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HAM RADIO 2023 with HamCamp
According to current planning by Messe Friedrichshafen, Hamradio will be held this year from June 23-25, 2023. Further information can be found at https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/
The DARC youth department confirmed that there will be a HamCamp again this year. See below.
As in previous years, we are once again organizing the HamCamp at the HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen.
There are 160 beds available for youngsters up to 27 years and their attendants. These are located in Hall A6. There is also a recreational area in the hall.
We are planning to set up an amateur radio station again. The radio station is available partly during the day and in the evening for radio (please bring your license). Those who have not yet earned their ham radio license may operate under supervision. Just ask the operators.
For all participants there is the possibility to take a breakfast at the "Messe Alm". Everyone is responsible for lunch and dinner. In the evening after the fair you can do a joint order at the pizza delivery service. Cold drinks are available at night.
A complete package is offered, consisting of:
- 3 nights at HamCamp
- 3-day ticket with barcode for the HAM RADIO
- 3 breakfast vouchers
- Parking between halls A6 and A7
Complete price in 2023: 60 Euro
advance payment via PayPal is possible!
PayPal payment is quite a hassle for us: booking, forwarding to the fair in time, etc. So if you bring money for flea market purchases anyway, cash payment at the gate is the easiest and most reliable way.
For organizational reasons registration is necessary by 4th June. The payment is made either on-site at the entrance (see procedure) or in advance via PayPal. All participants will also receive admission tickets and admission to the exhibition grounds.
For further information please contact: hamcamp(at)darc.de.
Minors must submit a declaration of consent of their parents when registering
Minors under the age of 16 can only participate together with their own guardian.
- After the registration you will receive a separate email with the registration confirmation.
- If there are more registrations than capacity available, the date of the application decides.
- For capacity reasons, we cannot accept registrations from persons over 27 years of age who are not supervising underage participants.
- If you are registered, you will receive your tickets on arrival at Gate 4 and Gate A. If you have not paid in advance, you have to pay the fee at the gate in cash.
- There is no discount on late arrival or earlier departure.
- You can borrow camp beds or iso-mats free of charge at the information desk (please bring your ID). Beware that there is only a limited amount of beds available. No reservations!
Where is the HamCamp
The HamCamp is located in Hall A6.
Access is provided
from 07:00h - 20:00h only at GATE 4
from 20:00h - 24:00h only at GATE A
There is no access from 0:00h - 06:00h !!
Please, before entering the exhibition grounds, fetch the tickets at TOR 4 or TOR A.
if you have not payed in advance, you have to pay the fees in cash here.
Only cash is accepted!
Arrival not before 4 pm on Thursday
Arrival in the camp
Please report to the information desk or the team at the (first time) arrival in the camp. The registration and allocation of the sleeping places will be done there. We also distribute the wristbands, which must always be worn visibly.
Children and people younger than 18 years
Minors under the age of 18 who are without an accompanying person must check out at one of the HamCamp supervisors when they leave the camp site. Of course the HamCamp may only be left in the company of a suitable person (> 18 years of age) and there must be permission from the parents explicitely allowing to leave the HamCamp.
Camp beds or mats can be borrowed free of charge at the information desk (as long as stocks last).
Please bring a passport, because this year you have to sign a usage agreement, in which the borrower is obliged to pay the costs if the rented beds / mattresses are not returned undamaged on the last day.
If you have one, please bring your own bed, as we don't have enough for everyone.
During the fair no activities are planned for the HamCamp, as the participants are at the fair or completely outside.
Due to our experience with the last camps we offer a small evening program:
- Radio operation at the station, training operation is possible
- Tables for soldering and trying out your flea market purchases (bring your own equipment)
- go-cart rally
- self-organized workshops and talks
Everyone is responsible for their own lunch and dinner. However, there is the possibility to order from a pizza delivery service. After the fairgrounds closed it is possible to join a collective order. A lot of (fast-food) restaurants are nearby. Usually there are collective orders or driving groups.
Lavatories are provided by the fair. Showers and toilets can be accessed around the clock.
As the showers may be crowded especially in the morning please allow appropriate time here.
Further information can be found at the infodesk.
These rules apply in the complete area of responsibility of the HamCamp.
- In the exhibition hall A6 (sleeping areas, living areas, ...)
- In the sanitary rooms and on the way there
- On both sides in front of the hall (open spaces / trade fair interior)
- In other areas assigned to HamCamp
All participants and management staff of the HamCamp receive an identification card, which must be worn visibly ever-present.
Contact for all questions are the management staff and their assistants (maintainer). The instructions of the management staff, their assistants and the fair-security is essential to follow.
The rules of the fair ground also apply.
Youth protection laws apply.
For youths who are accommodated in a group with their own supervisor in the HamCamp, the respective supervisor is responsible (but this still applies to HamCamp regulations!).
No liability for personal objects and valuables. There are no lockers available.
Stay outside the opening hours of the fair only in the HamCamp, in Hall A6 and the other assigned areas.
Whoever leaves the exhibition grounds has to plan his return so that he does not disturb the resting people.
Night rest at 22:00 CEST.
Brought radios, music players are to operate in a reasonable, non-interfering volume.
The exhibition hall, the open spaces, the laundry rooms and toilets are to be kept in a clean condition.
All objects and premises provided must be treated carefully and returned or left undamaged.
Garbage is to be disposed of in the existing containers.
No smoking in the hall and the patio, this also applies to so-called "e-cigarettes" or equivalent.
The use of alcohol and drugs is generally prohibited within HamCamp's jurisdiction.
The carrying of alcohol, narcotics, weapons (also toys), etc. is prohibited.
Grilling / cooking with combustion of flammable material (gas, coal, wood, alcohol, ...) is prohibited. Exceptions require the prior approval of HamCamp management
- Driving the halls with the vehicle is generally prohibited due to insurance reasons (also for unloading).
Gross violations such as theft, vandalism, alcohol, substance abuse or failure of proper / peaceful behavior will be punished by expulsion from the site (without reimbursement of costs or participation fee and assumption of any costs incurred).
Minors are handed over into the custody of the authorities.
By entering the HamCamp, you accept these rules. (The HamCamp regulations also apply to visitors)
Last update 06.06.2023
If you come to HamCamp, you'll meet the following people among others:
- Alessio, SWL
- Alexander, DO4LEX
- Amelia, IU5LVM
- Andreas, DM5JBN
- Attila, HG8CK
- Bjørn, DL7RAY
- Can Joel DO2CAN
- Dóra, HA5YD
- Elisa, DO1ELF
- Erik DO3EM
- Fabian, DL7FP
- Federico, IZ3NOC
- Fiodor, IZ7YBG
- Florian, DL1FLO
- Florian OE3FTA
- Francesco, SWL
- Frederik, DH2FG
- Giuseppe, IK7SHC
- Henni, OH1ESI
- Jakob, DO2JFR
- Jochen, DD1RK
- Konrad, DK7ON
- Lars, DC4LW
- Larissa, OE3YLR
- Leon, DL3ON
- Ljubomir, YU5EEA
- Lilien, HA2LY
- Luca, IU2FRL
- Lukas, DH2LM
- Markus, DL8GM
- Matteo, IV3HQC
- Martina, OK2YLQ
- Nicola, SWL
- Noah, OE6NOA
- Noel, SWL
- Pascal, DO2CAB
- Paul, DC0AX
- Philipp, DK6SP
- Philipp, DL7FL
- Riccardo, IV3CVN
- Silvio, DM9KS
- Szabó, HG5YL
- Yannick, DK1YH
For organisational reasons, registrations will no longer be accepted after June 1st.