N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2009
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Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!
Many hamfests have not yet set their dates.  In these cases, the date will show "TBD" (for To Be Determined).
As the sponsors provide information, these entries will be updated to reflect the most current information.
NEW:  Added MAARC Antique Radio Fleamarket & Auction, 18 October, Maryland
The DVRA Hamfest will be run in conjunction with the Trenton Computer Festival
The Cherryville, NJ Hamfest (aka Flemington Hamfest) has been cancelled for April 2009
The Frederick ARC (FARC) Father's Day Hamfest has been cancelled for 2009
The Roseland Amateur Radio Club (IRAC) Auction has been cancelled for 2009
Delaware State Convention returns to Sussex County Hamfest

* 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 14  
(Wednesday) 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
Contact:  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
   
January 21  
(Wednesday) Timonium, MD - BARC - It's FREE!!! - Minifest
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Home Arts Building, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Exit 17, Padonia Rd East (map)
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094-0095
Contact:  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:  NONE PROVIDED
http://www.baltarc.com/minifest.htm
Cost:  Free entry, no vendor fees;  tables/chairs available
Opens:  About 3 pm (as soon as first vendor sets up), ends 9-10 pm, peak traffic hours 6-7 pm
   
January 25  
  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
Contact:  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 076 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
 
February
   
February 05  
(Thursday) Warminster, PA - Warminster Amateur Radio Club, Auction & Meeting
Benjamin Wilson Senior Center, Delmont Ave, Warminster, PA
WARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA  18974
Contact:  Larry Abbot, WA3ELQ
215-443-7521
Talk-In:  147.09+ and 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  wa3elq@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
 
February 20  
(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
Contact:  James Kern, KB2FCV, 32 Risk Ave, Summit, NJ  07901
908-219-4016 (or Al, K2AL, at 908-872-5021)
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 42.444 W 074 24.243
E-mail:  james1787@aol.com
http://www.nparc.org   (Auction Flyer  |  Directions  |  Map)
Opens:  6:30 pm;  Auction begins 7 pm
Cost:  $3 Bidders/Sellers
Auction:  10% commission to club on auctioned items only; post-auction Fleamarket:  No commission; free table space is "first come, first taken"
Indoors
   
March
   
March 01  
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
Contact:  Jim Joyce, K2ZO
201-664-6725  Fax 201-265-1366
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 58.866 W 074 03.676
E-mail:  k2zo@arrl.net  or  bara@bara.org  
http://www.bara.org 
Opens:  1:00 pm, Vendors 12:00 pm; Auction starts at 1:30 pm
Cost:  Free
   
March 16  
(Monday) Fairless Hills, PA - Penn Wireless Assn, Auction & Meeting
Penn Wireless Association, PO Box 224, Morrisville, PA  19067
Falls Township Community Building, 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA
Contact:  Ben Johns, K3JQH 215-657-5994 (day or evening)
Talk-In: 145.25- (PL 131.8)
GPS: N 40 10.970 W 074 51.550 (approximate)
E-mail: k3jqh@arrl.net
http://www.pennwireless.org
Opens: 6:30 pm, Auction starts at 7 pm
Cost: Free (Primarily a club donation auction, contact us for other items; Club retains a 10% donation)
   
March 21  
(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>
Contact:  Richard Lee (914-589-3751)  or  Harry Klancer (732-238-1083)  or  Ray Chase (908-757-9741)
GPS:  N 40 51.738 W 074 23.893
E-mail:  radiorich@prodigy.net (Richard)  or  klancer2@comcast.net (Harry)  or  enrpnr@erols.com (Ray)
http://www.njarc.org   Aerial view of location / Directions   Directions
Cost:  $5 Buyers, $25 per table (non-members); $20 first/$15 extra (NJARC members)
Opens:  8:00 am
   
