Thank you for visiting the RAC booth!

Another Dayton Hamvention is now over! It was great to see so many of you dropping by the RAC Booth 2504 in Building 2 to sign our guest book and have a chat.

An updated Dayton Hamvention photo gallery and slideshow is provided below. If you click on a photo it will open on a new page and show a larger image. 

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In the photo below, RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, presents a Gold RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member pin to IARU President, Tim Ellam, VE6SH, on Saturday, May 18 at the Dayton Hamvention. Tim was the first RAC member to sign up for Gold Maple Leaf Operator status when the program was launched.

The RAC Gold and Silver Maple Leaf Operator Members pins are being sent to RAC members this week who have signed up for this special program. For more information please visit:

Dayton Hamvention Photo Gallery: Updated with Day 2 photos

The Dayton Hamvention is in full swing and it is great to see so many of you dropping by the RAC Booth 2504 in Building 2 to sign our guest book and have a chat. If you haven’t dropped by already please head on over. We look forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at #RACatDayton.

Background information:

Note: the RAC HQ office will be closed from May 15-19 so that we can attend Hamvention 2019.

For the ninth year in a row, Radio Amateurs of Canada will be operating a booth at the Dayton Hamvention, the world’s largest Amateur Radio gathering.

The RAC booth 2504 will once again be in Building 2 along with the International Amateur Radio Union, the American Radio Relay League and other national organizations.

The above photo shows (from left): JT Mitchell, VE6OH (Alfa Radio and former RAC Alberta/NWT/NU Director), Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA (RAC President) and Tim Ellam, VE6SH (International Amateur Radio Union President) in front of the RAC booth.

This is the 68th year of the Dayton Hamvention, sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association. Each year, a specific theme – such as Amateur Radio clubs, global friendship or the advent of digital modes – spotlights one of the many facets of the Amateur Radio Service.

Dayton 2019 theme logo: Mentoring the Next GenerationLast year’s theme was “Amateur Radio…Serving the Community” which acknowledged the role that Amateur Radio operators play in their communities, especially in times of emergencies.

This year the theme both Hamvention and the ARRL 2019 National Convention, which is being held at Hamvention, will share the same theme: “Mentoring the Next Generation”.

The schedule is as follows:

Fleamarket and Inside Exhibits

Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 1 pm (note: see info below)

Further information about the Dayton Hamvention including its new Mobile Event App can be found online at:

For a look at last year’s event visit our Dayton 2018 photo gallery at:

So come visit the RAC Booth 2504 in Building 2 and talk to your RAC volunteers. Better yet contact us and volunteer to work at the booth: RAC Headquarters .

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at #RACatDayton.