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 NEW FOR 2004: 

New Hamfest!  20 June at North Wildwood, NJ
Sponsored by the East Coast Long Wire Association (ECLWA)
F.A.R.Fest Returns to Gaithersburg!  Click here for details
South Mountain Repeater Association (Carlisle, PA) Halloween Hamfest Cancelled

January 14  
(Wednesday) Philadelphia, PA - Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Ham Radio Auction-Fest
Masonic Home Retirement Community, 801 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hills, PA (suburban Phila)
Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, PO Box 88, Abington, PA  19001
Dick Moll, W3RM
Talk-In: 147.03+ (PL 91.5), 444.800+ (PL 186.2)
E-mail:  five9plus@yahoo.com
http://www.phil-mont.org   AUCTION FORM required for each item:  download auction form
Opens:  7:00 pm with refreshments, Auction at 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free admission, Sellers (only) pay the club a $2 registration fee, plus 10% of the selling price (max $30 per item)
January 21  
(Wednesday) Timonium, MD - BARC - It's FREE!!! - Minifest
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Home Arts Building, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Exit 17, Padonia Rd East (map)
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094-0095
Doug Wittich, N3VEJ, 3607 Klausmier Road, Baltimore, MD 2 1236-4818
Talk-In:  146.67-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
E-mail:  minifest2004@gbhc.org
Cost:  Free entry, no vendor fees;  tables/chairs available
Opens:  About 3 pm (as soon as first vendor sets up), ends 9-10 pm, peak traffic hours 6-7 pm
January 25  
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
Frank Winner, N3SEO, 283 Oak Ct., Servena Park, MD  21146-3134
Talk-In:  146.805- (PL 107.2)
E-mail:  n3seo@aol.com
Cost: $5 entry, $12 table, $10 tailgaters
VE Testing*:  Preregistration requested (WB4OGP@arrl.net);  testing begins promptly at 10:00am
March 6  
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - Split Rock ARA, North Jersey Hamfest
Parsippany Police Athletic League (PAL) Bldg, Route 46 & Baldwin Road
Splitrock ARA, PO Box 610, Rockaway, NJ  07866
Marc Colton, K2WEB
866-457-6687 (toll-free)
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  hamfest@splitrockara.org 
http://www.splitrockara.org  |  Directions  |  Map  |  On-line Flyer (PDF)
On-line Vendor Registration (only)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am
Cost:  $6 buyer/sellers (kids & ULS free);  Tables $20/Tailgaters $15 (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)
March 13  
(Saturday) Clinton, 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
Barry Campbell, K2BC
908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Talk-In:  147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
E-mail:  w2cra@qsl.net  or  n2vwl@epix.net
http://www.qsl.net/w2cra  |  Flyer (PDF)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am;  All indoors - rain or shine
Cost:  $6;  Vendors $15 ea table, electric $5 extra;  Vendor pre-registration & payment required
VE Testing*:  starts 9:00 am;  preregistration requested to w2cra@qsl.net (VE Questions - Marty Grozinski, W2CG, 908-788-2644, before 10 pm)
SKYWARN class starts 10:00 am (Joe Miketta from the Mount Holly National Weather Service)
QSL Card Checking (NJDXA)
March 27-28  
(Sat/Sun) Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest
Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Exit 17, Padonia Rd East (map)
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094-0095
 Maryland State Convention  Hamfest
 Rusty Schaefer, N3WKE Doug Wittich, N3VEJ, 410-256-0257
 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:  CONV2004@gbhc.org  E-mail:  info2004@gbhc.org
No calls/e-mail after 6 pm Thurs 3/25  http://www.gbhc.org
 http://www.gbhc.org/onlineorder.htm (online reg)