March 28-29  
(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
Contact:  Bill Dobson, N3WD
443-590-1444  (Voice/Fax)
Talk-In:  146.67-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
GPS:  N 39 26.850 W 076 37.760 (York Rd)
E-mail: w3ft67@yahoo.com  or  info2009@gbhc.org
http://www.gbhc.org   for on-line registration:  http://www.gbhc.org/onlineorder.htm
Cost:  $10 per day at gate; advance price is $8 by sending SASE;  Paypal option - see website
-- 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 04  
(Saturday) Succasunna (was Parsippany), NJ - Split Rock ARA, North Jersey Hamfest
Roxbury Senior Center, Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Splitrock ARA, PO Box 610, Rockaway, NJ  07866
Contact:  Dan Gruber, N2AB
866-457-6687  Fax: 866-457-6687
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 51.738 W 074 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:  $5 buyer/sellers (kids & ULS free);  Tailgating available;  Tables $20 (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)
   
April 04  
(Saturday) Georgetown, DE - 2nd Annual Sussex County (DE) Hamfest and ARRL Delaware State Convention
Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Highway (Rt 9), Georgetown, a few miles west of Georgetown (use football entrance west of High School)
Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School Amateur Radio Club
Contact:  Herb Quick, KF3BT, 413 High St. Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-4949
Talk-In:  147.075+ (PL 156.7)  (SARA Repeater, Millsboro, DE)
GPS:  N 38 38.665 W 075 26.562
E-mail:  KF3BT@arrl.net
http://www.k3str.com   (Flyer  |  Map  |  Vendor Info  |  SARA
Cost:  $5; Tailgating $5, Indoor Tables $15 first table, $10 additional tables
Opens:  Outdoor Tailgaters 6am (indoors in case of rain); Indoors 7 am to 5 pm
Moderated Forums:  Moderated forums; Guest Speaker Riley Hollingsworth, retired Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau
VE Testing*:  8 am;  free testing, walk-ins welcomed
   
CANCELLED Cancelled for 2009
(Saturday) Annandale (Clinton), NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn. (aka Flemington Hamfest)
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
Contact:  William Loeffler, N2BL
908-391-7655  or  908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Talk-In:  147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
GPS:  N 40 37.656 W 074 53.073 (approximate)
E-mail: 
cherryvillehamfest@embarqmail.com  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 by 10 March
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)
   
April 05  
  Toms River, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (JSARS Hamfest by the Shore)
Riverwood Park Recreation Building, 2 Riverwood Road & Whiteville Road (Rt 527), Toms River, NJ
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Contact:  Vendors - Darleen McGlaughlin, KC2HCW, 732-237-9448
or Ed Genoino, WA2NDA, 1429 Island View Drive, Forked River, NJ  08731, 609-693 3729 (H) or 609-713-4057 (C)
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 39 56.570 W 074 04.416 (approx)
E-mail:  K2HCW@comcast.net (Darleen)
http://www.jsars.org   Map
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5 Buyers; Tailgate/Indoors $15 each (BYOT)
Vendors contact Darleen at jsars910@gmail.com  or call 732-237-9448
VE Testing*:  Registration 11:00 am (walk-ins allowed); separate building from hamfest; Contact Ed Genoino, WA2NDA, at wa2nda@verizon.net
Indoors - Air Conditioned
 
April 18  
(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
Contact:  Jeff Harshman, N2LXM
732-996-0637 from 5 PM to 9 PM
Talk-In:  145.110- (PL 127.3), 146.520 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 11.070 W 074 03.390
E-mail:  N2LXM@arrl.net  or N2LXM@juno.com
http://www.omarc.org 
Cost:  $5 per car, Vendors $10/space
Opens:  7:30 am;  Vendors 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  10:30 am, for info contact Pat Brannick, N2BZD, at n2bzd@arrl.net
   
April 18  
(Saturday) Dover (York), PA - York Hamfest Foundation, 54th Annual York Springfest and Computer Show
Brookside Park, 4054 Fox Run Road, Dover, PA; 1 mile east of Dover on PA Rt 921
York Hamfest, PO Box 951, Dover, PA  17315
Contact:  Ray Shaub, W3AXC
717-292-3529
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 123.0)
GPS:  N 40 0.110 W 076 49.760 (approximate)
E-mail:  w3axc@yahoo.com  or  w3axc@arrl.net
http://www.yorkhamfest.org  |  Hamfest  |  Directions  |  Schedule of Events
Cost:  $5, XYLs, kids U16 free;  Tailgaters $5 outside plus admission;  Indoor Tables $15
     Tailgate reservations contact k3iwk@flash.net;  Table registrations w3sst@yorkhamfest.org;  vendor info website
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm;  Vendor setup 6 am
VE Testing*:  1 pm; Walk-ins OK; Laurel VEC
 
