N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2010
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Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!
Hamfests that have not yet set their dates will show "TBD" (for To Be Determined).
As the sponsors provide information, these entries will be updated to reflect the most current information.
Cancelled - Ramapo Mountain Amateur Radio Club (Oakland, NJ); was 21 Aug
Date Change - Packrats Hamarama has moved to 03 October (VHF Conference 25 Sept)
 Location & Date Change - Tinton Falls, NJ - 12 Sept - Jersey Coast Chapter NADXA Hamfest
Venue Change - York (PA) Hamfest has moved to Spring Grove, PA
Date & Venue Change - Firecracker Hamfest (Harrisburg) on 03 July in Marysville
 

* 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 27  
(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
 
February
   
February 04  
(Thursday) Warminster, PA - Warminster Amateur Radio Club, Auction & Meeting
Benjamin Wilson Senior Center, 580 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  - 9:30 pm (includes WARC club meeting; visitors welcome)
Contact club for auction rules; all proceeds go to WARC unless submitted by prior arrangement
 
February 19  
(Friday)

Snow Date:
  March 12

New Providence, NJ - New Providence Amateur Radio Club Auction and Indoor Flea market
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:  Sellers 5:30 pm; Buyers 6:30 pm; Auction begins 7 pm (about 2 hours); Flea market after auction
Cost:  $5 Bidders/Sellers; Kids and ULS free
Auction:  NO COMMISSION this year!; post-auction Flea market:  limited free table space is "first come, first taken"
Indoors
   
March
   
March 06  
(Saturday)

Snow date:
  March 07

Wall Township, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Auction
InfoAge Science / History Learning Center, 2201 Marconi Road, 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>
Contact:  Ray Chase (908-757-9741)
GPS:  N 40 11.210 W 074 03.590 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail:  raydio862@verizon.net
http://www.njarc.org  |  Flyer  |  Aerial view of location / Directions   Directions
Cost:  no fee specified
Opens:  Viewing - 8:00-10:00 am; Auction starts 10 am
   
March 07  
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; Vendors pay 10% commission up to a maximum of $20 per item
   
March 15  
(Monday) Fairless Hills, PA - Penn Wireless Assn, Auction & Meeting
Penn Wireless Association, PO Box 224, Morrisville, PA  19067
Falls Township Community Building, 188 Old Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA (near Oxford Valley Mall)
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 20  
(Saturday) Annandale (Clinton), NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn. (aka Flemington Hamfest)
North Hunterdon Regional High School, 1445 Route 31 South, Annandale, NJ (-mile south of I-78 on Rt. 31 at Regional Rd.)
Cherryville Repeater Association II, PO Box 308, Quakertown, NJ  08868
Contact:  Michael Varas (N1MNV)
908-246-2555  or  908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Vendors contact Tony Ploski (W2HWW) aploski@comcast.net; or Roberto Matos (K2PA) matos99@comcast.net or 908-788-8253
Talk-In:  147.375+ (PL 151.4, extended coverage)
GPS:  N 40 37.656 W 074 53.073 (approximate)
E-mail:  mvaras@comcast.net  or  w2cra@qsl.net  
http://www.qsl.net/w2cra  |  Hamfest Info
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; No tailgating
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 27-28  
(Sat-Sun) Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest & Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Exit 17, Padonia Rd East (map)
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094-0095
Contact:  Bill Dobson, N3WD, PO Box 922, Reisterstown, MD  21136
443-590-1444  (Voice)  410-256-1130 (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
http://www.gbhc.org   for on-line registration:  http://www.gbhc.org/onlineorder.htm
Cost:  $6 per day; $5 per day group rate; Vendor rates vary ($10 to $70; check website for details)
-- Attend for FREE! Volunteer 2 hours; contact Volunteer Worker Chairmen
Opens:  6 am to 4 pm Saturday, 6 am to 2 pm Sunday; Vendor setup 5 pm Friday
VE Testing*:  Sunday, register by 9:00, for info contact John Creel, WB3GXW, 301-572-5124 or e-mail creewb3gxw@aol.com
   