Talk-In:  146.67-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
Cost:  $10 for weekend pass, $6 per day at gate -- Attend for FREE! Volunteer 2 hours; contact Volunteer Worker Chairmen
Banquet:  $20 (Saturday)
Opens:  8 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm Sunday;  6:00 am each day (tailgating only)
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 10  
Easton, MD - Easton ARS
Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway (Rt 50);  ˝ mile north of Easton, MD on Rt. 50
Easton Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 311, Easton, MD  21601
Tinsley Meekins Jr, K3RUQ, 5538 Mt. Holly Road, East New Market, MD  21631
410-228-8888;  Vendors:  410-770-3715
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 156.7), and 146.520 simplex
E-mail:  k3ruq@arrl.net 
Opens:  7 am, Vendors 6 am
Cost:  $5, Tailgaters $5 plus admission;  Tables $15 (one admission included)
April 17  
(Saturday) West Orange, NJ - Roseland Amateur Radio Club (IRAC)
West Orange High School, 600 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Harvey Moskowitz, W2YWC
(973) 994-0637
Talk-In:  146.415 +1.0 (PL 85.4), 447.875 -5.0 (PL 156.7), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  harvmosk@comcast.net
http://www.qsl.net/k2gq  |  Map
Cost:  $5, XYL and kids U12 free;  Vendors $15 table/$12 each add. advance by 4/5, $20/$15 at door, $2 extra for electric
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  No details available
DXCC Card checking available
April 18  
York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation, York Springfest and Computer Show
4-H Clubs of York County (771 Stoverstown Rd, York, PA, 1.8 miles west of US 30 and State Route 116, just south of SR 116 on Stoverstown Road)
York Hamfest, PO Box 351, Dover, PA  17315
Raymond Shaub, W3AXC
717-764-8193 (phone/fax, auto switcher, 24 hours)
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 146.2)
E-mail:  w3axc@localnet.com
http://www.yorkhamfest.org  |  Map of site  |  Directions  |  Schedule of Events
Cost:  $5, non-ham spouse, kids U16 free;  Tailgaters $5 outside, $10 inside, plus admission;  Indoor Tables $15
     Tailgate reservations contact k3iwk@flash.net;  Table registrations w3myk@suscom.net;  vendor info website
Opens:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm;  Vendor setup 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  Free!  1:00 pm,  pre-registration, limited walk-in's;  Pre-register via e-mail:  w3axc@localnet.com
April 18  
Hazlet, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
North Centerville Volunteer Fire Company, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ, off exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway (map)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
E-mail:  pvourtsis@att.com  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430)
Cost:  $3 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:00 am, 7:00 am for vendors
May 1 - 2  