April 25-26  
(Sat-Sun) Ewing Township, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs; DVRA
The 34th Trenton Computer Festival - including ham classes, seminars, exams and tailgating
Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) Hamfest
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)
Contact:  Mary Joy Vitulli
201-825-2229 ext. 14
GPS:  N 40 16.269 W 074 46.922 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail:  info@tcf-nj.org
http://www.tcf-nj.org   
Cost:  $10 for 2-day advanced purchase (19 April deadline), $15 at gate for both days, $10 Sunday only;  Flea Market spot $70 commercial, $35 non-commercial, $100 tent space (fleamarket details & agreement) (indoor vendor agreement)
To reserve space call Lenny @ 973-388-7194, e-mail vendor@tcf-nj.org
Opens:  10 am to 5 pm Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm Sunday;  Flea Market 9 am each day
Hamfest sponsored by DVRA
Professional Seminars on Friday, April 24th, 8:30 am to 5 pm
100+ speaker sessions, workshops and seminars over both days;  500+ vendors
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Alain Kornhauser, subject "The Car of Tomorrow" - Princeton University, Saturday at 2:35 pm
Featured Sessions:  Microsoft's Peter Laudati on Windows 7; Sunday is Apple/Mac Day: Apple's Dave Marra on Macos X (Leopard, Ilife 9, Iwork 9); Digital TV Changeover: What You Need to Know

Robotics Contest; IEEE Region I Micromouse Contest and Student Conference
VE Testing*:  Information sessions and license exams Sat 11-3, Sun 11-2
   
April 30  
(Thursday) 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
Contact:  Jim, WA3YLQ
215-723-7294
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 22.444 W 075 17.539
E-mail:  wa3ylq@arrl.net
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org  (auction info http://www.rfhill.ampr.org/Docs/Auction 2009.pdf)
Opens:  6:30 pm, Auction starts at 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free (Club retains 10% of auction sales)
   
May
   
May 03  
Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC (WARC)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown (Newtown), PA, just south of junction of Rt 232 & Rt 413
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
Contact:  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)
GPS:  N 40 15.900 W 074 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) Rain or Shine
VE Testing*:  10 am check-in, 10:30 start;  call Larry Abbot, WA3ELQ, at 215-443-7521 for more info
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards;  Check-out Table available
   
May 03  
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
Contact:  Karin Christensen, KB3GFV
301-432-2358
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
GPS:  N 39 30.880 W 077 44.716 (approx)
E-mail:  dilbert3@earthlink.net 
http://www.w3cwc.org
Cost:  $5, kids 12U 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
  QSL checking;  ARRL Forum 10-11 am;  Odds & Ends Auction 11 am
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm registration, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK; info contact  Joe Lockbaum, WA3PTV, ptvjoe@pa.net 
 
May 08-09  
(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
Contact:  Lewie, 610-262-3255
GPS:  N 40 30.190 W 075 46.090 (approximate)
E-mail:  Lewallie@aol.com (Lewie)
http://www.dvhrc.org  (for Renningers Antiques Market, http://www.renningers.com/kutzradio.htm  or Directions
Cost:  Free;  Vendor registration suggested
Opens:  About noon Friday, 7:00 am Sat;  Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping)
   
May 15-17  
(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/fleamarket.php#rates 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 (NOTE:  Pre-registration is required only if special testing accommodations are needed)
Helmet-Cam / Webcam of Hamvention (weekend of the event)
   
May 23  
(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
Contact:  Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd North, Washington Township, NJ  07676
201-664-6725  Fax: 201-265-1366
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 58.866 W 074 03.676
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 24  
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
Contact:  John Elgin, WA3MNN, 518 Copley Lane, Silver Spring, MD  20904
301-641-5313  (6-10 PM)  Fax: 301-384-6513
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.76-, or 444.0+ (PL 107.2) (WA3DZD/R)
GPS:  N 39 18.648 W 076 57.898 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  wa3mnn@verizon.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
   
