N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2014
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Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!
 Hamfests that have not yet set their dates will show "TBD" (for To Be Determined).
As the sponsors provide information, these entries will be updated to reflect the most current information.
The calendar is still under development.  Dates for 2014 are in black.  The "hidden" dates were for 2013.
The Rochester Hamfest (traditionally June) has been cancelled for 2014, back in 2015.
JSARS Hamfests will not longer be listed on this page at their request

* Note:  "Removed from Calendar" means that no information has been provided by the hamfest sponsor, they have not replied to e-mail requests, the hamfest is not listed with the ARRL, and the sponsor's website has no current hamfest information.  It can be assumed the hamfest no longer exists.


January
January 18  
(Saturday) Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club (HRAC) – WinterFest
Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Cooper Student Union, South Hall, 1 HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club, PO Box 453, Harrisburg, PA  17108-0453
Contact:  Tim Lehman, KB3OZA
717-982-8550
Talk-In:  146.76- (PL 100)
GPS:  N 40 17.774 W 076 53.283
E-mail:  kb3oza@arrl.net
http://www.w3uu.org
Opens:  8am to 12
Cost:  $3; Sellers first table free, $3 each additional table
VE Testing*:  10:00 AM
Other:  DXCC/WAS/VUCC QSL Card checking
February
 
February 06
(Thursday)

Warminster, PA - Warminster Amateur Radio Club, Auction & Meeting
Benjamin Wilson Senior Center, 580 Delmont Ave, Warminster, PA
WARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
Contact: George Brechmann, N3HBT
215-443-5656
Talk-In: 147.09+ and 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail: n3hbt@k3dn.org
http://www.k3dn.org
Opens: 7:30 - 9:30 pm (includes WARC club meeting; visitors welcome)
Contact club for auction rules; all proceeds go to WARC unless submitted by prior arrangement

 
February 15  
(Saturday) Gloucester City, NJ - Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club
Pine Grove Fire Association Hall, 827-829 Jersey Ave, corner of Jersey Avenue and 9th Street, Gloucester City, NJ
Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club (NJ2GC), c/o G.C. Fire Headquarters, 1 N. King Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Contact:  John Goheen, KB2ADL
856-397-3703
Talk-In:  146.820- (PL 131.8) and 447.775- (PL 146.2)
GPS:  N 39 53.330 W 075 07.360
E-mail:  kb2adl@comcast.net
http://nj2gc.org
Opens:  6 am to 3 pm; Vendors 7 am (Friday night setup available - contact GCARC)
Cost:  $5, tables free; off-street parking available
VE Testing*: 10AM to Noon; $15.00 fee, Walk-Ins invited; Info call Bill, NJ2S, 609-820-4699 or John, K2AEN, 609-221-2291
Camden County OEM will bring their emergency comms vehicle OEM-2
February 21  
(Friday)

Snow Date 28 Feb

New Providence, NJ - New Providence Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) Auction and Indoor Flea market
New Providence High School, 35 Pioneer Drive, New Providence, NJ
NPARC, PO Box 813, New Providence, NJ  07974
Contact:  Barry Cohen, K2JV, 19 Cromwell Court Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-1730
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3) W2LI Repeater
GPS:  N 40 42.000 W 074 24.575 (approx)
E-mail:  bgcohenusa@verizon.net   or  Paul Wolfmeyer, W2PTP, pwolfmeyer@att.net
http://www.nparc.org   (Auction Flyer - Not Available for 2013  |  Seller Info  |  Directions  |  Map)
Opens:  Sellers 6:00 pm; Buyers 6:30 pm; Auction begins 7 pm (about 2 hours); Flea market after auction (30 min)
Cost:  $5 Bidders/Sellers; Kids and ULS free
Auction:  NO COMMISSION; post-auction Flea market:  limited free table space is "first come, first taken"
Indoors
 
March
 
March 09  
Township of Washington (Bergen County), NJ - BARA Auction
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, 286 Ridgewood Blvd North, Township of Washington, NJ  07676
Contact:  Jim Joyce, K2ZO
201-664-6725
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 58.866 W 074 03.676
E-mail:  k2zo@arrl.net  or  bara@bara.org
http://www.bara.org  (Flyer  |  Map  |  Directions)
Opens:  1:00 to 4:00 pm, Vendors 12:00 pm
Cost:  Free; Vendors pay 10% commission up to a maximum of $20 per item
 
March 15  
(Saturday) Annandale (Clinton), NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn. Cherryville Hamfest
North Hunterdon Regional High School, 1445 Route 31 South, Annandale, NJ (-mile south of I-78 on Rt. 31 at Regional Rd.)
Cherryville Repeater Association II, PO Box 623, Pittstown, NJ 08867
Contact:  Bob Grear, KA2OEE
908-231-9227  or  908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Vendors contact Tony Ploski (W2HWW) aploski@comcast.net; or Roberto Matos (K2PA) matos99@comcast.net or 908-256-9568
Talk-In:  147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
GPS:  N 40 37.656 W 074 53.073 (approximate)
E-mail:  ka2oee@arrl.net  or  w2cra@qsl.net  
http://www.qsl.net/w2cra  |  Hamfest Info   Vendor Application
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am; All indoors - rain or shine
Cost:  FREE; Vendors $25 first table, $20 additional, advance/$30 day of, electric $5 extra;
pre-registration by 01 March; No tailgating
VE Testing*:  starts 9:00 am; pre-registration requested to w2cra@qsl.net (VE Questions - Marty Grozinski, W2CG, 908-788-2644, before 10 pm)
March 15   
(Saturday only) Ewing Township, NJ - Trenton Computer Festival & Amateur Radio Preparatory Classes/Exams
The 37th Trenton Computer Festival - including ham classes, seminars, exams and tailgating
Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) Hamfest
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, NJ, Route 31 South (about 1.5 miles past the junction of I-95, left at the third traffic light) (directions) (map) (see TCNJ website for additional info)
Contact:  Unknown
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 131.8) - NOT CONFIRMED
GPS:  N 40 16.280 W 074 46.970 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail:  tcfshow@tcf-nj.org (general), vendor@tcf-nj.org (flea market)
http://www.tcf-nj.org/   (fleamarket details & agreement) (indoor vendor agreement)
Cost:  $10 in advance, $12 at door (cash only at gate), kids U12 free; Vendors $25 advance, $30 at door, $20/$25 extra tables
To reserve space call Lenny @ 973-388-7194, e-mail vendor@tcf-nj.org
Opens:  9 am to 5 pm; talks start 10:15 am; Vendors 7:30am
VE Testing*:  Ham preparatory cram sessions and exams - see webpage for details/schedule; $15 fee
 