Edison, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs (run by KGP Productions)
The 27th 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.tcfshow.com  or  http://www.tcf-nj.org  |  Vendor Brochures (in PDF)  |  Directions  |  Map
http://www.pcshow.com  (KGP Productions)
Cost:  $10 advanced, $15 at gate for both days, Children 12U free;  Flea Market spot $75 in advance
Opens:  10 am to 5 pm Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm Sunday;  Flea Market 9 am each day
90+ speaker sessions, workshops and seminars over both days
VE Testing*:  TBD (usually continuous walk-ins)
May 1  
(Saturday) Grasonville, MD - Ann Arundel/Kent Island RC Hamfest (AARC/KIRC)
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
Ray Allen, W2KBR
Talk-In:  147.105+, or 146.94-, or 448.225 (PL 114.8)
E-mail:  w2kbr@bayserve.net 
Cost:  $4, Tailgate space free for hams;  Indoor tables available
May 2  
Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC (WARC)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
General:  Heather S. Leabman, KB3JUY, 2061 Durham Road, New Hope, PA  18938
Vendors:  Dan Myers, KB3IBQ, 215-957-2343
Talk-In:  147.09+, 443.95+  (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40° 15' 51" / W 74° 59' 16"
E-mail:  hamfest2004@k3dn.org (general)  or  vendor2004@k3dn.org (vendors)
http://www.k3dn.org   for vendor pre-registration http://www.k3dn.org/Hamfest Vendor letter 2004.pdf
Cost:  $5 (ULS/kids U13 free) at gate;  Vendors: Tailgate $10/Table $15, plus admission (pre-register by 1 April for indoor table reservation)
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am)
VE Testing*:  10 am check-in, 10:30 start;  call Tom Michaud, WA3TQJ, at 215-343-3494, for more info
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards
May 2  
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, PO Box 52, Hagerstown, MD  21741-0052
Carl Morris, WN3DUG, 5670 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA  17222
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
E-mail:   cwmorris@pa.net
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free;  Tailgate:  $5;  Table:  $10 advance, $15 at door;  Indoor/Outdoor paved/covered space available
Opens:  6:00 am (gates), 7:00 am (building);  Vendor setup Sat after 6 pm
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm registration, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK;  Info contact  Joe Lockbaum, WA3PTV, ptvjoe@pa.net 
May 11  
(Tuesday) West Conshohocken, PA - PARA pre-meeting flea market
PARASales, 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://para.k3dsm.net  |  Directions  |  Map
Indoor flea market and tailgating prior to PARA meeting
Cost:  FREE for buyers & sellers
Opens:  6:30 to 7:30 pm
May 14 - 16  
(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- (no PL)
E-mail:  info@hamvention.org (general) or exhibits@hamvention.org (exhibitors) or tickets@hamvention.org (tickets)
Cost:  Ticket Info;  3-day ticket $20 in advance ($23 w/bus), $25 at door, kids 12U free;
Tailgate Exhibitor:  $75 (see http://www.hamvention.org/flea2004.pdf for full tailgating prices)
Indoor Exhibitor:  $580 indoors (see http://www.ceitron.com/dara/hamvention/inside04.pdf for full pricing)
Opens:  8 am (Fri, Sat, Sun);  closes 6pm Fri, 5pm Sat, 1pm Sun
VE Testing*:  Saturday;  contact sandman@dnaco.net
May 29  
(Saturday) Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 304, Hackensack, NJ  07601
Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. No., Westwood, NJ  07675
Talk-In:  146.19+, 146.52 Simplex
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org  or  K2BAR@arrl.net
http://www.bara.org  |  On-line Flyer in PDF  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $5, XYL and kids free;  Vendors:  $15 per space (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;  $12 fee
May 30  
West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association, Memorial Day Hamfest
Howard County Fairgrounds, MD Rt. 144, one mile West of Rt. 32
Maryland FM Association, PO Box 351, Hanover, MD  21076
John Elgin, WA3MNN
301-641-5313  (6-10 PM)
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.76-, or 444.0+ (PL 107.2) (WA3DZD)
E-mail:  wa3mnn@arrl.net 
http://www.marylandfm.org  |  Directions
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space, Indoors $10;  Table rental + electric $25 in advance (14 May), $30 at hamfest
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm
A portion of the hamfest proceeds supports the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Scholarship Program
June 4 - 6  
(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 Holiday Inn Rochester South
Rochester Hamfest Tickets, 1982 Wheatland Center Road, Scottsville, NY  14546
Ticket information:  call 585-538-9555 before 9 pm
General info:  call Harold Smith, K2HC, 585-424-7184 during business hours
GPS:  N 43.03.981 / W 77.36.805
E-mail:  rochfst@frontiernet.net
Cost:  $7.50 advance, $9 at gate;  Children U12 free;  Friday Banquet & Admission:  $27.50 ($29 after 15 May)
Advanced ticket and VE registrations must be received prior to 15 May
Tailgaters:  $10/space plus admission;  Commercial Vendors $175/$150/$125 per space (indoors)
Opens:  Friday 6 am (flea market, runs continuously throughout weekend)
   Indoor Exhibits:  Fri 12 - 5:30 pm, Banquet at 7:00 pm;  Sat 8:30 - 5:30;  Sun 8:30 - 1:30
VE Testing*:  Fri 1-5 pm, Sat 9am;  register by 28 May;  See Amateur Examinations;  Info contact Cheryl Joyce, AB2NU, 256 Fishell Rd., Rush, NY  14543 (e-mail c_j_joyce@excite.com)
New for 2004:  Other hobbies (Flying, Boating, Model Trains, Model Cars, Woodworking, Photography, etc.)
June 12   
(Saturday) Bloomsburg, PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
Bloomsburg Fire Hall & Grounds, Rt. I-80 Exit 232 (old exit 34), Rt 42 S to Rt 11 N, right at 3rd light (Market St), go to 9th Street, turn left
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 90, Mifflinville, PA  18631
Dave Shack, WC3A
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  wc3a1@intergrafix.net  (prefered method of contact)
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free;  $5 tailgate, $20 per table (indoors, includes table, electric may be avail);  300 acres free tailgating
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm;  Indoor setup Friday, 6 - 10 pm, overnight lockup, and 6 am Saturday
VE Testing*:  10 am, walk-ins only
June 19  
(Saturday) Piscataway, NJ (formerly Dunellen) - Raritan Valley RC
Piscataway High School Lot # 11/12, Hoes Lane & Behmer Road, Piscataway
Raritan Valley Radio Club, PO Box 192, Martinsville, NJ  08836
Marty Ficke, KD2QK,  732-968-6911, call before 8 pm
or Fred Werner, KB2HZO, 732-968-7789
Talk-In:  146.625- (PL 141.3), 146.52 simplex, 442.250+ (PL 141.3)
E-mail:  KD2QK@AOL.COM 
http://www.w2qw.org  |  On-line flyer
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space plus admission; Kids U14 and XYLs free
Opens:  7:00 am (6:00 am for vendors) rain or shine (outdoors)
QSL Bureau, DXCC and WAS verification
June 20  
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
Talk-In:  147.06+, 146.64- (K3ERM), 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 39° 24’ 42" / W 77° 23’ 45"
E-mail:   k3erm@qsl.net  or  n3vok@erols.com
http://www.qsl.net/k3erm  |  flyer & map  (PDF version)  |  Map/Directions to Fairgrounds
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 plus admission;  Tables $10 in advance, $15 after 09 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);  Register by 11 June
June 20  
North Wildwood, NJ - East Coast Long Wire Association (ECLWA)
Anglesea Firehouse, 201 New Jersey Avenue (2nd and New Jersey Ave), North Wildwood
South on the GS Parkway to exit 6, then East on Route 147 into New Jersey Ave. in N. Wildwood

