N2LVI's Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 2021
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2021 Hamfest Calendar Getting a Late Start
Many sponsors have not yet scheduled their events (shown here with date of "TBD")
VE Exams - the FCC now requires you apply for a FRN number before attending an exam
Visit www.FCC.GOV/FRNREG to obtain your FCC Registration Number
Icom provides swag, booths, etc. for select hamfests (click)
Hamfest sponsors - please provide updates and corrections

July 03



Harrisburg, PA - Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club (HRAC) - Firecracker Hamfest & ARRL State Convention
Location: Harrisburg Postal Employees Picnic Grounds, 1500 Roberts Valley Road, Harrisburg, PA
Sponsor: Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club, PO Box 355, 462B Tourist Road, Halifax, PA 17032
Contact: Terry Snyder (WB3BKN), PO Box 355, Halifax, PA 17032
Phone: 717-896-0256
Talk-In: 147.075+ (PL 123) (W3UU)
GPS:  N 40° 20.652 W 076° 53.097
Email: [email protected]
http://www.w3uu.org  |  Flyer
Cost: $5 (XYL, kids U12 free); Tailgate: $5 per space, Tables: $15
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendor Setup 6:00 am Sat; Seminars and Presentations start at 08:30
VE Testing*: 11 am, walk-ins welcome
Other: DXCC & WAS card checking on-site until 10 am

July 04 Wilkes-Barre (Plains), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Location: Polish American Veterans, 2 South Oak Street, Plains, PA 18705; I-81 Exit 172B; near the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs
Sponsor: Murgas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1094, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
Contact: Herb Krumich, K2LNS, 311 Meadow Run Rd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570-829-2695
Talk-In: 146.610- (PL 82.5)
GPS: N 41° 16.427 W 075° 50.213
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
http://www.murgasarc.org | Info | Flyer | Map from I-81
Cost: $7, XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors: one 8' space per car outdoors free, $5 other; Limited space in covered pavilion, $10
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*: 10 am; Walk-ins preferred

July 17


Valley Forge (Kimberton), PA - Mid-Atlantic ARC (MARC)
Location: Kimberton Fire Co. Fair Grounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd (Rt 113), Phoenixville, PA; south of the intersection with Route 23
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic ARC, PO Box 557, Eagleville, PA 19408
Contact: Bob Palin, N3JIZ
Phone: 610-420-1535

Talk-In:  145.13-  or  147.06+ (PL 131.8)
GPS: N 40° 07.626 W 075° 34.008
Email: [email protected]  
http://www.marc-radio.org | Flyer | Directions
Cost: $10 (ULS, kids free); Tailgate: $8 (plus admission); indoor table w/electric: $10 1-4 tables, $8 for 5 or more (plus admission)
Opens: 8 am, Sellers 7 am
VE Testing*: Arrive at 9:45 AM, starts 10 AM; Testing Info or contact Dick Stewart, K3ITH, at [email protected]

July 18 Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC)
Location: 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
Sponsor: Sussex County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 312 Augusta, NJ 07822-0312
Contact: Dan Carter (N2ERH), 8 Carter Lane, Branchville, NJ 07826
Phone: 973-862-8197 (Dan)
Talk-In: 147.30+ (PL 151.4)
GPS: N 41° 08.160 W 074° 43.030
Email: [email protected]
http://www.scarcnj.org  |  Flyer  |  Fairgrounds  |  Info
Cost: $8 (ULS and kids U12 free); Tailgate: $25 (includes 1 admission) + $8 additional persons, Indoor: $25/table; Overnight Camping: $35 RVs, $10 tents/non-RV vehicles
Opens: 8am; Vendors 6am; setup available after 6pm Saturday
VE Testing*: starts at 10am at the Fairgrounds Administration building

July 24


Contact sponsor for more information
Wall Township, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club, Summer Swap Meet
Location: InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall, New Jersey; Garden State Parkway SOUTH to Exit 100, or North to Exit 98
Sponsor: New Jersey Antique Radio Club / Radio Technology Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ 07719
Contact: Richard Lee, 154 Hudson Terrace, Piermont, NY 10968
Phone: 914-589-3751

