Once again prevented by the Covid pandemic from
being held in person, the 2021 "Ham Radio" show in Fried- richshafen,
Germany, was held entirely online in late June, dubbed "Virtual Ham Radio
World." According to the organizers of Europe's largest hamfest, there
were two dozen commercial exhibitors at this year's event, as well as 28
associations, 70 lectures and 600 parallel connections. While the organizers were
very pleased with the turnout and reception, they made it clear that "a
digital event cannot completely replace a trade fair held in person,"
according to Project Manager Petra Rathgeber. They are very much looking forward
to returning to an in-person event in 2022.