ECLWA, PO Box 318, Green Creek, NJ  08219
Tony Cipollono, N2RKX
Talk-In:  147.120+ (PL 203.5)
E-mail:  tonycipoll@yahoo.com
Cost:  FREE!;  Tailgate $10, Tables $20 (indoor, air conditioned)
Opens:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm;  Vendors setup 7:00 am
VE Testing*:  Time TBD
July 3  
(Saturday) 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
Ray Gusher, KB3ACO, 168 Eroh Rd, Wapwallopen PA 18660
570-574-2294  or  570-379-3934;  Or Co-chair Bob Nygren, N3RN, 570-477-2294
Talk-In:  146.61- (PL 82.5)
E-mail:  dena6@epix.net (Ray)  or  N3RN@arrl.net (Bob)
http://www.qsl.net/K3YTL  |  Flyer & map
Cost:  $5 (advance $4), XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors:  one 8' space 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 4  
Bressler, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club - Firecracker Harrisburg Hamfest
Emerick Cibort Park, Penn Street, Bressler;  I-283 to Swatara (PA 441 north at Exit 2), left on Eisenhower Blvd, right at next light, bear left at square onto Main Street, right onto Penn
Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club, <no mailing address available>
Pete deVolpi, K3PD, 408 Hillside Ave, New Cumberland, PA  17070
Talk-In:  146.76- (W3UU)
GPS:  N 40° 13.69' / W 76° 49.09';   VE Testing Site:  N 40° 14.35' / W 76° 48.91'
E-mail:  w3uu@aol.com 
http://hrac.tripod.com  |  On-line flyer
Cost:  $5 (XYL, kids free), or $10 per carload;  Tailgate:  $5 per space, Tables:  $12 ($15 after 01 June)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendor Setup 6-9 pm day prior or 6:00 am day of;  Independence Day celebration at Riverfront after hamfest
VE Testing*:  Free, nearby, starts at 9:00 am
July 11  
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
Rick Miskinis, N3AGS, 346 E. 9th Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Talk-In:  146.835- or  443.80+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40° 07.683' / W 75° 34.052'
E-mail:  hamfest-info@marc-radio.org (General Info)  or  Reservations@marc-radio.org (Reservations)
Cost:  $6 (ULS, kids free);  Tailgate:  $6 (plus admission);  Indoor table w/electric:  $10 (plus admission) 1-4 tables, $8 for 5 or more
Opens:  8 am, Sellers 7 am
July 11  
Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC)
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
Dan Carter, N2ERH
8 Carter Lane, Branchville, NJ  07826
973-948-6999   Fax:  973-948-6999
Talk-In:  147.90-, 222.90/224.50, 146.52 simplex
E-mail:  N2ERH@email.com 
http://www.scarcnj.org  |  Directions & Map
Cost:  $6, kids and non-hams free;  Tailgate:  $16,  Indoor:  $15
Overnight Camping:  $15
DXCC Card Checking
July 18  
Mountaintop/Wright Twp (Luzerne County), PA - Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association (JMRA)
NEW LOCATION:  American Legion Post 781, 1550 Henry Drive, Mountaintop (off Church Road)
from I 81 South take Nuangola exit 159 (old exit 43); turn left at first stop sign, come to second stop sign, turn left onto Church Road; go 1.9 miles, American Legion Post 781 sign on right (turn right at sign)
from I 81 North take Nuangola Exit 159 (old exit 43); turn right at stop sign onto Church Road; go 1.7 miles, come to American Legion Post 781 sign on right, turn right at sign

Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association, 453 N. Washington Street, Wilkes Barre, PA  18705
Frank Wolfe, KB3ETK, 453 N. Washington St, Wilkes Barre, PA  18705
James Kulmaczewski, N3TSV (co-chair), 21 Reservoir Street, Wilkes Barre Twp, PA  18702-7421
Talk-In:  146.52 Simplex, 146.805- (PL 82.5)
E-mail:  n3tsv@arrl.net  Jim Kulmaczewski (N3TSV)
Cost:  $5 at gate, $4 in advance, Unlicensed Spouse/Kids free;  Tables $10 each or $8 in advance
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am (or earlier)
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (walk-ins OK)
July 25  
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);
  MTA Light Rail to the Timonium Park & Ride stop

Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society, PO Box 5915, Baltimore, MD  21282-5915
Les McClure, W3GXT
410-461-0086 (voice or fax, 24-hour)
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-
GPS:  N 39° 26' 40" / W 76° 37' 50"
E-mail:  hamfest@bratsatv.org  or   brats@bratsatv.org
  |  On-line Flyer & Map
Opens:  Tailgaters 6:00 am, Indoors 8:00 am;  Vendor set-up 2:00 pm Saturday
Cost:  $6, Kids U12 free;  Tailgate:  $10;  Indoors $60 (air conditioned)
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
DXCC, WAS and VUCC card checking
July 31  
(Saturday) Dover, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC), Antique Radio Swap Meet
American Legion hall, 2 Legion Place, Dover, NJ  07801
I-80 West to Exit 35A (Dover) or I-80 East to Exit 35 (Mt. Hope, Dover); Mt. Hope Ave south, cross Rt 46 (Mt. Hope Ave. becomes Bergen St.), right on Blackwell St.  Third light turn left on Warren St., 2 block, cross RR tracks, American Legion on right
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, no mailing address
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
Talk-In:  None
E-mail:  pvourtsis@att.com 
Opens:  Unknown
Cost:  $5, Vendors $15/table (members), $20/table (non-members)
Note:  This is an antique radio swapmeet, not a hamfest
August 6 - 8  
(Fri-Sun) Ewing Township, NJ - International EME Conference
The College of New Jersey, Route 31 South (about 1.5 miles past the junction of I-95, left at the third traffic light) (directions) (map)
Marc Franco, N2UO, 3 Nami Lane, Unit C-9, Hamilton, NJ  08690
E-mail:  eme2004@qsl.net
Cost:  $80 including banquet
Opens:  TBD
August 7  
(Saturday) Lewistown (Alfarata), PA - Juniata Valley Amateur Radio Club/Decatur Township Fire Dept
Decatur Township Fire company grounds, 8 miles east of Lewistown on US Rt 522 north
JVARC, PO Box 73, Yeagertown, PA  17099
Cliff Bell, WB3IVX
Talk-In:  146.91-
E-mail:  wb3ivx@localnet.com (Cliff)   or   k3qlz@localnet.com (Gene)
http://www.qsl.net/jvarc   *** WEB SITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***
Cost:  $3, kids and XYLs free;  $5 tailgate, $10 indoor tables (admission included), electricity $2 extra
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am
August 8  
Bayville, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (JSARS Hamfest by the Shore)
Bayville Fire House, 445 Route 9 at Eugene Fury Rd, Bayville, NJ (GSP Exit 80S, 81N at Toms River, Rt. 9 South to Bayville,  or GSP Exit 82, Rt. 37 East, right at first light on Rt. 166S, merge with Rt. 9S to Bayville)
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Ed Genoino, WA2NDA,  wa2nda@aol.com
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3), 443.35+ (PL 141.3)  W2DOR/R
GPS:  N 39° 54' 00" / W 74° 09' 18"
E-mail:  hamfest@jsars.org 
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5 Buyers/Sellers, Tables $15 each (incl one adm), XYLs and kids U14 free;  NO TAILGATING
VE Testing*:  Registration 11:00 am (separate building)
Indoors - Air Conditioned
August 14  


