N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2007
Over 45 Area Hamfests Listed

VICTOR AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION, Camden, NJ     W2VTM
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Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!
New Auction:  Fair Lawn ARC, Fair Lawn, NJ on 23 Nov (Black Friday)
New White Elephant Sale:  Burlington County RC, Moorestown, NJ - 08 Oct
Gloucester County Hamfest Date Change - 23 Sept
Cancelled:  ECLWA Hamfest in N. Wildwood, NJ - will be back in 2008
New Hamfest:  Oceanport, NJ on 14 July
New Hamfest:  Ramapo Mountain, Oakland, NJ on 18 August
The Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association hamfest will now be held in April (was in August)
The JSARS hamfest has moved from September to August, from Seaside to Toms River
The FARfest and Maryland Convention have been cancelled for 2007 after losing their location.  Check back in 2008!

* 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 28  
  Odenton Park, 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., Severna Park, MD  21146-3134
410-647-3335
Talk-In:  146.805- (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 39 05.438 / W 76 42.653 (approximate)
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
   
January 31  
(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
GPS:  N 39 26.850 / W 076 37.760 (York Rd)
E-mail:  minifest2007@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
 
February 23  
(Friday) New Providence, NJ - New Providence Amateur Radio Club Auction and Indoor Fleamarket
New Location:  New Providence Municipal Center Gym Academy St. (at Springfield Ave.), Rt 78E Exit 44, Rt. 78W Exit 43
NPARC, PO Box 813, New Providence, NJ  07974
Al Hanzl, K2AL
908-872-5021  Fax 973-539-1317  or  Andy (WA2DKJ) 973-377-6992
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3), 145.75 (simplex)
GPS:  N 40 42.444 / W 74 24.243
E-mail:  K2AL@arrl.net 
http://www.nparc.org   (Auction Flyer)
Opens:  6:30 pm;  Vendor setup 6 pm;  Auction begins 7 pm
Cost:  $2 Bidders/Sellers
Auction:  10% commission to club on auctioned items only Fleamarket:  No commission; free table space is "first come, first taken"
Indoors
   
March
   
March 03  
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - Split Rock ARA, North Jersey Hamfest
Parsippany Police Athletic League (PAL) Bldg, 33 Baldwin Road (at Route 46)
Splitrock ARA, PO Box 610, Rockaway, NJ  07866
Marc Colton, K2WEB or Michael Greenfeld, K8BQ
866-457-6687 (toll-free phone and fax)
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 51.738 / W 74 23.893 (approximate - please confirm)
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 $22 (includes one admission) / No Tailgaters
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 04  
Township of Washington (Bergen County), NJ - BARA Auction
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, 286 Ridgewood Blvd North, Township of Washington, NJ  07676
Tony Mizzo, K2AMI
201-664-6725 until 10:00 pm
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 58.866 / W 74 3.676
E-mail:  bara@bara.org  
http://www.bara.org 
Opens:  1:00 pm, Vendors 12:00 pm; Auction starts at 1:30 pm
Cost:  Free
   
March 24  
(Saturday) Annandale (Clinton), NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn.
North Hunterdon Regional High School, 1445 Route 31, Annandale, 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)
GPS:  N 40 37.656 / W 74 53.073 (approximate)
E-mail:  cherryvillehamfest@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 28  
(Wednesday) 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)
GPS:  N 40 22.441 / W 75 17.534 (approximate)
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)
   
March 31 - April 01  
(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)
Talk-In:  146.67-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
GPS:  N 39 26.850 / W 076 37.760 (York Rd)
E-mail: info2007@gbhc.org
http://www.gbhc.org   for on-line registration:  http://www.gbhc.org/onlineorder.htm
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
   
April
   
April 14  
(Saturday) 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
GPS:  N 40 51.738 / W 74 23.893 (approximate - please confirm)
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
 