April
   
April 10  
(Saturday) Bergenfield, NJ - BSA Venture Crew 7373, Hamfest, Auction & Breakfast
St. John the Evangelist Church Conlon Hall (Gym), 19 William Street, Bergenfield, NJ
Venture Crew 7373, c/o St. John the Evangelist Church, 29 North Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ  07621
Contact:  Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
201-314-6964  or Fax 201-387-8896
Talk-In:  146.955- (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  Not Available
E-mail:  w2ttt@arrl.net
http://troop139.org/Troop139/html/hamfest.html
Cost:  $5 advance, $7 at door; Tables 1/$15, 2/$25
Opens:  7:30 AM; vendors 6 AM
   
April 10  
(Saturday) Tinton Falls, NJ - Jersey Coast Chapter of the NADXA
Luigi's Restaurant, 5119 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ
North America DX Assoc., Inc., PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ  07720
Contact: 
Mike DiPersio, KC2Q, PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
908-415-6162
Talk-In:  W2NJR Network - 449.525-, 448.825-, 146.490-, 448.125-, etc. (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  Not Available
E-mail: 
kc2q@arrl.net  or  na2dx@nadxa.org  or  nadxa@nadxa.org
http://nadxa.org
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free; Sellers $10 plus $5 each additional space
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 6 AM
   
April 10  
(Saturday) York (Spring Grove), PA - York Hamfest Foundation, 54th Annual York Springfest and Computer Show
Porters Community Fire Company, 1199 Porters Road, Spring Grove, PA
York Hamfest, c/o Tabitha Zier 3 Cardinal Drive, Hanover, PA  17331
Contact:  Tabitha Zier, N3TOH, 3 Cardinal Drive, Hanover, PA  17331
717-632-6719
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 123.0)
GPS:  N 39 49.710 W 076 53.766
E-mail:  tazier@embarqmail.com  or  Chip (N3IW) at N3IW@arrl.net
http://www.yorkhamfest.org  |  Map  |  Activities
Cost:  $5, XYLs, kids U16 free; Tailgaters $5 outside plus admission; Indoor Tables $15 advance, $20 at door
  Table registrations contact N3TOH at tazier@embarqmail.com
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm; Vendor setup 6 am
VE Testing*:  1 pm; Walk-ins OK; Laurel VEC
   
April 11  
  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 11   
  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  |  Directions  |  Map
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5 Buyers; Tailgate/Indoors $15 each (BYOT) includes one admission
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 17  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site (former Camp Evans Complex), 1600 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 17   
(Saturday) Georgetown, DE - DELMARVA Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo
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:  Chuck Betyeman (W3DEL) or Jack Poore (K3JP)
302-645-2226
Talk-In:  147.075+ (PL 156.7)  (SARA Repeater, Millsboro, DE)
GPS:  N 38 38.665 W 075 26.562
E-mail:  W3DEL@arrl.net  or  K3JP@arrl.net
http://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com   (Flyer  |  Map  |  Vendor Info  |  SARA  |  Sussex Tech HS ARC
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
VE Testing*:  8 am; free testing, walk-ins welcomed
 
April 25  
(Sat-Sun) Ewing Township, NJ - Trenton Computer Festival, DVRA Hamfest & New Jersey State Convention
The 35th 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:  $12 for 2-day advanced purchase, $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 29  
(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 01  
(Saturday)

DATE CHANGE!

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:  Herman Niedzielski, K2AVA, 21512 Leitersburg Smithsburg Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-791-5841
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
GPS:  N 39 30.880 W 077 44.716 (approx)
E-mail:  K2AVA@myactv.net
http://www.w3cwc.org  |  Directions
Cost:  $5, kids 12U free; Tailgate:  $5, Table:  $10 advance, $15 at door (plus admission); indoor/outdoor paved/covered space available
Opens:  6:00 am (gates), 7:00 am (building); Vendor setup Sat after 6 pm
  ARRL Forum 10-11 AM; Auction at 11 AM
  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 02  
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:  Stew Leabman, KB3JRB,  215-794-1360 
Vendors:  Dan Myers, KB3IBQ, 267-702-4355 
Talk-In:  147.09+ (PL 131.8), Backup 443.95+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 15.900 W 074 59.250
E-mail:  hamfest@k3dn.org (general info)  or  Dan Myers (KB3IBQ) at 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 22 April mail-in, 29 April e-mail or phone orders)
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am; Saturday setup after 4 pm) Rain or Shine
VE Testing*:  1:00 PM; check-in 12:30 PM; call Larry Abbot, WA3ELQ, at 215-443-7521 for more info
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards
 
