N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2005
Over 45 Area Hamfests Listed

VICTOR AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION, Camden, NJ     W2VTM
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Juniata Valley Hamfest Cancelled;  Meadowlands Hamfest Cancelled
Trenton Computer Fest (TCF) back at Trenton (TCNJ) (details)
Tri-State ARA Matamoras Hamfest back (details)
Roseland ARC (IRAC) Hamfest (West Orange, NJ) cancelled for 2005
York Fall Yorkfest (Sept) cancelled for 2005;  April fest still on!
BRATS Hamfest New Venue (Howard County Fairgrounds) (details)
F.A.R.Fest Returns to Gaithersburg!  (details)
Pocono Area Hamfest moves from Bartonsville to Stroudsburg  (details)
DLARC Hamfest (Schnecksville, PA) cancelled for 2005


January
 
January 12  
(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
Rich Moll, W3RM
215-659-4488
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 26  
(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
410-256-0257
Talk-In:  146.67-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
E-mail:  minifest2005@gbhc.org
http://www.baltarc.com/activities/minifest1.htm
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 30  
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
410-647-3335
Talk-In:  146.805- (PL 107.2)
E-mail:  n3seo@aol.com
http://www.qth.com/mobileers
Cost: $5 entry, $12 table, $10 tailgaters
VE Testing*:  Pre-registration requested (WB4OGP@arrl.net);  testing begins promptly at 10:00am
 
February
   
February 14
Warminster, PA - Warminster Amateur Radio Club, Auction & Meeting
Benjamin Wilson Senior Center, Delmont Ave, Warminster, PA
WARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA  18974
Tony Simek, N3YNH
215-674-5218
Talk-In:  147.09+ and 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  N3YNH@k3dn.org 
http://www.k3dn.org 
Opens:  7:30 pm (includes WARC club meeting;  visitors welcome)
Contact club for auction rules
   
March
   
March 5  
(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 6
Fairlawn, NJ - BARA Auction
Fairlawn Firehouse, 12-34 George Street , Fairlawn, New Jersey  07410
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 304, Hackensack, NJ  07601
Tony Izzo, K2AMI
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  K2AMI@arrl.net  
http://www.bara.org 
Opens:  7:00 pm, Vendors 6:00 pm;  Auction starts 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free
   
March 12  
(Saturday) Clinton, NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn.
North Hunterdon Regional High School, Rt. 31 S, Clinton, NJ (½-mile south of I-78 on Rt. 31 at Regional Rd.)
Cherryville Repeater Association II, PO Box 308, Quakertown, NJ  08868
Walter O'Brien, W2WJO
908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Talk-In:  147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
E-mail:  hamfest@earthlink.net  or  w2cra@qsl.net  
http://www.qsl.net/w2cra  |  Hamfest Info |  Flyer (PDF)  |  Vendor Pre-registration Form (pdf)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am;  All indoors - rain or shine
Cost:  $6;  Vendors $15 ea table advance/$20 day of, electric $5 extra;  pre-registration required
VE Testing*:  starts 9:00 am;  pre-registration 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 13  
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
732-446-2427
E-mail:  pvourtsis@att.com  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430)
http://www.njarc.org 
Cost:  $5 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:30 am, 7:30 am for vendors
   
March 30
Perkasie, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club, Auction
Perkasie Firehouse, 100 South Fifth Street (at Arch St.), Perkasie, PA
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Charles Schmell, KB3CEZ
215-257-6368 (days)  or  215-538-7458 (evenings)
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  kb3cez@arrl.net 
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org  (auction info http://www.rfhill.ampr.org/auction.pdf
Opens:  6:30 pm, Auction starts at 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free (Club retains 10% of auction sales)
   
April
   
April 2-3   
(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:  CONV2005@gbhc.org  E-mail:  info2005@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 8
(Friday) New Providence, NJ - New Providence Amateur Radio Club Auction and Indoor Fleamarket
Salt Brook School, 40 Maple St, New Providence, NJ (15 miles SW of Newark) Best access via I-78 (exits 44E or 43W)
NPARC, PO Box 813, New Providence, NJ  07974
Al Hanzl, K2AL
Talk-In:  145.75 (simplex)
E-mail:  K2AL@arrl.net 
http://www.nparc.org   (Auction Flyer)
Opens:  6:45 pm;  Vendor setup 6 pm;  Auction begins 7:15 pm
Cost:  $2 Bidders/Sellers; non-bidders/non-sellers free
Auction:  Sellers can have up to 3 items auctioned; 10% commission to club on auctioned items Fleamarket:  No commission; free table space is "first come, first taken"
Indoors in school cafeteria; light refreshments for purchase
 