May 30  
(Saturday) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Technology Expo & ARRL Atlantic Division Convention
Barnard Carnival Grounds, 380 Maiden Lane, Greece, NY
Rochester Hamfest Tickets, 1982 Wheatland Center Road, Scottsville, NY  14546
Contact:  Len Crellin, KC2PCD
585-671-2424
Talk-In:  146.88- (PL 110.9); Automated navigation is available on 146.79-
GPS:  N 43 13.430 W 077 39.050
E-mail:  kc2pcd@rochester.rr.com
http://www.rochesterham.org  |  Flyer  |  Map
Cost:  $5 at gate;  Children U16 free; Flea Market Space - Free; Overnight Camping $5 (Friday night, no facilities)
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6am; Rochester Hamfest Fish Fry at 6 pm
Other Tech Hobby Groups (R/C, Model Trains, Rockets, etc.)
VE Testing*:  Sat 9 am - walk-ins only
   
June
   
June 13  
(Saturday) Lime Ridge (Bloomsburg), PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
Lime Ridge Community Center, 6405 4th Street (Old Berwick RD.), Lime Ridge, PA
From I-80 eastbound, Exit 241A, westbound Exit 241; south on US 11 (toward Lime Ridge or Bloomsburg) for 1/2 mile to first light; left on Low Street, 1/2 mile to left on Old Berwick Road; one block on the right
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 162, Mifflinville, PA  18631
Contact:  Dave Schack, WC3A
570 -752-6851
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5)
GPS:  N 41 01.560 W 076 20.555 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  drs352478@verizon.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)
Opens:  7 am; Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  9 am, walk-ins only;  Testing provided by Columbia County ARC
   
CANCELLED  Cancelled for 2009
  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 1260, Frederick, MD  21702
http://www.frederickarc.org
   
June 20  
(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
Contact:  Eric Lund, NW2P, 112 Rock Rd Greenbrook, NJ  08812
908-251-3938
Talk-In:  146.52 (Simplex), 146.625- (PL 141.3), 442.250+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 32.888 W 074 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
   
July
   
July 04  
(Saturday) Bressler, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Harrisburg Hamfest and Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) Section Convention
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
Contact:  Terry Snyder, WB3BKN, 462B Tourist Park Road, Halifax, PA  17032
717-979-9515  Fax: 717-303-0565
Talk-In:  146.76- (PL 100) (W3UU)
GPS:  N 40 13.690 W 076 49.090;   VE Testing Site:  N 40 14.350 W 076 48.910
E-mail:  hracw3uu@gmail.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 05  
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
Contact:  Carol Nygren, KA3EEO, 2081 State Route 118, Sweet Valley, PA 18656
570-477-2294 or Bill Sweeney, KB3KUJ at 570-510-1680
Talk-In:  146.61- (PL 82.5)
GPS:  N 41 20.140 W 075 59.840
E-mail:  murgasarc@gmail.com
http://www.qsl.net/k3ytl  |  Flyer & map
Cost:  $6 (advance $4), XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors:  one 8' space outdoors free, $5 other;  Indoors $15/space incl. table & 110 VAC before 6/22/09, $20 after 6/22
   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 Joe Caffrey, W3DZH, jnlcaffrey@verizon.net
   
July 12  
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
Contact:  Mike Pilotti, KF3CD, 212 Amanda Lane, Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-935-4429  Fax: 610-254-8539
Talk-In:  145.13- (Paoli) or  147.06+ (Newtown Square), 445.675- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 07.626 W 075 34.008
E-mail:  kf3cd@arrl.net 
http://www.marc-radio.org   flyer  detailed directions at http://www.marc-radio.org/hamfest.htm 
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 12  
  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
Contact:  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 08.171 W 074 43.030 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mail:  Hamfest@Scarcnj.org   
http://www.scarcnj.org  |  Flyer  |  Directions & Map
Cost:  $7, kids and non-hams free;  Tailgate:  $20,  Indoor:  $20
Overnight Camping:  $25
DXCC Card Checking
 
