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.


HUDSONVILLE HAMFEST

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

06/01/2019

Start Date: 06/01/2019
End Date: 06/01/2019
Location: Hudsonville Fairgrounds
5235 Park Avenue
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Website: 
http://www.w8ira.org
Sponsor: Independent Repeater Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.16 (PL 94.8)
Public Contact: Tom Bosscher, K8TB
3148 Rosewood Street Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: 616-541-4090
Email: 
hamfest@w8ira.org

About two hours from South Bend between Holland and Grand Rapids.


Monroe Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

06/16/2019

Start Date: 06/16/2019
End Date: 06/16/2019
Location: Monroe County fairgrounds
3775 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
Website: 
http://mcrca.org/
Sponsor: Monroe County radio Comm Assoc
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.72/12 (PL 100)
Public Contact: Frederick VanDaele, KA8EBI
4 Carl Dr Monroe, MI 48162
Phone: 7346523843
Email: 
ka8ebi@yahoo.com

About three hours from South Bend, north of Toledo Ohio.


INDIANAPOLIS HAMFEST

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

07/12/2019

Start Date: 07/12/2019
End Date: 07/13/2019
Location: Marion County Fairgrounds
7300 East Troy Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Website:
 http://indyhamfest.com
Sponsor: Indianapolis Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.16, 146.76
Public Contact: Bill Akin, K9YDO
P.O. Box 1672 Noblesville, IN 46061
Phone: 317-829-6868
Email: 
wtakin@gmail.com

Under three hours from South Bend.


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

About two and a half hours from South Bend, east and south of Ft. Wayne.


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



GRARA Hamfest 2019

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

09/07/2019

Start Date: 09/07/2019
End Date: 09/07/2019
Location: The Home School Building
5625 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Website: 
http://w8dc.org/file/club/2019GRAHamFestFlyer.pdf
Sponsor: Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.26 (PL 94.8)
Public Contact: Bob Moe , AC8ZX
2235 Valentine Blvd NE Grand Rapids, MI 49341
Phone: 616-648-6087
Email: 
AC8ZX@arrl.net

About Two Hour Drive from South Bend.



Illinois State Convention (Peoria Superfest 2019)

HAMFEST/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

About four hours from South Bend.


Central Division Convention, HRO Superfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

09/27/2019

Start Date: 09/27/2019
End Date: 09/28/2019
Location: Ham Radio Outlet Milwaukee
5710 West Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Website: 
https://www.w9rh.org/
Sponsor: Milwaukee Radio Amateurs' Club W9RH
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 145.130 Minus Offset (PL 127.3)
Public Contact: Tom Pachner, W9TJP
5710 West Good Hope Road Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-358-0333
Email: 
w9tjp@hamradio.com

About three hours from South Bend


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

About two and a quarter hours from South Bend.


11/16/2019 Fort Wayne Hamfest and Computer Expo, ARRL Indiana Section Convention

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

Start Date: 11/16/2019
End Date: 11/17/2019
Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46801
Website: 
http://www.fortwaynehamfest.com
Sponsor: Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.880 (-) no tone
Public Contact: ACARTS Fort Wayne, W9INX
PO Box 10342 Fort Wayne, IN 46851
Phone: 260-579-2196
Email: 
chairman@fortwaynehamfest.com