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Live Webcam from the Dayton Crowne Plaza Starts Wednesday Evening


Thanks to the hard work of Ben Townsend, AK2X, and support from ICOM America, the North Coast Contesters are proud to host the Dayton Contest Cam -- live from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dayton.

“Live camming will start Wednesday evening and continue through Saturday night,” said Contest University Chairman Tim Duffy, K3LR. “The cam has an interactive text chat, so you can text the folks that you see on the cam and they can ‘talk’ back to you via the audio feature on the Dayton end.”

Duffy said that while the cam is running, attendees will come up to it and tell viewers what is going on at Contest University on Thursday, the TopBand Dinner on Friday night and even the Super Suite each night through Saturday. “We’ll also try and cover the Contest Dinner on Saturday night,” he said. “With noted contester and DXer Scott Redd, K0DQ, giving the keynote speech, this is something that you don’t want to miss. We’re going to try and move the cam around to give viewers a feel of what is going on here. This is our first time trying this out and it might be a little clunky, so please bear with us.”

You can reach the cam by going to anyone of the four contesting website front pages --,, and -- and clicking on the “Click to Watch Live Dayton Contest Cam” link.

“We hope this new cam helps bring some of the Dayton Contest experience to all of those that cannot be here this weekend,” Duffy said.



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