Talk-In: Not Available
GPS: N 40° 11.180 W 074° 03.576 (InfoAge Museum)
Email: [email protected] (Richard)
http://www.njarc.org (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)  |  Flyer
Cost: $5; Vendors $25 per table (non-members $30)
Opens: 8:00 AM, vendor setup 7:15 AM, Walk-around auction starts at 11:00
Expert antique radio repair available

July 31

Chambersburg, PA - Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC)
Location: Cumberland Valley Antique Engine & Machinery Association (CVEMA) Showgrounds, 1501 Crider's Church Road, Chambersburg, PA
Sponsor: CVARC, PO Box 121, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Contact:  Ray Smith , N3TWU, 27 North Queen St, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: No phone available
Email: [email protected]
Talk-In:  147.120+ (PL 100)
GPS:  N 39° 56.767 W 077° 44.605 (approx)
http://www.w3ach.org  |  Flyer
Cost:  $5 (kids U16 free); Tailgate: $10 space; Indoor Tables: $10.00 each first 7 tables, $5.00 each additional table
Opens:  8:00 AM, Vendors 6:00 AM; Friday night vendor setup 6-9 PM by special request, no overnighting (Twin Bridges Campground Nearby http://www.twinbridgecampground.com)
VE Testing*: Registration at noon; walk-ins welcome; pre-register via email to [email protected] with "VE TESTING" in the subject line


Back in 2022
Harrisburg, PA - Ham stock Hamfest (1st Annual)
KA3TKW  Repeater (private)
Location: Harrisburg Postal Employees Gun Club, 1500 Roberts Valley Road, Harrisburg, PA
Contact: Tom Shinar, KA3TKW
Phone: 717-421-3034
Email: [email protected]
Talk-In: 145.210- (PL 123.0)
GPS: N 40° 20.652 W 076° 53.095
No website available
Cost: $5 per person
Opens: 9 am, vendor setup 8 am (not earlier)
August 07

Details tentative (no info on club website)
Sinking Spring, PA (Reading area) - Reading Radio Club Mini-Fest
Location: Heritage Park, 992 Clematis St, 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
Sponsor: The Reading Radio Club, PO Box 13777, Reading, PA  19612
Contact:  James Nicholas (W3ITH), 2 Mellowbrook Dr, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Phone: 610-781-5508
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40° 19.333 W 076° 01.850
E-mail: [email protected] 
http://www.readingradioclub.org  |  Directions
Opens:  Unknown
Cost: Unknown
VE Testing*: Unknown
August 14-15

Details pending
Virtual Ham Expo (online)
Sponsored by QSO Today Podcast
Registration  |  Speaker List 




West Windsor, NJ - DVRA Fall Hamfest
Location: West Windsor Community Park, Slayback Drive/Bernt Midland Blvd and Route 571, West Windsor, NJ
Contact: Frank Palecek , KC2TKD, 1151 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: 609-306-5038
Talk-In: 147.105+ (PL 123.00: and 146.520 simplex
GPS: N 40° 18.085 W 074° 36.240 (approximate)
Email: [email protected]
https://w2zq.com  (Flyer)
Opens: 8:00 am (general), 7:00 am (vendors)
Cost: $7; Vendors $15 (includes one admission)
September 12 Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC (GCARC) Hamfest & New Jersey State Convention
Location: 4H Fairgrounds, Rt. 77, 2 miles south of Rt. 45 / Rt. 536, Mullica Hill, NJ
Sponsor: Gloucester County ARC, PO Box 370, Pitman, NJ 08071
Contact: Sheldon Parker, K2MEN
Phone: 856-423-1767
Talk-In: none
GPS: N 39° 42.945 W 075° 12.707
Email: [email protected]
http://www.w2mmd.orgInfo  |  Vendors
Opens: 8:00 am (general), 6:00 am (vendors)
Cost: $10, Non-ham spouse, kids free; Tailgate spaces $10, Pavilion $12, plus admission
Non-vendors must park in the lower lot

VE Testing*: 9:00 am

Sept 17-18


Kutztown, PA - Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club, Antique Radio Meet & Auction
Location: 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
Sponsor: DVHRC, PO Box 5053, New Britain, PA 18901
Contact: Lewie
Phone: 610-262-3255