April 15 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
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 03 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 21  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site (former Camp Evans Complex), Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Belmar (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)
GPS:  N 40 11.070 / W 074 03.390
E-mail:  n2lxm@arrl.net   or   n2lxm@juno.com
http://www.omarc.org 
Cost:  $3 per car, Vendors $10/space
Opens:  7:30 am;  Vendors 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  10:30 am, for info contact KB2RIS at kb2ris@arrl.net
   
April 22  
York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation, 52nd 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
Jim Shultz, W3MYK
717-812-0037 (phone/ans machine)   717-845-8062 (fax)
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 123.0)
GPS:  N 39 54.527 / W 076 49.908
E-mail:  jimpat31@comcast.net
http://www.yorkhamfest.org  |  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 27-29  
(Fri-Sun) Ewing Township, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs (run by PC Shows, Inc.)
The 32nd 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)
MarketPro, Inc. 120 N. Central Avenue Suite 2 South Ramsey, NJ 07446
Mary Joy Vitulli
201-825-2229 ext. 14
GPS:  N 40 16.269 / W 74 46.922 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail:   mvitulli@marketpro.com
http://www.tcf-nj.org   
Cost:  $12.50 advanced (16 April deadline), $17 at gate for both days, $12 Sunday only, 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:  Constantine Kaniklidis, subject "VISTA Exposed"
Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists (MARCH) exhibit
VE Testing*:  Information sessions and license exams Sat 11-3, Sun 11-2
   
April 28  
(Saturday) 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
Karen Thomas, W3KAR, 570-288-1314  or  Frank Wolfe, KB3ETK, 570-825-8856
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*:  10:00 am (walk-ins OK)
   
May
   
May 06  
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+ (PL 131.8), 443.95+ (PL 131.8), 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 4015.900 / W 74 59.250
E-mail:  hamfest@k3dn.org (general info)  or  vendor@k3dn.org (vendor info)
http://www.k3dn.org   click here for hamfest infoflyer  or  vendor pre-registration form 
Cost:  $5 (ULS/kids U13 free) at gate;  Vendors: Tailgate $10/Table $15, plus admission (pre-register by 1 April for indoor table reservation)
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am; Saturday setup after 4 pm)
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 06  
Hagerstown (Boonsboro), MD - Antietam Radio Association (The Great Hagerstown Hamfest)
Washington County Agricultural Center, MD Rt 65 South, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD (I-70 Exit 29A South)
Antietam Radio Association, PO Box 52, Hagerstown, MD  21741-0052
Karin Christensen, KB3GFV
301-432-2358
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
GPS:  N 39 30.880 / W 77 44.716 (approx)
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 12:00 pm
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm registration, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK; info contact  Joe Lockbaum, WA3PTV, ptvjoe@pa.net 
   
May 08  
(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-
GPS:  N 40 4.286 / W 75 18.921 (approximate - please confirm)
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 11-12  
(Fri-Sat) Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction
Renningers Antiques Market, 740 Noble St, Kutztown; Main St (from East)/Kutztown Rd (from West) exit off Rt. 222 between Allentown and Reading;  South on Noble Street
DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA  18901
Lewie, 610-262-3255  or  Dale, 610-972-9719
GPS:  N 40 30.190 / W 75 46.090 (approximate)
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 12  
(Saturday) Fredericksburg (Lebanon), PA - Appalachian Amateur Radio Group, AARG Hamfest
Fredericksburg Fireman's Park, Route 343, 1.3 miles south of Route 22, Fredericksburg, PA, north of Lebanon, PA
Dick Wise, K3MIK, 208 Clark Road, Hershey, PA  17033
GPS:  N 40 25.260 / W 76 25.200 (approximate - please confirm)
717-534-2945 
Talk-In: 146.640-
E-mail:  info@aa3rg.org  or  k3mikdick@att.net 
http://web.aa3rg.org:81  |  flyer/map/directions 
Cost:  $5 buyers & sellers, kids U16 free; Tailgate space $5, covered space $12 (electric available)
Opens:  8 am, sellors 6 am (Friday night setup prior to 10pm by advance approval only)
   
