N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2006
Over 45 Area Hamfests Listed

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Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!
No Maryland State Convention this year
Easton (MD) ARS, Eastern Shore Hamfest Cancelled for 2006 only
Grasonville, MD Ann Arundel/Kent Island RC Hamfest Removed from Calendar
Kent County (Felton, DE) Hamfest Removed from Calendar
Gloucester County (GCARC) Hamfest has moved from late August to 17 Sept.

* Note:  "Removed from Calendar" means that no information has been provided by the hamfest sponsor, they have not replied to e-mail requests, the hamfest is not listed with the ARRL, and the sponsor's website has no current hamfest information.  It can be assumed the hamfest no longer exists.


January
 
January 11  
(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 29  
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.mobileers.org
Cost: $5 entry, $12 table, $10 tailgaters
VE Testing*:  Pre-registration requested (WB4OGP@arrl.net);  testing begins promptly at 10:00am
 
February
 
February 01  
(Wednesday) Timonium, MD - BARC - It's FREE!!! - Minifest
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall, 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:  minifest2006@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
   
February 02  
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;  all proceeds go to WARC unless submitted by prior arrangement
   
March
   
March 04  
(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 phone and fax)
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  hamfest@splitrockara.org 
http://www.splitrockara.org  |  Directions  |  Map
On-line Vendor Registration (only)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am
Cost:  $6 buyer/sellers (kids & ULS free);  Tables $21/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 05  
Township of Washington (Bergen County), NJ - BARA Auction
Westwood Regional High School 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right ¼-mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
James Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd North, Township of Washington, NJ  07676
201-664-6725 until 10:00 pm
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)
E-mail:  k2zo@arrl.net  
http://www.bara.org 
Opens:  1:00 pm, Vendors 12:00 pm
Cost:  Free
   
March 11  
(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 18  
  Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
Parsippany PAL, 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
732-446-2427
E-mail:  pvourtsis@optonline.net  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430)
http://www.njarc.org   Aerial view of location / Directions   Directions
Cost:  $5 Buyers, $20 per table (NJARC members), $25 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:30 am, 7:30 am for vendors
   
March 25 - 26   
(Sat-Sun) Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest
No Maryland State Convention this year
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
Doug Wittich, N3VEJ, 410-256-0257
410-HAM-FEST Option 2 (410-426-3378)
E-mail: info2006@gbhc.org
http://www.gbhc.org   for on-line registration:  http://www.gbhc.org/onlineorder.htm
Talk-In:  146.67-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
Cost:  $6 per day at gate -- Attend for FREE! Volunteer 2 hours; contact Volunteer Worker Chairmen
Opens:  8 am to 5 pm Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm Sunday;  6:00 am each day (tailgating only)
VE Testing*:  Sunday, register by 9:00, for info contact John Creel, WB3GXW, 301-572-5124 or e-mail creewb3gxw@aol.com
   
March 29  
Perkasie, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club, Auction
Perkasie Firehouse, 100 North 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 02  
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- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40° 15.600 / W 3° 21.833
E-mail:  abbott0903@hotmail.com 
http://www.w2zq.com   (Directions)
Cost:  $6, kids U13 free;  Vendors (indoors & tailgaters) $10 per space (incl 1 admission per vendor)
Opens:  8 am, vendors 6 am
 
April 07  
(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
908-464-1323 (evenings only)
Talk-In:  145.75 (simplex)
GPS:  N 40° 42.450 / W 74° 36.583 (40.7075 / 74.609722)
E-mail:  K2AL@arrl.net 
http://www.nparc.org   (Auction Flyer)
Opens:  6:45 pm;  Vendor setup 6 pm;  Auction begins 7 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 22 - 23  
(Sat-Sun) Ewing Township, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs (run by PC Shows, Inc.)
The 31st 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)
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;  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 23  
York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation, 51st Annual 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
717-812-0037 (phone/ans machine)   717-845 8062 (fax)
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 123.0)
E-mail:  w3axc@arrl.net  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
 
April 29  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site, Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Wall Township, NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway;  see www.omarc.org for directions
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ  07755
Jeff Harshman, N2LXM
732-922-0816
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
   
May
   
May 07  
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:  Stuart Leabman, KB3JRB,  215-794-1360 
Vendors:  Dan Myers, KB3IBQ, 215-957-2343 
Talk-In:  147.09+, 443.95+  (PL 131.8) 
GPS:  N 40°15.850 / W 73°0.733
E-mail:  hamfest2006@k3dn.org (general info)   or  vendor2006@k3dn.org (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
   
May 07  
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  |  Directions
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
  Presentations start at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30 am;  Auction at 11:00 am
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm registration, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK; info contact  Joe Lockbaum, WA3PTV, ptvjoe@pa.net 
   
May 09  
(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 outdoors, 7:00 to 7:30 pm indoors;  Meeting at 7:30 pm
 