GPS: N 40° 30.190 W 075° 46.090 (approximate)
Email: [email protected] (Lewie)
http://www.dvhrc.com (for Antique Radio Show:  Info Directions)
Cost: Free Fri/Sat; "Buy it Now" table Thurs-Sat; $48 first table, $10 additional; Auction 15% commission
Opens: Fri & Sat 7 AM; Vendor setup Friday afternoon (free overnight camping); Friday auction 6:00 pm; Table reservations at www.renningers.com or by phone Mon-Thurs 570-385-0104, Fri-Sat 610-683-6848

September 18


Details Tentative




Spring Lake Heights, NJ - OMARC Tailgate Hamfest
Location: Spring Lake Heights Independent Fire Company No. 1, 700 Sixth Ave. Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Sponsor: Ocean-Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, Inc., PO Box 267, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0267
Contact: Joe Kruszewski, KC2SVS
Phone: 732-618-5328
Talk-In: 145.110- (PL127.3) N2MO/R
GPS: N 40° 08.965 W 074° 02.240
Email: [email protected] 
http://www.n2mo.org Flyer
Cost: $5 per person, kids 12U free; Vendors $10/tables outdoors, $15/table under pavilion (electric available); Free for All table
Opens: 7:30 am; Vendors 7:00 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am in Meeting Room; to pre-register contact Bob Bedard, KA8SAF,
732-223-4603, [email protected]

September 25


Details Tentative

Hollywood, MD - Southern Maryland Tailgate Fest
Location: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept Bingo Hall, 24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636
Sponsor: St. Mary's County ARA, PO Box 364, California, MD 20619
Contact:  Chuck Gantz, K3WJX, 45200 Christman Road Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: 240-925-1105
Talk-In: 146.640- (PL 146.2) K3HKI
GPS: N 38° 20.934 W 076° 34.513 (need confirmation)
Email: [email protected]  or  [email protected]
http://www.k3hki.org  |  Flyer
Cost:  Free entrance; Tailgating $5, Indoor table $10
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 7 am

Sept 24-25


Details Tentative

Gilbert, PA - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA), Military Radio Meet/Redball Military Transport Rally
Location: 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
Phone: no phone number
Talk-In: None
GPS: N 40° 54.663 W 075° 25.842
Email: [email protected] (Dale) or [email protected] (Al)
http://www.mrca.ar88.net  |  Map  |  Info
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 - 5 pm; 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

September 25

Details tentative
(no information on website)

Tinton Falls, NJ - Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA)
Location: 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
Sponsor: Garden State ARA
Contact: Art Olson , N2AJO, 339 18th Avenue Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: 848-459-5590

Talk-In: 147.045+ (PL 67.0)
GPS: N 40° 16.175 W 074° 04.860 (approx)
Email: [email protected]  or  [email protected]
Cost: $5, ULS and kids free; Sellers free first space with admission, $10 each additional space
Opens: 8 AM; Sellers 7:00 AM
VE Testing*: 11:00 AM; for info or to pre-register, contact Art Olson, N2AJO, 848-459-5590; or Denis Commette, K2NPT, 7332-740-3057


October 02


Talmage, PA - Red Rose Repeater Association Tailgate Fest
Location: Garden Spot Fire & Rescue, 339 East Main Street, New Holland, PA
Sponsor: Red Rose Repeater Association, PO Box 8316, Lancaster, PA 17604-8316
Contact: Ralph Hess (KC3KMT), 331 E Main St New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: 717-354-2200
Email: [email protected]
Talk-In: 147.015+ (PL 118.8)
GPS: N 40° 06.255 W 076° 04.933
http://www.w3rrr.org  |  Flyer
Cost: $5, Tailgaters $7, Limited Indoor tables, $10/buy 2, get 2 free (admission included for vendors)
Opens: 8 am; Vendors 7 am; Rain or shine
VE Testing*: 10 AM

