ARRL Represented at Europe’s Largest Amateur Radio Convention
Billed as Europe’s biggest Amateur Radio exhibition, HAM RADIO 2010 was held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 25-27, 2010. The event is held annually in the Lake Constance region. This was the 35th international Amateur Radio exhibition and the 61st Lake Constance Convention of Radio Amateurs, sponsored by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), which established the fair. As part of the Lake Constance Convention, visitors experienced a variety of programs including lectures, international and national meetings and large stage presentations. At the center of activities was the anniversary of the DARC. The national association for ham radio in Germany is celebrating 60 years with its 45,000 members.
Each year, a contingent from the ARRL has attended HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen, greeting our non-US members and networking with other national radio societies. ARRL also supports DXCC card checking at its booth -- a very popular activity among the international community who travels to this large show. The ARRL, as International Secretariat for the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), also hosted a meeting area for IARU officials and friends at the convention.
Last year’s HAM RADIO had 17,400 visitors and nearly 200 exhibitors from 30 nations.
Pictures from this year’s event have been posted to ARRL’s Facebook page.