Hamvention brings thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts to the Miami Valley

Hamvention brings thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts to the Miami Valley (WKEF/WRGT)

GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Hamvention brings thousands of amateur radio enthusiasts to the Miami Valley each year, and it's set to kick off for 2018 on Friday.

Every year, more than 30,000 people come to town for the event, which found it's new home at the Greene County Fairgrounds after previously being at Hara Arena.

Organizers said they've worked out the issues they found in year one and are ready for the crowds.

"We had some growing pains," Dayton Hamvention General Chair Rom Cramer said. "Not too bad, I don't think people were too upset. We did have mud, we did have some parking issues, but I think we have that all corrected now."

The Greene County Sheriff has been working to correct last year's traffic congestion, and roads have been created in the parking area, so mud should not be an issue.

The event begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, and runs through Sunday.

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