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Hams in Hartford

ARRL Centennial happening in July

Where else would a ham be July 17–19, but in Hartford, Conn., at the ARRL National Centennial Convention.

Besides a flea market, plenty of exhibitors will be on hand, ARRL says at least “seven dozen,” with all sorts of useful amateur radio gear to show, demonstrate or sell.

There’ll also be training sessions on public service communications, leadership and recruiting, interference, satellite communications, legal issues and DXing. Besides experienced amateur radio practitioners, there’ll be speakers from FEMA, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council, American Red Cross, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters and AMSAT.

Keynote speaker will be Craig Fugate of FEMA. He’s also a ham, KK4INZ.

Hartford is the home of the ARRL so tours of the HQ and the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station are on the agenda.

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, said, “We’re very excited that so many of our QST advertisers, business partners, fellow societies and radio clubs from around the country and the world will be coming to Connecticut for the Centennial Convention and to help the League celebrate its 100th birthday.”