N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2017
VICTOR AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION, Camden, NJ W2VTM
Providing Online Hamfest Information Since 1993

  ➞    Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!

THE DAYTON HAMVENTION HAS MOVED!
The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club Auction (April 27) has changed venues
The Delmarva Hamfest/DE Convention has changed venues
The Warminster ARC (WARC) & EPA Section Convention has changed venues
Hamfest sponsors - please provide updates and corrections
JSARS does not wish to have their hamfest advertised
January
January 12

(Thursday)
Philadelphia/Roxboro, PA - Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Auction
Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, PO Box 404, Warminster, PA  18974
Contact:  Stephen Hoch, WU3I
Talk-In:  147.030+ (PL 91.5)
E-mail:  info@phil-mont.org
http://www.phil-mont.org
Cost:  Seller $2; 10% of the sale price up to a max of $30.00 per item
Opens:  7:00 pm

January 18 Baltimore, MD - MARC and the National Electronics Museum, RadioWinterFest
National Electronics Museum, 1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD (by BWI Airport)
Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact: Steve Hansman, address unknown
Phone:  410-765-0230 (museum)
Talk-In:  Unknown
GPS:  N 38° 54.260 W 076° 39.160
E-mail: shans01a@comcast.net
http://www.maarc.org  |  Online Flyer | Map, Directions & Hotels
Cost:  $5 admission includes Museum and auction; no vendor charge
Opens: 8 am (all indoors); flea market 9 - 11:30 am; Consignment auction 10 - 11:30 am; Big Auction starts at noon

January 21

(Saturday)

Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club (HRAC) – WinterFest
Vietnam Veterans of America, 8000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA  17111
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° 16.096 W 076° 45.086
E-mail: kb3oza@arrl.net
http://www.w3uu.org
Opens: 8am to 12 noon
Cost: $3; Sellers first table free, $3 each additional table
VE Testing*: 08:30 AM pre-registration required
Other: DXCC/WAS/VUCC QSL Card checking

January 29 Odenton, MD - Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
Odenton Fire Hall, 1425 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD 21113
Contact:  Frank Winner, N3SEO, 283 Oak Court, Severna Park, MD 21146
410-647-3335
Talk-In:  146.805- (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 39° 05.444 W 076° 42.688
E-mail:  n3seo@aol.com
https://sites.google.com/site/marylandmobileers/hamfests-1/hamfest-2
Opens:  07:30 AM
Cost:  $5; Vendors $15/table indoors, $10 tailgate
VE Testing*:  see website info; please contact Mike Montrose, KA2JAI, at ka2jai@arrl.net

February

February 02

(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)
GPS:  N 40° 13.022 W 075° 07.233
E-mail: n3hbt@k3dn.org
http://wp.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 04

(Saturday)

Richmond, VA - FrostFest and Virginia State Convention
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23222
Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, PO Box 14828, Richmond, VA  23221
Contact: Tim Farrell, KJ4NPB (online messaging)
Talk-In: 146.88- (PL 74.4)
GPS:  N 37° 35.179 W 077° 25.391
E-mail:
http://www.frostfest.com
Opens: 8:30 am (8:00 am for advance ticket holders)
Cost: $10 (kids U18 free)
VE Testing*: TBD

February 24

(Friday)

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:  Paul Wolfmeyer, W2PTP
201-404-6914
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3) W2LI Repeater
GPS: N 40° 42.000 W 074° 24.575 (approx)
E-mail: pwolfmeyer@att.net
http://www.nparc.org  |  Map  |  Sellers Info
Opens: 6:00 pm; Auction begins 6:30 pm (about 2 hours)
Cost: $7 Bidders/Sellers, no commissions; Kids and ULS free

March

March 11

(Saturday)

Annandale (Clinton), NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn. Cherryville Hamfest & Technology Expo
North Hunterdon Regional High School, 1445 Route 31 South, Annandale, NJ (½-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), 908 - 256 - 9568
Talk-In: 147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
GPS: N 40° 37.656 W 074° 53.073 (approximate)
E-mail: aploski@comcast.net  or  w2hww@arrl.net
http://www.qsl.net/w2cra | Vendor Application
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am; All indoors - rain or shine
Cost:  $5; Vendors $25 first table (incl 1 admission), $20 additional, electric $5 extra
VE Testing*: starts 9:00 am; pre-registration requested to w2cra@qsl.net (VE Questions - Marty Grozinski, W2CG, 908-788-2644, before 10 pm); Exam fee only (no entrance fee) for VE session