March 17  
(Monday) Fairless Hills, PA - Penn Wireless Assn, Auction & Meeting
Penn Wireless Association, PO Box 224, Morrisville, PA  19067
Falls Township Community Building, 188 Old Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA (near Oxford Valley Mall)
Contact:  Ben Johns, K3JQH
215-657-5994 (day or evening)
Talk-In: 146.79- (PL 131.8)
GPS: N 40 10.970 W 074 51.550 (approximate)
E-mail: k3jqh@arrl.net
http://www.pennwireless.org
Opens: 7:30 pm, Auction starts at 8 pm
Cost: Free; Sellers pay $2 per item/box lot; if sold, seller pays 10% commission less $2 fee up to $35 max charge
VE Testing*:  Starts at 6:30 pm
 
March 22  
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club Fall Swap Meet
Parsippany Police Athletic League (PAL) Building, Smith Field, 33 Baldwin Rd (near intersection with Rt 46), Parsippany, NJ  07054 (between I280 and I287, adjacent to I80)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club / Radio Technology Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ  07719
Contact:  Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ 07726, 732-446-2427; or Richard Lee, 914-589-3751; or Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430
Talk-In:  None stated
GPS:  N 40 11.172 W 074 03.558 (approximate)
E-mail:  pvourtsis@optonline.net (Phil)  or  radiorich@prodigy.net (Rich)  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv)  
http://www.njarc.org  (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)
Cost:  $5; Vendors $20 per table (non-members $25), additional tables $15 advance or $20 at the door
Opens:  8:00 AM, vendor setup 7:00 AM; Walk-around Auction starts 11:30 am
Expert antique radio repair available
 
April
 
April 05  
Saturday Only Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest & Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Exit 17, Padonia Rd East (map)
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 120, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Contact:  Sharon Dobson, K3DUH, PO Box 120 Reisterstown, MD  21136
443-590-1444
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
GPS:  N 39 26.850 W 076 37.760 (York Rd/Vendors); N 39 26.919 W 076 38.188 (Park & Ride); N 39 26.375 W 076 37.794 (Timonium Rd)
E-mail: gbhc2013@yahoo.com  or  w3ft67@yahoo.com
http://www.gbhc.org  for vendors: http://www.thehamfest.com/vendors1.html 
Cost:  $8 in advance, $9 at gate; Vendor rates Basic $20 per space, Flea Market is $30 a space, Commercial $75 a space
Opens:  9 am (8:30 for advance tickets) to 4 pm; Vendor setup 5pm to 12pm Friday, 4:30 am Saturday
VE Testing*:  Free; info at Main Gate, register by 9:00, for info contact John Creel, WB3GXW, 301-572-5124 or e-mail creewb3gxw@aol.com
DXCC, WAS and VUCC card checking 9am - 12pm
 
April 05  
(Saturday) Bergenfield, NJ - BSA Troop 139/Crew 7373 Hamfest & Pancake Breakfast
St. John the Evangelist’s Conlon Hall, 19 North William Street, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Boy Scout Troop 139 & Venture Crew 7373, 29 North Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Contact:  Gordon Beattie, W2TTT, c/o Troop 139 - St. John's, 29 North Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ  07621
201-314-6964
Talk-In:  146.955- (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 55.713 W 073 59.667 (approx)
E-mail:  w2ttt@arrl.net
(no known website)
Opens:  9 am; Vendor setup 7 am
Cost:  $3, ULS & kids free; Vendors $20 per space (advanced registration)
VE Testing*:  Yes; time not specified
 
April 05  
Saturday Only Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest & Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Exit 17, Padonia Rd East (map)
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 120, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Contact:  Bill Dobson, N3WD, PO Box 922, Reisterstown, MD  21136
443-590-1444
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
GPS:  N 39 26.850 W 076 37.760 (York Rd/Vendors); N 39 26.919 W 076 38.188 (Park & Ride); N 39 26.375 W 076 37.794 (Timonium Rd)
E-mail: gbhc2013@yahoo.com
http://www.gbhc.org  for vendors: http://www.thehamfest.com/vendors1.html 
Cost:  $8 in advance, $9 at gate; Vendor rates Basic $20 per space, Flea Market is $30 a space, Commercial $75 a space
Opens:  9 am (8:30 for advance tickets) to 4 pm; Vendor setup 5pm to 12pm Friday, 4:30 am Saturday
VE Testing*:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, register by 9:00, for info contact John Creel, WB3GXW, 301-572-5124 or e-mail creewb3gxw@aol.com
DXCC, WAS and VUCC card checking 9am - 12pm
 
April 12  
(Saturday) Succasunna (was Parsippany), NJ - Split Rock ARA, North Jersey Hamfest
Roxbury Senior Center, Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Splitrock ARA, PO Box 610, Rockaway, NJ  07866
Contact:  Tracy Yung, KB2SUM, PO Box 610 Rockaway, NJ 07866
866-457-6687
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 51.738 W 074 23.893 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail:  hamfest2014@splitrockara.org
http://www.splitrockara.org  |  Flyer  |  Directions  |  Map
On-line Vendor Registration (only)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost:  $7 buyer/sellers (kids & ULS free); Tailgating $20 / Tables $25 (includes one admission)
VE Testing*:  8:30 am Registration, 9:00 sharp exams start
DXCC Card Checking by NJDXA (for QSL questions contact Steve at KF2TI@arrl.net)
 
April 12  
(Saturday) York (Spring Grove), PA - York Hamfest Foundation, 54th Annual York Springfest and Computer Show
Porters Community Fire Company, 1199 Porters Road, Spring Grove, PA
York Hamfest, c/o Tabitha Zier 3 Cardinal Drive, Hanover, PA  17331
Contact:  Tabitha Zier, N3TOH, or Duane Sterner, KB3QLQ
717-632-6719 (N3TOH)
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 123.0)  or  147.495 Simplex
GPS:  N 39 49.710 W 076 53.766
E-mail: duane.sterner@yahoo.com (KB3QLQ); Vendor info YorkHamfest.org@gmail.com
http://www.yorkhamfest.org/  |  Map  |  FLYER
Cost:  $5, XYLs, kids U16 free; Tailgaters $5 outside plus admission; Indoor Tables $15 per table up to 3, $5 each additional
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm; Vendor setup 6 am
Other:  DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checking 9 to 10 am only
VE Testing*:  11 am; Registration 10:30am Walk-ins OK; FREE
 
