|The DARC say:
The unfortunately still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic makes the planning of any in-person event exceedingly difficult. This also applies to the 45th HAM RADIO exhibition, where the German Amateur Radio Society (DARC) acts only as the event patron whilst the commercial responsibility and ultimate decision for holding the event is with the Friedrichshafen based exhibition organisation.
The organizers (Messe Friedrichshafen) decided to hold the 45th HAM RADIO from June 25-27, 2021 as an in-person event and plannings are ongoing including appropriate hygienic and physical distancing concepts (see https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.com/ham-radio-sends-a-clear-signal). With all those measures in place HAM RADIO 2021 will obviously be a much smaller and different event than usual.
However, the in-person event can only happen with the approval of the local authorities based on the German government’s actual Covid-19 measures and because of the currently very slow progress with vaccinations in Germany and some uncertainty concerning the virus mutations, it is not clear whether and when such approval will be given. Furthermore, foreign visitors may need to comply with quarantine and/or negative PCR test rules when entering Germany.
The current status from DARC’s perspective is the following:
• A detailed programme of the online event will be published in due time.
73, Thomas DF2OO