Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dayton Offers Text Alerts; Looks for EmComm Vehicles

The Dayton Hamvention® is now offering text alerts for attendees. If you sign up, according to Newsline, you will receive announcements from Hamvention staff as well as severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service. The service is free, but the usual message and data rates may apply if your phone plan doesn’t include unlimited texts. To sign up, text "Hamvention18" (without the quotes) to 888777.

If you're connected with a group that operates an emergency communications vehicle, the Dayton Amateur Radio Association wants to put it on display at this year's Hamvention. The association says a special area has been set up for EmComm vehicles at the Greene County Fairgrounds, and encourages groups to bring their vehicles as part of this year's Hamvention theme of "Serving the Community" and to have the units staffed and able to demonstrate their capabilities throughout the three-day event.