April 9  
(Saturday) Seaside Heights, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (JSARS Hamfest by the Shore)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 100 Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ;  GSP Exit 82 to Rt 37 East; over bridge into Seaside Heights, stay left and make left turn 2 Streets and make right onto Grant Street. Go up to traffic light, hall is at the corner.
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Ed Genoino, WA2NDA,  wa2nda@aol.com 
1429 Island View Drive, Forked River, NJ  08731
609-971-2792
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3), 443.35+ (PL 141.3)  W2DOR/R
GPS:  
E-mail:  hamfest@jsars.org 
http://www.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
 
April 10
Georgetown, DE - Sussex Tech Amateur Radio Club (STAR Hamfest)
Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway (Rt 9), Georgetown, DE
Carl Davis, KB1EJH, PO Box 180, Georgetown, DE  19947
302-684-8627  (Fax: 302-684-8627)
Talk-In: 146.520 (W3D)
GPS:  
E-mail:  kb1ejh@yahoo.com 
http://www.kb3juv.com/club.htm 
 
April 16-17  
(Sat/Sun)

Commercial
Event

Ewing Township, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs (run by PC Shows, Inc.)
The 30th Trenton Computer Festival - including ham classes, seminars, exams and tailgating
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)
TCF Tickets, PC Shows, Inc., PO Box 37, Kendall Park, NJ  08824
800-631-0062 (Mon-Thur 9 AM to 5 PM)
E-mail:   fleaform@tcfshow.com 
http://www.tcfshow.com  or  http://www.tcf-nj.org  |  Vendor Brochures (in PDF)
http://www.pcshow.com  (PC Shows, Inc., formerly KGP Productions)
Cost:  $10 advanced, $15 at gate for both days, Children 12U free;  Flea Market spot $75 in advance
Opens:  9 am to 5 pm Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm Sunday;  Flea Market 9 am each day
90+ speaker sessions, workshops and seminars over both days;  500+ vendors
Keynote Speaker:  Brian Kernighan (of Kernighan & Ritchie / C Programming Language fame)
Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists (MARCH) exhibit
VE Testing*:  TBD (usually continuous walk-ins)
   
April 17  
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   or   jimpat31@suscom.net 
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 23  
(Saturday) Easton, MD - Easton ARS, Eastern Shore Hamfest
Talbot Agricultural Center, Hiners Lane, Easton, Maryland. From North, take US Rt. 50, turn left (east) just after Milepost 60 on Hiners Lane.  From South, take Rt. 50, turn right (east) past Milepost 61
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
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 156.7), and 146.520 simplex
GPS:  N 38° 50’ 29.6” / W 76° 03’ 30.9”
E-mail: tinsleym@comcast.net  
http://www.k3emd.com
Opens:  7 am, Vendors/Tailgaters 6 am
Cost:  $10, Tailgaters $10 plus admission (includes table under cover)
Free shuttle service from Easton Airport to Hamfest;  Call on 52 simplex (K3EMD)
VE Testing*:  12 noon;  Pre-registration required (e-mail: n3oue@fastol.com
   
April 24  
West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) Tailgate Fest
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
410-552-2652
Talk In: 147.135+ (PL 156.7 off on day of hamfest)
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
Opens: 7 am to 3 pm
   
April 30  
(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
410-969-8042
Talk-In:  147.105+, or 146.94-, or 448.225 (PL 114.8)
E-mail:  w2kbr@bayserve.net 
http://www.w3vpr.org
Cost:  $4, Tailgate space free for hams; indoor tables available
   
May
   
May 1  
Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC (WARC)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, just south of junction of Rt 232 & Rt 413
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
General:  Heather Leabman, KB3JUY, 215-794-1360 
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:  (general info)   or  (vendor info)
http://www.k3dn.org   click here for hamfest info  or  vendor pre-registration form 
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;  Check-out Table available
Ham Radio Demonstrations;  SKYWARN Class at 12:30 pm promptly (Mt Holly SKYWARN site)
   
