvention® is still on as of now, but General Chairman Rick Allnutt, WS8G, said in a statement that the Hamvention would follow state guidance, which he expects to include recommendations (but not requirements) for masking and social distancing at large events. "It has become obvious," he said, "that the State of Ohio is very unlikely to call a halt to large gatherings anytime soon." As of now, Allnutt added, there are no plans to offer onsite Covid testing during the Hamvention and he does not anticipate checking vaccination status at the show. He says updates will be posted online at <>.