May 07-08  
(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.info   (for Antique Radio Show:  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 14-16  
(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  
  Tinton Falls, NJ - JCDXA (Jersey Coast Chapter of the NADXA)
MAECOM Adult Education Center, 100 Tornillo Way, Tinton Falls, NJ; At the corner of Shafto & Wayside Rd. North, near GSP
North America DX Assoc., Inc., PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ  07720
Contact: 
Mike DiPersio, KC2Q, PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
908-415-6162
Talk-In:  W2NJR Network - 449.525-, 448.825-, 146.490-, 448.125-, etc. (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS: 
N 40 16.210 W 074 04.880 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail: 
kc2q@arrl.net  or  na2dx@nadxa.org  or  nadxa@nadxa.org
http://nadxa.org
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free; Sellers $10 plus $5 each additional space
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 6 AM
   
May 29  
(Saturday; Memorial Day Weekend) 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 30  
(Memorial Day Weekend) 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)
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 $6 per space; Table rental + electric $20 in advance (18 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 05  
(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:  146.79- (PL 110.9)
GPS:  N 43 13.430 W 077 39.050
E-mail:  HFProducer@RochesterHam.org
http://www.rochesterham.org  |  Flyer  |  Map
Cost:  $5 at gate; Children U16 free; Flea Market Space - Free; Saturday night Buffet - $15; Overnight Camping $10 (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 8:30 - 10:30 am - walk-ins only (free!)
DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking; Free WiFi onsite
   
June 10-12  
(Thurs - Sat) Beltsville, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioActivity 2010
Sheraton Washington North Hotel, 4095 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD  20705, at I-95 exit 29B
Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact:  Steve Hansman, 855 Arundel Drive, Arnold, MD  21012
410-974-0561

E-mail:  shans01A@comcast.net
http://www.maarc.org/RA2010/RA2010_FM.htm  |  Event Schedule & Info
Cost:  See registration form
   
June 12  
(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 (Friday early setup 4pm to 9pm)
VE Testing*:  9 am, walk-ins only; Testing provided by Columbia County ARC
   
June 19  
(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 03  
(Saturday)

NEW DATE!
NEW LOCATION!

Harrisburg (Marysville), PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Harrisburg Hamfest
and Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) Section Convention

Marysville Lion’s Park, 105 Park Drive, Marysville, PA; I-81 to Exit 65 (Rt 11/15 North); Rt 11/15 North 2 miles to Marysville; Turn onto Park Drive (at Specialty Bakery); Hamfest is on Right
Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club, PO Box 355, Halifax, PA  17032
Contact:  Terry Snyder, WB3BKN, PO Box 355, Halifax, PA  17032
717-896-0256
Talk-In:  146.76- (PL 100) (W3UU)
GPS:  N 40 20.210 W 076 55.666
E-mail:  hracw3uu@gmail.com
www.w3uu.org  |  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
DXCC & WAS card checking on-site; Special Event Station W3W
   
July 04  
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:  Bill Sweeney, KB3KUJ, 15 Tedrick Street, Kingston, PA  18640
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 11  
  Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC)
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd (off Rt. 206), Augusta, NJ
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:  147.30+ (PL 151.4)
GPS:  N 41 08.160 W 074 43.030
E-mail:  Hamfest@Scarcnj.org
http://www.scarcnj.org  |  Flyer  |  Directions & Map
Cost:  $7; Tailgate:  $20,  Indoor:  $20/table; Overnight Camping:  $25
Opens:  8am; Vendor setup available after 6pm Saturday
   
July 18  
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, 983 Crownpointe Lane, West Chester, PA  19380
610-696-5040
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 1-4 tables, $5 for 5 or more (plus admission)
Opens:  8 am, Sellers 7 am
 