May 1   
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
Karin Christensen, KB3GFV
301-432-2358
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
E-mail:  dilbert3@earthlink.net 
http://www.w3cwc.org 
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 10  
(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 13-14
(Fri-Sat) Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction
Renningers Antiques Market, Main St (from East)/Kutztown Rd (from West) exit off Rt. 222 between Allentown and Reading;  South on Noble Street (740 Noble St)
DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA  18901
Lewie, 610-262-3255  or  Dale, 610-972-9719
E-mail:  Lewallie@aol.com (Lewie)  or  tubenut@webtv.net (Dale)
http://www.dvhrc.org  (for Renningers Antiques Market, http://renningers.com  or Directions
Cost:  Free;  Vendor registration suggested
Opens:  About noon Friday, 7:00 am Sat;  Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping)
 
May 14
(Saturday) Fredericksburg (Lebanon), PA - Appalachian Amateur Radio Group, AARG Hamfest 2005 
Fredericksburg Fireman's Park, Route 343 
Dick Wise, K3MIK, 208 Clark Road, Hershey, PA  17033 
717-534-2945 
Talk-In: 146.640-
E-mail:  k3mikdick@att.net 
http://web.aa3rg.org:81 
   
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, 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)
http://www.hamvention.org
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/flea2005.pdf for full tailgating prices)
Indoor Exhibitor:  $570 indoors (see https://host1.wfdns.com/~scoy/store/agora.cgi for details)
Opens:  8 am (Fri, Sat, Sun);  closes 6pm Fri, 5pm Sat, 1pm Sun
VE Testing*:  Saturday;  contact sandman@dnaco.net
Helmet-Cam / Webcam of Hamvention (weekend of the event)
   
May 28  
(Saturday) Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional Jr/Sr High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. North, Washington Township, NJ  07676
201-664-6725
Talk-In:  146.19+
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, 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;  $14 fee
DXCC Card Checking
   
May 29  
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/R)
E-mail:  wa3mnn@arrl.net 
http://www.marylandfm.org  |  Directions
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space, Indoors $10;  Table rental + electric $15 in advance (14 May), $20 at hamfest
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 3 - 5  
(Fri-Sun) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Computer Show
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
http://www.rochesterhamfest.org
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)
Other hobbies (Flying, Boating, Model Trains, Model Cars, Woodworking, Photography, etc.)
   
June 11
(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 162, Mifflinville, PA  18631
Dave Schack, WC3A
570-752-6851
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  WC3A   (preferred method of contact)
http://www.qsl.net/cm-arc
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free;  Tailgate $1 plus admission, $20 per table (indoors, includes table, electric may be avail);  4 acres free tailgating
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm; indoor setup Friday, 6 - 10 pm (overnight lockup with security)
VE Testing*:  10 am, walk-ins only;  Testing provided by Columbia County ARC
   
June 18  
(Saturday) Piscataway, NJ (formerly Dunellen) - Raritan Valley RC, W2QW Hamfest
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@optonline.net 
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 19  
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
Talk-In:  147.06+, 146.64- (K3ERM)
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:  $6;  Tailgate $5 plus admission;  Tables $10 in advance, $15 after 13 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
   
July
   
July 3  
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  
(Monday) 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
717-938-8249
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 10   
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
Steve Maslin, N3ORH, 2408 Lomara Dr, Pottstown, PA  19464 
610-327-8666
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)
http://www.marc-radio.org  detailed directions at http://www.marc-radio.org/hamfest.html 
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 10   
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 17   
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
Karen Thomas, W3KAR, 570-288-1314  or  Frank Wolfe, KB3ETK, 570-825-8856
Talk-In:  146.52 Simplex, 146.805- (PL 82.5)
E-mail:    w3kar@aol.com (Karen, W3KAR)  or  kb3etk@aol.com (Frank, KB3ETK)
*** WEB SITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***
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 24  
West Friendship, MD - Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
Maryland Hamfest and Computer Fest - NEW VENUE:
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD, MD Rt. 144, adjacent to I-70, one mile West of Rt. 32
Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society, PO Box 5915, Baltimore, MD  21282-5915
Les McClure, W3GXT
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
  |  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 $40 (tentative price - check back later)
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 30
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC), Antique Radio Swap Meet
Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Athletic League (PAL), 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, no mailing address
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
732-446-2427
or Marv Beeferman 2265 Emeralda Park Drive, Forked River, NJ  08731
609-693-9430
Talk-In:  None
E-mail:  pvourtsis@att.com  or  mbeeferman@cs.com 
http://www.njarc.org  |  Directions
Opens:  8:30 am;  Vendors set-up 7:30 am
Cost:  $5 buyers;  Vendors $15 (NJARC member), $20 (non-member), incl 8' table for first 30 vendors
Note:  This is an antique radio swapmeet, not a hamfest
   