May 12-13  
(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 13  
(Saturday) Fredericksburg (Lebanon), PA - Appalachian Amateur Radio Group, AARG Hamfest
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 19 - 21  
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention
(the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood, Ohio
Dayton Hamvention, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH  45401-0964  Attn: (Committee you need to contact)
937-276-6930  |  Fax:  937-274-8369 (General Information)  |  937- 454-5655 (ticket orders)
Advanced tickets and reservations a must!  This is an international event.
Talk-In:  146.94- (no PL);  146.91- (alternate);  also 223.94-. 442.1+, 7.258 MHz
E-mail:  info@hamvention.org (general) or exhibits@hamvention.org (exhibitors) or tickets@hamvention.org (tickets)
http://www.hamvention.org
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/flea2006.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 27  
(Saturday) Township of Washington (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right ¼-mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd North, Township of Washington, NJ  07676
201-664-6725
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org
http://www.bara.org  |  On-line Flyer in PDF  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $5, unlicensed family 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 27  
(Saturday) Georgetown, DE - Sussex Technical High School ARC, S.T.A.R. Hamfest
Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway (Rt 9), Georgetown, a few miles west of Georgetown (use football entrance west of High School)
No known mailing address
Justin Timmons, N3JVT
302-934-5008   or   Chris Pridgeon (KB3MDZ) at 302-539-4570
Talk-In:  147.075+ (Sussex ARA)
GPS:  N 38° 38.665 / W 75° 26.562
E-mail:  N3JVT@yahoo.com   or   Chris Pridgeon (KB3MDZ) at KB3MDZ@yahoo.com
*** NO KNOWN WEBSITE ***
Cost:  Free admission;  Tailgating space Free, Indoor Tables $10
Opens:  7 am to 5 pm
Moderated Forums:  ARRL - The State of Amateur Radio;  DXing;  Contesting;  Digital Radio;  Computer Aids for the Hamshack;  Skywarn
VE Testing*:  12 noon;  free testing, walk-ins welcomed
   
May 28  
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;  Table rental + electric $20 in advance (13 May), $25 after
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm
Amateur related sales only;  A portion of the hamfest proceeds supports the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Scholarship Program
   
June
   
June 02 - 04  
(Fri-Sun) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Computer Show
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Route 15A, Rochester, NY
Banquet & Awards at DoubleTree Rochester Hotel
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:  info@rochesterhamfest.org
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*:  Sat 9am;  register by 28 May;  See Amateur Examinations;  Info contact Rajiv M. Dewan, N2RD, 14 New England Dr, Rochester, NY  14618;  e-mail rdewan@uhura.cc.rochester.edu
Other hobbies (Flying, Boating, Model Trains, Model Cars, Woodworking, Photography, etc.)
   
June 10  
(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, 6020 Fort Jenkins Lane #17, Bloomsburg, PA  17815
570-752-6851
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  drs352478@NNI.COM   (preferred method of contact)
http://www.qsl.net/cm-arc
Cost:  $5, ULS/kids U12 free;  one free Tailgate spot per admission;  $10 per table (indoors, includes table, electric may be avail);  4 acres free tailgating
Opens:  7 am; Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  9 am, walk-ins only (possible 1 pm session);  Testing provided by Columbia County ARC
   
June 17  
(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 18  
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° 24.700 / W 77° 23.750
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 02  
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 VE exam info contact Howard Weinstein, K2HW, k3hw@yahoo.com, 570-822-0864
   
July 04  
(Tuesday) 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>
Terry Snyder, WB3BKN, PO Box 355, Halifax, PA  17032-0355
717-979-9515
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:  terry@djterry.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 09  
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@dancarter.net  
http://www.scarcnj.org  |  Directions & Map
Cost:  $6, kids and non-hams free;  Tailgate:  $16,  Indoor:  $15
Overnight Camping:  $15
DXCC Card Checking
   
July 16  
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:  145.13- (Paoli) or  147.06+ (Newtown Square), 445.675- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40° 07.626 / W 75° 34.008
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 23  
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° 18.4502 / W 76° 57.9173 (approx)
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
   
August
   
August 06  
Mountaintop/Wright Twp (Luzerne County), PA - Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association (JMRA)
NEW LOCATION:  Wright Twp. Fire Hall, 477 South Main Road, Mountain Top, PA  18707
from I81 South take Nuangola exit 159 (old exit 43); turn left at first stop sign, come to second stop sign, turn left onto Church Rd, come to 3rd stop sign turn left (Main Rd), fire hall about 1/4 mile on left
from I81 North take Nuangola Exit 159 (old exit 43); turn right at stop sign onto Church Road, come to 2nd stop sign turn left (Main Rd), fire hall about 1/4 mile on left

Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association, 453 N. Washington Street, Wilkes Barre, PA  18705
Frank Wolfe, KB3ETK, 570-825-8856 or Linda, 570-762-4736
Talk-In:  146.52 Simplex, 146.805- (PL 82.5)
GPS:  N 41° 7.3696 / W 75° 55.7749 (approx - need confirmation)
E-mail:  w3kar@aol.com (Karen, W3KAR)  or  KB3ETK@myfreedombox.com (Frank, KB3ETK)
WEBSITE NOTE:  JMRA Website has not been updated since 2001!
http://jmraclub.tripod.com
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*:  9:00 am (walk-ins OK)
   
August 13  
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 13  
  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 20  
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  |  Directions  |  Flyer with map & directions
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost:  $3, kids U12 free; vendors tailgate space free
   
August 27  
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
John "Duke" Hamann, KC2DUX
609-780-7616
Talk-In: 147.120+ (PL 203.5)
E-mail: president@eclwa.org
http://www.eclwa.org   Map/Directions (MapQuest)
Cost:  FREE!;  Tailgate $10, Tables $10 in advance, $15 after 01 Aug (indoor, air conditioned)
Opens:  7:00 am to 1:00 pm;  Vendors setup 5:30 am
VE Testing*:  9:00 AM
 
September
   
Sept 09  
(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) 
Eastern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 51, Delaware Water Gap, PA   18327
Bill Brown, KC2DLR, 1350 North Mountain Drive, Blakesly, PA  18610
570-643-4637
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  kc2dlr@epix.net
http://poconohamfestplus.com for hamfest info
PARK: http://www.qsl.net/w3prk  EPARA: http://www.qsl.net/n3is  (not updated since 2004)
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors:  6:00 am (if before 6:00 am, must be pre-arranged!)
Cost:  $5 (children & ULS free);  Vendors:  $10 indoors, $6 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 09 - 10  
(Sat-Sun) 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° 08.607 / W 77° 12.150 (approx)
E-mail:  ka8ypy@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  
(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
1429 Island View Drive, Forked River, NJ  08731
732-279-4327 (Ed); or Don McGlaughlin, K2HCW, 732-237-9448; or Rocky, N2YQS, 732-905-3315
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3), 443.35+ (PL 141.3)  W2DOR/R
GPS:  N 39° 56.570 / W 74° 04.416 (approx)
E-mail:  hamfest@jsars.org  or  Ed Genoino wa2nda@comcast.net
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
   
Sept 17  
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° 12.707
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;  Tailgate FREE in '06, 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
 
Sept 22-23  
(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 22-23  
(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° 54.732 / W 75° 25.968 
E-mail:  navrad@enter.net 
http://www.mrca.ar88.net  |   Map   |   Flyer (2005 version for now)   |   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 (2005 version for now)
Radios, military electronics, and accessory items only!
 
Sept 30  
(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
   
October 01  
Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Hamarama
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)
GPS:  N 40° 15.900 / W 74° 59.250 (approx)
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 01  
(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° 18.367 / W 76° 57.928
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 07  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site, Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Wall Township, NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway;  see www.omarc.org for directions
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ  07755
Jeff Harshman, N2LXM
732-922-0816
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
   
October 07  
(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:  7 am;  Vendors 6 am;  Rain or shine;  No VE testing
 
October 08  
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° 15.600 / W 74° 38.167
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 15  
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
Charles Schmell, KB3CEZ
215-257-6368 (Days), 215-538-7458 (Evenings)
Talk-In:  145.31-
E-mail:  kb3cez@arrl.net
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  
(Monday) Online - ARRL Online Auction
Auction starts 10:00 am (EDT) 14:00 UTC
see http://arrl.auctionanything.com for details and registration
Registration required (any time up to or during the auction)
   
October 29  
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
   
November 14  
(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!
   
November 20  
(Monday) Union, NJ - Tri-County Radio Association Annual Auction
Elks Club, 281 Chestnut Street, Union, NJ; GSP Exit 138 to Rt. 509 East, right on Chestnut (near Hospital)
Tri-County Radio Association, address unknown
Robert E. Grassmann, KB2BBD
GPS:  N 40°40.5354 / W 74°16.0356 (approximate - please e-mail exact coords)
E-mail:  w2li@arrl.net
http://www.w2li.org
Cost:  Free; TCRA receives 10% of the sale price (up to a max of $10 on the first $100 of any sale; all sales above $100 are commission free)
Opens:  7:00 pm, auction starts at 7:30 pm
   
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- 
 
Wednesdays East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS)
    East Coast US (Florida to New England)
    Wednesdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST/EDT on 7.255 MHz (LSB)
 
Thursdays Willingboro Area Repeater Group Swap Net 
    TERMINATED
    Burlington County, NJ;  Central & Southern NJ;  Bucks and Philadelphia counties, PA 
    Thursday nights, 8:00 pm, 146.925- (PL 131.8)
 
Sundays South Jersey Radio Association Traders Net  
    Medford, NJ area/SNJ 
    Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, 145.29- (PL 91.5, or press "22" to disable PL for 15 minutes)

Splitrock ARA - K2RF Repeater
    Roxbury, NJ area/NNJ
    Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, 146.985- (PL 131.8)

   
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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