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    Cool Ham Radio 2016 Friedrichshafen -- Takes Place June 24-26

    Hey Pete, Phil & Dem Grab Paul and bring him to Friedrichshafen, he desperately needs to get away from his computer!

    Ham Radio 2016 (Friedrichshafen) -- Takes Place June 24-26

    ARRL will be well represented this month at Europe's premier Amateur Radio gathering -- Ham Radio 2016.

    The 3-day event, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on the shores of Lake Constance, gets under way on June 24. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will head the League's contingent to Friedrichshafen, which also will include International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows, K0QB; CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF; Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R; Assistant Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, and retired CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ. The annual show attracts upward of 15,000 visitors from around the globe. The co-sponsoring Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC)

    has set a theme of "Amateur Radio -- On land, on water, and in the air" for this summer's event. Some 200 exhibitors from 34 countries will be on hand for this 41st "Friedrichshafen."

    The indoor flea market at Friedrichshafen always draws a crowd.

    "There are as many different ways to operate Amateur Radio as there are places from which you can send radio transmissions: On land, on water, and in the air," DARC spokesperson Stephanie Heine, DO7PR, said.

    This year's program includes a "foxhunt" in woods near the fairgrounds, a youth camp,

    and the Ham Rally, where the next generation of radio amateurs can explore the world of technology and wireless. It's open to young people between the ages of 8 and 18.

    A Contest University (CTU) sponsored by the DARC will take place for radiosport beginners on Friday, June 24, and experienced contesters on Saturday, June 25, with sessions aimed at how to improve contesting performance.

    IARU Region 1 will host a meeting of those interested in emergency communication on Friday, June 24. The session will include an open forum for national coordinators to report on activities in their respective countries. Also up for discussion will be GlobalSet and changes to the IARU emergency message procedure.

    International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, will head the IARU team to Friedrichshafen, along with IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, and IARU Secretary Rod Stafford, W6ROD, a past ARRL president.

    Next year's big show in Friedrichshafen will take place July 14-16, owing to a scheduling conflict. Read more:

    BTW, Bring Paul back sober as the German Beer really packs a punch!

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    I thought Paul went last time, anyway, I'd go again, same way, fly to Zurich, train to Lake Geneva, cross by ferry and walk the last couple of miles.
    Trust me when I say wear comfortable shoes, that rally is huge!

    I ran out of money on the second day, so take plenty.

    Unforgettable, just wish I'd taken more photos of the journey...

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    Elgin, Illinois


    Hi Dem,

    I think Friedrichshafen might be larger than the Dayton Hamvention. I truly understand about having your most comfortable shoes to wear while walking around that hamfest. I also wonder how many European, Upper Baltic countries and the Russians ham manufactures will attend Friedrichshafen, that didn't come to Dayton. You never seem to have enough money for these big hamfest and then how do you get the equipment home in one piece. Bring your Digital camera with a large enough SD memory card. I think you'll see plenty of ham buddies at Friedrichshafen too. Have a Great time while you're there!


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