August
   
August 14  
Bayville (Berkeley Township), NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (JSARS Hamfest by the Shore)
Bayville Fire House, 653 Route 9 (Atlantic City Blvd) 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
609-971-2792;  or Rocky Grasso (N2YQS) 732-905-3315;  or Don McGlaughlin (K2HCW) 732-237-9448
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 
http://www.jsars.org 
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5 Buyers, Tables $15 each (incl one adm), XYLs and kids U14 free;  NO TAILGATING
VE Testing*:  Registration 11:00 am
Indoors - Air Conditioned
   
August 14  
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
410-876-1482
Talk-In:  145.41- (K3PZN)
E-mail:  n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn 
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am;  Must clear grounds by 3 pm
Cost:  $5 per person (ULS, kids U12 free), No tailgate charge with admission
   
August 14  
Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC (GCARC)
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:  146.865- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 39° 42.945' / W 75° 12.7068'
E-mail:  aa2wn@arrl.net 
*** WEB SITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 6:00 am (vendors)
Cost:  $6, 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 14  
Matamoras, PA - Tri-State Amateur Radio Association (TSARA)
Matamoras Airport Park, Airport Park Pavillion, 7th Street, I-84 Exit 53, US 209/US 6 North, right at 7th Street (at the Stewart’s Root Beer Stand), follow to end at airport
Tri State Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 292, Matamoras, PA  18336
Tom Olver, W2TAO, PO Box 711, Sparrowbush, NY  12780
914-443-5151
Talk-In: 145.350- (PL 100.0), 146.760– (PL 100.0)
E-mail:  w2tao@arrl.net 
http://www.tsara.org  |  Flyer 
Opens:  8 am;  Vendor setup 7 am
Cost:  $5;  Tailgating $7 (includes 1 admission);  Pavillion $10
   
August 21
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
443-604-8133 
Talk-In:  146.895-
GPS:  N 39° 44.279' / W 76° 56.121'
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
   
August 28  
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
Helena Aber, KC2AAX
609-847-0212
Talk-In:  147.120+ (PL 203.5)
E-mail:  haber01@comcast.net 
http://www.eclwa.org 
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
   
August 28
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
302-653-2144
Talk-In:  146.97-, 147.300+ (no PL)
E-mail:  N3QJJ@arrl.net
NO VALID WEBSITE AVAILABLE
Opens:  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:  $5 (free tailgating with admission);  No Sales Tax in Delaware!
Special Auction at 11:00 am!
 
September
   
Sept 10  
(Saturday)

 

(formerly Bartonsville)

Stroudsburg, PA - Eastern PA ARA (EPARA) and Pocono ARK (PARK) (Pocono Area Hamfest & Electronics Expo)
Stroudsburg Jr. High School, Chipperfield Drive, Stroudsburg, I-80 Exit 302 (eastbound) or Exit 303 (westbound);  see Directions & Map for details 
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:  147.045+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  w3mj@ptd.net
http://home.ptd.net/~w3mj  or  http://www.qsl.net/n3is  or  http://www.qsl.net/w3prk 
Directions & Map

Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors:  6:00 am (if before 6:00 am, must be pre-arranged!)
Cost:  $5 (children & ULS free);  Vendors:  $15 indoors, $5 outdoors
VE Testing*:  9am (registration from 8 to 9am);  pre-registration required (e-mail: wx3k@arrl.net)
Amateur Radio, R/C Hobbies, Arts /Crafts, Homeland Security Station 
   
