Dayton has been a series of wonderful experiences and ham memories over the years. My first "Dayton" was 1975. I had seen the pictures in QST of transistors in bushel baskets for $2 a
pound and I wanted to see for myself. I still have a few of those transistors to
this day. Attendance was 12,000. We parked on the west side next to the arena. The flea market
extended only to the power pole with the gas valve. It made a lasting impression.
I made it every year since if at all possible. Business trips scheduled conveniently around the Dayton weekend, training classes, frequent flyer miles, space-available flights, bummed hotel rooms and car rides are all part of getting to Dayton. For a ham there is nothing like Dayton. Nothing.
Dayton 2001 Pictures
- Giant Picture of Crowd in the Arena
- Snapshots at the Flea Market
- PSK Mobile in Motion setup
- PSK Forum
- Don, W0DM and Bill, W6OAV Snapshots
- Ron, KZ7P and XYL Sandy
Dayton 2000 Pictures
More Snapshots Yet - For Those Who Can't Get Enough
The Dayton Hamvention Web Page
Where did the name HARA come from? Answer: Two brothers, Harry and Ray, own the complex. Harry owns the buildings and Ray owns the parking lots. They combined their names to form the name HARA!