Radio and Shortwave Meetings – 2018

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February 18, 2018 by OH6001SWL

Hello friends,

here is the annual list of sw and dx meetings of 2018. Amendments and corrections are welcome and if necessary, I’ll compile an updated list later. You are welcome to deliver the list further.


Risto Vähäkainu

The Finnish DX Association

Date: February 13
Description: UNESCO World Radio Day

Dates: Mar 1-3
Location: Plymouth Meeting (near Philadelphia), PA, USA
Description: Winter SWL Fest
More info: www dot swlfest dot com
Expected attendance: 150

Dates: Mar 18-20
Location: Vienna, Austria
Description: Radiodays Europe 2018-conference
More info: www dot radiodays dot com

Date: Apr 21
Organization: Reading International Radio Group
Venue and time to be announced later
Expected attendance: 20
More info: www dot bdxc dot org dot uk, chair at bdxc dot org dot uk

Dates: May 4-6
Location: Jönköping, Sweden
Description: DX-Parlamentet 2018, the annual meeting of the SDXF
Organization: The Swedish DX-Federation (SDXF)
More info: www dot sdxf dot se, dxp at
Note: Partly joint meeting with Arctic Radio Club. Special guest: Mika Mäkeläinen
Expected attendance: 50

Dates: May 17-18
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Description: Annual NASB Conference
Organization: National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters
More info: www dot shortwave dot org

Dates: May 18-20
Location: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Organization: Dayton Hamvention
Expected attendance: 20000
More info: www dot hamvention dot org

Dates: Jun 1-3
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Description: Ham Radio, biggest annual hamfest in Europe
Expected attendance: 20000
More info: www dot hamradio-friedrichshafen dot de

Dates: Jul 14-28
Location: Döbriach, Austria
Description: DX-Camp of ADXB-OE
More info: www dot dxcamp dot org

Date: Jul 21 (1430-1700 BST)
Location: Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, England
Organization: Reading International Radio Group
Expected attendance: 20
More info: www dot bdxc dot org dot uk, barraclough.mike at

Dates: Aug 3-5
Location: Kuortane, Central Finland
Description: the annual summer meeting of the Finnish DX Association
Expected attendance: 100
More info: www dot sdxl dot fi, rv at

Dates: Aug 25-26
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Description: Big ham fair with a SW sector (Japan SW Club stand & lectures)
Organization: Tokyo HAM Fair sponsored by JARL
Expected attendance: 30000
More info: ohtaket at

Dates: Aug 31-Sep 3
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Description: European DX Conference organized by ADXB-OE
Expected attendance: 50
Note: to be confirmed, please follow www dot edxc dot org for upcoming details

Dates: Aug 31-Sep 5
Location: Berlin, Germany
Name: IFA Internationale Funkausstellung
Description: Consumer Electronics Fair – Including Radios
More info: www dot b2b dot ifa-berlin dot com

Dates: Sep 7-8
Location: St. Charles, MO, USA
Description: IRCA Convention
More info: www dot ircaonline dot org

Dates: Sep 13-17
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
Description: IBC 2018, conference and exhibition
More info: www dot ibc org

Dates: Dec 29-30
Location: Bengaluru, India
Description: Ham Fest India 2018
More info: www dot hamfestindia2018 dot com


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