Ham Radio 2021 – the International Amateur Radio Exhibition is scheduled to take place from June 25 to 27 in Friedrichshafen, which is located on the northern shoreline of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) in Southern Germany, near the borders of both Switzerland and Austria.
The event is organized by the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), Germany’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society, and attracts exhibitors and visitors from more than 50 countries all round the world.
A special feature of the event is the combination of commercial exhibitors, worldwide networked associations and Europe’s largest radio fleamarket with over 300 participants from 16 countries. This year’s slogan is “Together at a distance – reunion with friends”.
Last year’s event was cancelled because of the global pandemic and the event organizer’s released the following statement:
“We are watching the situation closely, of course. At the moment we are assuming that we will be able to hold the Ham Radio in accordance with an extensive, tried-and-proven safety and hygiene concept and are looking forward to seeing everyone again at Europe’s most important trade fair for Amateur Radio.”
The 71st Lake Constance DARC Conference will also be held and will include a comprehensive program of presentations and meetings during all three days.
The official opening will take place on Friday, June 26 at 10 am. The Informal International Meeting for representatives of IARU member societies will be held on Friday, June 26 at 4 pm.
For more information visit the main Ham Radio 2020 website at:
Preparations and Changes to the Event:
For the upcoming Ham Radio 2021, there will be a new hall layout for a variety of reasons: Zeppelin Cat Hall A1 is currently serving as a transitional training and play venue for VfB Friedrichshafen’s volleyball players after the ZF Arena was closed due to structural defects.
The district vaccination centre is currently hosted in Hall A2. For this reason, the commercial exhibitors and associations will be occupying Halls A3 and A4, and the Radio Amateurs will be able to make exciting discoveries at the flea market in Halls B1 and B2. In this way there will be plenty of space available for both exhibitors and visitors.
Instead of taking place on the stage in Foyer West, presentations will be given in the conference rooms and transmitted via video stream.
Project Manager Petra Rathgeber says: “This year the Ham Radio will again be presenting a wide range of measuring instruments, antennas, and electrical engineering equipment. However, the event will differ a bit from what was seen in previous years. For example, the number of live presentations is being reduced, and there will be no youth camp and no HAM-Rally. Tickets can only be purchased online.”
DARC is currently pulling out all the stops to prepare for the 71st meet-up on Lake Constance. The Ham Radio is the world’s first Amateur Radio exhibition to be held since the pandemic began.
Parking spots for RVs/caravans and opening hours For visitors, the trade fair also offers the option of staying overnight on a parking lot for RVs and caravans close to the exhibition.
The Ham Radio will take place in Friedrichshafen from Friday, June 25, to Sunday, June 27, 2021, and will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, on Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm.
Further information is available at: