ARRL Announces Coronavirus Cancellations

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation ARRL has published a URL that will search the ARRL Hamfest and Convention Database for canceled events. No ARRL sanctioned Dakota Division Hamfests or Conventions have been canceled as of the date of this article.

The cancellation of a number of Amateur Radio related events has been announced in ARRL’s Visalia International DX Convention, Other Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Worries article. These cancellations include:

along with a number of international events. Please read the ARRL article for more information.

One positive note is the Dayton Hamvention® COVID19 Update which states, “the COVID19 pandemic is a very fluid situation and the Hamvention Executive Committee is constantly in touch with the Greene County Department of Health and in turn they have daily meetings with the Ohio Department of Health. As of now we plan on holding Hamvention unless otherwise directed.” 1

Hamvention attendees—and anyone else interested in this event—may sign up for Hamvention SMS alerts by texting Hamvention to 888777 (smartphone-only link).


  1. “COVID19 Update”, Dayton Hamvention®, accessed March 12 2020, https://hamvention.org/covid19-update/. ↩︎