March 12 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 ¼-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: bara@bara.org
http://www.bara.org (Flyer | Map & Directions)
Opens: 1:00 pm, Vendors 12:00 noon
Cost: Free; Vendors pay 10% commission (paid by seller) up to $20 max per item

March 18

(Saturday only)

Ewing Township, NJ - Trenton Computer Festival & Amateur Radio Preparatory Classes/Exams
The 40th 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) (campus 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  |  Poster  |  Event Grid | Ticket Sales
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at door (cash only at gate), kids U12 free; Vendors (incl one admission/one table) $30 advance, $35 at door, $24/$30 extra tables, $12/$15 electricity at table
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 18

(Saturday)

Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club Spring 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: Richard Lee, 914-589-3751; or Sal Brisindi, 732-857-7250; or Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430
Talk-In: None stated
GPS: N 40° 11.172 W 074° 03.558 (approximate)
E-mail: radiorich@prodigy.net (Rich)  or  salb203@aol.com (Sal) or mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv)
http://www.njarc.org (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)  |  Flyer
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

March 25

(Saturday)

Frederick, MD - Frederick ARC FredFest Hamfest
Independent Hose Company Fire Station, Social Hall, 310 Baughmans Lane, Frederick, MD
Contact: Jeff Fishman, KB3FIO, 905 Twin Oak Court Frederick, MD 21701
240-285-6596
Talk-In: 146.580 simplex
GPS: N 39° 25.630 W 077° 26.040
E-mail: ljfish1@comcast.net
http://frederickarc.org
Opens: 08:00 AM, Vendors 07:00 AM
Cost: Free; non-members can reserve two tables for $20
VE Testing*: planned - check website for details

March 27

(Monday)

Fairless Hills, PA - Penn Wireless Assn, Auction & Meeting
Penn Wireless Association, PO Box 224, Morrisville, PA  19067
Falls Township Community Building, 188 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)
Email: 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

April

April 22

(Saturday)

Georgetown, DE - DELMARVA Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo & Delaware State Convention
Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, DE  19947
Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School Amateur Radio Club
Contact:  Vic Gumper, KC3BUI, or Herb Quick, KF3BT, PO Box 1431, Seaford, DE 19973
302-628-3060 (Vic) or 302-629-4949 (Herb)
Talk-In:  147.090+ (PL 156.7)  (SARA Repeater, Millsboro, DE)
GPS:  N 38° 42.032 W 075° 22.093
E-mail:  vwg615@yahoo.com (Vic)  or  kf3bt@arrl.net (Herb)
http://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com  |  Event Flyer  |  Vendor Application
Cost:  $6 (U18 free); Tailgating $10, Indoor Tables $15 first, $10 additional; Electric hookup $5
Opens:  7:00 am, Tailgating starts 8:00 am, Expo starts 8:30 am
VE Testing*:  12:00 pm; free testing, walk-ins welcomed
Card checking all day

April 22-23

(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° 43.033
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

April 23 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° 51.400 W 074° 38.240 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail: hamfest2016@splitrockara.org
http://www.splitrockara.org | Directions | Hamfest Flyer | Map
On-line Vendor Registration (only)
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost: $5 buyer/sellers (kids & ULS free); Tailgating/Tables $20 (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 27

(Thursday)

NEW LOCATION

Harleysville (Perkasie), PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club, Auction
Encore Experiences at Harleysville Senior Center, 312 Alumni Ave (off Rt. 63), Harleysville, PA
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° 16.665 W 075° 23.223
E-mail: wa3ylq@arrl.net
http://rfhillarc.org   |  Auction Flyer: Front | Back
Opens: 6:30 pm, Auction starts at 7:30 pm
Cost: Free (Club retains 10% of auction sales)

April 29

(Saturday)

York (Spring Grove), PA - York Hamfest Foundation, 61tst Annual York Springfest and Computer Show
Elicker's Grove Park, 511 Roths Church Rd, 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 146.52 Simplex
GPS: N 39° 54.450 W 076° 53.020 (approx)
E-mail: duane.sterner@yahoo.com (KB3QLQ); Vendor info YorkHamfest.org@gmail.com
http://www.yorkhamfest.org | Map | FLYER
Cost: $5, ULS/kids U16 free; Vendors $5 per 10' space, plus admission - TAILGATING ONLY
Opens: 8 am to 1 pm; Vendor setup 6 am, or Friday after 5 pm
Other: DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checking
VE Testing*: Registration 10:30 am, Testing 11:00; Walk-ins OK; FREE & hamfest admisison refunded upon registration for exam

May

May 06

(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:  Herman Niedzielski, K2AVA
301-791-5841
Talk-In: 147.09+ (PL 100.0), 146.94- backup (W3CWC)
GPS: N 39° 30.880 W 077° 44.716 (approx)
E-mail: k2ava@myactv.net 
http://www.w3cwc.org | Flyer | Directions
Cost: $7, kids 12U free; Tailgate: $7, 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 07 Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC (WARC) & EPA Section Convention
Bucks County Community College – Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veteran’s Highway (Rt. 413), Bristol, PA 19007
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
Contact: Michael Shanblatt, W3MAS
267-491-5773
Talk-In: 147.09+ (PL 131.8), 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
GPS: N 40° 06.680 W 074° 52.722
E-mail: hamfest17@k3dn.org  or  vendors:  dan@domyers.com Dan Myers (K3NXX)
http://www.k3dn.org click here for hamfest info, flyer 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
DXCC Field Checking of QSL cards

May 11-13

(Thurs-Sat)

Aberdeen, MD - Military Vehicle Preservation Association, 43rd 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 or wacbgmvt@yahoo.com
http://www.washingtonbluegray.com
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 12-13

(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) | 2017 Flyer
Cost: Free; Auction Bidders' Card $3; Vendors $40 table, $5 extra tables (includes electric, bring extension cord); Reserve online or phone Mon-Thurs 570-385-0104, Fri-Sat 610-683-6848
Opens:  7:00 am Fri & Sat; free overnight camping; Auction starts at 6:30 pm Friday (consignments starting at 4:30 pm, preview 5:30 to 6:30 pm)

May 19-21

(Fri-Sun)

Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention (the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center (NOT THE HARA ARENA!), 120 Fairground Rd, Xenia, OH 45385
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
GPS:  N 39° 42.126 W 083° 56.520
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 $22 in advance (18 May), $27 at door, kids 12U free, HS students free at Will Call window
Tailgate Exhibitor: $70/100 (click for pricing)
Indoor Exhibitor: $575 advance, $650 after 14 March (click for pricing)
Parking: Free, with shuttle (Salem Mall, 5200 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH - not at Hara Arena)
Opens: 9 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)

May 27

(Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend)

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 ¼-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 family members 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 28

(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: $TBD, U12 free; Tailgate $TBD per space; Table rental + electric $TBD in advance (16 May), $TBD 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 03

(Saturday)
Details TBD
Spring Lake, NJ - OMARC Spring Hamfest
Spring Lake Heights Independent Fire Company No. 1, 700 Sixth Ave. Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Contact: Joe Kruszewski, KC2SVS, 1508 Essex Court Toms River, NJ 08755
732-618-5328
Talk-In: 145.110- (PL127.3) N2MO/R
GPS: N 40° 08.965 W 074° 02.240 (approx)
E-mail: joekru1@hotmail.com 
http://www.n2mo.orgFlyer
Cost: $5 per person, kids U10 and ULS free; Vendors $10/space outdoors (includes admission)
Opens: 8:00 am; Vendors 7:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:30 am, to pre-register contact Contact Rich Kennard at rkennard@n2mo.org

June 03

(Saturday)
Details Tentative

Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Technology Expo
Walnut Hill Farm (new location), 397 W Bloomfield Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534
Check Website for ticket purchase information
Contact: Len Crellin, KC2PCD
585-671-2424 or Hotline 585-210-8910
Talk-In: 145.110- (PL 110.9) WR2AHL and guide-in on 107.5 FM
GPS:  N 43° 02.145 W 077° 31.444 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail: HFProducer@RochesterHam.org
http://www.rochesterham.org | INFO  | Walnut Hill Farm website
Cost: $7 at gate; Children U18 and RaRa members free; Flea market $10 per space
Opens: 6 am
VE Testing*: Details TBD; free!
ARRL Awards QSL Card Checking (free); free electronic equipment recycling

June 10

(Saturday)

Bloomsburg (Lime Ridge), PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
Lime Ridge Community Center, 6405 4th Street (Old Berwick Road), 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:  Dave, W3CA
570-951-9694
Talk-In: 147.225+ (PL 85.4)
GPS: N 41° 01.560 W 076° 20.555 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail: ten_speed_99@yahoo.com
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 11

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: Rem Hunnewell, K2REM
732-889-6692
Talk-In: 147.045+ (PL 67.0)
GPS: N 40° 16.175 W 074° 04.860 (approx)
E-mail: HAMFEST@GardenStateARA.org
http://www.gsara.club
Cost: $5, ULS and kids free; Sellers free first space with admission, $10 each additional space
Opens: 8 AM; Sellers 7:00 AM
VE Testing*: 11:00 AM

June 15-17

(Thurs - Sat)

College Park, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioActivity 2017
Sheraton College Park North Hotel, 4095 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705; Exit 29B (Rt. 212) of I-95 between DC and Baltimore
Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact: Bruce Pellicot, KA3EIE, 10348 Route 99 Woodstock, MD 21163
410-461-7441
Talk-In: None
GPS:  N 39° 27.271 W 076° 38.576
Email: brucepellicot.md@netzero.net
http://www.maarc.org | Flyer | Map & Directions
Cost: Friday fleamarket: $15 for 2 spaces (including car), $10 ea additiona; 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: Thurs 7:30-9:00 pm tube, literature, and ephemera; Friday 6:00 am Flea Market; Saturday 12 noon Main auction (consignment 8:30 - 11:30 am); 8:30-11:30 am Saturday no-commission, no-reserve, Walk-Around Auction in the Flea Market area

June 17

(Saturday)

Piscataway, NJ - Raritan Valley RC, W2QW Hamfest
Piscataway High School Lots # 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  or  w2oudrew@gmail.com
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 W2OUdrew@gmail.com
QSL Bureau, DXCC and WAS verification

June 18

(Father's Day)

Upperco (formerly Timonium), MD - BARC Father's Day Hamfest
Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD; I-795 from Baltimore to US-30 north, right after Boring, MD onto Arcadia Avenue, then left onto Carnival Rd
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 120, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Contact:  Dave Shadwell, AB3TE, PO Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: 410-842-5019
Talk-In: 146.67- (PL 107.2) W3FT Repeater
GPS:  N 39° 33.900 W 076° 50.130 (approx)
E-mail: w3ft67@yahoo.com
http://www.w3ft.com  |  Flyer
Cost: $5, kids U12 free; Tailgating $5 per space
Opens: 8:00 am; Auction: 12 noon
VE Testing*:  TBD Free; info at Main Gate, register by 9:00, for info contact TBD
DXCC, WAS and VUCC card checking 9am - 12pm

July

July 01

(Saturday)

Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Hamfest
Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Fire Training Grounds, 3599 Industrial Rd (Gate 5), 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 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
717-461-3398
Talk-In: 146.76- (PL 100) (W3UU)
GPS:  N 40° 18.220 W 076° 53.300
E-mail: KB3OZA@arrl.net | Vendors contact Joe Stepansky (KQ3F), KQ3F@comcast.net, 717-329-1906
http://www.w3uu.org  |  Flyer
Cost: $5 (XYL, kids U12 free); 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 02 Wilkes-Barre (Plains), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Polish American Veterans, 2 South Oak Street, Plains, PA 18705; I-81 Exit 172B; near the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs
Murgas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1094, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
Contact: Herb Krumich, K2LNS, 311 Meadow Run Rd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-829-2695 (Herb)  or  570-510-1680 (Bill, KB3KUJ)
Talk-In: 146.61- (PL 82.5)
GPS: N 41° 16.427 W 075° 50.213
E-mail: wa2fgk@yahoo.com or murgasarc@gmail.com
http://www.murgasarc.org | Info | Flyer | Map from I-81
Cost: $7, XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors: one 8' space per car outdoors free, $5 other; Limited space in covered pavilion, contact for more information
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*: 10 am; Walk-ins preferred;
For VE exam info contact Joe Caffrey, W3DZH, jnlcaffrey@verizon.net

July 08

(Saturday)

Valley Forge (Kimberton), 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: Brian Kelly, AA3BK
240-498-1964
Talk-In:  145.13- (PL 131.8)
GPS: N 40° 07.626 W 075° 34.008
E-mail: AA3BK@marc-radio.org
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 contact Dick Stewart, K3ITH, at k3ith@arrl.net
DXCC and WAS QSL card checking