East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands Flea market & Hamfest
Giants Stadium, Rt 3 West (near NJ Turnpike Exit 16W)
Meadowlands Flea Market, 1 Sellick Street, Norwalk, CT  06855
Joe Vorst, 6003 Hudson Blvd, North Bergen, NJ  07047
Talk-In:  None
E-mail:  hamfest@optonline.net 
Cost:  $1, kids free;  $10 per 8'x40' space in advance, $15 day of;  free parking
Concurrent with regular Meadowlands flea market (general public), so bring the family!
Opens:  7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Rain or Shine
August 15  
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate-Fest"
Carroll County Agricultural Center, off MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Ave at the "Ag Center" sign (map)
Carroll County Tailgate Fest, PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Steve Beckman, N3SB, 2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD  21048
Talk-In:  145.41- (K3PZN)
E-mail:  n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn  |  Flyer (in pdf format)
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am;  Must clear grounds by 3 pm
Cost:  $5 per person (ULS, kids U12 free), No tailgate charge with admission
August 22  
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
Harry Bryant, AA2WN, PO Box 496, Pennsville, NJ  08070
856-678-6091 (day),  856-678-2556 (eve)
Talk-In:  147.18+ (PL 131.8) W2MMD
E-mail:  aa2wn@arrl.net 
http://www.gcarc-w2mmd.org   *** WEB SITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 6:00 am (vendors)
Cost:  $5, Non-ham spouse, kids U12 free;  Vendors:  Tailgate $5, Pavilion $10 plus admission
Awards:  DXCC, WAS, VUCC Field Checking
VE Testing*:  9:30 am
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 11:30 am
August 22  
Pleasant Hill, PA (Hanover, PA/Manchester, MD) - Hanover Area Hamming Association (HAHA) Mini-Fest
Pleasant Hill Fire Company, PA Rt. 94, 1 mile north of Maryland state line (MD Rt. 30)
Hanover Area Hamming Association, PO Box 381, Manchester, MD  21102
Michael Garber, N3KTX, 494 Monarch's Drive, Westminster, MD  21157
Talk-In:  146.895-
E-mail:  mgarber@sha.state.md.us 
http://www.qsl.net/haha  |  Flyer with map & directions
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost:  $3, kids U12 free; vendors tailgate space free
Sept 11  
(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, 570-424-0845;  or Jerry Truax, N3SEI, 570-620-9080
Talk-In:  146.865- (PL 100.0), 147.045+ (PL 131.8), 146.535 (simplex)
E-mail:  w3mj@ptd.net
http://www.qsl.net/n3is  or  http://www.qsl.net/w3prk  |  Directions & Map
Opens: 7:00 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)
Sept 11 - 12 Back at Gaithersburg!
Gaithersburg, MD - Foundation for Amateur Radio F.A.R.Fest
Maryland/DC Section Convention
Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg, MD
F.A.R.Fest, PO Box 1013, College Park, MD  20741
Dan Blasberg, KA8YPY
Talk In: 147.135+ (PL 156.7)  APRS:  W3F
GPS:  N 39.14345° / W 77.20250° (approx)
E-mail:  KA8YPY@arrl.net
http://www.amateurradio-far.org/F.A.R.Fest.htm  |  Directions
(Sponsor's web site:  http://www.amateurradio-far.org)
Cost:  $6 one-day at gate, $5 one-day or $10 two-day before 14 Aug, kids 12U & ULS free;
  Scouts in uniform accompanied by adult leader free
  Tailgate:  $20/space (includes 2-day admission) at gate, $18 before 14 Aug;
  Indoor Tables:  $35 ea 8' table, $30 ea before 31 July ($28/$33 for 5 or more);  1 adm/table incl.
Opens:  6:00 am (outdoors only), 8:00 am (indoors);  Vendor setup after noon on Friday
VE Testing*:  TBD
Maryland Convention Forums:  TBD
Sept 12  
Felton, DE - Kent County ARC (Dover area) The Central Delaware Amateur Radio Flea Market
Diamond State Drive-In Theater, Felton, DE (approx. 8 miles South of Dover on U.S. Rt. 13, 1 mile past traffic light at Canterbury)
Kent County ARC, PO Box 1993, Dover, DE  19903-1993
Ken Steele, N3QJJ,  316 W Commerce St, Smyrna, DE  19977
Talk-In:  146.97-, 147.300+ (no PL)
E-mail:  N3QJJ@arrl.net
http://www.kcarc.net  |  Hamfest flyer
Opens:  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:  $5 (free tailgating with admission);  No Sales Tax in Delaware!
Special Auction at 11:00 am!
Lawrenceville, NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) and NJ Antique Radio Club


