Dayton Hamvention® 2024 Wrap-Up—Some Highlights from Ham Radio’s Greatest Gathering

It’s May 20, the Monday after Dayton Hamvention 2024. Do you know what that means? Only 360 or so days until we meet again in Xenia, Ohio, to immerse ourselves in the world’s greatest hobby! If you were unable to make this year’s event, we’ve put together a brief rundown to get you thinking about the fun you’ll have if you can join us in 2025. Stay tuned. We’ll be posting much more about Hamvention in the days ahead.


Four Days in May

The week’s festivities kicked off the evening of Wednesday, May 15, with Four Days in May—the annual celebration of QRP operation held by the QRP Amateur Radio Club International. DX Engineering was well represented at the vendor showcase on Thursday, displaying TransWorld Antennas, the AlexLoop HamPack Portable Magnetic Loop Antenna System, DX Engineering Tool Kits, and other gear. Watch the video here:


Contest University©

It was another packed house on Thursday at the Hope Hotel in Dayton for the 15th edition of Contest University, hosted by Tim Duffy, K3LR, DX Engineering CEO. Presenters, representing the very best in radiosport, covered a range of topics, from optimizing the use of waterfall displays to strategies for remote and hybrid multi-op contesting.

people attending a seminar at a hotel
class in session at a hotel convention area

Missed it this year? Watch eight hours of Contest University 2024 streamed live here.


Dayton Hamvention

While official numbers on attendance have not been released, Dayton Hamvention was another huge success by all accounts. The team at DX Engineering would like to thank all the hams who filled our booths in Building One throughout the event.

As we’ve said in past posts, making eyeball QSOs with old friends and new acquaintances, answering technical questions, and swapping stories of rare QSOs and antenna-building triumphs are always highlights.

“Hamvention 2024 is in the books and what a great event it was. Hamvention was an awesome opportunity to meet and talk to many of our customers, and we were thrilled to see so many of them, get their feedback, and share all the things DX Engineering has been working on.”

Scott Jones, N3RA, DX Engineering Sales Manager

Of particular interest were many of the vendors sold exclusively in North America by DX Engineering (DX Commander, microHAM, VA6AM band pass filters and multiplexers, et. al) and DX Engineering products like our HF+50MHz/VHF/UHF Go Box Kits (below). The kits feature Icom or Yaseu radios, Gator equipment case, rack shelving, automatic antenna tuner, and more. Troy Blair, AC8OW, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, handled duties at the Go Box display:

man sitting at a ham radio trade show booth

How busy was it in Building One shortly after the gates opened on Friday at 9 am?

crowd at dayton hamvention
dx engineering booth at 2024 dayton hamvention
busy trade show booth crowd


OnAllBands will be delving deeper into Dayton Hamvention 2024 in the days to come, including a closer look at some of our favorite manufacturers and DX Engineering branded gear featured at the show.


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