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Welcome to Orlando HamCation 2016

HamCation® 2016 is just around the corner, and it is a very special one this year.

Not only are we celebrating the 70th anniversary of the second largest Ham Radio Show in the USA, but also we are hosting the ARRL National Convention and Expo.


We are looking forward to a great ARRL representation with the ARRL Expo, including presentations of important work by the League such as the Spectrum Defense Fund, the ARRL Lab, the ARRL Foundation, plus a large assembly of ARRL sponsored exhibits and program representatives. The ARRL Expo will be widely represented in Commercial I area.


HamCation® will be the beating heart for a number of Ham Radio activities. We will extend the number of forums presented by ARRL officials, as well as our own forums ranging from the latest Ham Radio developments to old-fashioned retro techniques. Well-known speakers including Gordon West and Carol Perry plan to attend and present at HamCation®. Our forums will place emphasis on the future of ham radio, along with efforts to attract more youngsters.


Our renovated HamCation® website contains up-to-the-minute information about the event. We are continually updating the site with new information for our visitors, vendors, and volunteers.


Throughout the website, you will find information of interest to commercial vendors, swap vendors, tailgaters, ticket purchasers, and RV guests. Advance tickets can be purchased through the site, with payment by either check or credit card. All advance tickets are eligible for the early bird prize. The drawing will take place on the first HamCation® day, Friday February 12, 2016. The early-bird prize is a wonderful VHF/UHF Yaesu System Fusion Transceiver, model FTM 400DR. Tickets ordered after January 16 will be held as ‘Will Call’.


To ensure a desirable booth, table or spot, you can easily download reservation documents from our website. Given the special HamCation® anniversary year and the ARRL National Convention it is advisable to reserve early.


We have increased the number of recommended hotels with special HamCation® offers. We hope to serve the lodging needs of as many attendees as possible by providing a broad range of hotels ranging from basic to luxury accommodations at several price points.


The HamCation® organization is working hard to make the 70th HamCation® the best show ever for you, our fellow ham operators. See you in Orlando!



Peter Meijers AI4KM

Chairman Orlando HamCation® 2016.-HamCation 2016

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Orlando Hamcation

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us

Post Office Box 574962 Orlando, Florida 32857
407-841-0874 / 800-214-7541