I recently attended Hamvention 2019 in Xenia, Ohio. This was my first time there and I was really impressed with the size and scope of this event. This is the biggest gathering of amateur radio operators in the U.S. – in 2018 attendance was over 28,000 and although the 2019 attendance figures are not out yet many felt that this year’s attendance was even larger.
Here’s a short video where I try to convey the entire event in less than 5 minutes – hang on and hope you don’t get dizzy!
For those of you in the Madison Wisconsin area, this is a shout-out for a wonderful play coming to the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison.
The play focuses around fifteen-year-old Christopher who has an extraordinary brain – he is exceptional at mathematics, but ill equipped to interpret everyday life. When his neighbor’s dog is killed with a garden fork, Christopher finds himself under suspicion and is determined to solve the mystery.
The play deals with issues of autism, and helps us to see beyond a person’s limitations and focus on what they can really accomplish.
Here is a link to a recent article in the Wisconsin State Journal that goes into much more detail. And there is a radio interview at WORT-FM – look for the “8 O’Clock Buzz” show on Monday May 6. The interview starts at the 33:30 time mark.