July 19  
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
Contact:  Les McClure, W3GXT
410-461-1212 (Voice/Fax)
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-, 448.325-
GPS:  N 39 18.4502 W 076 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
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
   
July 25  
  Wall Township, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
InfoAge Project Diana Site, Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Wall Township, NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway; click on directions and scroll down to "InfoAge, Wall Township"
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
NOTE: Event information not confirmed; NJARC's website still refers to the November 2008 event in Parsippany
Contact:  Richard Lee (914-589-3751)  or  Harry Klancer (732-238-1083)  or  Ray Chase (908-757-9741)
GPS:  N 40 11.210 W 074 03.590 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail:  radiorich@prodigy.net (Richard)  or  klancer2@comcast.net (Harry)  or  enrpnr@erols.com (Ray)
http://www.njarc.org   Aerial view of location / Directions   Directions
Cost:  $5 Buyers, $25 per table (non-members); $20 (NJARC members)
Opens:  8:00 am; Vendor setup 7:00 am; Auction at 11:30 am
Free appraisals; Expert repair evaluations
Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA) "MiniMeet" after the Swapmeet
   
August
   
August 08  
(Saturday) Sinking Spring, PA (Reading area) - Reading Radio Club Mini-Fest
Heritage Park, Sinking Spring, PA; West on Rt 422 at Rt. 724, after one mile left on Park Ave (just past the Sunoco station on the right); Park Ave 0.3 miles to dead end, left onto Clematis St; 0.2 miles to the entrance to Heritage Park
The Reading Radio Club, PO Box 13777, Reading, PA  19612
Contact:  Ed Morgan, K3QJ
717-445-6229
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 19.320 W 076 01.950 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  k3qj@arrl.net 
http://www.readingradioclub.org  |  Directions
Opens:  8 AM, Vendors 7 AM; Auction at 12 Noon (for unsold items buyers wish to auction off)
Cost:  $1, U18 free; tailgaters $2 per space plus admission
VE Testing*:  9:00 AM
 
August 09  
  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
Contact:  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   or  tristateara@gmail.com
http://www.k3tsa.com  |  Flyer 
Opens:  8 am;  Vendor setup 7 am
Cost:  $5;  Tailgating $10 (includes 1 admission);  Pavillion $15
   
August 15  
(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
Contact:  Robert Kogan, KB2KQO, 9 Locust Lane, Ringwood, NJ 07456
973-896-3909
E-mail:  kb2kqo@gmail.com
Talk-In:  146.490/+1 MHz (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 41 01.445 W 074 14.670
E-mail:  rmarc@qsl.net
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 16  
  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
Contact:  Darleen McGlaughlin, KC2HCW
732-237-9448
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 39 56.570 W 074 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 Conditionedens:  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 16  
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
Contact:  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   (flyer front, back with directions & map)
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
 
September
   
Sept 12  
(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
Contact:  Jerry Truax, N3SEI
570-620-9080
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 41 00.000 W 075 13.930 (need confirmation)
E-mail:  cameras@ptd.net
http://www.qsl.net/n3is/hamfest  for hamfest info
PARK: http://www.qsl.net/w3prk (not updated since July 2006)
EPARA: http://www.qsl.net/n3is
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors:  6:00 am (if before 6:00 am, must be pre-arranged!)
Cost:  $5 (children & 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  Cancelled for 2009
  Roseland (Essex County), NJ - Roseland Amateur Radio Club (IRAC) Annual Auction
Roseland Municipal Building all-purpose room, 19 Harrison Ave, Roseland, NJ; From I280, take Exit 5B to Rt. 527N; right on Eagle Rock Ave, left on Harison Ave
Roseland Amateur Radio Club, 300 Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ  07068
Contact:  Dick Denby, AB2SV
Talk-In:  147.415 / 146.415
GPS:  N 40 49.275 W 074 17.460 (approx)
E-mail: 
AB2SV@arrl.net
http://www.qsl.net/k2gq
Opens:  12 noon to 2 pm, Vendors 11:00 am
Cost:  Free (Sellers pays 10% of selling price if item sells)
 