April 24  
(Thursday) Perkasie, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club, Auction
Hilltown Township High School, 319 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen, PA 18911
1/4 mile east of Rt 113; Look for yellow “Hamfest” signs
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Contact:  Jim Soete, WA3YLQ
215-723-7294
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 22.100 W 075 14.760
E-mail:  wa3ylq@arrl.net
http://rfhillarc.org  Flyer
Opens:  6:30 pm, Auction starts at 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free (Club retains 10% of auction sales)
 
April 26-27  
(Sat-Sun) Augusta, NJ - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA) & The Military Transport Association, Spring MTA Swap Meet
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd (off Rt. 206), Augusta, NJ
From Rt. 80:  Take Rt. 15N Approx. 20 Miles then Rt. 206N 1 Mile, Make Right on Plains Rd., approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 23:  Take Rt. 94S to Rt. 15N then to Rt. 206N 1 Mile Make Right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 84:  Take Rt. 23S to Rt. 639 (right onto  Rt. 639) in Sussex Borough.  Take Rt. 565 to Rt. 15 & 206.  Right on 206N, 1 mile, right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right

Contact:  Dale Gagnon, KW1I; or Al Klase, N3FRQ
no phone number
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 41 08.160 W 074 43.030
E-mail:  kw1i@earthlink.net (Dale)  or  al@ar88.net (Al); Vendors email spaces@mtaswapmeet.com; Info info@mtaswapmeet.com
http://www.mtaswapmeet.com  | VENDORS | FLYER
Cost:  $5 (kids 12U and adults in military uniform free); Vendors $30 per table or space (both days)
See http://www.mtaswapmeet.com for MTA information
Opens:  Sat 8 am - 6 pm, Sun 8 am - 3 pm; Vendor check-in 4-8 pm Friday, 6-8 am Saturday
 
May
 
May 03  
(Saturday) Tinton Falls, NJ - Garden State ARA (GSARA)
MOESC Adult Education Center, 100 Tornillo Way, Tinton Falls, NJ; At the corner of Shafto & Wayside Rd. North, near GSP
North America DX Assoc., Inc., PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ  07720
Contact:  John King, KA2FKA, 18 Carmel Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-542-1822
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 67.0)
GPS:  N 40 16.210 W 074 04.880 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail:  ka2fwb2hdj@gmail.com
http://www.gardenstateara.org
Cost:  $5, spouse & kids free; Sellers $15 per space, table rentals available at $10 each
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 7 AM
VE Testing*:  10 am, no reservations required
 
May 03  
(Saturday) Hagerstown (Boonsboro), MD - Antietam Radio Association (The Great Hagerstown Hamfest)
Washington County Agricultural Center, MD Rt 65 South, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD (I-70 Exit 29A South)
Antietam Radio Association, PO Box 52, Hagerstown, MD  21741-0052
Contact:  Brian Umbrell, W3PDW, 235 East King Street Chambersburg, PA  17201
240-291-4289
Talk-In:  147.09+ (PL 100.0), 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
GPS:  N 39 30.880 W 077 44.716 (approx)
E-mail:  w3pdw@earthlink.net
http://www.w3cwc.org  |  Flyer  |  Directions
Cost:  $5, kids 12U free; Tailgate:  $5, Table:  $10 advance, $15 at door (plus admission); indoor/outdoor paved/covered space available
Opens:  6:00 am (gates), 7:00 am (building); Vendor setup Sat after 6 pm
  ARRL Forum 9-11 AM; Auction at 11 AM
  QSL checking; ARRL Forum 10-11 am; Odds & Ends Auction 11 am
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm registration, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK; info contact  Joe Lockbaum, WA3PTV, ptvjoe@pa.net 
 
May 04  
Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC (WARC)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown (Newtown), PA, just south of junction of Rt 232 & Rt 413
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
Contact:  Rich Luce, AG3L, 215-703-8264 
Talk-In:  147.09+ (PL 131.8), 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 15.900 W 074 59.250
E-mail:  hamfest13@k3dn.org
http://www.k3dn.org   click here for hamfest infoflyer  or  vendor pre-registration form 
Cost:  $5 (ULS/kids U13 free) at gate; Vendors: Tailgate $10/Table $15, plus admission
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am; Rain or Shine
VE Testing*:  10 am; call Larry Abbot, WA3ELQ, at 215-443-7521 for more info; Walk-ins welcome
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards
   
May 08-10  
(Thurs-Sat) Aberdeen, MD - Military Vehicle Preservation Association, 41st Annual East Coast Rally
Ripken Stadium, 923 Gilbert Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001 (parking lot), I-95 Exit 85 (Aberdeen/Churchville), west on MD 22; right onto Long Drive (~0.5-mile from the I-95); right onto Long Drive. Go 0.7-mile, turn right into the rally entrance gate at the Ripken Stadium Complex.
Washington Area Collectors/Blue & Gray Military Vehicle Trust (WAC/B&G MVT)
Contact:  Anja Taylor (Rally Registrar)
800-730-6621
Talk-In:  N/A
E-mail: ecr-info@militaryvehicleshow.com or  abtaylor3@yahoo.com
http://www.militaryvehicleshow.com  |  Vendor Maps
Cost:  free; Vendors - Outdoors $60.00 per space - 18 x 18' and some 18 x 27', asphalt paved (see vendor info)
Opens:  8am - 5pm Thurs, Fri, Sat
 
May 09-10  
(Fri-Sat) Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction (Audio & Ham, no computers)
Renningers Antiques Market, 740 Noble St, Kutztown; Main St (from East)/Kutztown Rd (from West) exit off Rt. 222 between Allentown and Reading; South on Noble Street
DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA  18901
Contact:  Lewie, 610-262-3255
GPS:  N 40 30.190 W 075 46.090 (approximate)
E-mail:  Lewallie@aol.com (Lewie)
http://www.dvhrc.info   (for Antique Radio Show:  http://www.renningers.com/kutzradio.htm  or Directions) | Flyer
Cost:  Free; Vendors $30 table, $5 extra tables (includes electric, bring extension cord)
Opens:  7:00 am Fri & Sat; free overnight camping; Auction starts 1 pm Saturday
May 16-18  
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention (the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood, Ohio
Dayton Hamvention, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH  45401-0964  Attn: (Committee you need to contact)
937-276-6930  |  Fax:  937-274-8369 (General Information)  |  937- 454-5655 (ticket orders)
Advanced tickets and reservations a must!  This is an international event
Talk-In:  146.94- (no PL); 146.91- (alternate); also 223.94-. 442.1+, 7.258 MHz
E-mail:  info@hamvention.org (general) or exhibits@hamvention.org (exhibitors) or tickets@hamvention.org (tickets)
http://www.hamvention.org  Flea Market Map
Cost:  Ticket Info; 3-day ticket $20 in advance (14 May), $25 at door, kids 12U free, HS students free at Will Call window
Tailgate Exhibitor:  $70/100 (see http://www.hamvention.org/fleamarket.php#rates for full tailgating prices)
Indoor Exhibitor:  $600 advance (see http://www.hamvention.org/exhibitors.php for details), $675 after 15 March
Parking:  Free, with shuttle (Salem Mall, 5200 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH - not at Hara Arena)
Opens:  8 am (Fri, Sat, Sun); closes 6pm Fri, 5pm Sat, 1pm Sun
VE Testing*:  Free; Friday 2:30, Saturday 9:30 am and 1:30 pm; contact exams@hamvention.org (NOTE:  Pre-registration is required only if special testing accommodations are needed)
Helmet-Cam / Webcam of Hamvention (weekend of the event)
 
