Welcome to the Big Island ARRL News update.

Top Story:  Because of the rapidly spreading and often deadly caronavirus, organizers of the Dayton Hamvention have cancelled the international event.

Views expressed in this announcement are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content sent by ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A).

Accessed on 16 March 2020, 0415 UTC, Post 1351.

Source (email from Joseph Speroni-AH0A):

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/1jvmvo3w1w3n1/?&th=170e14cbb3318161&v=c

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Aloha,

For the Hawaii hams planning on attending the Dayton Hamvention, we’ve
learned that the Dayton Hamvention 2020 has been cancelled.   Here is a
copy of the email received,

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The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19
pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health
Departments.

It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has
decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.

This decision is extremely difficult for us but with around two months
until the Great Gathering we felt this action necessary.

More specific details regarding the closure will soon be posted on our
website www.hamvention.org.

Thank you for your understanding in this time of International Crisis.

Jack Gerbs
General Chairman HV2020
UNQUTOE

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ARRL Pacific Section
Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
ah0a@arrl.org
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