Introduction to Ham Radio Festivals

As a ham radio enthusiast, we were excited to talk to Hanno DK3HV and Stefan DH5FFL, a representative of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club, about the largest hamfest in Germany, called HAM RADIO. With over 15,000 to 18,000 attendees from all over Europe, Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO 2024 is a significant event in the ham radio community. It’s an opportunity for enthusiasts to come together, share knowledge, and showcase their passion for amateur radio.

HAM RADIO: The Largest Hamfest in Germany

Located in Füssen, a city at the lake Constance, HAM RADIO brings together amateur radio enthusiasts from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and other European countries. The event attracts a diverse crowd of people who speak different languages, making it a unique experience for international attendees. The festival features a range of activities, including talks, workshops, and exhibits showcasing the latest developments in ham radio technology. From antenna design to satellite communications, there’s something for everyone at HAM RADIO. With its rich history and tradition of innovation, Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO 2024 is an event that’s not to be missed.

The Importance of International Collaboration

In this interview, Hanno emphasized that ham radio is a universal language that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers. He believes that international collaboration is essential for the growth and development of amateur radio.

Hanno and Stefan from DARC talking with Max from Ham Radio Prep

By sharing knowledge and experiences with fellow enthusiasts from around the world, we can learn new techniques, improve our skills, and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies. As Hanno put it, “ham radio is not just about technology – it’s about people coming together and sharing their passion.” He also suggests that ham radio enthusiasts should explore the newly translated ‘Rothammel’s Antenna Book,’ often dubbed ‘The Bible of Antennas.’ It is a comprehensive guide that has become a global standard, now available at GigaParts for those looking to enhance their knowledge.


Whether you’re an amateur radio enthusiast or just curious about this fascinating hobby, HAM RADIO is an event worth attending. With its unique blend of traditional German culture and modern technology, HAM RADIO offers something for everyone. Who knows? You might even run into Hanno and Stefan.