Sept 10 - 11  
Saturday/
Sunday
Gaithersburg, MD - Foundation for Amateur Radio 48th Annual F.A.R.Fest
Maryland/DC Section Convention
Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg, MD, Exit 11 of I-270
F.A.R.Fest, PO Box 1013, College Park, MD  20741
Dan Blasberg, KA8YPY
301-345-7381
Talk In: 146.955- 
GPS:  N 39.14345° / W 77.20250° (approx)
E-mail:  Blasberg@verizon.net 
http://www.farfest.org  |  Directions (note - these are fairground directions - ignore the date)
(Sponsor's web site:  http://www.amateurradio-far.org)
Cost:  $6 one-day at gate, 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;  1 adm/table incl.
Opens:  6:00 am (outdoors only), 8:00 am (indoors);  Vendor inside setup after 5:00 pm on Friday
VE Testing*:  FREE!  Both days - check for details (Provided by Laurel VEC)
Maryland Convention Forums:  TBD
 
Sept 16-17
(Fri-Sat) Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction
Renningers Antiques Market, Main St (from East)/Kutztown Rd (from West) exit off Rt. 222 between Allentown and Reading;  South on Noble Street (740 Noble St)
DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA  18901
Lewie, 610-262-3255  or  Dale, 610-972-9719
E-mail:  Lewallie@aol.com (Lewie)  or  tubenut@webtv.net (Dale)
http://www.dvhrc.org  (for Renningers Antiques Market, http://renningers.com or Directions
Cost:  Free;  Vendor registration suggested
Opens:  About noon Friday, 7:00 am Sat;  Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping)
   
Sept 23-24  
(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
610-597-2023
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 40.9122° / W 75.4328° 
E-mail:  navrad@enter.net 
http://www.mrca.ar88.net  |   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!
 
Cancelled  

Schnecksville, PA - Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club (DLARC)

     CANCELLED in 2005

http://www.dlarc.org  

   
September 25  
Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Hamarama 2005
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
   
October 1  
(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
717-872-6578
E-mail:  w3cwe@comcast.net
Talk-In:  147.015+ (PL 118.8)
http://www.qsl.net/rrra 
Cost:  $1, Tailgaters $3, Limited Indoor tables, $5 (admission included for vendors)
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm;  Rain or shine;  No VE testing
 
October 2
West Windsor, NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA)
Mercer County Public Ice Skating Center, Mercer County Park, access from Hughes Dr, South Post Rd or Edinburg Rd
DVRC, PO Box 7024, West Trenton, NJ  08628-0024
Glenn Costello, N2RPM
609-882-2240
Talk-In:  146.67-
GPS:  N 40° 15' 36" / W 74° 38' 10"
E-mail:  abbott0903@hotmail.com 
http://www.w2zq.com   (Directions)
Cost:  $6, kids U13 free;  Vendors (indoors & tailgaters) $10 per space (includes 1 admission)
Opens:  8 am, vendors 6 am
   
October 2  
(On Sunday this year) 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
410-552-2652
Talk-In: 147.135+ (PL 156.7 off on day of hamfest)  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 Saturday 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
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.omarc.org for directions
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ  07755
Jeff Harshman, N2LXM
908-922-0816
Talk-In:  145.110- (PL 127.3), 443.00+ (PL 127.3)
E-mail:  N2LXM@juno.com 
http://www.omarc.org 
Cost:  Free to buyers, Vendors $10/space
Opens:  7:30 am;  Vendors 6:30 am
 
Cancelled 
Carlisle, PA - South Mountain Repeater Association Halloween Hamfest

     CANCELLED in 2005

http://www.qsl.net/kb3cvo/ 

   
October 8
(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, c/o Jim Joyce
Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. North, Washington Township, NJ  07676
201-664-6725
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;  $14 fee
DXCC Card Checking (NJDXA)
   
October 16   
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
215-723-7294
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 23  
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
732-446-2427
E-mail:  pvourtsis@att.com  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430)
http://www.njarc.org 
Cost:  $5 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:30 am, 7:30 am for vendors
   
October 30  
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
410-876-1482
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
   
November
   
Nov 8  
(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;  Demos on ATV and Digital;  Meeting starts 7:30 pm - ALL WELCOME!
   
December
   
  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- 
   
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 $12-14) 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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