May 17  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site (former Camp Evans Complex), 1600 Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Belmar (Wall Township), NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway; see www.n2mo.org for directions
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ  07755
Contact:  Jeff Harshman, N2LXM, 5 The Arborway, Ocean Township, NJ  07712
732-996-0637 from 5 PM to 9 PM
Talk-In:  146.775- (PL 103.5)
GPS:  N 40 11.070 W 074 03.390 (NOTE: the coordinates on OMARC's website are incorrect!)
E-mail:  N2LXM@arrl.net  or N2LXM@juno.com
http://www.n2mo.org  
Cost:  $5 per person, kids U10 and ULS free; Vendors $10/space outdoors, $15/space indoors (both include admission)
Opens:  7:30 am; Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:30 am, to pre-register contact Rich Kennard N2RPQ@arrl.net
 
May 24  
(Saturday) Township of Washington (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
Contact:  Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd North, Washington Township, NJ  07676
201-664-6725
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)  and  146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 58.866 W 074 03.676
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org  or k2zo@arrl.net
http://www.bara.org  |  On-line Flyer in PDF  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $5, unlicensed spouse & kids free; Vendors:  $15 for 2 spaces, indoors/outdoors (includes 1 admission),
  limited spaces w/ electric require advance registration
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm, Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  8 am to 10 am only
Other:  DXCC Card Checking
May 25  
(Memorial Day Weekend) West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association (MFMA), Memorial Day Hamfest
Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD; I70 to Exit 80, Rt 32 South to MD Rt. 144 W, one mile West of Rt. 32
Maryland FM Association, PO Box 351, Hanover, MD  21076
Contact:  John Elgin, WA3MNN, 518 Copley Lane, Silver Spring, MD  20904
301-641-5313  (6-10 PM)
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.76-, or 444.0+ (PL 107.2) (WA3DZD/R)
GPS:  N 39 18.648 W 076 57.898 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  MarylandFM@verizon.net 
http://www.marylandfm.org/Hamfest.htm
Cost:  $6, U12 free; Tailgate $8 per space; Table rental + electric $20 in advance (20 May), $25 after
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm
Amateur related sales only; A portion of the hamfest proceeds supports the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Scholarship Program
 
June
 
June 14  
(Saturday) Lime Ridge (Bloomsburg), PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
6405 4th Street, Lime Ridge, PA 17815
From I-80 eastbound, Exit 241A, westbound Exit 241; south on US 11 (toward Lime Ridge or Bloomsburg) for 1/2 mile to first light; left on Low Street, 1/2 mile to left on Old Berwick Road; one block on the right
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 162, Mifflinville, PA  18631
Contact:  Randy, N3JVP 570-759-2306
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 85.4)
GPS:  N 41 01.560 W 076 20.555 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mailN3JPV@verizon.net  (preferred method of contact)
http://www.qsl.net/cm-arc  | Info
Cost:  $5, ULS/kids U12 free; one free Tailgate spot per admission, additional $5 each; $10 per table (indoors, includes table, electric may be avail)
Opens:  7 am; Vendors Friday early setup 4pm to 8pm
VE Testing*:  9 am, walk-ins only; Testing provided by Columbia County ARC
 
June 21  
(Saturday) Piscataway, NJ - Raritan Valley RC, W2QW Hamfest
Piscataway High School Lot # 11/12, 100 Behmer Road at Hoes Lane, Piscataway
Raritan Valley Radio Club, c/o Drew Moore, W2OU, 30 Ethel Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Contact:  Drew Moore, W2OU, 30 Ethel Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-801-4654 (before 9pm)
Talk-In:  146.625- (PL 141.3), 146.52 (Simplex), 442.250+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 32.888 W 074 28.172 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  W2OU@arrl.net
http://www.w2qw.org  |  On-line flyer  |  Directions
Cost:  $7; Tailgate $7 per space plus admission; Kids U14 and XYLs free
Opens:  8:00 am (6:00 am for vendors) rain or shine (outdoors)
VE Testing*:  9 am; Pre-register (no walk-ins) only; contact Drew, W2OU, 732-801-4654, or drumor@optonline.net
QSL Bureau, DXCC and WAS verification
 
CANCELLED  
(Saturday)

No hamfest in 2014

Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Technology Expo & ARRL Atlantic Division Convention (CANCELLED for 2014)
Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT
Check Website for ticket purchase information
Contact:  Len Crellin, KC2PCD
585-671-2424
Talk-In:  146.79- (PL 110.9)
GPS:  N 43 13.430 W 077 39.050
E-mail: ???
http://www.rochesterham.org  |  Map | INFO | Attendee | Floor Plan  | Exhibitors | Registration
Cost:  $5 at gate; Children U16 and RaRa members free; Indoor space or Tailgating space $5 (RaRa members free); Table & Chair rental $10 (advance registration before 10 June only); Saturday night Buffet - $15; Overnight Camping $10 (Friday night, no facilities)
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6:30 am; Last Chance Auction at 2 pm; Rochester Hamfest Fish Fry at 6 pm
Other Tech Hobby Groups (R/C, Model Trains, Rockets, etc.)
VE Testing*:  Sat 8:30 - 10:30 am - walk-ins only (free!)
DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking; Free WiFi onsite
 
June 26-28  
(Thurs - Sat) Timonium, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioActivity 2014
Holiday Inn Timonium, 9615 Deereco Road Timonium, Maryland 21093, I-83 exit 17
Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact:  Chris Kocsis, 7315 Oriole Ave, Springfield, VA 22150-4302
703-913-9143
E-mail:  chrisk33@cox.net
http://www.maarc.org  |  Flyer
Cost:  See registration form; min bid $15 per lot; no-sale charge $1.50 for MAARC members, $2.25 for non-members; sellers commission 10% member, 15% non-members
Opens:  Fleamarket - 6 am Friday; Main auction noon Saturday (consignment 8:30 - 11:30 am); 8:30 am Saturday no-commission, no-reserve, Walk-Around Auction in the Flea Market area
 
