N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2012
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Watch here for new, cancelled, or changed venue hamfests!
The 08 Sept Stroudsburg, PA, hamfest (EPARA/PARK) has been cancelled for 2012
Riley Hollingsworth, former FCC "Rules Enforce", guest speaker at 16 Sept GCARC Hamfest
 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.
Many thanks to Mike Weldon, KB2UMJ, for is help in pulling together this year's calendar!
Trenton Computer Fest / DVRA Hamfest / "Crash" Ham Classes has moved to March 10 (1-day only)
Timonium Hamfest one-day only (Saturday, 31 March) this year
EPA Convention & HRAC/Firecracker Hamfest has changed venue (June 30)
 

* 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  
(Saturday) Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club (HRAC) – WinterFest
Paxtang Firehouse (Rear), 3423 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg Radio Amateur Club, PO Box 453, Harrisburg, PA  17108-0453
Contact:  Terry Snyder, WB3BKN
717-896-0256
Talk-In:  146.76- (PL 100)
GPS:  N 40 15.540 W 076 49.985
E-mail:  wb3bkn@gmail.com
http://www.w3uu.org
Opens:  8am to 12
Cost:  $3 (No extra charge for up to the first table space)
Other:  DXCC/WAS/VUCC QSL Card checking
February
February 24  
(Friday)

Snow Date:
  03/02/11

New Providence, NJ - New Providence Amateur Radio Club Auction and Indoor Flea market
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:  Barry Cohen, K2JV, 39 Cromwell Court Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-1730
Talk-In:  147.255+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 42.444 W 074 24.243
E-mail:  bgcohenusa@verizon.net
http://www.nparc.org   (Auction Flyer  |  Seller Info  |  Directions  |  Map)
Opens:  Sellers 5:30 pm; Buyers 6:30 pm; Auction begins 7 pm (about 2 hours); Flea market after auction (30 min)
Cost:  $5 Bidders/Sellers; Kids and ULS free
Auction:  NO COMMISSION; post-auction Flea market:  limited free table space is "first come, first taken"
Indoors
 
March
March 10   
(Saturday only) Ewing Township, NJ - Trenton Computer Festival, DVRA Hamfest & New Jersey State Convention
The 37th 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:  Henry Castiglione , N2HEM, PO Box 7852 West Trenton, NJ 08628
800-426-6736
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 16.280 W 074 46.970 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail:  HenryLion@aol.com  or  info@tcf-nj.org
http://www.tcf-nj.org/   
Cost:  $10 Flea Market spot $20 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, Vendors 7:30am
Hamfest sponsored by DVRA
 
March 11  
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  or  Tony, K2AMI
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  (Flyer  |  Map  |  Directions)
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 17  
(Saturday) Annandale (Clinton), NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn. Cherryville 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), 7 Decatur Court Ringoes, NJ 08551
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 908-256-9568
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:  $7; Vendors $25 first table, $20 additional, advance/$30 day of, electric $5 extra;
pre-registration by 07 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 available
 
March 19  
(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: 7:30 pm, Auction starts at 8 pm
Cost: Free; Sellers pay $2 per item/box lot; if sold, seller pays 10% commission less $2 fee up to $35 max charge
VE Testing*:  Starts at 6:30 pm
 
March 24  
(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:  Greg Mohr, W2GCM, 551 Route 10 Randolph, NJ  07869
973-945-5191
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 51.738 W 074 23.893 (approximate - please confirm)
E-mail:  hamfest@splitrockara.org  or  W2GCM@arrl.org
http://www.splitrockara.org  |  Directions  |  Map
On-line Vendor Registration (only)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost:  $5 buyer/sellers (kids & ULS free); Tailgating $15, 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)
 
March 24  
(Saturday) Gloucester City, NJ - Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club
Pinegrove Fire Association Hall, 827-829 Jersey Ave, corner of Jersey Avenue and 9th Street, Gloucester City, NJ
Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club (NJ2GC), c/o G.C. Fire Headquarters, 1 N. King Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Contact:  John Goheen, KB2ADL
856-397-3703
Talk-In:  146.820- (PL 131.8) and 447.775- (PL 146.2)
GPS:  N 39 53.330 W 075 07.360
E-mail:  kb2adl@comcast.net
http://nj2gc.org
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm; Vendors 7 am
Cost:  $5, tables free; off-street parking available
 
