The Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association will be sending a contingent of members and friends to the 2014 Dayton Hamvention. The Hamvention, which will take place from May 16 - 18, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio, is one of the largest annual gatherings of amateur radio operators in the world. The Hamvention program is quite diverse, including a trade show, forums and talks, special dinners and gatherings, and an extremely large radio flea market. Since 2014 is the Centennial Anniversary of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), many special events have been planned for this Hamvention, including the release of a Centennial Video and an ARRL birthday party on Sunday morning. The Hamvention will also continue its tradition of a Collegiate and Young Adult Ham Radio Dinner, started by VTARA in 2013.
Members of this year's VTARA contingent will be officially representing many different organizations within amateur radio, including:
*Zach Leffke, KJ4QLP, Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
*Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, Radio Scouting
*Kay and Carter Craigie, N3KN and N3AO, American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
*Bob and Sharon McGwier, N4HY and N1SMM, FlexRadio
*David and Gaynell Larsen, KK4WW and KK4WWW, Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service (FAIRS)
Also attending from VTARA:
*Ben Williams, KK4EWT
*Kenny Lewis, K4NNW
For more information on the Dayton Hamvention, please visit http://www.hamvention.org/.
VTARA Members at the 2013 Hamvention: Andrew Kriz KK4APR, Zach Leffke KJ4QLP, Ben Williams KK4EWT, Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF, and Kenny Lewis K4NNW