Sept 18 - 19  
(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
Contact:  Lewie, 610-262-3255
GPS:  N 40 30.191 W 075 46.086 (approximate)
E-mail:  Lewallie@aol.com (Lewie)
http://www.dvhrc.org  (for Renningers Antiques Market, http://www.renningers.com/kutzradio.htm or Directions
Cost:  Free;  Vendor registration suggested
Opens:  About noon Friday, 7:00 am Sat;  Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping)
   
Sept 18-19  
(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
Contact:  Dale Gagnon, KW1I;  or Al Klase, N3FRQ
no phone number
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 40 54.732 W 075 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 20  
  Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC (GCARC) 50th Anniversary Hamfest
4H Fairgrounds, Rt. 77, 2 miles south of Rt. 45 / Rt. 536, Mullica Hill, NJ
Gloucester County ARC, PO Box 370, Pitman, NJ  08071
Contact:  Harry Elwell, K2ATX
856-513-0407
Talk-In:  147.180+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 39 42.945 W 075 12.707
E-mail:  K2ATX@arrl.net
http://www.w2mmd.com 
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; Fee $15
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 11:30 am
   
Sept 27  
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
Contact:  Ed Finn, WA3DRC
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)
GPS:  N 40 15.900 W 074 59.250
E-mail:  packrats_w3ccx@yahoo.com
http://www.packratvhf.com  |  Hamarama flyer  |  Directions & map (PDF version)
Cost:  $5 (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
   
October
   
October 03  
(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
Contact:  David Phillips, W3CWE, 344 North George Street, Millersville, PA  17551
717-872-6578
E-mail:  w3cwe@comcast.net  |  reservations Table@W3RRR.org or call 717-721-6636
Talk-In:  147.015+ (PL 118.8)
GPS:  N 40 07.150 W 076 12.810 (need confirmation)
http://www.w3rrr.org
Cost:  $2, Tailgaters $5, Limited Indoor tables, $7 (admission included for vendors)
Opens:  7 am;  Vendors 6 am;  Rain or shine;  No VE testing
   
October 03  
(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
Contact:  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:  $5 per car, Vendors $10/space
Opens:  7:00 am;  Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  starting 10:30 AM; contact N2BZD at n2bzd@arrl.net
   
October 04  
  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 
Contact:  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 076 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 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 10  
(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
Contact:  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 074 03.676
E-mail: hamfest@bara.org  or  K2ZO@arrl.net 
http://www.bara.org  |  Flyer  |  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;  $15 fee
DXCC Card Checking (NJDXA)
   
Octber 18  
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, 2 North Main Street Sellersville, PA; Rt. 309 to Sellersville exit (Main street), follow to center of town; Firehouse is next to Perkiomen creek near intersection with Diamond Street;  DirectionsMap
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Contact:  Bill Henderson, WM3L
610-299-4643
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 21.480 W 075 18.540 (approximate)
E-mail:  WM3L@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; for table reservations, contact Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, at wa3ylq@arrl.net (215-723-7294)
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)
   
October 18  
  Davidsonville, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) Antique Radio Meet and Vintage Ham Fest
Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Rd at the historic NIKE missile site in Anne Arundel County
Directions from Wash DC:  US 50 East toward Annapolis and beyond Bowie, MD.  Exit 16 onto Davidsonville Road (MD 424) south.  After about 3 miles turn right onto Central Avenue (MD 214).  After 0.7 mile bear left onto Queen Anne Bridge Rd.  After 1.1 miles look for the chain link fence and signs for the Rec Center on the left.

Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact:  Geoff Shearer
E-mail:  gshearer2@verizon.net
http://www.maarc.org/RadioFallFest.htm  |  Map, Directions & Hotels
Cost:  free!
Opens:  7 am;  Consignment starts at 09:00 and ends at 11:30 am; Big Auction starts at 12:30 pm
   
October 25  
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
Contact:  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 27  
(Black Friday) Fair Lawn, NJ - Fair Lawn Radio Emergency Service / 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
Contact:  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 pm sellers access, 6 pm buyer access; Ends by about 10 pm
   
December
   
  No Hamfests Scheduled
   
Swap Nets
   
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 $15) usually charged. 
Save time by filling out NCVEC 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?


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