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76th Annual Orlando HamCation


10-12 February 2023

A Gathering Not To Be Missed 

The Orlando Amateur Radio Club is hosting the 76th Annual Orlando HamCation, on February 10, 11, and 12 2023, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park. HamCation is the second-largest ham radio convention in the World, with the inaugural event dating back to 1946*. Since the first event, HamCation has continued to grow. The 2019 convention saw 23,700 attendees, a record number for the event. This convention is a celebration of ham radio, also known as amateur radio.


Amateur radio use in the United States dates to the early 1900s and continues to be used today for both emergency situations and as a means of daily communication between ham radio operators. HamCation is a great opportunity for both those in the ham radio community and those interested in learning more about ham radio to come together. With almost 90 vendors being hosted this year, there will be something for everyone, no matter the level of interest or involvement. Attendees wanting to further their ham radio skills can also test for their license at the technician, general, and amateur extra levels.


The HamCation website has undergone several updates this year, with more easy-to-use features and a ticket purchasing system. Those who want to attend can purchase tickets, SWAP tables, and tailgate spaces and make RV reservations online now. The user-friendly site also provides more information on HamCation activities, vendors, and hotel partnership discounts. For more information on Orlando HamCation, follow HamCation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or visit the website (see URL, below).


*HamCation did not happen in 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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E-mail [email protected]

Phone USA + (407) 841-0874

Phone Netherlands +31 615 232 545


(Source: Peter Meijers PA2PME/AI4KM: Orlando HamCation International Relations)



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