N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2016
VICTOR AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION, Camden, NJ W2VTM
Providing Online Hamfest Information Since 1993

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

The Georgetown, DE, hamfest/expo has moved to April
The Berks Amateur Radio Club hamfest (18 September) is back on!
Harrisburg Hamfest date changed to 30 January due to snow!
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 14

(Thursday)

DETAILS TBD
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
E-mail:  stephen.hoch@verizon.net
Opens:  7:30 pm

January 17

Details tentative
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 30

(Saturday)

Changed from 1/23 due to snow

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 noon
Cost:  $3; Sellers first table free, $3 each additional table
VE Testing*:  10:00 AM
Other:  DXCC/WAS/VUCC QSL Card checking
January 30

(Saturday)
Odenton, MD - Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
Odenton Baptist Church, 8410 Piney Orchard Pkwy, 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° 04.949 W 076° 42.066
E-mail:  n3seo@aol.com
https://sites.google.com/site/marylandmobileers/hamfests-1/hamfest-2
Opens:  TBD
Cost:  TBD; Vendors $15/table
VE Testing*:  see website info; please contact Mike Montrose, KA2JAI, at ka2jai@arrl.net
February

February 04

(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 14

(Saturday)

CANCELED
due to weather

Gloucester City, NJ - Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club
Brooklawn American Legion Hall, 11 Railroad Lane, Brooklawn, NJ; US 130, west on Browning Rd, right on Railroad Lane
Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club (NJ2GC), c/o G.C. Fire Headquarters, 1 N. King Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Contact:  Jay Goheen, KB2ADL
856-397-3703
Talk-In:  447.775- (PL 146.2)
GPS:  N 39° 52.877 W 075° 07.181
E-mail:  kb2adl@comcast.net
http://nj2gc.org
Opens:  7 am to 3 pm; Vendors 6 am
Cost:  $5, vendors $8/table

February 19

(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:  Barry Cohen, K2JV, 19 Cromwell Court Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-1730
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3) W2LI Repeater or 145.750 simplex
GPS:  N 40° 42.000 W 074° 24.575 (approx)
E-mail:  k2jv@arrl.net
http://www.nparc.org  |  Map  |  Sellers Info
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 06 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)

March 12

(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, or aploski@comcast.net, w2hww@arrl.net
Talk-In:  147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
GPS:  N 40° 37.656 W 074° 53.073 (approximate)
E-mail:  Kurt@KuhlRoad.net 
http://www.qsl.net/w2craHamfest Info   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; $5 refund after 11 am only; 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); Exam fee only (no entrance fee) for VE session

March 19

(Monday)

Frederick, MD - Frederick ARC Hamfest/Convention
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:  5:00 pm, event scheduled from 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost:  Free; non-members can reserve two tables for $20
VE Testing*:  planned - check website for details

March 19

(Saturday only)

Details Tentative

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) (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  |  Flyer  |  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 28

(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)
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
April

April 09

(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 2 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

April 16 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 16

(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:  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° 38.515 W 075° 26.680
E-mail:  vwg615@yahoo.com (Vic)  or  kf3bt@arrl.net (Herb)
http://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com  |  Event Flyer  |  Vendor Application
Cost:  $5 (U18 free); Tailgating $10, Indoor Tables $15 first, $10 additional; Electric hookup $5
Opens:  7:30 am Expo starts, Gates open 6am
VE Testing*:  12:00 pm; free testing, walk-ins welcomed
Card checking all day

April 16-17

(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

April 28

(Thursday)

Perkasie, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club, Auction
Old Hilltown School House, 819 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen, 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° 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 30

(Saturday)

Wall Township, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club, Radio Electronics Auction
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:  Ray Chase
908-757-9741
Talk-In:  Not Available
GPS:  N 40° 11.180 W 074° 03.576 (InfoAge Museum)
E-mail:  auction@ar88.net
http://www.njarc.org  |  Auction webpage  |  Flyer
Cost:  free; auction procedes benefit the InfoAge Center
Opens:  8:00 - 10:00 AM viewing, Auction Begins at 10:00 AM
All day sale of vintage radios, electronic test equipment, ham gear, audio equipment, military electronics and 1000’s of vacuum tubes, along with related parts & documentation
May
May 01 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:  Mike Karabin, WJ3O
215-317-4029
Talk-In:  147.09+ (PL 131.8), 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40° 15.900 W 074° 59.250
E-mail:  hamfest16@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 07

(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

(Saturday)

Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site (former Camp Evans Complex), 2300 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:  Matthew Capozzoli, N2UG
732-312-8066
Talk-In: 145.110- (PL127.3) N2MO/R
GPS:  N 40° 11.070 W 074° 03.390 (NOTE: the coordinates on OMARC's website are incorrect!)
E-mail:  crashc79@yahoo.com 
http://www.n2mo.org  |  Flyer
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