July
 
July 05  
(Saturday) Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Hamfest and Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) Section Convention Expo and Hamfest
Harrisburg Area Community College Fire Training Grounds, 3599 Industrial Road, Harrisburg PA 17110; I81 to Exit 67 (Farm Show Rt 22 East); follow Rt. 22 about 3000 ft, turn Right at light;
continue on Wildwood Park Dr, road becomes Industrial Road. Hamfest/Convention 3/4 mile on Right

Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club, PO Box 355, 462B Tourist Road Halifax, PA  17032
Contact:  Tim Lehman, KB3OZA, PO Box 453, Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-982-8550
Talk-In:  146.76- (PL 100) (W3UU)
GPS:  N 40 20.210 W 076 55.666
E-mail:  KB3OZA@arrl.net  |  Vendors contact Joe Stepansky (KQ3F), KQ3F@comcast.net, 717-329-1906
http://www.w3uu.org (new website)  |  On-line flyer
Cost:  $5 (XYL, kids U12 free) or $10 per carload; Tailgate:  $5 per space, Tables:  $12 ($15 after 01 June)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendor Setup 6-9 pm Friday or 6:00 am Sat
VE Testing*:  11 am, walk-ins welcome
Other:  DXCC & WAS card checking on-site until 10 am; Special Event Station W3W
 
July 06  
  Lake Lehman (near Wilkes-Barre), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Dallas/Lehman, PA, Rt. 118 (I81 Exit 47B, Rt. 309N to Rt. 415 to Rt. 118)
Murgas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1094, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18703
Contact:  Herb Krumich , K2LNS, 311 Meadow Run Road Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-829-2695  or Bill (KB3KUJ) at 570-510-1680
Talk-In:  146.61- (PL 82.5)
GPS:  N 41 20.140 W 075 59.840
E-mail:  wa2fgk@yahoo.com  or  murgasarc@gmail.com
http://www.qsl.net/k3ytl  |  Info  |  Flyer
Cost:  $7, XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors:  one 8' space per car outdoors free, $5 other; Indoors $15/space incl. table & 110 VAC before 6/24/2013, $20 after 6/15
   Overnight camping $20 payable to fairgrounds (advise Hamfest Chairman if camping)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am or Saturday 4 pm to 9 pm
VE Testing*:  10 am; Walk-ins preferred;
   For VE exam info contact Joe Caffrey, W3DZH, jnlcaffrey@verizon.net
 
July 12  
(Saturday - new this year) Kimberton (Valley Forge), PA - Mid-Atlantic ARC (MARC)
Kimberton, PA, Fire Co. Fair Grounds, Route 113, south of the intersection with Route 23
Mid-Atlantic ARC, PO Box 557, Eagleville, PA 19408
Contact:  Mike Pilotti, KF3CD, 983 Crownpointe Lane, West Chester, PA  19380
610-696-5040
Talk-In:  145.13- (Paoli, PL 131.8) or  147.06+ (Newtown Square, PL 131.8), 445.675- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 07.626 W 075 34.008
E-mail:  KF3CD@arrl.net
http://www.marc-radio.org  |  Flyer  |  Directions  
Cost:  $6 (ULS, kids free); Tailgate:  $6 (plus admission); indoor table w/electric:  $10 1-4 tables, $8 for 5 or more (plus admission)
Opens:  8 am, Sellers 7 am
VE Testing*:  Arrive at 9:45 AM, starts 10 AM; Testing Info or call Bob Lees (W3ZQN), 610-324-5319
 
July 13  
  Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC)
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd (off Rt. 206), Augusta, NJ 07822
From Rt. 80:  Take Rt. 15N Approx. 20 Miles then Rt. 206N 1 Mile, Make Right on Plains Rd., approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 23:  Take Rt. 94S to Rt. 15N then to Rt. 206N 1 Mile Make Right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 84:  Take Rt. 23S to Rt. 639 (right onto  Rt. 639) in Sussex Borough.  Take Rt. 565 to Rt. 15 & 206.  Right on 206N, 1 mile, right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
Sussex County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 11, Newton, New Jersey 07860-0011
Contact:  Dan Carter (N2ERH), 8 Carter Lane, Branchville, NJ  07826; or Walter Murphy N2WM
973-948-6999
Talk-In:  147.30+ (PL 151.4)
GPS:  N 41 08.160 W 074 43.030
E-mail:  Hamfest@Scarcnj.org
http://www.scarcnj.org  |   Flyer  | INFO
Cost:  $7; Tailgate:  $20 (includes 1 admission) + $7 additional spaces,  Indoor:  $20/table; Overnight Camping:  $25
Opens:  8am; Vendors 6am; setup available after 6pm Saturday
 
POSTPONED  
(Saturday)

FUTURE DATE TBD

Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Southern Counties Amateur Radio Assoc. (SCARA) - Jersey Shore Hamfest
Holy Spirit High School, 500 S. New Rd (Rt 9), Absecon, NJ;  GSP Exit 40 South, Exit 39 North, ACE Exit 5 (Rt 9 North)
SCARA, PO Box 121 Linwood, NJ  08221
Contact:  Lynn Fogle , KC2ZJW
609-338-2251
Talk-In:  146.745- (PL 146.2)
GPS:  N 39 24.985 W 074 30.614
E-mail: 
KC2TYZ@comcast.net
http://www.k2br.com  |  http://www.jerseyshorehamfest.com
Cost:  Free; Vendors $5 (2 parking spots), or $10/table Indoors
Opens:  9:00 am; vendor setup 8:00 am
VE Testing*:  10 am to 2 pm (continuous)
DXCC QSL Card checking, Presentations (ARRL, NOAH)
 
July 20  
West Friendship, MD - Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
Maryland Hamfest and Computer Fest
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD, MD Rt. 144, adjacent to I-70, one mile West of Rt. 32
Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society, PO Box 5915, Baltimore, MD  21282-5915
Contact:  Ed Rosen, N3GXH, 8628 Lucerne Rd, Randallstown, MD 21133
312-854-9273
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-
GPS:  N 39 18.4502 W 076 57.9173 (approx)
E-mail:  hamfest@bratsatv.org
http://www.bratsatv.org
  |  On-line Flyer
Opens:  Tailgaters 6:00 am
Cost:  $5 advance/$6 at gate, Kids U12 free; Tailgate:  $10 each space ($1 discount if tickets purchased in advance online)
VE Testing*:  Free!  9:00 am, check-in 8:30 am; Pre-registration required, call John Creel, WB3GXW, at 301-572-5124 between 6:00 pm and 9 pm, or e-mail to WB3GXW@arrl.net
DXCC, WAS card checking
 