May 18-20  
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention
(the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Hara Arena, 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, $25 at door, kids 12U free;
Tailgate Exhibitor:  $70/90 (see http://www.hamvention.org/flearates07.htm for full tailgating prices)
Indoor Exhibitor:  $570 advance (see http://www.hamvention.org/inside.htm for details)
Parking:  Free, with shuttle (not at Hara Arena)
Opens:  8 am (Fri, Sat, Sun);  closes 6pm Fri, 5pm Sat, 1pm Sun
VE Testing*:  Free; Friday 2:30, Saturday 9:30 am and 1:30 pm;  contact exams@hamvention.org
Helmet-Cam / Webcam of Hamvention (weekend of the event)
   
May 19  
(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
Herb Quick, KF3BT, 413 High St. Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-4949
Talk-In:  147.075+ (PL 156.7)  (Sussex ARC, KB3BHL)
GPS:  N 38 38.665 / W 75 26.562
E-mail:  hamiltongraphics@aol.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 26  
(Saturday) Township of Washington (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
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)
GPS:  N 40 58.866 / W 74 3.676
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org  or k2zo@arrl.net
http://www.bara.org  |  On-line Flyer in PDF  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $5, unlicensed family 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  
West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association, Memorial Day Hamfest
Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD; I70 to Exit 80, Rt 32 South to MD Rt. 144 W, one mile West of Rt. 32
Maryland FM Association, PO Box 351, Hanover, MD  21076
John Elgin, WA3MNN
301-641-5313  (6-10 PM)
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.76-, or 444.0+ (PL 107.2) (WA3DZD/R)
GPS:  N 39 18.648 / W 76 57.898 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  wa3mnn@arrl.net 
http://www.marylandfm.org  |  Directions
Cost:  $6, U12 free;  Tailgate $5 per space;  Table rental + electric $20 in advance (19 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 01-03  
(Fri-Sun) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Computer Show
Monroe County Fairgrounds (Fair & Expo Center), Route 15A, Henrietta, 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:  $8 advance, $10 at gate;  Children U12 free;  Friday Banquet & Admission:  $28 ($30 after 15 May)
Advanced ticket and VE registrations must be received prior to 15 May
Tailgaters:  $15/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 09  
(Saturday) Bloomsburg, PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
Bloomsburg Fire Hall & Grounds, 911 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; 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
Jim Hancock, KB3ICM
570 -864-0130
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5), 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 59.721 / W 76 27.128 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  KB3ICM@arrl.net (preferred method of contact)
http://www.qsl.net/cm-arc
Cost:  $5, ULS/kids U12 free;  one free Tailgate spot per admission, additional $5 each;  $10 per table (indoors, includes table, electric may be avail);  4 acres free tailgating
Opens:  7 am; Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  9 am, walk-ins only;  Testing provided by Columbia County ARC
   
June 16  
(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
Eric Lund, NW2P, 112 Rock Rd Greenbrook, NJ  08812
908-251-3938
Talk-In:  146.625- (PL 141.3), 442.250+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 32.888 / W 74 28.172 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  nw2p@w2qw.net
http://www.w2qw.org  |  On-line flyer
Cost:  $6;  Tailgate $6 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 17  
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
Bob Moroney, K9CMR
301-831-5060
Talk-In:  147.06+ (PL 123), 146.64- (PL 156.7) (K3ERM)
GPS:  N 39 24.705 / W 77 23.510
E-mail:   k3erm@qsl.net  or  k9cmr@arrl.net
http://www.qsl.net/k3erm  |  flyer & map  (PDF version)  |  Map/Directions to Fairgrounds
Cost:  $6;  Tailgate $8 per space;  Tables $15 in advance, $20 after 11 June
Indoor and tailgates, rain or shine
Opens:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm;  Vendors & tailgaters 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  9:00 am FREE! (see web site for more info or to register online);  Register by 11 June
DXCC, WAS and VUCC QSL Checking, 9AM to Noon at the main building
   