May 12-14

(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
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 13-14

(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) | 2016 Flyer
Cost:  Free, $15 earlybird Thursday; 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 15

(Saturday)

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/hamfest
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

May 20-22

(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 (07 May), $25 at door, kids 12U free, HS students free at Will Call window
Tailgate Exhibitor:  $70/100 (click for pricing)
Indoor Exhibitor:  $375-600 advance, $450-675 after 15 March (click for pricing)
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)

May 28

(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

(Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend)

Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Technology Expo & ARRL Atlantic Division Convention
Eastman Business Park (new location), 200 West Ridge Rd., Rochester, NY 
Check Website for ticket purchase information
Contact:  Len Crellin, KC2PCD
585-671-2424
Talk-In:  145.110- (PL 110.9) WR2AHL and guide-in on 107.5 FM
GPS:  N 43° 11.801 W 077° 37.935 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail: HFProducer@RochesterHam.org
http://www.rochesterham.org  |  INFO 
Cost:  $5 at gate; Children U18 and RaRa members free; Flea market $5 per space
Opens:  6 am
VE Testing*:  Details TBD; free!
ARRL Awards QSL Card Checking (free); free electronic equipment recycling

May 29

(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 11

(Saturday)

Bloomsburg (Lime Ridge), PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
Lime Ridge Community Center, 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:  Dave, W3CA
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 85.4)
GPS:  N 41° 01.560 W 076° 20.555 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  BloomFest2016@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 18

(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 drumor@optonline.net
QSL Bureau, DXCC and WAS verification

June 19

(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

June 23-25

(Thurs - Sat)

Timonium, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioActivity 2016
Holiday Inn Timonium, 9615 Deereco Road Timonium, Maryland 21093, I-83 exit 17
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
July

July 02

(Saturday)

Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Hamfest and Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) Section Convention Expo and 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/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
717-461-3398
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 03

Details tentative

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 09

(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:  Mike Pilotti, KF3CD
610-696-5040
Talk-In:  145.13- (Paoli, PL 131.8) or  147.06+ (Newtown Square, 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 contact Dick Stewart, K3ITH, at k3ith@arrl.net
DXCC and WAS QSL card checking

July 17

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 23

(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 06

(Saturday
Details TBD)

 

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 20

(Saturday)
Haledon, 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 21 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 11 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, 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

September 18

 

 

Bern Township (Leesport/Reading area), PA - Berks Amateur Radio Club (third annual)
Leesport Playground, 24 Washington St, Leesport, PA; Rte 61 to Leesport, PA, west off Route 61 at Turkey Hill Gas Station onto Wall St.; Cross bridge, immediately turn left at end of bridge; Follow signs to Hamfest
Berks Amateur Radio Club (BARC), PO Box 374, Leesport, PA 19533
Contact:  Contact:  Randy Light, W3DSX
Talk-In:  145.490- (PL 114.8) K3TI
GPS:  N 40° 26.554 W 075° 57.960
E-mail:  w3dsx@comcast.net
http://www.qsl.net/k3ti
Cost:  $5; Sellers $10 (unlimited tables)
Opens:  8:00 am, Sellers 7:00 am

TBD

(Thurs-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:  About noon Friday, Auction starts 6:30 pm, 7:00 am Sat; Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping); Table reservations at www.renningers.com or by phone Mon-Thurs 570-385-0104, Fri-Sat 610-683-6848

Sept 16-17

(Fri-Sat)

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

TBD

(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 (1 parking space), optional $10 per table rental
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 7:00 AM
VE Testing*:  10:00 AM

TBD

(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)

TBD

(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:  Jeff harshman, N2LXM, 5 The Arborway, Ocean, NJ 07712
732-996-0637
Talk-In:  146.775- (PL 103.5) N2CTD/r
GPS:  N 40° 11.070 W 074° 03.390
E-mail:   jharshman@n2mo.org
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, rkennard@n2mo.org
October

TBD

(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

TBD

Details Tentative

Conference starts TBD Oct (Friday)

Bensalem, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Mini-Hamfest at the VHF Conference
Holiday Inn, 3327 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 (near the PARX Casino) - Back of hotel
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)

TBD 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 Parkison, KB3VDY, 1257 Stevens Ave, Arbutus, MD 21227
410-977-1249
Talk-In: 147.390+ (PL 156.7)
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: $16 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

TBD

(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 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:  $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 16

 

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), Tailgate $8 plus admission
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)

TBD 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)

TBD

(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:  Chris Ordiway (KC3DIG), PO Box 376, Callaway, MD 20630
No phone number available
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
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

TBD 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
November 12

(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

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

TBD

(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
  No Hamfests Scheduled
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!) 
  • 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 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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