The programme of the Dutch Ham Radio Convention

The programme of the Dutch Ham Radio Convention

VERON Ham Radio Convention 2018 – Dag voor de RadioAmateur

3 November 2018 from 09.30-17.00 am in the IJsselhallen in Zwolle, Netherlands

On November 3, 2018, the 58th Ham Radio Convention (Dag voor de RadioAmateur, DvdRA) will again take place in The Netherlands. Organiser is VERON, the Dutch radio society. Besides the official part, “the Radio Amateur of (last) year 2017”, supported by the Scientific Radiofonds Veder will be nominated, and several lectures will be given. The homebrew exhibition, the AMRATO (Amateur radio equipment sales), and of course the VERON Components market (flea market). Several commissions and working groups are presenting their selves, we also again have a youngsters place. In this article you will find a brief overview of all you can find on November 3, in the IJsselhallen in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

Opening times and entrance tickets sales

The Ham Radio Convention opens at 9.30 am and will last until 17.00 pm. Selling of the entrance tickets will start at 09.00 am. The entrance fee for members of the VERON is € 8, 00 only if they can show their VERON membership card. In all other cases the entrance fee will be € 9, 00 per person. As last year, entrance is free for youngsters under the age of 16, they can be asked for their identification.

Parking at the parking place of the hall will cost a fee of € 5,00 per vehicle. Exit parking tickets purchasing is at the entrance. VERON is not responsible for the parking policy on the parking place of the IJsselhallen.

Lectures (subject to change in the Suyderseezaal)

Again this year, (at least 3) interesting presentations on subjects of different aspects about our hobby (in the Dutch language).

  • Results of the VERON-noise-measurements in the HF bands in the Netherlands, by Peter Zwamborn, PE1GEX and Koos Fockens, PA0KDF, both on behalf of the VERON EMC/EMF commission.
  • From Arduino workshop to ham project, by Cor struyk.PA0GTB and Bert Minderman, PA1BM.
  • Low Band DX-ing, by Remco den Besten, PA0FYM.

On-going activities:

  • Presentation of different VERON commissions, workgroups and associated societies.
  • AMRATO, amateur radio equipment sales.
  • VROM, the VERON Components- and flea market.
  • Home brew exhibition, demonstrations and measuring facilities, one of the very successful aspects of this day. This part of the exhibition is absolutely worth visiting.
  • The youngsters place, to inform youngsters about techniques and the many aspects of our hobby.

Finding the IJsselhallen

The address of the IJsselhallen is: Rieteweg 4, 8011 AB, Zwolle, Netherlands.

The IJsselhallen are easy to find: from the A28, you turn coming at Zwolle, direction Zwolle-Zuid. You arrive at a roundabout where you follow the signs IJsselhallen (You drive to the N331, turn to de Blaloweg, turn to Rieteweg), and you reach the entrance of the IJsselhallen. Parking on the parking place of the IJsselhallen will cost a fee of € 5,00 per vehicle. More information can be found at http://www.ijsselhallen.nl.bereikbaarheid. You also can find here details of the public transport.

Finally

If you find something interesting you want to buy, there is a ATM machine in the IJsselhallen. Be careful with your belongings, our experiences in de past, forces us to warn you for possible pickpockets. Smoking is prohibited on the entire premises of the IJsselhallen. In the context of GDPR, visitors and participants must realize that you can be photographed/filmed, this material can be used for all kinds of publications. In the early morning it can be very busy on the roads to the IJsselhallen. More information for visors and for exhibitors see our website: https://dvdra.veron.nl, or via www.veron.nl, under evenementen (events), DvdRA. The Events commission (on behalf of the VERON organisation) is looking forward to meet you at the Ham Radio Convention on Saturday November 3, 2018 in the IJsselhallen in Zwolle.

Paul Sterk, PA0STE
Chairman VERON Events committee.