July 26  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club, Summer Swap Meet
InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall, New Jersey; Garden State Parkway SOUTH to Exit 100, or North to Exit 98
New Jersey Antique Radio Club / Radio Technology Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ  07719
Contact:  Richard Lee, 914-589-3751; Harry Klancer, 732-283-1083; Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430
Talk-In:  Not Available
GPS:  N 40 11.180 W 074 03.576 (InfoAge Museum)
E-mail:  radiorich@prodigy.net (Rich)  or  klancer2@comcast.net (Harry)  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv)  
http://www.njarc.org  (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)
Cost:  $5; Vendors $20 per table (non-members $25)
Opens:  8:00 AM, vendor setup 7:00 AM, Walk-around auction starts at 11:30
Expert antique radio repair available
 
August
 
August 16  Details Tentative
(Saturday) Sinking Spring, PA (Reading area) - Reading Radio Club Mini-Fest
Heritage Park, Sinking Spring, PA; West on Rt 422 at Rt. 724, after one mile left on Park Ave (just past the Sunoco station on the right); Park Ave 0.3 miles to dead end, left onto Clematis St; 0.2 miles to the entrance to Heritage Park
The Reading Radio Club, PO Box 13777, Reading, PA  19612
Contact:  Ed Morgan, K3QJ
717-445-6229
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 19.320 W 076 01.950 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  k3qj@arrl.net 
http://www.readingradioclub.org  |  Directions
Opens:  8 AM, Vendors 7 AM; Auction at 12 Noon (for unsold items buyers wish to auction off)
Cost:  $1, U18 free; tailgaters $2 per space plus admission
VE Testing*:  9:00 AM
 
August 17  Details Tentative
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate-Fest"
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive; MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road at the Ag Center sign (map)
Carroll County Tailgate Fest, PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Contact:  Steve Beckman, N3SB, 2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD  21048
410-876-1482
Talk-In:  145.41- (K3PZN)
GPS:  N 39 33.333 W 076 59.970 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  k3pzn@qis.net   or  n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am; Must clear grounds by 3 pm
Cost:  $5 per person (ULS, kids U12 free), No tailgate charge with admission
 
August 23  Details Tentative
(Saturday) Haledon, NJ - Ramapo Mountain ARC, Ham Radio and Computer Flea Market
Camp Veritans, 225 Pompton Road, Haledon, NJ (Entry #1 to William Paterson University)
Ramapo Mountain ARC, PO Box 364, Oakland, NJ  07436
Contact:  David Schwartz, W2DIS
201-891-8060, ext 101 (before 9pm)
Talk-In:  146.490/+1 MHz (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 40 56.464 W 074 11.721
E-mail:  W2DIS@arrl.net 
http://www.qsl.net/rmarc

Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am
Cost:  $7 (ULS, kids free); Inside $20 for 1st table, $15 for next, Tailgate $15
 
September
 
September 14  
  Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC (GCARC) Hamfest
4H Fairgrounds, Rt. 77, 2 miles south of Rt. 45 / Rt. 536, Mullica Hill, NJ
Gloucester County ARC, PO Box 370, Pitman, NJ  08071
Contact:  Cory Sickles, WA3UVV
856-582-9146
Talk-In:  147.180+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 39 42.945 W 075 12.707
E-mail:  WA3UVV@arrl.net
http://www.w2mmd.org  |  Vendors
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 6:00 am (vendors)
Cost:  $8, Non-ham spouse, kids free; Tailgate spaces $7, Pavilion $10, plus admission
Awards:  DXCC, WAS, VUCC Field Checking (11:30 am)
VE Testing*:  9:00 am; Fee $15
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 11:30 am
 
September 19-20  
(Fri-Sat) Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction
Renningers Antiques Market, 740 Noble St, Kutztown; Main St (from East)/Kutztown Rd (from West) exit off Rt. 222 between Allentown and Reading; South on Noble Street
DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA  18901
Contact:  Lewie, 610-262-3255
GPS:  N 40 30.190 W 075 46.090 (approximate)
E-mail:  Lewallie@aol.com (Lewie)
http://www.dvhrc.info   (for Antique Radio Show:  http://www.renningers.com/kutzradio.htm  or Directions
Cost:  Free; Vendor registration suggested
Opens:  About noon Friday, 7:00 am Sat (auction 1 pm); Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping)
 
September 19-20  
(Fri-Sat)

DETAILS TBD

Gilbert, PA - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA), Military Radio Meet/Redball Military Transport Rally
West End Fairgrounds, Fairground Road off US Rt 209, between Lehighton and Stroudsburg; 13.4 miles east of Exit 74 on I476, or 8.5 miles west of PA Rt 33; From I80 (NJ/NY) take Exit 302 to US 209 South
Contact:  Dale Gagnon, KW1I; or Al Klase, N3FRQ
no phone number
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 40 54.663 W 075 25.866
E-mail:  kw1i@earthlink.net (Dale)  or  ark@ar88.net (Al)
http://www.mrca.ar88.net  |   Map   |   Flyer (PDF)   |   Lodging
Cost:  $5 (kids U12 free) plus $5 fairgrounds fee; Vendors $5 plus admissions ($15 total)
NOTE:  Download the Gate Pass for access to the MRCA meet versus the Red Ball exhibits!
Fairground fee includes admission to Red Ball Military Transport Annual Rally/Swapmeet
Opens:  Friday & Sat 8 am; Vendor setup on Thursday; For event schedule, see MRCA website
Radios, military electronics, and accessory items only!
Formal presentations will be given at 11 AM Saturday, and will be followed by a “show-and-tell” session highlighting HF pack sets, field radios, and spy sets
 
September 20  
(Saturday)

LOCATION TBD

Tinton Falls, NJ - Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA)
MOESC (Monmouth/Ocean Educational Services) Center, 100 Tornillo Way, GSP Exit 105, Rt. 18 Exit 15 to Wayside Rd south; off the corner of Shafto Rd (Rt. 547) and Wayside Rd
Garden State ARA
Contact:  John King, KA2F, 18 Carmel Way, Eatontown, NJ  07724
732-542-1822
Talk-In: 147.045+ (PL 67.0)
GPS:  N 40 16.175 W 074 04.860 (approx)
E-mail:  ka2fwb2hdj@gmail.com
http://www.gardenstateara.org
Cost:  $5, ULS and kids free; Sellers $5 plus $10 per parking space, optional $10 per table rental
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 7:00 AM
VE Testing*:  10:00 AM
September 20  
(Saturday) West Windsor, NJ - DVRA Fall Hamfest
West Windsor Community Park, Slayback Drive/Bernt Midland Blvd and Route 571, West Windsor, NJ
Frank Palecek , KC2TKD, 1151 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ  08550
609-306-5038
Talk-In: 146.670 (PL 131)
GPS: N 40 18.085 W 074 36.240 (approximate)
E-mail: frankpal@comcast.net  or  KC2PQC@snip.net (Ronald Kubinski)
http://w2zq.com
Opens: 8:00 am (general), 7:00 am (vendors)
Cost: $7; Vendors $15 (includes one admission)
 
