|THE NEVADA AMATEUR RADIO NEWSWIRE||
Amateur Radio featured at NAB Show 2018
Once again, broadcasting professionals from around the world made the trek last week to Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention.
The massive 2.25 million square foot convention, boasted more than 1,800 exhibitors, over 100,000 attendees, and $20.3 billion dollars in trade. To the many participants who were also ham radio operators the event would not have been complete without their traditional visit to the ARRL booth.
In what has become somewhat of yearly pilgrimage, amateur radio operators from around the world, broke away from the hustle and bustle of the show floor and made their way to the lobby of the North Hall to talk over all things ham radio with the volunteer staff of the ARRL booth.
Ham operators from Australia, South Korea, Israel, Norway, Canada, England, Ireland, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Tanzania, Greenland, U.S. Virgin Islands, Poland, South Africa, Bulgaria, and Spain were among the visitors to sign in at the ARRL booth.
The ARRL booth is managed by Nevada Section Manager John Bigley N7UR and was staffed by volunteers from various Nevada amateur radio groups. ARRL Second Vice President Bob Vallio W6RGG and East Bay Section Manager Elect Jim Siemens AF6PU were also on hand to assist in the booth and to greet visitors.
Booth visitors were able to gain assistance in licensing, renewing their ARRL memberships, accessing ARRL services and programs, and how to find classes and examination sites in their local communities. League members were able to discuss issues which they felt are important to their personal enjoyment of amateur radio.
Wednesday evening the NAB again hosted it's hugely popular Amateur Radio Operators Convention at the Westgate Hotel. Section Manager Bigley thanked the attendees for participating and welcomed them to Las Vegas. He also publicly acknowledged the ARRL volunteers for their work at the convention.
SM Bigley then introduced ARRL Vice President Bob Vallio who thanked NAB, Broadcast Supply Worldwide and Turner Engineering for sponsoring the reception. Vallio also thanked the NAB for once again endowing the ARRL with the booth.
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