July
   
July 01  
Lake Lehman (near Wilkes-Barre), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Dallas/Lehman, PA, 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, 29 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)
GPS:  N 41 20.149 / W 75 59.799 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  dena6@epix.net (Ray)  or  N3RN@arrl.net (Bob)
http://www.qsl.net/k3ytl  |  Flyer & map
Cost:  $6 (advance $4), XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors:  one 8' space outdoors free, $5 other;  $15/space indoors incl. table & 110 VAC
   Overnight camping $20 payable to fairgrounds (advise Hamfest Chairman if camping)
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  
(Wednesday) Bressler, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - 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, PO Box 355, Halifax, PA  17032
Terry Snyder, WB3BKN, PO Box 355, Halifax, PA  17032-0355
717-979-9515
Talk-In:  146.76- (PL 100) (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 08  
  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
GPS:  N 41 8.171 / W 74 43.030 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  N2ERH@dancarter.net  
http://www.scarcnj.org  |  Directions & Map  |  Flyer
Cost:  $6, kids and non-hams free;  Tailgate:  $15,  Indoor:  $15
Overnight Camping:  $25
DXCC Card Checking
   
July 14
(Saturday) Oceanport, NJ - Oceanport First Aid & Rescue Squad
2 Pemberton Ave, Oceanport, NJ  07757
Garden State Parkway Exit 105 (Rt 36 Eatontown), Left to Wykoff Rd, Right on Broad St, Left on Main St; OFA&RS on right side, corner of Main & Pemberton
Jonathan Ryan, KC2QVO, 24 Willow Court, Oceanport, NJ  07757
732-804-7421  Fax: 732-542-0689
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 67)
GPS:  N 40 18.820 / W 074 01.741
E-mail:  KC2QVO@aol.com
http://www.oceanporthamfest.20m.com
Cost:  $5; Vendors $15 outdoors, $20 indoors (electric $5 extra), table rental $10
Open:  8 am (Vendors 6 am)
   
July 15  
Kimberton (near Valley Forge), PA - Mid-Atlantic ARC (MARC)
Kimberton, PA, Fire Co. Fair Grounds, Route 113, south of the intersection with Route 23
Mid-Atlantic ARC, PO Box 2154, Southeastern, PA  19399
Mike Pilotti, KF3CD, 212 Amanda Lane, Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-935-4429
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   flyer  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 22  
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 card checking
   
August
   
August 11  
(Saturday) Sinking Spring, PA (Reading area) - Reading Radio Club mini-HAMFEST
Heritage Park, Sinking Spring, PA; address/directions unknown
The Reading Radio Club, PO Box 13777, Reading, PA  19612
Ed Morgan, K3QJ
Phone number unknown
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  w3bn@qsl.net
http://www.readingradioclub.org
Opens:  8 AM; Absolute Auction at 11 AM (for unsold items buyers wish to auction off)
Cost:  $5 (members $1)
 
August 12  
  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)
GPS:  N 41 21.800 / W 074 41.900 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  w2tao@arrl.net 
http://www.k3tsa.com  |  Flyer 
Opens:  8 am;  Vendor setup 7 am
Cost:  $5;  Tailgating $10 (includes 1 admission);  Pavillion $15
   
August 18  
(Saturday) Toms River, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (JSARS Hamfest by the Shore)
Riverwood Park Riverwood Recreation Building, Riverwood Road & Whiteville Road (Rt 527), Toms River, NJ
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)
GPS:  N 39 56.570 / W 74 04.416 (approx)
E-mail:  Ed Genoino wa2nda@verizon.net 
http://www.jsars.org 
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5 Buyers; Tailgate $10, Indoors $15 each (BYOT), Tables (limited) $5 ea
VE Testing*:  Registration 11:00 am, testing 11:10 am (separate building from hamfest)
Indoors - Air Conditioned
   
