ARRL EXPO — the ARRL’s “show within a show” — at Dayton Hamvention® 2016 will incorporate the interests of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and of several IARU Member Societies. These will include the Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL), which will be accepting applications for JARL awards; the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC); the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS), and the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). Hamvention takes place May 20-22 at Hara Arena, near Dayton, Ohio.
Visitors also may have cards checked to qualify for various JARL awards, and, once you’ve completed an application, JARL representatives can issue some popular JARL awards (AJD, WAJA, ADXA) on the spot. JARL also will be accepting applications for the IARU Region 3 Operating Award, which will be sent to applicants after Hamvention. The New Zealand Association of Transmitters administers this award.
ARRL staff and DXCC volunteer card checkers will offer DXCC card checking and award application processing. Use the Online DXCC tool and save money on your application! Bring a printout of your application, card list, and cards — in the order entered into the Online DXCC.
ARRL members also may drop off QSL cards to be sent through the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau. You must be an ARRL member to take advantage of this service. Cards should be sorted by DXCC entity and be destined to countries that host a QSL bureau.
Greeting visitors on behalf of the IARU will be President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and Secretary Rod Stafford, W6ROD, IARU and ARRL President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA, and technical representative Peter Chadwick, G3RZP.
ARRL International Affairs Vice President Jay Bellows, K0QB, also will be on hand at ARRL EXPO.
Hamvention will host an International Relations booth within ARRL EXPO’s international row to welcome and greet convention goers from abroad.