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ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention®
May 20-22, 2022

Hamvention_Button_2022_Final_01.jpgWhat: Hamvention® 2022 -- and featuring ARRL EXPO

When: May 20 - 22, 2022

Where: Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385 

Official websites:

Convention Tickets:

ARRL Events app: (or use the web version)

Photo album:

Travel Planning:

What is Amateur Radio (or “ham radio"):


ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® welcomes all members and friends to Hamvention®. Use the following informaiton to find ARRL-sponsored activities, exhibits and program representatives. ARRL’s large exhibit area is located in “Tesla” Building 2.

  • Rick Roderick, K5UR – ARRL President
  • Dale Williams, WA8EFK – Great Lakes Division Director
  • Scott Yonally, N8SY – Vice Director
  • Tom Sly, WB8LCD – Ohio Section Manager 

ARRL EXPO Exhibit Map (PDF); Building 2 -- Tesla

Event App -- Available Now: ARRL, in partnership with Hamvention, is offering the free ARRL Events app to help attendees navigate the large-scale event. The app is now available and already includes Hamvention’s full program, so attendees can browse and schedule forums, find affiliated events, and preview the extensive list of exhibitors. During the event, attendees can use other app features to follow the hourly prize drawings populated by the Dayton Hamvention Prize Committee, and browse building and site maps. Attendees are also encouraged to tap on the MyProfile icon in the app to add their name and call sign, email address, and any additional information they would like to share with other Hamvention guests. Additionally, the MyBadge icon displays a QR code of your event badge that can be scanned by another attendee or exhibitor using the Scan Badge icon – instantly connecting shared contact information with other hams at the event. The app is available for Apple and Android smart devices, or access the web browser version which is optimized for nearly any browser or other type of mobile device. Visit your app store to download the app (search “ARRL Events”) or via the following link:

ARRL Store
Visit the HUGE ARRL store to join, renew or extend your ARRL membership, and get the latest publications, supplies, and official ARRL merchandise. ARRL Field Day is June 25-26, 2022. Gear up for ham radio’s largest annual on-air events with official shirts, pins, hats, and more!

  • FREE Gift when you join, renew, or extend your ARRL membership at the show.
  • FREE 2022 ARRL Dayton Button! 


Radio Clubs.
Take the Radio Club Health Check!

ARRL Development and ARRL Foundation. Raising resources to extend the reach of ARRL programs & services beyond membership dues.

ARES®– The ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service®– and featuring ARRL Ham Aid.

Meet the Authors. Meet ARRL authors and editors who are inspiring today’s radio experimenters, operators and innovators. (see schedule in the ARRL exhibit area)

ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative. We Want U to help advance ham radio among college and university students:

ARRL Laboratory: Get Your Handheld Radio Tested!

ARRL Learning Center.

ARRL Teachers Institute.
Meet ARRL Education & Technology Program Instructors and explore the resources available for introducing radio science and wireless technology to everyone! Find ways to make, discover, experiment, explore, and build.

ARRL Great Lakes Division – Visit this gathering area for ARRL Field Organization networking, hosted by the ARRL Great Lakes Division and feature these ARRL Sections: Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan.

Radiosport and DXCC. DXCC Card Checking, ARRL Contests and Awards, The ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW), and QSL Bureau.

ARRL VEC and ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program.

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) – Meet representatives from the IARU.

ARRL-sponsored Forums (see forum schedule)
A complete list of Hamvention forums can be found at
revised 3/25/2022

Friday May 20, 2022

Friday, 9:15 AM to 10:20 AM (Room 3)
2022 ARRL Field Day – Ready, Set, GO!
ARRL Field Day, ham radio’s most popular on-the-air event, is June 25 – 26, 2022. Field Day is FUN whether you’re participating from the great outdoors with your radio club, or from your home or backyard. It’s also a terrific opportunity to practice your personal radio communications readiness, and to demonstrate amateur radio to the public. Hear from a panel of Field Day ‘experts’ who will cover the educational, operating, and public relations objectives of a successful and FUN Field Day!

  • Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, ARRL Radiosport and Regulatory Information Manager: Rules recap and what’s new.
  • Bob Naumann, W5OV, ARRL Director of Operations: Operating tips.
  • Scott Roberts, KK4ECR, ARRL Public Relations Committee Member: get a boost by promoting your Field Day activation.

Friday, 1:15 PM to 2:25 PM (Room 3)
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service — ARES Forum
Presenter: Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, ARRL Director of Emergency Management
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) consists of licensed amateurs who have volunteered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Come learn about opportunities to volunteer and train, and to hear stories about best-practices, the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships with local emergency management services, and the importance of our partnerships with served agencies. Sponsored by ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio®.