July 16

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 312 Augusta, NJ 07822-0312
Contact: Dan Carter (N2ERH), 8 Carter Lane, Branchville, NJ 07826; or Dawn Payne, AD2P, 2 Marc Drive, Wantage, NJ 07461
973-862-8197 (Dan)  or  973-214-2556 (Dawn)
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 (non-hams free); Tailgate: $20 (includes 1 admission) + $7 additional spaces, Indoor: $20/table; Overnight Camping: $25
Opens: 8am; Vendors 6am; setup available after 6pm Saturday
VE Testing*: starts at 10am at the Fairgrounds Administration building

July 22

(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: mattreynolds04@gmail.com
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 05

(Saturday)

Sinking Spring, PA (Reading area) - Reading Radio Club Mini-Fest
Heritage Park, 992 Clematis St, 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: Harry Hoffman, W3VBY, 104 Evans Ave Sinking Spring, PA 19608
610-678-8976
Talk-In: 146.31+ (PL 131.8)
GPS: N 40° 19.320 W 076° 01.950 (need confirmation)
E-mail: harryhoffmanjr@juno.com
http://www.readingradioclub.org | Directions
Opens: 8 AM, Vendors 7 AM; Auction at 12 Noon (for unsold items buyers wish to auction off)
Cost: $2, ULS,U18 free; sellers $5
VE Testing*: 8:30 AM (free admission for VE Exam only; test fee applies)

August

(Saturday)
Ringwood, NJ - Ramapo Mountain ARC, Ham Radio and Computer Flea Market
St. Catherine RC Church (new location), 112 Erskine Road, Ringwood, NJ
Ramapo Mountain ARC, PO Box 364, Oakland, NJ 07436
Contact:  Kenneth Hansen, KB2SSE
973-907-6898 (before 9 pm)
Talk-In: 146.490/+1 MHz (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 41° 05.506 W 074° 15.920
E-mail: kb2sse@arrl.net
http://www.qsl.net/rmarc
  |  Flyer  |  Map/Directions
Opens: 8 am, Vendors 6 am, Kitchen 7 am
Cost: $7 (ULS, kids free); Tailgate $15 per space (2 car widths), Indoor Tables $20 - vendors includes 1 admission

August Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate-Fest"
Sportmans Hall Skating Rink (new location), 15500 Hanover Pike, Upperco, MD
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° 32.887 W 076° 50.311
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:  $6 per person (ULS, kids U12 free); Tailgate: $10, Indoor: $TBD

September
September 10 Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC (GCARC) Hamfest & New Jersey State Convention
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, or Sheldon Parker, K2MEN, 643 Betty Rose Ave, Gibbstown, NJ 08027
856-582-9146 (Cory)  or  856-423-1767 (Sheldon)
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
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 11:30 am

Sept

(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 Fri/Sat, $15 Thursday early-bird; "Buy it Now" table Thurs-Sat; $40 first table, $5 additional
Opens: Fri & Sat 7 AM; Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping); Friday auction 6:30 pm; Table reservations at www.renningers.com or by phone Mon-Thurs 570-385-0104, Fri-Sat 610-683-6848

Sept 15-16

(Fri-Sat)

Details Tentative

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

September

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:  Rem Hunnewell, K2REM
732-889-6692
Talk-In: 147.045+ (PL 67.0)
GPS: N 40° 16.175 W 074° 04.860 (approx)
E-mail: HAMFEST@GardenStateARA.org 
http://www.gardenstateara.org
Cost: $5, ULS and kids free; Sellers $5 (1 parking space), $10 each additional space
Opens: 8 AM; Sellers 7:00 AM
QSL Card Checking
VE Testing*: 11:00 AM

September

(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

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:  Matt Capozzoli, N2UG
732-312-8066
Talk-In:  145.110- (PL 127.3) N2MO/R
GPS: N 40° 11.070 W 074° 03.390 (coordinates on club website are wrong)
E-mail:  crashc79@yahoo.com
http://www.n2mo.org
Cost: $5, Kids U10 and ULS free; Vendors $10/space, $15 per indoor table (table provided, electric available)
Opens: 8:00 am; Vendors 7:00 am
VE Testing*: starting 10:30 AM; contact Rich Kennard, N2RPQ, N2RPQ@arrl.net