Oct 02-03


Augusta, NJ - Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA) & The Military Transport Association, Spring MTA Swap Meet
Location: 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
Phone: no phone number
Talk-In: None
GPS: N 41° 08.160 W 074° 43.033
Email: [email protected] (Dale) or [email protected] (Al); Vendors email [email protected]; Info [email protected]
http://www.mtaswapmeet.com  |  Vendors  |  Flyer  |  Map
Cost: $7; Veterans & active duty military with ID - $5.00; kids 12U, Scouts in uniform,  military uniform -  free; Vendors $30 per table or space (both days)
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, 6-8 am Saturday

October 03

Details Tentative
West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) CARAFest
Location: 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)
Sponsor: Columbia Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 911, Columbia, MD 21044-0911
Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, PO Box 911, Columbia, MD 21044-0911
Phone: 410-977-1249
Talk-In: 147.390+ (PL 156.7)
GPS: N 39° 18.367 W 076° 57.928
Email: [email protected] 
http://www.carafest.org (CARA: http://www.columbiaara.org)
Cost: $7 (kids U12 free); Tailgate $20; Indoors: $30 ($22 ea for 2-5, $20 ea 6+), includes 1 admission
Vendors/Commercial Tailgaters set up Saturday after noon (David Parkison, KB3VDY, [email protected])
Opens: 8 am to 4 pm; Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*: Free! Starts 9 am in the 4H building. Pre-registration not required.
QSL Card Checking
Includes admission to the Maryland Suburban Home Show

October 16


Details tentative

Wayne, NJ - WRAET Amateur Radio Club
Location: United Methodist Church, 99 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ
Sponsor: Wayne Radio Amateur Emergency Team, 28 Swiss Terrace, Wayne, NJ 07470
Contact: David Freeswick (KD2SGM), 7 Sequoia Place, Wayne, NJ 07470-5149
Phone: 973-835-0803
Email: [email protected]
Talk-In: 145.21- (PL 79.7)
GPS: N 40° 54.850 W 074° 15.544
Cost: Unknown
Opens: Unknown
VE Testing*: Unknown

On for 2021 - date not set
(previously held in August)

Details tentative
Ringwood, NJ - Ramapo Mountain ARC, Ham Radio and Computer Flea Market
Location: St. Catherine RC Church (new location), 112 Erskine Road, Ringwood, NJ
Sponsor: Ramapo Mountain ARC, PO Box 364, Oakland, NJ 07436
Contact:  Tony Caserta (N2KDZ)
Phone: 973-839-3564
Talk-In: 146.490/+1.000 (PL 107.2)
GPS:  N 41° 05.506 W 074° 15.920
Email: [email protected] https://www.qsl.net/rmarc  |  Flyer  |  Map/Directions
Opens: 8 am, Vendors 6 am, Kitchen 7 am
Cost: $5 (ULS, kids free); Tailgate $15 per space (2 car widths), Indoor Tables $20 - vendors includes 1 admission


(Thurs - Sat)

College Park, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioActivity
Location: Sheraton College Park North Hotel, 4095 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705; Exit 29B (Rt. 212) of I-95 between DC and Baltimore
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact: Rod Matzko, KA3EIE, 3 Coloma Court, Sterling, VA 20164-5507
Phone: 703-406-2713
Talk-In: None
GPS:  N 39° 27.271 W 076° 38.576
Email: [email protected]
http://www.maarc.org | Flyer | Map & Directions
Cost: Check website for up-to-date pricing info; Friday flea market: $15 for 2 spaces (including car), $10 ea additional; See registration form; min bid $10 per lot; no-sale charge $1.00; sellers commission 10% members, 15% non-members
Opens: Thurs 7:30-9:00 pm - tube, literature, and ephemera; Friday 6:00 am Flea Market; Saturday 12 noon Main auction (consignment 8:30 - 11:30 am); 8:30-11:30 am Saturday no-commission, no-reserve, Walk-Around Auction in the Flea Market area



Washington Township (Bergen County), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA) Fall Hamfest
Location: 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 ¼-mile to the school entrance
Sponsor: Bergen Amateur Radio Association, c/o Jim Joyce
Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. North, Washington Township, NJ 07676
Phone: 201-664-6725
Talk-In: 146.79- (PL 141.3)
GPS: N 40° 58.866 W 074° 03.676
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
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)