Friday, 2:35 PM to 3:45 PM (Room 3)
Youth Outreach
Presenter: Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, ARRL Education and Learning Manager
Most recently, Steve had close to 60 middle and high school students earn their ham radio licenses, and several have upgraded. Now Steve leads ARRL’s Education and Learning programs. Join us in exploring ways to attract and engage today’s students to ham radio: through technology; learning about how-radios-work and building things; communicating through satellites and talking with astronauts; competing in contests and winning awards; developing skills, career networking, and making new friends. Who should attend this forum? Club representatives, teachers, young hams, and anyone who wants GROW amateur radio. Sponsored by ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® and contributors to the ARRL Education and Technology Fund.

Saturday May 21, 2022

Saturday, 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM (Room 3)
Good Operators and the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program
Presenter: Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program Administrator
Amateur Radio has a long history of instructing the rules and regulations, and helping each operator stay within the lines. Hear from Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, about his development of the ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program using guidelines provided by the FCC and his years of experience working in the FCC Enforcement Bureau. Riley will cover these topics: why it’s important to help each other maintain high standards on the air, issuing “good operator” notices to recognize exemplary behavior, deterring poor operating practices, what triggers a “VM Advisory,” and “Going Far Afield”. Sponsored by ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio®.

Saturday, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (Room 3)
ARRL Membership Forum
Moderator: Dale Williams, WA8EFK, ARRL Director — Great Lakes Division
Panelists: Rick Roderick, K5UR, ARRL President; David Minster, NA2AA, ARRL CEO
ARRL is the National Association for Amateur Radio® in the United States. What does it mean to be an ARRL member? For many of us, it’s about participating in the hobby of a lifetime! We’re developing and exploring the ever-growing field of ham radio interests and activities. And together, we are sharing our passion for ham radio with others. ARRL is also amateur radio's representative voice in regulatory and legislative matters – protecting amateur radio as a national and international resource. Member-volunteers are serving their communities, and training as emergency communicators through ARRL's Amateur Radio Emergency Service®. At this session, you’ll hear from ARRL representatives on several key areas of membership interest. Find out how ARRL supports dozens of ways to get involved and get radio-active. Members and prospective members are all welcome!

Saturday, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Room 3)
ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Forum

  • Tony Milluzzi, KD8RTT, Advisor, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative
  • Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR, Advisor, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative
  • Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, Staff Liaison, ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative

Since the ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI) was established in 2017, we’ve been growing our community of participating students and ham radio clubs at colleges and universities. CARI holds monthly Zoom meetups and make connections through our CARI Facebook group and Discord. Join us! We’re (re)inspiring ham radio among our nation’s colleges and universities, meeting other students, and developing career connections. Hear from students, alumni, and faculty. As a Dayton tradition, we often gather on Saturday evening for pizza nearby! The ARRL Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative is sponsored in part by the W1YSM Snyder Family Collegiate Amateur Radio Endowment.

Sunday May 22, 2022

Sunday, 9:15 AM to 10:20 AM (Room 2)
Take the ARRL Radio Club Health Checkup
Presenter: Mike Walters, W8ZY, ARRL Field Services Manager
The Amateur Radio Service relies on having a core of vibrant, active, local radio clubs focused on mentoring, engagement, and outreach. Recent ARRL initiatives focus on developing and reinvigorating radio clubs. If your radio club is hungry for new ideas and looking for ways to engage newcomers – you won’t want to miss this opportunity to take the ARRL Radio Club Health Checkup. You’ll also hear about the new ARRL Foundation Club Grants program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC). Everyone is welcome (we won’t tell your club officers!). Sponsored by ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio®.

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Room 2)
How to Comply with the FCC RF Exposure Rules
Presenter: Ed Hare, W1RFI, ARRL Laboratory Manager
In May 2021, new FCC rules regarding exposure to RF energy went into effect. The limits haven't changed, but the ways that some amateur stations can determine whether they are exempt from evaluations are different. ARRL Lab Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, will explain the rules, how to evaluate your station, and how to conduct your own evaluation using ARRL’s RF exposure calculator at

Presenter biography: Ed has worked at ARRL Headquarters since 1986, starting as ARRL’s "Product Review" test engineer, then ARRL’s "RFI guru" (notice his call sign!), and currently Laboratory Manager. His RFI articles have been published in QST and ARRL publications, including The ARRL Handbook, and have appeared in professional trade journals. He represents amateur radio with various industry groups including IEEE and ANSI standards committees. Sponsored by ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®.

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ARRL expresses its gratitude to the 2022 Hamvention® Committee, Dayton Amateur Radio Association, and all of the volunteers who contribute to the success of Hamvention!

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