October
October 01 West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) CARAFest
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 Parkison, KB3VDY, 1257 Stevens Ave, Arbutus, MD 21227
443-492-9501
Talk-In: 147.390+ (PL 156.7)
GPS: N 39° 18.367 W 076° 57.928
E-mail: Info@carafest.org 
http://www.carafest.org (CARA: http://www.columbiaara.org)
Cost: $6; Tailgate $10 + admission; Indoors: $20 each (1-4), $18 (5+), 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.
QSL Card Checking
Includes admission to the Maryland Suburban Home Show

October 06-08

(Friday-Sunday)

Bensalem, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Mini-Hamfest at the Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA 19040
E-mail: info@packratvhf.com or rick1ds@hotmail.com
http://www.packratvhf.com

October 07

(Saturday)

Details Tentative

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 ¼-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: $5, 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

(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: $5, Tailgaters $7, Limited Indoor tables, $10/buy 2, get 2 free (admission included for vendors)
Opens: 7 am; Vendors 6 am; Rain or shine
VE Testing*: 9 - 11 AM

October 15

 

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, 706 St. Andrews Court, Telford, PA 18969
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://rfhillarc.org | Flyer (with directions)
Cost: $6 (non-ham spouse & kids free); Tables $12.00 indoors (5 or more $10) plus admission, Tailgate $8 plus admission
Opens: 7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*: 10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)

October 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
GPS:  N 38° 54.260 W 076° 39.160
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

(Saturday)

Hollywood, MD - Southern Maryland Tailgate Fest
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept Bingo Hall, 24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636
St. Mary's County ARA, c/o Chris Ordiway KC3DIG, PO Box 376, Callaway, MD 20630
Contact:  Chuck Gantz, K3WJX, 45200 Christman Road Hollywood, MD 20636
240-925-1105
Talk-In: 146.64- (PL 146.2) K3HKI
GPS: N 38° 20.934 W 076° 34.513 (need confirmation)
E-mail: SMCARA.PIO@gmail.com  or  k3wjx@yahoo.com
http://www.k3hki.org
Cost:  Free entrance; raffle tickets $5; Tailgating $5, Indoor table $10 (free raffle ticket for sellers)
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 7 am

October Upperco, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN), Mason-Dixon Hamfest & Computer Show
Sportmans Hall Skating Rink, 15500 Hanover Pike, Upperco, MD 21155
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD 21158
Contact: Steve Beckman, N3SB, 2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD 21048
443-435-1089
Talk-In: 145.41-
GPS: N 39° 33.405 W 076° 59.940
E-mail: n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn
Cost: $5 (ULS, kids U12 free); Vendor $10 tailgate, Indoor $TBD per table
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am; Overnight parking by special arrangement

November
November

(Saturday)
Pocono Manor, PA - Tech Night Amateur Radio Club, Cabin Fever HamFest
Carriage House Resort - Pocono Manor, Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, PA
Tech Night Amateur Radio Club (KB3YMY), mailing address unknown
Contact:  June Parker, KB3YKF, 742 Gilbert Road, Gilbert, PA 18331
610-659-1074 (June)  or  570-839-3083 (Tim)  or  570-801-1974 (Kevin)
Talk-In: 146.865- (PL 77.0)
GPS:  N 41° 06.005 W 075° 21.537 (approx)
E-mail:  wea807@ptd.net
website unknown
Cost:  TBD; Tailgate $5, Indoors start at $10
Discounted overnight accommodations

November

(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

(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 107.2) (W2NPT)
GPS: N 40° 56.260 W 074° 07.830 (approximate)
E-mail: w2npt@arrl.net or fairlawnres@yahoo.com
http://www.flres.net |  Flyer  | 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
December 09 Cheltenham, MD - PGCERA SantaFest
American Legion Youth Camp, 9201 Surratts Road, Cheltenham, MD 20623
Prince George's County Maryland ARES/RACES, 6820 Webster St., Room 113, Hyattsville, MD 20784-1474
Contact:  Charles Hallock, AA3WS, 16203 Manning Road West Accokeek, MD 20607
301-535-1666
Talk-In:  145.230- (PL 110.9)
Email:  selbynet@hotmail.com
http://pgares.org  |  Flyer
Cost:  $6; Tailgaters $10 + admission, Tables $15 + admission
Opens:  8:30 AM, vendor setup 7:00 am

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 or order online
  • Some hamfests permit early setup the day before, and may permit overnight camping (always check first!) 
  • It is your responsiblity to collect and report sales taxes as applicable - check with sponsor if unsure of tax regulations
  • Most hamfests limit what you can sell - always check first.  Few permit food/drink sales that 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 that 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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