Monday, May 23, 2011

FCC Chairman Surprise Hamvention Guest

(FCC Photo)
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made a surprise visit to the Dayton Hamvention on Saturday morning, May 21. According to reports from Hamvention officials, Genachowski was flying to Dallas when his plane was diverted to Dayton due to weather issues. When he found it was difficult to get a hotel room for the night because nearly 20,000 amateur radio operators were in town for Hamvention, the FCC Chairman decided to visit the show before resuming his trip the next morning. He reportedly spent about an hour and a half at Hara Arena, and show officials said he was impressed with what he saw.