Friday, June 30, 2017

Hamvention Reports Best Turnout in 20 Years

The new location of the Dayton Hamvention® appears to have been very good for attendance. General
Chairman Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, reported an official attendance figure for 2017 of 29,296, the best turnout since Hamvention's date was changed from late April to mid-May in 1996. Officials acknowledged some startup problems at the show's new location at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio, but said work is already under way to resolve as many of them as possible. (See our photo essay in the August issue of CQ)