Event Updates for March 16, 2020

These events have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 situation:

March Meetings and Testing Session Canceled

The RRRA President (Jarod W0JPJ) announced cancellation of the club’s March Meeting in a statement released through the Club Announcements and Club Discussions mailing lists on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Cancellation of the March License Testing Session was confirmed on the Club Discussions mailing list by the RRRA VE Coordinator (Pete WC0G).

Archived copies of the pertinent mailing list traffic may be found at:

Spring 2020 Technician Class Canceled

The Spring 2020 Technician Amateur Radio license class has been cancelled by instructor Jay WD0EGC.

Students are encouraged to watch the RRRA Education and Testing Schedule for Technician classes in the Fall of 2020.

Hamvention 2020 Canceled

ARRL reported on March 15, 2020:

For the first time in its 68-year history, Dayton Hamvention® will not take place this year, due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The glum news was not entirely unexpected, given widespread cancelations of public gatherings and a national state of emergency.

“The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health departments. It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year,” Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said in announcing the cancelation on March 15. “This decision is extremely difficult for us, but with around 2 months until the Great Gathering we felt this action necessary. More specific details regarding the closure will soon be posted. Thank you for your understanding in this time of international crisis.” 1


  1. “Dayton Hamvention Announces Cancelation of 2020 Show”, ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio, accessed March 16 2020, http://www.arrl.org/news/dayton-hamvention-announces-cancelation-of-2020-show. [return]