Sept 17-18  
(Fri-Sat) Gilbert, PA - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA), Military Radio Meet/Red Ball 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
Steve Finelli, N3NNG, 37 Stonecroft Drive  Easton, PA  18045
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 40.9122° / W 75.4328° 
E-mail:  navrad@enter.net   ( mrca@milradio.org )
http://www.milradio.org   |   Map   |   Flyer   |   Lodging
Cost:  $5 (XYL, kids U12 free) plus $5 fairgrounds fee;  Vendors $5 plus admissions
Fairground fee includes admission to Red Ball Military Transport Annual Rally/Swapmeet
Opens:  Friday & Sat 7 am;  For event schedule, see MRCA flyer
Radios, military electronics, and accessory items only!
Sept 18  
(Saturday) York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation, Penn Mar Radio Club & The Hilltop Transmitting Society
4-H Clubs of York County (771 Stoverstown Rd, York, PA, 1.8 miles west of US 30 and State Route 116, just south of SR 116 on Stoverstown Road);  Directions
York Hamfest, PO Box 351, Dover, PA  17315
Ray Shaub, W3AXC
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 146.2)
GPS:  N 39.90754° / W 76.83236°
E-mail:  w3axc@localnet.com   or   jimpat31@suscom.net 
http://www.yorkhamfest.org  |  Directions
Cost:  $5 , non-ham spouse, kids U16 free;  Tailgaters $5/space plus admission
Opens:  8 am;  Vendors 6 am
Exhibits continuous in Lobby 
VE Testing*:  1 pm
Sept 18  
(Saturday) Schnecksville, PA - Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club
Schnecksville Fire Dept, ˝ mile south of town on PA Rt 309, 4.3 miles North of US Rt 22, near Allentown
Delaware Lehigh ARC, Greystone Building, Gracedale Complex, RD 8, Nazareth, PA 18064-9278
Sue Schoch, KB3IDW
Talk-In:  146.70- (PL 151.4), 444.90+ (PL 151.4), 51.76 (PL 151.4) W3OK/R
E-mail:  kb3idw@arrl.net 
Cost:  $5 ($1 Coupon), non-ham spouse, kids U12 free;  Tailgaters $2 per site + admission, Indoor tables $4 + admission
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am;  Rain or shine;  Breakfast sold ($2.50-$3.50)
October 2  
(Saturday) West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) CARAFest
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  21044-0911 
David Prestel, W8AJR, 10160 Tanfield Court, Ellicott City, MD  21042
Talk In: 147.135+ (no PL)  APRS: K3CUJ-1
GPS: N 39° 18' 22.0" / W 76° 57' 55.7"
E-mail:  info@carafest.org 
http://www.carafest.org   (Flyer with GPS waypoints)   (CARA: http://www.columbiaara.org
Cost: $6; Tailgate $10 + admission;  Indoors: 1-4 tables, $20 ea; 5+ tables, $18 each
Vendors/Commercial Tailgaters set up Friday 10/01 after noon (vendorsales@carafest.com
Opens: 8 am to 4 pm;  Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*: Free! Starts 9 am in the 4H building.  Pre-registration not required.
October 2  
(Saturday) Brownstown (West Earl Twp), 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
David Phillips, W3CWE, 344 North George Street, Millersville, PA  17551
E-mail:  w3cwe@comcast.net
Talk-In:  147.015+ (PL 118.8)
http://www.qsl.net/rrra  |  Flyer (MS Word)
Cost:  $1, Tailgaters $3, Limited Indoor tables, $5 (admission included for vendors)
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm
Carlisle, PA - South Mountain Repeater Association Halloween Hamfest