September 27  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site, Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Wall Township, NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway; see www.n2mo.org for directions
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ  07755
Contact:  Matthew Capozzoli, N2UG, 124 Borden Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-312-8066
Talk-In:  146.775- (PL 103.5) N2CTD/R
GPS:  N 40 11.070 W 074 03.390
E-mail:  crashc79@yahoo.com
http://www.n2mo.org 
Cost:  $5, Kids U12 and ULS free; Vendors $10/space, $15 per indoor table (table provided, electric available)
Opens:  7:30 am; Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  starting 10:30 AM; contact  Rich Kennard, N2RPQ, N2RPQ@arrl.net
 
September 28  
  Bensalem, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Mini-Hamfest at the VHF Conference
InnPlace Hotel, 3327 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 (near the PARX Casino)
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA  19040
Contact:  Rick Rosen, K1DS, 206 Kimberton Dr, Blue Bell, PA 19422
215-284-5517
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)
GPS:  (HOTEL) N 40 07.173 W 074 57.506
E-mail:  info@packratvhf.com  or  rick1ds@hotmail.com
http://www.packratvhf.com 
Cost:  Free for buyers and sellers
Opens:  8:00 am (Mini-Hamfest, not conference)
 
October
 
October 04  
(Saturday) Talmage, PA - Red Rose Repeater Association Tailgate Fest
West Earl Community Park, Brownstown Exit off Rt 222, Rt 772 East through Brownstown, cross bridge, on left
Red Rose Repeater Association, PO Box 8316, Lancaster, PA  17604-8316
Contact:  Allen Showalter, AB3NE, 100 Westmore Way Lancaster, PA 17603-9303
717-397-3429
E-mail:  allens011@verizon.net
Talk-In:  147.015+ (PL 118.8)
GPS:  N 40 07.170 W 076 12.815 (need confirmation)
http://www.w3rrr.org
Cost:  $2, Tailgaters $5, Limited Indoor tables, $7 (admission included for vendors)
Opens:  7 am; Vendors 6 am; Rain or shine
VE Testing*:  9 - 11 AM
October 04   
(Saturday) Georgetown, DE - DELMARVA Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo & Delaware State Convention
Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway (Rt 9), Georgetown, a few miles west of Georgetown (use football entrance west of High School)
Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School Amateur Radio Club
Contact:  Paul Ross, NR3P, 9064 Morgans Ridge Drive Delmar, MD 21875
410-896-4222
Talk-In:  147.090+ (PL 156.7)  (SARA Repeater, Millsboro, DE)
GPS:  N 38 38.515 W 075 26.680
E-mail:  paulyross@yahoo.com
http://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com   (note:  links appear to be broken) 
Cost:  $5; Tailgating $10, Indoor Tables $15 first table, $10 additional tables, Electric $5 extra
Opens:  7:30 am, Gates open 6am
VE Testing*:  12:10 pm; free testing, walk-ins welcomed
Card checking all day
 
October 05   
  West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) CARAFest, MD State Convention
Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, Maryland (I-70/US-40 Exit 80 to Rt. 32 south to Rt. 144/Frederick Rd. west)
Columbia Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 911, Columbia, MD  21044-0911 
Contact:  David Prestel, W8AJR, 10160 Tanfield Court, Ellicott City, MD  21042
410-465-6324
Talk-In: 147.135+ (PL 156.7 off on day of hamfest)  APRS: K3CUJ-1
GPS: N 39 18.367 W 076 57.928
E-mail:  cara@columbiaara.org
http://www.carafest.org  (CARA: http://www.columbiaara.org
Cost: $6; Tailgate $10 + admission; Indoors: 1-4 tables, $20 ea; 5+ tables, $18 each, excludes admission
Vendors/Commercial Tailgaters set up Saturday after noon (David Parkison, KB3VDY, vendorsales@carafest.org
Opens: 8 am to 4 pm; Vendors 6 am, or Saturday setup after 12:00 noon
VE Testing*: Free! Starts 9 am in the 4H building.  Pre-registration not required.
Includes admission to the Maryland Suburban Home Show
October 11  
(Saturday) Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA) Fall Hamfest
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
Contact:  Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. North, Washington Township, NJ  07676
201-664-6725
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3), 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 58.866 W 074 03.676
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org  or  K2ZO@arrl.net 
http://www.bara.org  |  Flyer  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $7, non-ham family free; Vendors:  $15 for 2 spaces, limited spaces w/ electric require advance registration
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm, Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  8 am to 10 am only
DXCC Card Checking (NJDXA)
 
October 19  
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, 50 North Main Street Sellersville, PA; Rt. 309 to Sellersville exit (Main street), follow to center of town; Firehouse is next to Perkiomen creek near intersection with Diamond Street; Directions; Map
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Contact:  Jim Soete, WA3YLQ
215-723-7294  Fax  215-257-0724
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 21.490 W 75 18.525 (hamfest)  N 40 21.300 W 75 18.250 (parking at E. Clymer Ave. & Diamond St.; free shuttle bus between parking and hamfest site)
E-mail:  WA3YLQ@arrl.net
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org/  |  Flyer (with directions)
Cost:  $6 (non-ham spouse & kids free); Tables $12.00 indoors (5 or more $10), Tailgate $8
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)
 
October 19  
  Davidsonville, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) Antique Radio Meet and Vintage Ham Fest
Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd at the historic NIKE missile site in Anne Arundel County
Directions from Wash DC:  US 50 East toward Annapolis and beyond Bowie, MD.  Exit 16 onto Davidsonville Road (MD 424) south.  After about 3 miles turn right onto Central Avenue (MD 214).  After 0.7 mile bear left onto Queen Anne Bridge Rd.  After 1.1 miles look for the chain link fence and signs for the Rec Center on the left.

Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact:  Steve Hansman
E-mail:  shans01a@comcast.net
http://www.maarc.org  |  Map, Directions & Hotels
Cost:  free!
Opens:  7 am; Consignment starts at 09:00 and ends at 11:30 am; Big Auction starts at 12:30 pm (or earlier if raining)
 
October 25
(Saturday) Hollywood, MD - Southern Maryland Tailgate Fest
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept, 24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636
St. Mary's County ARA
Contact:  Ken McNeely, KB3YPY, 21837 North Essex Drive Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-862-4105
Talk-In:  146.64- (PL 146.2) K3HKI
GPS: N 38 20.934 W 076 34.513 (need confirmation)
E-mail: ken.mcneely@yahoo.com
http://k3nhk.org (no hamfest info on website)
Cost:  Not available
Opens:  Not available
 
October 26  
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN), Mason-Dixon Hamfest & Computer Show
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive; MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road at the Ag Center sign (map)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Contact:  Steve Beckman, N3SB, 2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD  21048
410-876-1482
Talk-In:  145.41-
GPS:  N 39 33.405 W 076 59.940
E-mail:  k3pzn@qis.net   or   n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn
Cost:  $6 (ULS, kids U12 free); Vendor $10 tailgate, Indoor $15 per table (every 4th free), pre-registered by 02 Oct, otherwise $18
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am; Saturday night setup after 6 pm; Overnight trailer parking $20 (reservations required)
 
November
 
TBD  
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club Fall Swap Meet
Parsippany Police Athletic League (PAL) Building, Smith Field, 33 Baldwin Rd (near intersection with Rt 46), Parsippany, NJ  07054 (between I280 and I287, adjacent to I80)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club / Radio Technology Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ  07719
Contact:  Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ 07726, 732-446-2427; or Richard Lee, 914-589-3751; or Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430
Talk-In:  None stated
GPS:  N 40 11.172 W 074 03.558 (approximate)
E-mail:  pvourtsis@optonline.net (Phil)  or  radiorich@prodigy.net (Rich)  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv)  
http://www.njarc.org  (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)
Cost:  $5; Vendors $20 per table (non-members $25), additional tables $15 advance or $20 at the door
Opens:  8:00 AM, vendor setup 7:15 AM; Walk-around Auction starts 11:30 am
Expert antique radio repair available
 
November 28  
(Black Friday) Fair Lawn, NJ - Fair Lawn Radio Emergency Service Auction
The Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road, Fair Lawn  NJ 07410
Fair Lawn ARC, 10-10 Kipp St. Fairlawn, NJ 07410
Contact:  Gene Ottenheimer, WB2HID
201-791-3841
Talk-In:  145.470- (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 56.260 W 074 07.830 (approximate)
E-mail:  w2npt@arrl.net  or  fairlawnres@yahoo.com
http://www.flres.net   |  Directions  |  Map
Cost:  Free for buyers and sellers; FLARC commission 12% per item ($24 max)
Opens:  7:00 pm auction starts; 5:30 pm sellers access, 6:00 pm buyer access; Ends by about 10 pm
 
December
 
TBD  
(Saturday) Bergenfield, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 139/Venture Crew 7373 Hamfest/Flea Market/Craft Fair
St. John the Evangelist Church, Colon Hall, 19 North William St, Bergenfield, NJ  07621 (off East Main St.)
Boy Scout Troop 139, 29 N. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ  07621
Contact: Diana Valencia
201-446-0355 (Diana)  or  201-314-6964 (Gordon Beattie, W2TTT)
Talk-In:  146.955- (PL 141.3), 146.52 (Simplex)
GPS:  N 40 55.713 W 073 59.670
E-mail:  SSJSBNJ@gmail.com  
http://sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop139bergenfield
Cost:  $3, ULS & kids free; Vendors indoor $25 per space (includes two 8' tables) in advance, $30day of; loading assistance available
Opens:  8:00 General Flea market; 7:00 am Hamfest; Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  Available (email for details)
 
Swap Nets
 
Wednesdays East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS)
    East Coast US (Florida to New England)
    Wednesdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST/EDT on 7.255 MHz (LSB)
 
Sundays South Jersey Radio Association Traders Net  
    Medford, NJ area/SNJ 
    Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, 145.29- (PL 91.5, or press "22" to disable PL for 15 minutes)

Splitrock ARA - K2RF Repeater
    Roxbury, NJ area/NNJ
    Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, 146.985- (PL 131.8)

 
Notes

Cost Codes:  U16 means "kids under the age of 16."  14U means "kids 14 years of age and under."  Other ages may be shown also.  ULS means "unlicensed spouse."  XYL (ex-young lady) is one's wife (or more politically correct, one's spouse) regardless of license status.  BYOT means "Bring Your Own Tables."

All hamfests are held on Sunday (typically opening at 8:00 am, 6:30 am for vendors) unless otherwise stated. 
Dates listed as TBD have not been set yet, but are listed according to last year's date. 

Hamfest information is provided as a service to area hams.  Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information listed above, but always contact the hamfest sponsor prior to attending to confirm!  Sponsors should notify VARA of changes/corrections to the above listings to avoid upset patrons.
 


*Volunteer Examiner (VE) License Testing:

Bring photo ID, original license, any CSCEs, and photocopies of license and CSCEs.  Nominal fee (typically $15) usually charged. 
Save time by filling out NCVEC Form 605 in advance. 
Click here for details on what to bring
  


Notes for Vendors: 

Each hamfest sets it own vendor rules, but here are some guidelines.  Vendors should always contact the hamfest committee for specific vendor requirements, last minute prices, etc. 

  • Check to see if the hamfest has reduced rates for advanced sales, and what the deadline is 
  • Use an SASE (Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope) when ordering advanced tickets or reservations
  • Some hamfests permit early setup the day before, and may permit overnight camping (always check first!) 
  • The tax collectors have been frequenting the hamfests - commercial vendors should have their paperwork (e.g., tax or license certificates) in order 
  • Most hamfests limit what you can sell - always check first.  Few permit food/drink sales which would compete with the club's food concessions. 
  • If you need electric power, always check first to be sure it will be available.  Tables with electric are usually first come, first served, so get there early. 
  • Most hamfests are held rain or shine.  Tailgaters should be prepared with tarps, canopies, etc.  Be prepared for hot sun in the summer - bring shade and something to drink. 
  • Bring extra money to be able to make change (you might miss a sale if you can't change that $20!) 
  • If you plan to spread your wares out on the ground, bring a ground cloth or table - the ground may be damp 
  • Arrive on time.  Many hamfests don't like earlier arrivers, and if you get there too late, you'll miss the bargain hunters who usually show up early prepared to buy. 
  • If permitted, consider selling items which might attract kids and XYLs to keep the ham at your table longer 
  • Be prepared to quote a price for your items.  Consider price tags for customer convenience. 
  • Don't overprice your items - hamfest buyers are looking for bargains!  Do you really want to go home again with that boat anchor?


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