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Orange – HamCation
Feb 11, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
HamCation®, and ARRL® has announced that Orlando HamCation will host the 2022 ARRL National Convention in Orlando, Florida, February 11-13. The convention will mark the 75th anniversary of HamCation® — one of the largest annually held gatherings of radio amateurs in the US. The convention theme of “reDiscover Radio” is a rallying call for radio amateurs committed to developing knowledge and skills in radio technology and radio communications.
The convention will kick off on Thursday, February 10th with a series of day-long ARRL Training Tracks and a National Convention luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld. ARRL will announce a complete program and presenters later this summer, and will open registration in the fall. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 11-13, HamCation will host the rest of the convention at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park in Orlando — an 87-acre lakefront fairgrounds.
HamCation is sponsored by the Orlando Amateur Radio Club, an ARRL-affiliated club, and is supported by volunteers from radio clubs throughout the region. The published gate figure for 2020 was 24,200 (all 3 days). Our website includes details on tickets and information about forums, exhibits (including information for vendors and tailgaters), testing, travel, and preferred hotels with special rates.
HamCation and ARRL acknowledge that this year’s pandemic has introduced uncertainty into any long-term planning. Both organizations will follow all government and health requirements and guidelines as plans are committed for the 2021 event. Further details and any changes will be shared via these official websites: