Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2001

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January
January 24
(Wednesday) Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Minifest
Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD, I-83 to Padonia Rd East
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094
Talk-In: 146.76-
E-mail:  n3wd@juno.com
http://www.gbhc.org/minifest.html
Opens:  3:00 pm ('til 9-10 pm)
Cost:  FREE (free entrance, free tables)
January 28
Odenton, MD - Maryland Mobileers ARC (MMARC)
Odenton Vol. Fire Department Hall, 1425 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175) - Indoors only
Maryland Mobileers ARC, 7609 McGowan Ave, Glen Burnie, MD  21060
Bill Hampton, N3WGM
410-766-2199;  or Tom Ostrosky, W3NI at 410-766-9414
Talk-In:  146.805-
E-mail:  diamondb@space4less.com  or  ostrosky@erols.com
http://www.space4less.com/usr/mmarc  |  Directions & Map
Cost: $4 entry, $10 table
February
March
March 17
(Saturday) Harmony Twp., NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn.
North Hunterdon Regional High School, Rt. 31 S, Clinton, NJ (-mile south of I-78 on Rt. 31 at Regional Rd.)
Cherryville Repeater Association II, PO Box 308, Quakertown, NJ  08868
Randy Vance, N2MQZ
437 Vulcanite Ave., Alpha, NJ  08865
908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Talk-In:  147.375+ (no PL, extended coverage)  or  146.730-
E-mail:  w2cra@qsl.net  or  n2vwl@epix.net
http://www.qsl.net/w2cra/hamfest01.htm   Map
Cost:  $6 (XYL, kids under 14 free);  Vendors $15 ea, electric $5 extra
VE Testing*:  Contact Marty Grozinski, W2CG at 908-788-2644 before 10:00 pm;   Walk-ins OK
March 31 - April 1
(Sat/Sun) Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest
Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Padonia Rd East
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094
 Maryland State Convention  Hamfest
 Sharon Dobson, K3DUH  Bill Dobson, N3WD
 800-HAM-FEST  (800-426-3378) or
 410-HAM-FEST  (410-426-3378)
 800-HAM-FEST  (800-426-3378) or
 410-HAM-FEST  (410-426-3378) Mailbox 9233
 E-mail:  k3duh@amsat.org  E-mail:  n3wd@juno.com
 http://www.gbhc.org/arrlconv.html  http://www.gbhc.org/

Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.24-, 444.625+  (PL 107.2)
Cost:  $10 for weekend pass, $6 per day at gate -- Attend for FREE! Volunteer 2 hours; contact Volunteer Worker Chairmen
Banquet:  $20 (Saturday)
Opens:  6:00 am each day (hamfest)
VE Testing*:  Sunday, 10:00 am, register by 9:00;  Info contact Bob Busch (WB3KXJ) at 301-317-7819 or e-mail rbusch@erols.com

April
April 8
(raindate for 1 April) Hamilton Township (Robbinsville), NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) (Hamcomp 2001)
Tall Cedars of Lebanon Picnic Grove, Sawmill Road, Hamilton Township
Directions:  (From PA): I-95 North to I-295 South; exit 60A to I-195 East; Exit 2 to Yardville; South Broad St to end, approx 3.7 miles; left at Yield onto Old York Rd; next right onto Sawmill Rd; site 1.1 miles on right.
(From SNJ): I-295 North to Rt. 130 North to the intersection just before the Home Depot (I-195). There is an army/navy store at the corner. Make a right, follow to hamfest.
Delaware Valley Radio Association, PO Box 7024, W. Trenton, NJ  08628
Glenn Costello, N2RPM
609-882-2240
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40.15994 / W 73.63547
E-mail:  abbott0903@aol.com
http://www.w2zq.com/    $1 Off On-line Coupon
Cost:  $6 general;  $10 tailgate, $15 covered table (includes 1 admission)
Opens 8:00 am, vendors 6:30 am
April 29
New Castle, DE - Penn-Del ARC
ARRL Delaware State Convention
Nur Temple, 198 S. DuPont Hwy, Rt. 13, -mile north of the Rts. 13 & 40 split
Pen-Del ARC, PO Box 1964, Boothwyn, PA  19061
Hal Frantz, KA3TWG
302-793-1080  Fax:  302-793-1081
Talk-In:  146.955-, 446.925- (PL 91.5), 224.22- (starting at 6:00AM)
E-mail:  hfrantz@snip.net
http://www.high-tech-services.com/penndel/hamfest.htm
Time:  8 am to 1 pm, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5, Kids under 12 free;  Tables $12, $15 with power;  Tailgate $10, setup 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  9:00 am (look for signs)
Guest Speaker:  Breean Price, N4QX, ARRL HQ - "Scoundrels, Intruders and Noises"
DXCC Card Checking until 9:00 am
May
May 5
(Saturday) Grasonville, MD - Ann Arundel/Kent Island RC Hamfest
Kent Island Amateur Radio Club (KIARC) and Anne Arundel Radio Club (AARC)
Grasonville, MD VFW Grounds, US 50/301 East to Exit 44: VFW Ave (past Kent Is. Narrows Bridge)
Anne Arundel Radio Club (W3VR), PO Box 308, Davidsonville, MD  21035
Ken Steele, N3QJJ
Talk-In:  147.105+, or 146.94-, or 448.225 (PL 114.8)
E-mail:  n3qjj@hotmail.com
http://home.att.net/~n3szw/aarc.html
Cost:  $4, Tailgate space free for hams;  Indoor tables available
May 5 - 6
(Sat/Sun) Edison, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs (run by KGP Productions)
The Trenton Computer Festival - including ham classes, seminars, exams and tailgating
Free Bus Service from Metuchen train station (from NYC, Phila, Newark, Trenton, etc.)
New Jersey Convention Center, Raritan Center, Route 514 (NJ Tpk. Exit 10), Edison, NJ
KGP Productions LLC, PO Box 37, Kendall Park, NJ  08824-0037
Marin Light
800-631-0062 (Mon-Thur 9 AM to 5 PM)
E-mail:   kgp@mail.com  or  marinlight@earthlink.net (Marin Light)
http://www.pcshow.com/  (KGP Productions)
http://www.tcf-nj.org/  or  http://www.tcfshow.com/Vendor Brochures (in PDF format);  Directions
Cost:  $10 advanced, $12 at gate, Children under 12 free
May 6
Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
George Brechman, N3HBT
215-443-5656
Talk-In:  147.09+, 443.95+  (PL 131.8), 146.52 simplex
GPS:  N 40 15' 51" / W 74 59' 16"
E-mail:  N3HBT@juno.com
http://www.k3dn.org
Cost:  $6 (unlicensed spouse, kids under 13 free);  Tailgate $10, Table $15
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am)
VE Testing*:  11 am, 10:30 check-in;  call Tom, WA3TQJ, at 215-343-3494, e-mail tomtqj@worldlynx.net
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards
May 6
Hagerstown, MD - Antietam Radio Association (The Great Hagerstown Hamfest)
Washington County Agricultural Center, MD Rt. 65 south, Sharpsburg Pike, near Hagerstown, MD (I-70 Exit 29A)
Antietam Radio Association, P O Box 52, Hagerstown, MD  21741
Carl Morris, WN3DUG (chairman)
717-267-3411  Fax: 717-261-9487
Talk-in:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
GPS:  N 39 57' 18" / W 77 38' 09"
E-mail:  morriscw@cvn.net
http://www.qsl.net/w3cwc  or see flyer at http://www.qsl.net/w3cwc/images/hamfest2.PDF
Cost:  $5, Kids under 12 free / Tailgate:  $5;  Table:  $10 advance, $15 at door;  Indoor/Outdoor
Opens:  6:00 am (gates), 7:00 am (building);  Vendor setup Sat after 6 pm
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm check-in, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK;  Info contact Greg Lanham, WA4VE (540-772-4792 or kuan@visuallink.com )
May 8
(Tuesday) West Conshohocken, PA - PARA pre-meeting flea market
PARAFEST, St Gertrude's Church Hall , 209 Merion Ave, West Conshohocken, PA
Philadelphia Area Repeater Association, PO Box 954, Valley Forge, PA  19482-0954
Gene Mitchell, K3DSM
Talk-In:  146.76-
E-mail:  k3dsm@amsat.org
http://www.g-c-o.com/para/ ;  Directions;  Map
Indoor flea market and tailgating prior to PARA meeting
Cost:  FREE for buyers & sellers
Opens:  7:00 pm
May 18 - 20
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention
(the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Hamvention, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH  45401-0964  Attn: (Committee you need to contact)
Fax:  937-274-8369 (General Information) or 937- 454-5655 (ticket orders)
Advanced tickets and reservations a must!  This is an international event.
Talk-In:  146.94-
E-mail:  info@hamvention.org (general) or exhibits@hamvention.org (exhibitors)
http://www.hamvention.org
Guest Speakers:  Bob Heil, K9EID, Heil Sound; Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, FCC;   Roy Neal, K6DUE, SAREX/ARISS
Cost:  $16 in advance, $22 at door, children under 12 free (student voucher required)
Exhibitor:  $60/single, $125/two, $250/three (outdoors) plus admission, $530 indoors (adm included)
Opens:  8 am (Fri, Sat, Sun);  Banquet doors open 6 pm
VE Testing*:  Saturday;  contact sandman@dnaco.net
May 27
Memorial Day Weekend West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association
Howard County Fairgrounds (MD Rt. 144, one mile West of Rt. 32)
FSARC, PO Box 19, Annapolis Junction, MD  20701-0019
Craig Rockenbauch, WA3TID, 429 Svernside Dr, Severna Park, MD  21146
410-987-6042
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.76-, or 444.0+ (PL 107.2) (WA3DZD)
E-mail:  JWFrank@toad.net (John Frank, K3IC)
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space;  Inside Table $20 in advance, $25 at hamfest (payable to MDFM Assoc.)
(no web page)
June
June 1-3
(Fri-Sun) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Computer Show
ARRL Atlantic Division/New York State Convention
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Route 15A, Rochester, NY
Banquet & Awards at Rochester Marriott Thruway Hotel
Rochester Hamfest Tickets, 51 Musket Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534-4046
Ticket information:  call 716-381-7757 before 9 pm
General info:  call Harold Smith, K2HC, 716-424-7184 during business hours
E-mail:  rochfst@frontiernet.net
http://www.rochesterhamfest.org/
Cost:  $7 advance, $9 at gate;  Children under 12 free;  Registration & Friday Banquet:  $27
Advanced ticket and VE registrations must be received prior to 15 May
Tailgaters:  $10 plus admission (1200 spaces);  Commercial Vendors $175 per space (indoors)
Opens:  Friday 6 am (flea market, runs continuously)
   Indoor Exhibits:  Fri 12 - 5:30 pm;  Sat 8:30 - 5:30;  Sun 8:30 - 1:30
VE Testing*:  June 1;  See Amateur and Commercial Examinations
June 9
(Saturday) Bloomsburg, PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest and Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention & Computer Show
Bloomsburg Fair Grounds, Rt. I-80 Exit 34, Rt 42 S to Rt 11 N, fairgrounds or right
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 90, Mifflinville, PA  18631
Dave Schack, WC3A
570-752-6851  or  fax 570-752-1934
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5), 146.52 Simplex
E-Mail:  wc3a@arrl.net
http://townhall.bafn.org/~cmarc/  or  http://www.webcom.com/webpub/calendar.html#pa (details)
Cost:  $5, kids under 12 free;  $5 tailgate, $20 per table ($10 deposit due 1 June), $5 electric; 300 acres free tailgating
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm;  Indoor setup Friday 8 June, 6 - 10 pm, overnight lockup, and 6 am Saturday
VE Testing*:  10 am, walk-ins only
June 16
(Saturday) Dunellen, NJ - Raritan Valley RC
Columbia Park, off Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ
Rt 22 to Washington Ave/Dunellen; south past RR to Orange Street.
Rt I-287 to Dunellen/Rt. 529 exit; north to Orange St.; 2 short blocks from Dunellen RR station

Raritan Valley Radio Club, PO Box 192, Martinsville, NJ  08836
Doug Benner, W2NJH
732-469-9009, Fax 732-469-6221
1020 Laurel Trail, Martinsville, NJ 08836
or Fred Werner, KB2HZO, 732-968-7789
Vendor contact:  Doug Benner (see above)
Talk-In:  146.625- (PL 141.3), 146.52 simplex, 442.250+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 36' 5" / W 74 28' 54"
E-mail:  dougbenner@aol.com
http://www.w2qw.org   On-line flyer
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space plus admission; children and non-ham XYLs free
Opens:  7:00 am (6:00 am for vendors) rain or shine (outdoors)
June 17
(Father's Day) Frederick, MD - Frederick ARC (FARC) Father's Day Hamfest
Frederick County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Maryland (Exit 56 from I-70/US-40)
Frederick ARC, PO Box 1074, Mount Airy, MD  21771
Carolyn Moroney, N3VOK
301-831-5060  or call SoundSource at (301) 695-2633 code: 6393
Talk-In:  147.06+, 146.64-, 146.52 simplex (K3ERM)
GPS:  N 39 24’ 42" / W 77 23’ 45"
E-mail:   k3erm@qsl.net
http://www.qsl.net/k3erm/  or  flyer (PDF), Vendor Package (PDF);  Map to Fairgrounds
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 plus admission;  Tables $10 advance, $15 after 11 June
Indoor and tailgates, rain or shine
Opens:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm;  Vendors & tailgaters 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  9:00 am - free! (see web site for more info or to register online)
July
July 1
Lehman (near Wilkes-Barre), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Rt. 118 (I81 Exit 47B, Rt. 309N to Rt. 415 to Rt. 118)
Murgas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1094, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18703
Frank Karcheski, N3WPG  or  George Miklosi, K3ZK
570-824-7579 (Frank)  or  570-735-7794 (George)
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex, 146.61- (PL 82.5)
E-mail:  n3wpg@juno.com (Frank)  or  k3zk@icontech.com (George)
http://www.qsl.net/k3ytl/index.html;  Hamfest flyer/map:  http://members.aol.com/k3tow/
Cost:  $5 (advance $4), non-ham XYL and kids under 16 free
Vendors:  8' free outdoors, $5 other;  $14/space indoors incl. table & 110 VAC
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am or Saturday 2 pm to 9 pm
VE Testing*:  10 am; Walk-ins preferred;  For more info contact Joe Caffrey at jcaffrey@microserve.net
July 15
Kimberton (near Valley Forge), PA - Mid-Atlantic ARC (MARC)
Kimberton, PA, Fire Co. Fair Grounds, Route 113, south of the intersection with Route 23
Mid-Atlantic ARC, PO Box 2154, Southeastern, PA  19399
Bill Owen, W3KRB, 679 Malin Rd, Newtown Square, PA  19073
610-325-3995
Talk-In on 146.835- and 443.80+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:   hamfest-info@marc-radio.org  or gem@op.net
http://www.marc-radio.org
Cost:  $6;  Tailgate:  $6 (plus admission);  Indoor table w/electric:  $10 (plus admission)
Opens:  8 am, Sellers 7 am
July 15
Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta (Plains Road, off Rt. 206)
From Rt. 80:  Take Rt. 15N Approx. 20 Miles then Rt. 206N 1 Mile, Make Right on Plains Rd., approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 23:  Take Rt. 94S to Rt. 15N then to Rt. 206N 1 Mile Make Right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 84:  Take Rt. 23S to Rt. 639 (right onto  Rt. 639) in Sussex Borough.  Take Rt. 565 to Rt. 15 & 206.  Right on 206N, 1 mile, right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right

Sussex County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 11, Newton, New Jersey 07860-0011
Walt Murphy N2WM
612 Hemlock Dr., Newton, NJ  07860
973-948-6489

Talk-In:  147.90-, 222.90/224.50, 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  wmur@nac.net
http://www.scarcnj.org/Hamfest 2001.html   Directions & Map
Cost:  $5, kids and non-ham XYL free;  Tailgate:  $12,  Indoor:   $15 ( includes 1 admission)
July 29
Timonium, MD - Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
Maryland Hamfest and Computer Fest
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
I-83 Exit 16 (vendors), Exit 17 (general admission), just north of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695)
Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society, PO Box 5915, Baltimore, MD  21282-5915
Bob Bennett, W3WCQ
410-461-0086 (voice or fax, 24-hour)
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-, 448.325-
GPS:  N 39 26' 40" / W 76 37' 50"
E-mail:  hamfest@bratsatv.org  or   brats@bratsatv.org
http://www.bratsatv.org/  and  On-line Flyer & Map
Opens:  Tailgaters 6:00 am, Indoors 8:00 am;  Vendor set-up 2:00 pm Saturday
Cost:  $6, Kids under 12 free;  Tailgate:  $10
VE Testing*:  Free!  9:00 am, check-in 8:30 am;  Pre-registration required, call John Creel, WB3GXW, at (301) 572-5124 between 6:00 pm and 9 pm, or e-mail to creewb3gxw@aol.com
August
August 4
(Saturday) Lewistown, PA - Juniata Valley Amateur Radio Club
Decatur Township Fire company grounds, 8 miles east of Lewistown on US Rt 522 north
JVARC, PO Box 73, Yeagertown, PA  17099
Rich Yingling, WB3COB
717-242-1882
E-mail:  mrfixit@acsworld.net
Talk-In:  146.91-
Cost:  $2, kids and XYLs free;  $ 5 tailgate, $10 indoor tables (admission included)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 7:00 am
August 11
(Saturday)

Rain Date
   Aug 18

Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate Fest"
Reese Fireman's Carnival Grounds, Bethel Road off Rt 140, 3 miles east of Westminster
Talk-In:  145.41-
E-mail:   K3PZN@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn/  
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am;  Must clear grounds by 3 pm
Cost:  $5 per person, No tailgate charge
August 12
Bayville, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (Hamfest by the Shore)
Bayville Fire House, Route 9, Bayville, NJ (GSP Exit 80S,81N at Toms River, Rt. 9 South to Bayville)
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Ed Genoino, WA2NDA
609-971-2792
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3) W2DOR/R
GPS:  N 39 54' 00" / W 74 09' 18"
E-mail:  wa2nda@aol.com
http://www.jsars.org/
Cost:  $5 Buyers/Sellers, Tables $15 each (incl one adm), non-ham XYLs, YLs and kids under 15 free
VE Testing*:  Registration 11:00 am, Exams 11:15 am
Aug 12
Shrewsbury, PA - Southern PA Comm. Group, Red Lion Hilltop Transmitting Association
Shrewesbury Fire Hall, I-83 Exit 1, take Rt. 851W 1/2 mi. to fire house on right
Cecil Mundorff, K3DCU, 2085 Delta Road, Felton, PA  17322
717-927-6662  Fax: 717-927-9282
or John Salony, 717-741-1780
Talk-In:  146.700-
E-mail: k3dcu@juno.com
http://www.carli-online.com/hamfest/
Cost:  $5 (over age 12);  Tailgaters $3, Inside Tables $10
VE Testing*:  Sat 11 August;  Shrewsbury Borough Bldg,  Registration 9am, Testing 10am
   (contact Carol Kirschman, 717-235-0273, or E-Mail  carol@nfdc.net
Opens:  7:00 am;  Mid-morning auction (10% fee by sponsor)
Aug 19
Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC
4H Fairgrounds, Rt. 77, 2 miles south of Rt. 45 / Rt. 536, Mullica Hill, NJ
Gloucester County ARC, PO Box 370, Pitman, NJ  08071
Jim Simeone, KC2AOF  or  John Schumacher, N2AWD
856-358-6316 (reservations)
Talk-In:  147.18+, 146.52 simplex, 224.66-, 442.10+ (PL 131.8) W2MMD
E-mail:  jimsime@voicenet.com (KC2AOF)  or  schumacher@kyw.com (N2AWD)
http://www.gcarc-w2mmd.org  Flyer in PDF format
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 5:30 am (vendors)
Cost:  $4 advance ($5 at gate), Kids under 12 free;  Tailgate:  $5;  Pavilion:  $10
Awards:  DXCC, WAS, VUCC Field Checking
VE Testing*:  9:30 am
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 12:00 noon
September
Sept 8
(Saturday) Bartonsville, PA - Eastern PA ARA (EPARA) and Pocono ARK (PARK) (Pocono Area Hamfest & Electronics Expo)
Monroe County Vo-Tech, near Exit 46 of I-80 (Rt. 611)
Eastern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 51, Delaware Water Gap, PA   18327
Bill Connelly, W3MJ
570-424-2174
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 131.8), 147.195+ (PL 131.8), 146.445/147.445 (PL 203.5), 146.865- (PL 100.0), 447.225- (PL 131.8), 146.535 (simplex)
E-mail:  w3mj@enter.net
http://www.qsl.net/n3is
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors:  6:00 am (if before 6:00 am, must be pre-arranged!)
Cost:  $5 (children & spouse free);  Vendors:  $15 indoors, $5 outdoors
VE Testing*:  check-in at 9:00 am, exams start 9:15 am;  pre-registration preferred (e-mail: wx3k@arrl.net)
Sessions:  Al Waller, K3TKJ, of QSL.net; NWS, NJQRP, "Learn Morse Code in Five Minutes", more
Sept 9
Felton, DE - Kent County ARC (Dover area)
Diamond State Drive-In Theater, Felton, DE (approx. 8 miles South of Dover on U.S. Rt. 13)
Kent County ARC, PO Box 1993, Dover, DE  19903
Ken Steele, N3QJJ
302-653-2144
Talk-In:  146.97-, 147.300+ (no PL)
E-mail:  N3QJJ@arrl.net
http://www.central.dtcc.edu/~jhusfelt/kcarc/    (flyer in pdf format)
Opens:  7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:  $5 (free tailgating with ticket);  No Sales Tax in Delaware!
Sept 15
(Saturday) Schnecksville, PA - Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club
Schnecksville Fire Dept, mile south of town on PA Rt. 309
Delaware Lehigh ARC, Greystone Building, Gracedale Complex, RD 8, Nazareth, PA 18064-9278
Carl Seier, AA3IX
610-261-1121
Talk-In:  146.70-, 444.90+ (PL 151.4)
E-mail:  AA3IX@arrl.net
http://www.dlarc.org (check "DLARC Hamfest" menu);  on-line discount coupon
Cost:  $5 ($1 Coupon), non-ham spouse, kids under 12 free;  Tailgaters $7 / Indoor tables $11 (adm incl)
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am;  Breakfast sold ($2-$3)
Sept 15-16
(Sat Seminars;
Sunday Hamfest)
York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation
York County School of Technology, 2179 South Queen St., York, PA (just south of I-83 Exit 6E, Rt. 74)
York Hamfest, PO Box 351, Dover, PA  17315
John Shaffer, W3SST
717-764-8193 (phone/fax, auto switcher, 24 hours)  or  717-764-4805 (fax, 24 hours)
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex
E-mail:    w3sst@juno.com   or  W3SST@yorkhamfest.org
http://www.yorkhamfest.org  |  Map of site  |  Schedule of Events
Cost:  $5 (on-line $1coupon), non-ham spouse, kids under 16 free;  Tailgaters $3 plus admission; Tables $15
     Vendor info/table reservations contact John Shaffer, W3SST;  or vendor info web site
Opens:  Saturday 2:00 pm, Seminars 3:00 pm
Opens:  Sunday (Hamfest) 8:00 am, Seminars 9:00 am (Vendors/Exhibitors 6:00 am)
VE Testing*:  Sat 16 Sept: 3:00 pm;  Fee $6.65;  Pre-register via e-mail:  w3axc@juno.com
VE Testing*:  Sun 17 Sept:  Free!  1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm;  Pre-register via e-mail:  jimpat@blazenet.net
Sept 23
Hamilton Township (Robbinsville), NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) (Fallfest)
Tall Cedars of Lebanon Picnic Grove, Sawmill Road, Hamilton Township
Directions:  (From PA): I-95 North to I-295 South; exit 60A to I-195 East; Exit 2 to Yardville; South Broad St to end, approx 3.7 miles; left at Yield onto Old York Rd; next right onto Sawmill Rd; site 1.1 miles on right.
(From SNJ): I-295 North to Rt. 130 North to the intersection just before the Home Depot (I-195). There is an army/navy store at the corner. Make a right, follow to hamfest.
Delaware Valley Radio Association, PO Box 7024, W. Trenton, NJ  08628
Glenn Costello, N2RPM
609-882-2240
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40.15994 / W 73.63547
E-mail:  abbott0903@aol.com
http://www.w2zq.com/
Cost:  $6 general;  $10 tailgate, $15 covered table (includes 1 admission)
Opens 8:00 am, vendors 6:30 am
Sept 23
West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA)
Howard County Fairgrounds, 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
Randy Krenz, N3HFK
410-750-0379
Talk In: 147.135+ (no PL)
E-mail:  cara@qsl.net
http://www.qsl.net/cara/
Vendor On-line Sign-up:  http://cc517968-a.hwrd1.md.home.com:7995/hamfest/vendor_welcome.html
  or contact John King at 410-465-6324 (evenings, voicemail available) or e-mail kb3wk@arrl.net
Cost:  $5 (unlicensed spouse/children free), $4 in advance;  Tailgate $10;  Tables $20 (1-4), $18 (5 or more) (1 ticket included)
Opens:  6:00 am
VE Testing*:  Free!
Sept 30
Bowie, MD - Foundation for Amateur Radio (FARFest)
Prince George's Stadium, near US 301 & 50, Bowie, MD (Bowie Baysox Stadium)
Foundation for Amateur Radio, 8800 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD  20740
Dan Blasberg, KA8YPY
301-345-7381
Talk-In:  147.075+, 146.52 simplex
E-mail:  KA8YPY@arrl.net  or amateur_radio@hotmail.com ;  Vendors: N4TCI@erols.com
Vendors contact Mary Morris, N4TCI, 6111 Burnett St., Alexandria, VA  22310, 703-971-3905
http://www.amateurradio-far.org
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate:  $10;  Tables $25 or less
Opens:  6:00 am;  Attendance expected at 4,000 to 5,000 with about 700 tailgaters
October
Oct 6
(Saturday) Philadelphia, PA - Computer Education Society of Philadelphia & Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers
(Hi-Tech Telescope, Computer & Ham Flea Market)
The Philadelphia Bavarian Club, 9940 Haldeman Ave, Phila, PA (between Bustleton & Red Lion)
Drew Maser
215-335-9990  or  215-707-4863
E-mail:  CESOPFleaMarket@TJBURKE.com
Cost:  $2;  Vendors $10 tailgate, $40 indoor table (both include 2 admissions)
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm, rain or shine
Oct 14
Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA  19040
Joe Keer, W3KJ
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)
E-mail:  packrats_w3ccx@yahoo.com
http://www.ij.net/packrats
Opens 7:00 am buyers, 6:00 am sellers
Cost:  $6 (non-ham XYL & kids under 13 free);  Vendors $10/space flea market, $15/8' table indoors
Cancelled
Leonardo, NJ - Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA) / Middletown Township OEM
Croydon Hall, Leonardo Rd, Leonardo, NJ (Exit 114 off Garden State Parkway, Rt. 36)
Garden State Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 34, Fair Haven, NJ   07704
Mario Sellitti, N2PVP, PO Box 286, Keansburg, NJ  07734
732-787-7184
Talk-In:  145.485- (PL 151.4)
E-mail:  gsara@monmouth.com  or  N2PVP@arrl.net
http://www.monmouth.com/~gsara/  (Online Flyer)
Opens:  8:00 am, Food 7:00 am, Set-up 6:00 am;  Breakfast 7:00 am
Cost $5 advance / $6 at door (non-ham spouse, kids < 12 free); Sellers $10 (includes 1 admission), $8 additional spaces
VE Testing*:  10:00 registration, 10:30 am exam
Oct 21
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, Main Street, Sellersville, PA (new fire house)
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Linda Erdman, KA3TJZ
2220 Hill Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074
215-679-5764
Talk-In:  145.31-
E-mail:  rfhillarc@yahoo.com
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org/   Directions & Map
VE Testing*:  10:00 am
Cost:  $5;  Tables $12.00 indoors, $6 outdoors
Opens:  7:00 am
Oct 28
DATE CHANGE Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest
Carroll County Agricultural Center, off MD Rt. 32 (map)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
John Hoge, W3JJH
Talk-In:  145.41-
E-mail:  W3JJH@arrl.net (John Hoge) or  K3PZN@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn/  
VE Testing*:  check-in 9-10 am; Preregister:
     Jim Nixberg, WX3B, 2926 Park Ave, Manchester, MD  21102; 410-374-9233;  nitz@selectsa.com
Cost:  $5 (kids under 18 free), Vendor $12 per table, $5 tailgate (setup 6:00 am)
Oct 28
Carlisle, PA - South Mountain Repeater Association Halloween Hamfest
Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA (PA Turnpike Exit 16)
South Mountain Repeater Association, PO Box 43, Mt. Holly Springs, PA  17065
Talk-In:  145.43- (KB3CVO)
Tom Miller, KB3CVO
E-mail:  smraham@yahoo.com
www.qsl.net/kb3cvo
Cost:  $3, kids 12&under free;  Vendors $3 admission plus $5 tailgate, $10 indoors (elec incl)
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm;  Vendor setup starting 6 pm Saturday evening
Guest speaker:  Steve Linn from the FCC WTB (11 am);  Senior Ham Conference (12 - 2 pm)
November
Nov 13
(Tuesday) West Conshohocken, PA - PARA pre-meeting flea market
PARAFEST, St Gertrude's Church Hall , 209 Merion Ave, West Conshohocken, PA
Philadelphia Area Repeater Association, PO Box 954, Valley Forge, PA  19482-0954
Gene Mitchell, K3DSM
Talk-In:  146.76-
E-mail:  k3dsm@amsat.org
http://www.g-c-o.com/para/ ;  Directions;  Map
Indoor flea market and tailgating prior to PARA meeting
Cost:  FREE for buyers & sellers
Opens:  7:00 pm
December
No Events Scheduled
Notes

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.
Provided as a service to area hams.  Accuracy of information should be confirmed prior to attending.
 


*Volunteer Examiner (VE) License Testing:

Bring photo ID, original license, any CSCEs, and photocopies of license and CSCEs.  Nominal fee (about $10) charged.
Save time by filling out FCC Form 605 in advance.
Click here for details on what to bring.
 



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List of Clubs in the Atlantic Division


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