On May 14-16, 2010, over 15,000 ham radio enthusiasts gathered for the annual Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio. From the moment I drove up behind the creator of APRS (GPS for ham radio) there was something radio-related to see. It was like ham radio’s Maker Faire. I’ve captured some of the highlights in this video.
There were demos of Arissat-1, a homemade satellite from AMSAT. Morse code keys of every kind were scattered throughout the convention space (touch sensitive and bugs). There were tons of electronic parts, including component jewelry. I saw an aerial balloon being launched and met the president of the ARRL, Kay Cragie.