Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Friedrichshafen Goes Virtual

Last month, we reported that the annual "Ham Radio" show in Friedrichshafen, Germany – Europe's largest hamfest – had once again been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The show's sponsors now report that the event will be held online from June 25-27, dubbed
"Ham Radio World." It will include presentations and discussions on various ham radio matters. Attendees will be represented as customizable avatars that will be able to move around the convention "grounds," visiting booths and attending seminars. Admission will be free. For more information, visit <www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/>.

Also cancelled for this year is the European Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp, planned for Croatia. The YOTA group is instead holding a series of online workshops for young hams. On this side of the Atlantic, plans remain in place to hold a Covid-safe in-person Youth on the Air camp in Ohio this July. See the next story for details.