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How do I find upcoming amateur radio events and conventions?

To find upcoming amateur radio events and conventions, you can use several resources, including:

  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) website: The ARRL maintains a comprehensive list of events and conventions happening across the United States. You can find their event calendar at http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar.
  • Local amateur radio clubs: Many local clubs organize or participate in events, such as hamfests, swap meets, field days, and other gatherings. Joining a club in your area or checking their websites and social media channels can help you stay informed about upcoming events.
  • Online forums and mailing lists: Online communities, such as QRZ.com, eHam.net, and the HamRadio subreddit, often have sections or threads dedicated to discussing and announcing amateur radio events. Joining these forums and subscribing to relevant mailing lists can help you stay up-to-date with events happening in your region and around the world.
  • Social media: Follow amateur radio-related pages, groups, and hashtags on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay informed about upcoming events and conventions. You can also join local amateur radio groups on these platforms to connect with other hams in your area.
  • Regional and national amateur radio organizations: In addition to the ARRL, there are other regional and national amateur radio organizations that may host events or provide information about upcoming gatherings. Some examples include the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) and the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
  • Word of mouth: Networking with other amateur radio operators can help you learn about upcoming events and conventions. Attend local club meetings, participate in on-air nets, and engage with the amateur radio community to stay informed about events happening in your area.

By utilizing these resources, you can stay informed about amateur radio events and conventions, allowing you to attend gatherings that interest you, expand your knowledge, and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

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