August 18  
(Saturday) Oakland, NJ - Ramapo Mountain ARC, Ham Radio and Computer Flea Market
Oakland American Legion Hall, 65 Oak Street, I287 Exit 58 to Rt 202 South, right on Oak St.
Ramapo Mountain ARC, PO Box 364, Oakland, NJ  07436
Anthony Cassera, N2KDZ, 72 Smokey Ridge Road, Ringwood, NJ  07456
973-839-3564
Talk-In:  146.490/+1 MHz (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 41 01.497 / W 74 14.855
E-mail:  rmarc@qsl.net   or   anthonycassera@netscape.com
http://www.qsl.net/rmarc
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am
Cost:  $5 (ULS, kids free);  Free with new membership to RMARC; Tables $12, Tailgate $10
   
August 19  
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate-Fest"
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive; MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road 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)
GPS:  N 39 33.333 / W 076 59.970 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  k3pzn@qis.net   or  n3sb@qis.net
http://www.qis.net/~k3pzn 
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am;  Must clear grounds by 3 pm
Cost:  $5 per person (ULS, kids U12 free), No tailgate charge with admission
   
August 19  
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 44.260 / W 76 56.140
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
   
CANCELLED  Check back in 2008!
  for 2007 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)
GPS:  N 39 00.450 / W 074 47.640 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  kc2dux@duxpond.com 
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 08  
(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 Connelly, W3MJ
570-424-0845  or  570-460-9191 (cell)
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 41 00.000 / W 075 13.930 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  w3mj@ptd.net
http://poconohamfestplus.com for hamfest info
PARK: http://www.qsl.net/w3prk (not updated since July 2006)
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 
   
Cancelled  Check back in 2008!
(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
 
Sept 21-22  
(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
GPS:  N 40 30.191 / W 75 46.086 (approximate)
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 21-22  
(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
Dale Gagnon, KW1I;  or Al Klase, N3FRQ
no phone number
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 40 54.732 / W 75 25.968 
E-mail:  kw1i@earthlink.net (Dale)  or  al@ar88.net (Al)
http://www.mrca.ar88.net  |   Map   |   Flyer (PDF)   |   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 website
Radios, military electronics, and accessory items only!
   
Sept 23  
(Changed
from
16 Sept)
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 
http://users.tellurian.com/freddie/w2mmd
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 6:00 am (vendors)
Cost:  $6, Non-ham spouse, kids U12 free;  Tailgate spaces FREE, Pavilion $10, plus admission
Awards:  DXCC, WAS, VUCC Field Checking
VE Testing*:  9:00 am
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 11:30 am
   
Sept 30  
Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Hamarama
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown (Newtown), 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
E-mail:  packrats_w3ccx@yahoo.com
http://www.packratvhf.com  |  Hamarama flyer  |  Directions & map (PDF version)
Cost:  $6 (non-ham XYL & kids U13 free);  Vendors add $10/tailgate space or $15/indoors table (first come basis, 120 tables available); No advance registrations
Opens:  7:00 am buyers, 6:00 am sellers

The Microwave Update 2007 (MUD) conference will be held 18-20 October at the The Inn at Valley Forge (formerly Hilton; near Philadelphia)
See http://www.microwaveupdate.org for details

   
October
   
October 06  
(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)
GPS:  N 40 07.150 / W 076 12.810 (need confirmation)
http://www.qsl.net/rrra (no hamfest info on website)
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 06  
(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
732-996-0637
Talk-In:  145.110- (PL 127.3), 443.00+ (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 40 11.070 / W 074 03.390
E-mail:  N2LXM@juno.com 
http://www.omarc.org 
Cost:  $3 per car, Vendors $10/space
Opens:  7:00 am;  Vendors 6:00 am
 
October 06  
(Saturday) Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
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
GPS:  N 40 58.866 / W 74 3.676
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org  or  K2ZO@arrl.net 
http://www.bara.org  |  On-line Flyer in PDF  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $5, 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 07  
  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 10/06 after noon (vendorsales@carafest.com
Opens: 8 am to 4 pm;  Vendors 6 am, or Saturday setup after 12:00 noon
VE Testing*: Free! Starts 9 am in the 4H building.  Pre-registration not required.
   