March 31  
Saturday Only 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, P.O. Box 120, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Contact:  Bill Dobson, N3WD, PO Box 922, Reisterstown, MD  21136
443-590-1444  (Voice)  410-256-1130 (Fax)
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
GPS:  N 39 26.850 W 076 37.760 (York Rd/Vendors); N 39 26.919 W 076 38.188 (Park & Ride); N 39 26.375 W 076 37.794 (Timonium Rd)
E-mail: w3ft67@yahoo.com
http://www.gbhc.org  for vendors: http://www.thehamfest.com/vendors1.html 
Cost:  $8 in advance, $9 at gate; Vendor rates Basic $20 per space, Flea Market is $30 a space, Commercial $75 a space
Opens:  7 am to 3 pm (Saturday only this year); Vendor setup 5pm to 11pm Friday, 5 am Saturday
VE Testing*:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, register by 9:00, for info contact John Creel, WB3GXW, 301-572-5124 or e-mail creewb3gxw@aol.com
DXCC, WAS and VUCC card checking 9am - 12pm
 
April
 
April 14  
(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, or Duane Sterner, KB3QLQ
717-632-6719 (N3TOH)
Talk-In:  147.33+ (PL 123.0)  or  147.495 Simplex
GPS:  N 39 49.710 W 076 53.766
E-mail: duane.sterner@yahoo.com (KB3QLQ)
http://www.yorkhamfest.org/  |  Map  |  Activities | FLYER
Cost:  $5, XYLs, kids U16 free; Tailgaters $5 outside plus admission; Indoor Tables $15 advance, $20 at door
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm; Vendor setup 6 am
Other:  DXCC/WAS/VUCC Card Checking; Seminars
VE Testing*:  11 am; Registration 10:30am Walk-ins OK; Laurel VEC
 
April 14  
(Saturday) Bergenfield, NJ - BSA Troop 139/Crew 7373 Hamfest/Flea Market
St. John the Evangelist’s Conlon Hall, 19 North William Street, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Boy Scout Troop 139 & Venture Crew 7373, 29 North Washington Avenue Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Contact:  Diana
201-446-0355
Talk-In:  146.955- (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 55.713 W 073 59.667 (approx)
E-mail:  troop139parents@aol.com
https://sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop139bergenfield/resource-center  |  Vendor Information
Cost: $5.00
Opens:  8am; Vendors 6am
 
April 21  
(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, 5 The Arborway Ocean, NJ  07712
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 21   
(Saturday) Georgetown, DE - DELMARVA Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo & 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:  Chuck Betyeman, W3DEL20 Shay Lane Milton, DE 19968
302-645-2226  or  302-542-7390 or 302-629-4949
Talk-In:  147.075+ (PL 156.7)  (SARA Repeater, Millsboro, DE)
GPS:  N 38 38.515 W 075 26.680
E-mail:  kb3kyh@arrl.net  or  kf3bt@arrl.net
http://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com   Flyer  |  Map  |  Vendor Info  |  SARA  |  Sussex Tech HS ARC 
Cost:  $5; Tailgating $10, Indoor Tables $15 first table, $10 additional tables, Electric $5 extra
Opens:  7:30 am, Gates open 6am
VE Testing*:  12:10 pm; free testing, walk-ins welcomed
Card checking all day
 
April 26  
(Thursday) Perkasie, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club, Auction
Hilltown Township High School, 319 Blooming Glen Road, Blooming Glen, PA 18911
1/4 mile east of Rt 113; Look for yellow “Hamfest” signs
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Contact:  Jim Soete, WA3YLQ
215-723-7294
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 22' 5.89 Lat 75 14' 45.67 W Long
E-mail:  wa3ylq@arrl.net
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org/ FLYER Front FLYER Back
Opens:  6:30 pm, Auction starts at 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free (Club retains 10% of auction sales)
 
April 28-29  
(Sat-Sun) Augusta, NJ - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA) & The Military Transport Association, Spring MTA Swap Meet
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

