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For Some Hamvention Attendees, It’s All About the Gear; Good Thing DX Engineering Has You Covered!

There’s a long list of reasons to attend the massive gathering of hams known as Dayton HamventionTM (May 20-22), from the information-packed educational forums to the chance to catch up with ham friends in person rather than through Zoom. But for many attendees, Hamvention is all about one thing—shopping for new amateur radio gear. And if you’re coming to Hamvention for the first time this year, be prepared: the amount of equipment on display can be overwhelming.

You’ve heard the expression, “It’s like being a kid in a candy store.” Well, attending Hamvention is like being handed the keys to the entire Willy Wonka factory. And no, the thrust bearings are not edible nor are there any Ohm-pa-loompas to assist you (sorry, couldn’t resist).

For legions of online customers from around the world who don’t live near DX Engineering facilities in Ohio and Nevada, a visit to the DX Engineering booths at Hamvention will prove revelatory—a chance to view gear up close, turn the knobs on a new rig you’re interested in, get the feel of how the latest antenna analyzer fits in your hand, and, most importantly, talk face-to-face with members of the DX Engineering team about your station and if you’re making the right equipment selections for your needs. Of course, you get the same kind of attention when you call or email DX Engineering’s Elmers, but at Hamvention the service comes with a smile attached—no extra charge.

Longtime attendees of Hamvention will tell you that it pays to do your homework well before arriving at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio. The DX Engineering team will be in full force, occupying booths 1207-1210, 1307-1311, 1407-1411 and 1508-1511 in Building 1. A full array of gear will be displayed, including transceivers, antennas, clamps, grounding and bonding equipment, apparel and collectables, and all kinds of station accessories. But with more than 30,000 items available, we can’t bring everything. If we don’t have what you’re looking for at Hamvention, one of our reps can help you order whatever you need at and we’ll ship it to your home for arrival as quickly as possible once Hamvention 2022 is in the history books. Not exactly instant gratification, but the next best thing.

Here’s just some of the equipment that will be on display at Hamvention (whether it will be available for immediate purchase will depend on its availability at the time of the event):

If your schedule doesn’t allow for a trip to Hamvention this year, just place your orders for the above gear and other items on your list at

Win an Icom Dream Station While You’re There!

For one fortunate operator, Hamvention will bring a windfall of goodies the likes of which Hamvention has never seen—an Icom Amateur Radio Dream Station Package worth close to $20,000.

The prize package, which includes an Icom IC-7851 HF/50MHz Transceiver, IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2GHz Transceiver, ID-52A VHF/UHF Multifunction D-STAR Handheld Transceiver, IC-705 HF/50/144/430MHz All Mode Portable Transceiver, and many Icom station accessories, was donated by DX Engineering in conjunction with Icom America, co-Platinum Prize Sponsors for Hamvention 2022. View the entire contents of the prize package at DX Engineering’s website. Read complete contest rules here.

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