July 18  
West Friendship, MD - Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
Maryland Hamfest and Computer Fest
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 24  
Saturday 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:  Ray Chase (732-271-0421)  or  Richard Lee (845-359-3809)  or  Marv Beeferman (609-693-9430)
GPS:  N 40 11.210 W 074 03.590 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail:  raydio862@verizon.net (Ray)  or  radiorich@prodigy.net (Richard)  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv)
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
   
August
   
August 08  
  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:  Don McGlaughlin, K2HCW
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 Conditioned
 
August 08  
  Matamoras, PA - Tri-State Amateur Radio Association (TSARA)
Matamoras Airport Park, Airport Park Pavilion, 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); Pavilion $15
   
August 14  
(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 15  
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
   
August 21  
(Saturday)

CANCELLED

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
 
September
   
Sept 11  
(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, 139 Merry Hill Road, Bartonsville, PA 18321
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 
Special Event Station:  N3IS, 1300Z-1600Z Sep 6, 2008, 14.325 USB +/-; Certificate: QSL Jerry Truax, N3SEI
   
Sept 12  
(Note: Date and location have changed) Tinton Falls, NJ - JCDXA (Jersey Coast Chapter of the NADXA) and the Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA)
MAECOM (Monmouth/Ocean Educational Services) Center, 100 Tornillo Way, GSP Exit 105, Rt. 18 Exit 15 to Wayside Rd south; off the corner of Shafto Rd (Rt. 547) and Wayside Rd
North America DX Assoc., Inc., PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ  07720
Contact: 
Mike DiPersio, KC2Q, PO Box 357, Bradley Beach, NJ  07720
908-415-6162
Talk-In:  W2NJR Network - 449.525-, 448.825-, 146.490-, 448.125-, etc. (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 16.175 W 074 04.860 (approx)
E-mail: 
kc2q@arrl.net  or  na2dx@nadxa.org  or  nadxa@nadxa.org
http://nadxa.org
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free; Sellers $10 plus $5 each additional space
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 6:30 AM
 
Sept 17 - 18  
(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.info   (for Antique Radio Show:  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 17-18  
(Fri-Sat) Gilbert, PA - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA), Military Radio Meet/Red Ball Rally
West End Fairgrounds, Fairground Road off US Rt 209, between Lehighton and Stroudsburg; 13.4 miles east of Exit 74 on I476, or 8.5 miles west of PA Rt 33; From I80 (NJ/NY) take Exit 302 to US 209 South
Contact:  Dale Gagnon, KW1I; or Al Klase, N3FRQ
no phone number
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 40 54.663 W 075 25.866
E-mail:  kw1i@earthlink.net (Dale)  or  al@ar88.net (Al)
http://www.mrca.ar88.net  |   Map   |   Flyer (PDF)   |   Lodging
Cost:  $5 (kids U12 free) plus $5 fairgrounds fee; Vendors $5 plus admissions ($15 total)
NOTE:  Download the Gate Pass for access to the MRCA meet versus the Red Ball exhibits!
Fairground fee includes admission to Red Ball Military Transport Annual Rally/Swapmeet
Opens:  Friday & Sat 8 am; For event schedule, see MRCA website
Radios, military electronics, and accessory items only!
Formal presentations will be given at 11 AM Saturday, and will be followed by a “show-and-tell” session highlighting HF pack sets, field radios, and spy sets
   
Sept 19  
  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://w2mmd.org 
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
   
October
   
October 02  
(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 02  
(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, Kids U12 and ULS free; Vendors $10/space
Opens:  7:30 am; Vendors 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  starting 10:30 AM; contact N2BZD at n2bzd@arrl.net
   
October 03  
  West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) CARAFest
Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, 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
443-812-4403  |  Fax: 410-981-5146
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  or  dave.prestel@gmail.com
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 03  
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

Mid-Atlantic States ***VHF Conference*** will be held Saturday, Sept 25, 2010
Quality Inn Conference Center, 969 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA  18936
Conference Information:  http://www.packratvhf.com/VHF Conf/VHF Conf flyer A 2010.pdf

 
October 09  
(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, non-ham family members 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)
   
October 17  
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; Directions; Map
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 17
  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 24  
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) pre-registered by 02 Oct, otherwise $16
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am; Saturday night setup after 6 pm; Overnight trailer parking $20 (reservations required)
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 26  
(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; 5:30 pm sellers access, 6:00 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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