Contact:  Dale Gagnon, KW1I; or Al Klase, N3FRQ
no phone number
Talk-In:  None
GPS:  N 41 08.160 W 074 43.030
E-mail:  kw1i@earthlink.net (Dale)  or  al@ar88.net (Al)
http://www.mrca.ar88.net/ | Show INFO | VENDORS | FLYER
Cost:  $5 (kids 12U free); Vendors $30 per table or space
See http://www.mtaswapmeet.com/ for MTA information
Opens:  Sat 8 am - 6 pm, Sun 8 am - 3 pm; Vendor check-in 4-8 pm Friday
 
April 29   
  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:  Don McGlaughlin, K2HCW, PO Box 811, Ocean Gate, NJ 08740
732-237-9448
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 39 56.570 W 074 04.416 (approx)
E-mail:  K2HCW@comcast.net
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
 
May
 
May 05  
(Saturday) 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:  Page Pyne, WA3EOP, 204 North Locust Street Hagerstown, MD 21740-4051
301-393-8772
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
GPS:  N 39 30.880 W 077 44.716 (approx)
E-mail:  gtlaing@yahoo.com (Garry Laing, W3GTL)  or  k2ava@myactv.net (Herman Niedzielski, K2AVA)
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 9-11 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 05-06  
 

Not a hamfest, but marginally related

Wall Township, NJ - MARCH/VintageTech Vintage Computer Festival East 8.0
InfoAge Science CenterCamp Evans, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ
From the North ... GSP South to Exit 100 to Rt 33 E, to Rt 18 S, to Exit 7A, to Brighton Ave heading north, right on Marconi Rd
From the South ... GSP North to Exit 98, right to exit for Rt 138 E; continue to Rt 18 N exit, take Rt 18 N to Exit 7, Marconi Rd
MidAtlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists (MARCH) and VintageTech
Contact:  Evan Koblentz
646-546-9999
GPS:  N 40 11.070 W 074 03.390 (approx)
E-mail:  evan@snarc.net
Talk-In:  N/A
http://www.vintage.org/2012/east
Cost:  $10 for one day, $15 for both days; free for ages 17U; Parking is free
Opens:  10 am each day; Speakers begin at 10:15am and end at 2 pm. Exhibit and Marketplace open at 2 pm. Runs to 7 pm Saturday and 5 pm Sunday
 
May 06  
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, 215-957-2343 
Talk-In:  147.09+ (PL 131.8), 443.95+ (PL 131.8), 146.52 Simplex
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
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am; Saturday setup after 4 pm) Rain or Shine
VE Testing*:  10 am; call Larry Abbot, WA3ELQ, at 215-443-7521 for more info
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards
   
May 10-12  
(Thurs-Sat) Aberdeen, MD - Military Vehicle Preservation Association, 38th Annual East Coast Rally
Ripken Stadium, 923 Gilbert Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001 (parking lot), I-95 Exit 85 (Aberdeen/Churchville), west on MD 22; right onto Long Drive (~0.5-mile from the I-95); right onto Long Drive. Go 0.7-mile, turn right into the rally entrance gate at the Ripken Stadium Complex.
Washington Area Collectors/Blue & Gray Military Vehicle Trust (WAC/B&G MVT)
Contact:  Anja Taylor (Rally Registrar)
800-730-6621
Talk-In:  N/A
E-mail: ecr-info@militaryvehicleshow.com
http://www.militaryvehicleshow.com/
Cost:  free; Vendors - Outdoors $60.00 per space - 18 x 18' and some 18 x 27', ssphalt paved;  Indoors $60.00 per space - 10 x 10' (see vendor info here: http://www.militaryvehicleshow.com/vendor_info.html)
Opens:  8am - 5pm Thurs, Fri, Sat
 
