HAMFESTS & CONVENTIONS


A hamfest is a meeting of people interested in Amateur Radio. Hamfests offer exhibits, forums, and fleamarkets for Amateur Radio operators or "hams”. Locate an upcoming hamfest using the Hamfest and Convention List below.


WCRA 2019 Mid-Winter Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

01/20/2019

Start Date: 01/20/2019
End Date: 01/20/2019
Location: Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center
525 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL
Website: http://
www.w9ccu.org/Hamfest.html
Sponsor: Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.31(-) PL 107.2
Public Contact: Kelsey Schroeder , KA9KDC
PO Box 1055 Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-923-5447
Email:
ka9kdc@gmail.com


Winterfest 2019

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

01/26/2019

Start Date: 01/26/2019
End Date: 01/26/2019
Location: Gateway Center
1 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234
Website: 
http://winterfest.slsrc.org
Sponsor: St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.970 (PL 141.3)
Public Contact: Rebecca Carroll , KC9CIJ
307 West 4th Street Cahokia, IL 62206
Phone: 314-496-7271
Email: 
kc9cij@slsrc.org


HamCation

February 8/9/10, 2019

The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest February 8th, 9th and 10th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando Florida. This is one of the largest hamfest’s in the country complete with Forums, Tailgate and plenty of Dealers. Great Prizes too! Checkout their website at www.hamcation.com



Cabin Fever Hamfest

February 23, 2019

The 2019 Cabin Fever Hamfest is Saturday, Feb 23rd 2019. The Hours are 0700 to 1300 CST. General Admission is $7.00; parking is free. There is a food concession and VE Testing at 0900. Talk-In is on 146.610 (131.8).

Visit their Website at www.lpcarc.org/hamfest


2019 Michigan Crossroads Hamfest and Radio Swap

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

03/16/2019

Start Date: 03/16/2019
End Date: 03/16/2019
Location: Wings Event Center
3600 Vanrick Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Website: 
http://www.w8df.com/index.php?content=hamfest
Sponsor: Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.000 +600 (PL 94.8)
Public Contact: Thomas Goodson, WR8G
PO Box 934 Battle Creek, MI 49016
Phone: 269-815-8007
Email: 
crossroadshamfest@w8df.com


Hamfest and Computer Fair

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

03/17/2019

Start Date: 03/17/2019
End Date: 03/17/2019
Location: Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Website: 
http://www.tmrahamradio.org
Sponsor: Toledo Mobile Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.27 (PL 103.5)
Public Contact: Brian Harrington, WD8MXR
4463 Holly Hill Drive Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419-285-5624
Email: 
wd8mxr@gmail.com


North Central Indiana Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

04/27/2019

Start Date: 04/27/2019
End Date: 04/27/2019
Location: Miami Co 4-H Fairgrounds
1029 West 200 North
Peru, IN 46970
Website: 
http://nci-hamfest.net
Sponsor: Grant Co ARC, Miami Co ARC, Cass o ARC, Kokomo ARC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.345 (PL 131.8)
Public Contact: Stephen Shepler , WA9RVM
Box 824 Marion, IN 46952
Phone: 765-661-5260
Email: 
Shepler1@gmail.com


DEKALB Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

05/05/2019

Start Date: 05/05/2019
End Date: 05/05/2019
Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds
1401 Suydam Road
Sandwich, IL 60548
Website: 
http://www.karc-club.org
Sponsor: Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.730- (PL 100.0) 
Public Contact: Bob Yurs, W9ICU
1107 Commercial Street Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 815-757-3219
Email: 
w9icu@arrl.net


2019 ARRL National Convention at Dayton Hamvention®

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

05/17/2019

Start Date: 05/17/2019
End Date: 05/19/2019
Location: Greene County Expo Center
120 Fairgrounds Road
Xenia, OH 45385
Website: 
http://hamvention.org
Sponsor: Dayton Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.940- (PL 123), Bulletin System - monitor 145.525
Public Contact: Henry Ruminski , W8HJR
PO Box 964 Dayton, OH 45401
Phone: 937-232-9272
Email: 
media@hamvention.org


VAN WERT HAMFEST

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

07/21/2019

Start Date: 07/21/2019
End Date: 07/21/2019
Location: Van Wert County Fairgrounds
1055 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891
Website: 
http://w8fy.org
Sponsor: Van Wert Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.250/.850
Public Contact: Stephen Kouts , WA8WKF
PO Box 347 Van Wert, OH 45891
Phone: 419-771-8152
Email: 
stevekouts145@gmail.com


Alabama State Convention, Huntsville Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

08/17/2019

Start Date: 08/17/2019
End Date: 08/18/2019
Location: Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Website: 
http://hamfest.org
Sponsor: Huntsville Hamfest
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.94 (PL 100)
Public Contact: Dave Givens , K5RSI
PO Box 12534 Huntsville, AL 35815
Phone: 256-679-1084
Email: 
info@hamfest.org



Illinois State Convention (Peoria Superfest 2019)

Write hereHAMFEST/CONVENTION

09/21/2019

Start Date: 09/21/2019
End Date: 09/22/2019
Location: Exposition Gardens
1601 West Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61601
Website: 
http://www.w9uvi.org
Sponsor: Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.075
Public Contact: Deb Suhs , KA4DEB
25857 Longview Road Hopedale, IL 61747
Phone: 309-453-9331
Email: 
debsuhs@gmail.com


Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

10/19/2019

Start Date: 10/19/2019
End Date: 10/19/2019
Location: Fellowship Reformed Church
4200 East Apple Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440
Website: 
http://mcecs.net/Download/HamfestFlyer2019a.pdf
Sponsor: Muskegon County Emergency Communication Services, Inc.
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.820 (PL 94.8)
Public Contact: James Duram , K8COP
PO Box 386 Fruitport, MI 49415
Phone: 231-638-7010
Email: 
mcthamfest@gmail.com