October 9  
(Saturday) Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ;  Rt 17 to Linwood Avenue East, left onto Pascack Road, right on Ridgewood Rd, 1/4 mile to the high school on right
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 304, Hackensack, NJ  07601
Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. No., Westwood, NJ  07675
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3), 146.52 Simplex
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, XYL and kids free;  Vendors:  $15 per space (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;  $12 fee
DXCC Card Checking (NJDXA)
October 10  
Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Hamarama 2004
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA  19040
Ed Finn, WA3DRC
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)
E-mail:  packrats_w3ccx@yahoo.com
http://www.ij.net/packrats  |  Hamarama flyer  |  Directions & map (PDF version)
Cost:  $6 (non-ham XYL & kids U13 free);  Vendors $10/space or 10' table (BYOT), indoors tables first come basis
Opens:  7:00 am buyers, 6:00 am sellers
October 17  
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, Main Street, Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, PA (new fire house)
PA Rt 309;  DirectionsMap
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Cathy Soeté
Talk-In:  145.31-
E-mail:  kb3cez@arrl.net  (Charles Schmell, KB3CEZ, Event Chairman)
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org  |  Directions & Map
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)
Cost:  $5 (non-ham spouse & kids free);  Tables $12.00 indoors (5 or more $10), Tailgate $6
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
October 31  
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN), Mason-Dixon Hamfest & Computer Show
Carroll County Agricultural Center, off MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road at the Ag Center sign (map)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Steve Beckman, N3SB, 2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD  21048
Talk-In:  145.41-
E-mail:  k3pzn@qis.net   or   n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn  |  On-line Vendor Registration
Cost:  $5 (ULS, kids U12 free);  $5 tailgate, Vendor $12 per table (every 4th free) - must pre-register by 11 Oct
VE Testing*:  9 am;  $10 fee;  Contact Phil Karras, KE3FL, ke3fl@juno.com, 3305 Hampton Ct., Mt. Airy, MD  21771;  Phone 301-831-5073
Nov 7  
(Saturday) Hazlet, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
North Centerville Volunteer Fire Company, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ, off exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway (map)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
E-mail:  pvourtsis@att.com  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv Beeferman)
Cost:  $2 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:00 am, 7:00 am for vendors
Nov 9  
(Tuesday) West Conshohocken, PA - PARA pre-meeting flea market
PARASales, 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://para.k3dsm.net  or  http://para.buxcom.net  |  Directions  |  Map
Indoor flea market and tailgating prior to PARA meeting
Cost:  FREE for buyers & sellers
Opens:  6:30 pm to 7:30
Nov 28  
Bayville (Toms River), NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (TAILGATE HAMFEST PARTY)
Bayville Fire House, 450 Route 9
Garden State Parkway to exit 80; Take Route 9 South to Bayville;  Firehouse near McDonalds & Dunkin Donuts
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Ed Genoino, WA2NDA
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 39° 54' 00" / W 74° 09' 18"
E-mail:  WA2NDA@aol.com  or  Don (K2HCW)  k2hcw@comcast.net 
Cost:  Buyers Admission is FREE;  $10 each Seller Space;  Inside tables $15 (reserved in advance)
Opens:  8 am - 12 noon;  Vendor setup 7 am
VE Testing*:  11 am;  Contact Ed (see above) for info
Tailgating only
No Hamfests Scheduled
Swap Nets
Tuesdays DCARA - Delaware County (PA) Amateur Radio Association SwapNet  
    Buy/Sell list 
    Tuesday nights, 7:30pm on 147.36+ & 224.500- 
Thursdays Willingboro Area Repeater Group Swap Net 
    Burlington County, NJ;  Central & Southern NJ;  Bucks and Philadelphia counties, PA 
    Thursday nights, 8:00 pm, 146.925-, no PL 
Sundays South Jersey Radio Association Traders Net  
    Medford, NJ area/SNJ 
    Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, 145.29- 

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 $10) usually charged. 
Save time by filling out FCC Form 605 in advance. 
Click here for details on what to bring

Notes for Vendors: 

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

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

For additional Hamfest and Swap Net web pages, see:

» Where to go for Amateur Radio Classes and Exam Sessions  

» ARRL Affiliated Club Look-up

» Repeater Lookup Website

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