May 11-12  
(Fri-Sat) Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction
Renningers Antiques Market, 740 Noble St, Kutztown; Main St (from East)/Kutztown Rd (from West) exit off Rt. 222 between Allentown and Reading; South on Noble Street
DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA  18901
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 12
  Tinton Falls, NJ - Garden State ARA (GSARA)
MOESC 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:  Joe Dreifuss, W2KQ, 6 Fredric Street Ocean, NJ  07712
732-493-4236
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 67.0) and W2NJR Network: 449.525-, 448.825-, 146.490-, 448.125-, etc. (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 16.210 W 074 04.880 (approx, not confirmed)
E-mail:  W2KQ@arrl.net
http://www.gardenstateara.org
Cost:  $5, spouse & kids free; Sellers $15 plus $10 each additional space
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 7 AM
VE Testing*:  10 am
May 18-20  
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention
(the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood, Ohio
Dayton Hamvention, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH  45401-0964  Attn: (Committee you need to contact)
937-276-6930  |  Fax:  937-274-8369 (General Information)  |  937- 454-5655 (ticket orders)
Advanced tickets and reservations a must!  This is an international event.
Talk-In:  146.94- (no PL); 146.91- (alternate); also 223.94-. 442.1+, 7.258 MHz
E-mail:  info@hamvention.org (general) or exhibits@hamvention.org (exhibitors) or tickets@hamvention.org (tickets)
http://www.hamvention.org  Flea Market Map
Cost:  Ticket Info; 3-day ticket $20 in advance (17 May), $25 at door, kids 12U free, HS students free at Will Call window
Tailgate Exhibitor:  $70/100 (see http://www.hamvention.org/fleamarket.php#rates for full tailgating prices)
Indoor Exhibitor:  $600 advance (see http://www.hamvention.org/exhibitors.php for details)
Parking:  Free, with shuttle (Salem Mall, 5200 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH - 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 27  
(Memorial Day Weekend) West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association (MFMA), 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:  MarylandFM@verizon.net 
http://www.marylandfm.org/Hamfest.htm
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 02  
(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
Talk-In:  146.19+ (PL 141.3)  and  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  |  On-line Flyer in PDF  |  On-line Map & Directions in PDF
Cost:  $5, unlicensed spouse & kids free; Vendors:  $15 for 2 spaces, 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
Other:  DXCC Card Checking
 
June 09  
(Saturday) Lime Ridge (Bloomsburg), PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest & Computer Show
6405 4th Str Lime Ridge PA 17815
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:  Randy, N3JVP 570-759-2306
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5)
GPS:  N 41 01.560 W 076 20.555 (approximate - need confirmation)
E-mailn3jvp@verizon.net  (preferred method of contact)
http://www.qsl.net/cm-arc  | Info
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 16  
(Saturday) Piscataway, NJ - Raritan Valley RC, W2QW Hamfest
Piscataway High School Lot # 11/12, 100 Behmer Road at Hoes Lane, 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:  146.625- (PL 141.3), 146.52 (Simplex), 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:  $7; Tailgate $7 per space plus admission; Kids U14 and XYLs free
Opens:  8:00 am (6:00 am for vendors) rain or shine (outdoors)
VE Testing*:  10 am; Pre-register (no walk-ins) only; contact Eric, NW2P, 908-251-3938, or nw2p@w2qw.net
QSL Bureau, DXCC and WAS verification
 
June 21-23  
(Thurs - Sat) Beltsville, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioActivity 2012
Sheraton Washington North Hotel, 4095 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD  20705, at I-95 exit 29B
Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact:  Chris Kocsis, 7315 Oriole Ave, Springfield, VA 22150-4302
703-913-9143
E-mail:  chrisk33@cox.net
http://www.maarc.org  |  Meet Details & Schedule  |  Map & Directions
Cost:  See registration form; min bid $15 per lot; no-sale charge $1.50 for MAARC members, $2.25 for non-members; sellers commission 10% member, 15% non-members
Opens:  6 am Friday; Main auction noon Saturday (consignment 8:30 - 11:30 am); 8:30 am Saturday no-commission, no-reserve, Walk-Around Auction in the Flea Market area
 
June 30  
(Saturday) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Technology Expo & ARRL Atlantic Division Convention (NOW INDOORS)
Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT
Check Website for ticket purchase information
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: ???
http://www.rochesterham.org  |  Map | INFO | Attendee | Floor Plan  | Exhibitors | Registration
Cost:  $5 at gate; Children U16 and RaRa members free; Indoor space or Tailgating space $5 (RaRa members free); Table & Chair rental $10 (advance registration before 10 June only); Saturday night Buffet - $15; Overnight Camping $10 (Friday night, no facilities)
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6:30 am; Last Chance Auction at 2 pm; 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 30  
(Saturday) Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Hamfest
and Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) Section Convention
Expo and Hamfest
Harrisburg Area Community College Fire Training Grounds, 3599 Industrial Road, Harrisburg PA 17110; I81 to Exit 67 (Farm Show Rt 22 East); follow Rt. 22 about 3000 ft, turn Right at light;
continue on Wildwood Park Dr, road becomes Industrial Road. Hamfest/Convention 3/4 mile on Right

Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club, PO Box 355, 462B Tourist Road 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:  w3bkn@gmail.com
http://hrac.tripod.com/  |  On-line flyer | W3UU.org
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
Other:  DXCC & WAS card checking on-site; Special Event Station W3W
 
July
 
July 01  
  Lake Lehman (near Wilkes-Barre), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Dallas/Lehman, PA, Rt. 118 (I81 Exit 47B, Rt. 309N to Rt. 415 to Rt. 118)
Murgas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1094, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18703
Contact:  Herb Krumich , K2LNS, 311 Meadow Run Road Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-829-2695
Talk-In:  146.61- (PL 82.5)
GPS:  N 41 20.140 W 075 59.840
E-mail:  wa2fgk@yahoo.com  or  murgasarc@gmail.com
http://www.qsl.net/k3ytl  |  Info  |  Flyer
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 08  
Kimberton (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 557, Eagleville, PA 19408
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  |  Directions  
Cost:  $6 (ULS, kids free); Tailgate:  $6 (plus admission); indoor table w/electric:  $10 1-4 tables, $8 for 5 or more (plus admission)
Opens:  8 am, Sellers 7 am
 
July 15  
  Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC)
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd (off Rt. 206), Augusta, NJ 07822
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; or Walter Murphy N2WM
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  | INFO
Cost:  $7; Tailgate:  $20 (includes 1 admission),  Indoor:  $20/table; Overnight Camping:  $25
Opens:  8am; Vendor setup available after 6pm Saturday
 
July 21  
(Saturday) Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Southern Counties Amateur Radio Assoc. (SCARA) - Jersey Shore Hamfest
Shore Mall, 6725 Black Horse Pike (US Rt 40/322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234; GSP Exit 36/37
SCARA, PO Box 121 Linwood, NJ  08221
Contact:  Howard Minnichbach , KC2TYZ, 6515 Delilah Road, Lot 2000 Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
609-272-9984  or  609-338-2251
Talk-In:  146.745- (PL 146.2)
GPS:  N 39 24.000 W 74 33.730 (mall entrance)
E-mail:  jshamfest@yahoo.com  or  KC2TYZ@comcast.net
http://www.k2br.com  |  http://www.jerseyshorehamfest.com
Cost:  Free; Vendors provided one 8' table & 2 chairs for free; no outdoor tailgaters
Opens:  9:00 am; vendor setup 8:00 am
VE Testing*:  10 am to 2 pm (continuous)
DXCC QSL Card checking, Presentations (ARRL, NOAH)
 
July 22  
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, 516 Gwynnwest Road Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-8667
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-, 448.325-
GPS:  N 39 18.4502 W 076 57.9173 (approx)
E-mail: 
lesmcclure@comcast.net  or  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
 
August
 
August 11  
(Saturday) Bergenfield, NJ - BSA Troop 139/Crew 7373 Hamfest & Pancake Breakfast
St. John the Evangelist’s Conlon Hall, 19 North William Street, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Boy Scout Troop 139 & Venture Crew 7373, 29 North Washington Avenue Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Contact:  Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
201-314-6964
Talk-In:  146.955- (PL 141.3) & 146.52 Simplex
GPS:  N 40 55.713 W 073 59.667 (approx)
E-mail:  w2ttt@arrl.net
(no known website)
Opens:  8 am; Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5, ULS & kids free; Vendors $15/$20 for 1 table, $25/$35 for 2, $5 each additional (advance registration / day of)
 
August 11  
(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 12  
  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
570-486-6773
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:  tristateara@gmail.com  or  w2tao@arrl.net
http://www.k3tsa.com  |  Flyer
Opens:  8 am; Vendor setup 7 am
Cost:  $5; Tailgating $10 (includes 1 admission); Pavilion $15
 
August 18  
(Saturday) Haledon, NJ - Ramapo Mountain ARC, Ham Radio and Computer Flea Market
Camp Veritans, 225 Pompton Road, Haledon, NJ (Entry #1 to William Paterson University)
Ramapo Mountain ARC, PO Box 364, Oakland, NJ  07436
Contact:  David Schwartz W2DIS
201-891-8060, ext 101 (before 9pm)
Talk-In:  146.490/+1 MHz (PL 107.2); 446.175/-5 MHZ (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 40 56.435 W 074 11.719
E-mail:  W2DIS@arrl.net 
http://www.qsl.net/rmarc

Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am
Cost:  $7 (ULS, kids free); Inside $20 for 1st table, $15 for next, Tailgate $15
 
August 19  
  Toms River, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (JSARS Hamfest by the Shore)
Riverwood Park Recreation Building, Riverwood Drive & Whiteville Road (Rt 527), Toms River, NJ
GSP Exit 88 (Southbound) to Rt. 70W, south on Rt 527; Exit 83 (Northbound) to Rt 9N, left on Riverwood Dr

Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Contact:  Don McGlaughlin, K2HCW, PO Box 811, Ocean Gate, NJ  08740
732-237-9448
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 39 56.570 W 074 04.416 (approx)
E-mail:  K2HCW@comcast.net  or  jsars910@gmail.com  
http://www.jsars.org 
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5 Buyers; Tailgate $15, Indoors $15 each (vendor cost includes one admission)
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (question contact WA2NDA@verizon.net)
Indoors - Air Conditioned
 
August 19  
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate-Fest"
Carroll County Agricultural Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive; MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road at the Ag Center sign (map)
Carroll County Tailgate Fest, PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
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
 
September 08  
(Saturday)

CANCELLED

(formerly Bartonsville)

Stroudsburg, PA - Eastern PA ARA (EPARA) and Pocono ARK (PARK) (Pocono Area Hamfest & Electronics Expo)
Stroudsburg Jr. High School, 1198 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 (approximate)
E-mail: 
cameras@ptd.net
http://www.arvelo.net/PARK/Park-v001/hamfest-index.html   for hamfest info
http://www.arvelo.net/N2MZZ/graphics/2012hamfestflyer2.wps.pdf  for flyer
PARK:
http://www.w3prk.org
EPARA:
http://www.qsl.net/n3is/indexnorm.html (obsolete; last updated 2010)
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, Trains, etc.
 
Sept 16  
  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:  Alan Arrison, KB2AYU, 208 Ewan Road, PO Box 21, Ewan, NJ  08025
856-478-6571
Talk-In:  147.180+ (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 39 42.945 W 075 12.707
E-mail:  kb2ayu@arrl.net
http://w2mmd.org 
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 6:00 am (vendors)
Cost:  $6, Non-ham spouse, kids U12 free; Tailgate spaces $5, 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
Guest Speaker:  Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, former FCC rules enforcer for amateur radio
 
Sept 21-22  
(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 21-22  
(Fri-Sat) Gilbert, PA - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA), Military Radio Meet/Red Ball Rally
West End Fairgrounds, Fairground Road off US Rt 209, between Lehighton and Stroudsburg; 13.4 miles east of Exit 74 on I476, or 8.5 miles west of PA Rt 33; From I80 (NJ/NY) take Exit 302 to US 209 South
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  ark@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; Vendor setup on Thursday; 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
 
September 22    
(Saturday) Tinton Falls, NJ - Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA)
MOESC (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
Garden State ARA
Contact:  Frank Wroblewski, W2XYZ
848-459-6364
Talk-In: 147.045+ (PL 67.0)
GPS:  N 40 16.175 W 074 04.860 (approx)
E-mail:   w2xyz@arrl.net
http://www.gardenstateara.org
Cost:  $5, ULS and kids free; Sellers $15 per parking space, plus $10 per table (if rented), includes admission for Seller and 1 assistant
Opens:  8 AM; Sellers 7:00 AM
VE Testing*:  10:00 AM
 
September 29  
(Saturday) Wall Township, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
InfoAge Project Diana Site, Marconi Road, Camp Evans, Wall Township, NJ, off Route 18 (Exit 7), near Exit 100 of the Garden State Parkway; see www.omarc.org for directions
Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ  07755
Contact:  Jeff Harshman, N2LXM, 5 The Arborway Ocean, NJ  07712
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, $15 per indoor table (table provided, electric available)
Opens:  7:30 am; Vendors 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  starting 10:30 AM; contact N2BZD at n2bzd@arrl.net
 