October 08  
(Monday) Moorestown, NJ - Burlington County RC White Elephant Sale (pre-meeting)
St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 318 Chester Avenue, Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County Radio Club, PO Box 307, Moorestown, NJ  08057
Bob Nelson, K2QPN
<need phone number>
Talk-In:  146.55 Simplex
GPS:  N 39 58.110 / W 074 56.650 (approximate)
E-mail:  k2td@arrl.net
http://www.k2td-bcrc.org  |  Map
Cost:  Free for buyers and sellers
Opens:  7:30 pm sale starts;  Seller setup TBD;  ends TBD
Club meeting night, open to all
   
October 21  
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, 100 N. 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
215-261-3507  Fax 215-257-0724
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 21.432 / W 75 18.426 (approximate)
E-mail:  kb3cez@yahoo.com   or   kb3cez@arrl.net
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org  |  Directions & Map
Cost:  $6 (non-ham spouse & kids free);  Tables $12.00 indoors (5 or more $10), Tailgate $8
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)
   
October 28  
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN), Mason-Dixon Hamfest & Computer Show
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive; MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road at the Ag Center sign (map)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Steve Beckman, N3SB, 2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD  21048
410-876-1482
Talk-In:  145.41-
GPS:  N 39 33.333 / W 076 59.970 (need confirmation)
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
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am; Saturday night setup after 8 pm
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 13  
(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-
GPS:  N 40 4.286 / W 75 18.921 (approximate - please confirm)
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 19  
(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, PO Box 412, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
Robert E. Grassmann, KB2BBD
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 40.535 / W 74 16.036 (approximate - someone please confirm)
E-mail:  kb2bbd@arrl.net   or   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
   
November 23  
(Black Friday) Fair Lawn, NJ - Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club / KJI Electronics Auction
The Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road, Fair Lawn  NJ 07410
Fair Lawn ARC, 10-10 Kipp St. Fairlawn, NJ 07410
Gene Ottenheimer, WB2HID
201-791-3841
Talk-In:  146.79- (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 56.260 / W 074 07.830 (approximate)
E-mail:  w2npt@arrl.net  or  fairlawnarc@yahoo.com
http://www.flarc.net  |  Directions  |  Map
Cost:  Free for buyers and sellers; FLARC commission 10% per item ($20 max)
Opens:  7:00 pm auction starts; 5:30 pm sellers access; Ends by about 10 pm
   
December
   
  No Hamfests Scheduled
   
January 2008
 
Jan 09, 2008  
(Wednesday)

2008

Philadelphia (Roxboro), PA - Phil-Mont Auctionfest
Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19128; Wolcoff Auditorium, directly behind the Main Hospital building; entrance directly across from loading dock; parking lot entrance on Jamestown Street; Parking $1 (dollar bill or 4 quarters)
Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 88 Abington, PA 19001
Ed Masarsky, KB3IV
Talk-In:  147.030+ (PL 91.5)
E-mail: info@phil-mont.org
http://www.phil-mont.org
Cost:  Free except for $1 parking at the hospital
   
Jan 27, 2008  
 

2008

 
Odenton Park, 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., Severna Park, MD  21146-3134
410-647-3335
Talk-In:  146.805- (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 39 05.438 / W 76 42.653 (approximate)
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 at 9:00am
   
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)
 
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 $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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