Friedrichshafen’s Ham Radio Attendance Holds Steady:

Friedrichshafen’s Ham Radio Attendance Holds Steady:


The ARRL Letter

July 27, 2017

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Friedrichshafen’s Ham Radio Attendance Holds Steady:

Despite being held in a different month and at the height of the
tourist season, Germany’s Ham Radio
2017 — more popularly
known by its location, Friedrichshafen — remained as popular as ever
this year. This was the 42nd annual Ham Radio, and the Friedrichshafen
Fairground reported that Ham Radio and the concurrent Maker Faire
Bodensee (Lake Constance) attracted 17,110 visitors this year, compared
to 17,230 last year. Heading up the ARRL contingent were President Rick
Roderick, K5UR, and International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows,
K0QB. ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, said the League
puts in an appearance at Friedrichshafen each year, greeting
international members, which number more than 9,000, and networking
with other national radio societies.

“ARRL is held in high regard by the international Amateur Radio
community, and there were many, many compliments shared with our team
for ARRL’s good work,” Inderbitzen reported. He said a German radio
amateur donated to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund
, citing the League’s
spectrum advocacy efforts.

ARRL also supports DXCC card checking, which was supported by
Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, and volunteer card checkers from
a half-dozen countries.

International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1
) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, delivered an
opening address—G3BJ.pdf

at the convention. IARU President Tim…

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