September 30  
  Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Hamarama (41st Annual!)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown (Newtown), PA
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA  19040
Contact:  George Altemus , KA3WXV, 1561 Tennis Circle Lansdale, PA 19446
484-300-8070
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)
GPS:  N 40 15.900 W 074 59.250
E-mail:  info@packratvhf.com  or  ka3wxv@gmail.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 06  
(Saturday) Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ  07676
(note:  there are six towns called Washington in NJ - make sure you get the right one!)
Rt 17 North or South to Ridgewood, NJ exit at Linwood Ave.  Head East to Pascack Road, turn left at Pascack Road, head North to the first traffic light, turn right -mile to the school entrance
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
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 free; Vendors:  $15 for 2 spaces, limited spaces w/ electric require advance registration
Opens:  8 am to 2 pm, Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  8 am to 10 am only
DXCC Card Checking (NJDXA)
 
October 06  
(Saturday) Talmage, 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:  Ed Albright, KB3OWF, or David Phillips, W3CWE, 344 North George Street, Millersville, PA  17551
717-669-9559 (Ed) or 717-872-6578 (H) 717-314-7078 (C) (Dave)
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
VE Testing*:  9 - 11 AM
 
October 07  
  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
410-465-6324
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, excludes admission
Vendors/Commercial Tailgaters set up Saturday after noon (David Parkison, KB3VDY, 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.
Includes admission to the Maryland Suburban Home Show
 
October 21  
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, 50 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:  Jim Soete, WA3YLQ
215-723-7294  Fax  215-257-0724
Talk-In:  145.31- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40 21.490 W 75 18.525 (hamfest)  N 40 21.300 W 75 18.250 (parking at E. Clymer Ave. & Diamond St.; free shuttle bus between parking and hamfest site)
E-mail:  WA3YLQ@arrl.net
http://www.rfhill.ampr.org/  |  Directions & Map
Cost:  $6 (non-ham spouse & kids free); Tables $12.00 indoors (5 or more $10), Tailgate $8
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)
 
October 21  
  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:  Steve Hansman
E-mail:  shans01a@comcast.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 21  
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 40 51.735 W 74 23.900 (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 17  
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club Fall Swap Meet
Parsippany Police Athletic League (PAL) Building, Smith Field, 33 Baldwin Rd (near intersection with Rt 46), Parsippany, NJ  07054 (between I280 and I287, adjacent to I80)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club / Radio Technology Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ  07719
Contact:  Richard Lee, 914-589-3751; Harry Klancer, 732-283-1083; Marv Beeferman, 609-693-9430
Talk-In:  None stated
GPS:  N 40 11.172 W 074 03.558 (approximate)
E-mail:  radiorich@prodigy.net (Rich)  or  klancer2@comcast.net (Harry)  or  mbeeferman@cs.com (Marv)  
http://www.njarc.org  (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)
Cost:  $5; Vendors $20 per table (non-members $25), additional tables $15 advance or $20 at the door
Opens:  8:00 AM, vendor setup 7:15 AM; Walk-around Auction starts 11:30 am
Expert antique radio repair available
 
November 23  
(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
 
December 01  
(Saturday) Bergenfield, NJ - Boy Scout Troop 139/Venture Crew 7373 Hamfest/Flea Market/Craft Fair
St. John the Evangelist Church, Colon Hall, 19 North William St, Bergenfield, NJ  07621 (off East Main St.)
Boy Scout Troop 139, 29 N. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ  07621
Contact: Diana Valencia
201-446-0355 (Diana)  or  201-314-6964 (Gordon Beattie, W2TTT)
Talk-In:  146.955- (PL 141.3), 146.52 (Simplex)
GPS:  N 40 55.700 W 073 59.670 (approx)
E-mail:  troop139parents@aol.com 
https://sites.google.com/site/boyscouttroop139bergenfield
Cost:  FREE for buyers; Vendors indoor table $15, $25 for two, $5 additional (advance; $20/$35/$5 day of); loading assistance available; 8' tables, chairs provided
Opens:  8:00 General Flea market; 7:00 am Hamfest; Vendors 6:00 am
 
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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