Canceled for 2021


TBD - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference and Mini-Hamfest
Location: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Int'l Airport, 45425 Holiday Dr, Sterling, VA
Sponsor: Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA 19040
Email: [email protected]
http://www.packratvhf.com   (Flyer)  |  Holiday Inn
Cost:  ~$40 Registration (early bird up to ~20  Sept); Banquet ~$40

Canceled for 2021


Back in 2022 at a new venue

Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Location: 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
Sponsor: RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA 18944
Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, 706 St. Andrews Court, Telford, PA 18969
Phone: 215-622-4344  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)
Email: Email: [email protected]  
http://rfhillarc.club   |  Flyer (with directions)
Cost: $7 (non-ham spouse & kids free); Indoor tables $10 in advance, $12 on day of hamfest, plus admission; Tailgate $8 plus admission
Opens: 7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*: 10:00 am (across street at American Legion Hall)


Details Tentative

Davidsonville, MD - Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC) RadioFallFest
Location: 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.

Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club
Contact: Steve Hansman
Phone: no phone number available

GPS:  N 38° 54.260 W 076° 39.160
Email: [email protected]
http://www.maarc.org  |  Info  |  Map, Directions & Hotels
Cost: free!
Opens: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Auction at 12:00 noon

TBD Upperco, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN), Mason-Dixon Hamfest & Computer Show
Location: Sportsman's Hall Skating Rink, 15500 Hanover Pike, Upperco, MD 21155
Sponsor: Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD 21158
Contact: Rich Mitchell, N3III, 1722 Brooks Road Freeland, MD 21053
Phone: 443-280-1871
Talk-In: 145.410- (PL 114.8)
GPS: N 39° 33.405 W 076° 59.940
Email: [email protected]
https://k3pzn.net  |  Flyer
Cost: $5 (ULS, kids U12 free); Vendor $5 tailgate
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am; Overnight parking by special arrangement




Parsippany, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club Fall Swap Meet
Location: 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)
Sponsor: New Jersey Antique Radio Club / Radio Technology Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall Township, NJ 07719
Contact: Richard Lee, 154 Hudson Terrace Piermont, NY 10968
Phone: 914.589-3751 (Richard) or 732-308-1748 (Sal)

Talk-In: None stated
GPS: N 40° 11.172 W 074° 03.558 (approximate)
Email: [email protected] (Rich) or [email protected] (Sal)
http://www.njarc.org (museum website http://rtm.ar88.net)
Cost: $5; Vendors $25 per table (non-members $30), 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


(Black Friday)

Fair Lawn, NJ - Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club Auction
Location: The Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road, Fair Lawn NJ 07410
Sponsor: Fair Lawn ARC, 10-10 Kipp St. Fairlawn, NJ 07410
Contact: Ed Efchak, WX2R, 9-01 Arnot Place, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone: 201-791-3841

Talk-In: 145.470- (PL 107.2) (W2NPT)
GPS: N 40° 56.260 W 074° 07.830 (approximate)
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
http://fairlawnarc.org  |  Flyer  | Directions | Map
Cost: Free for buyers and sellers; FLARC commission 12% per item ($24 max)
Opens: 5:00 pm sellers; 5:30 pm buyers, 6:30 pm auction starts; Ends by about 10 pm

TBD Cheltenham, MD - PGCERA SantaFest
Location: American Legion Youth Camp, 9201 Surratts Road, Cheltenham, MD 20623
Sponsor: Prince George's County Maryland ARES/RACES, 6820 Webster St., Room 113, Hyattsville, MD 20784-1474
Contact:  Charles Hallock, AA3WS, 16203 Manning Road West Accokeek, MD 20607
Phone: 301-535-1666
Talk-In:  145.230- (PL 110.9) K3ERA
Email:  [email protected]
http://pgares.org  |  Flyer & Directions
Cost:  $6; Tailgaters $15 (includes 1 admission), Tables $20 (includes 1 admission)
Opens:  8:30 AM, vendor setup 7:00 am
VE Testing*:  0900 Hours to 1100 Hours – Walk-In


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. 
Virtually all hamfests sell food/refreshments and hold door prizes/raffles.

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:

The FCC now requires you apply for a FRN number before attending an exam. Visit www.FCC.gov/FRNREG to obtain your FCC Registration Number before you go (it's quick and easy).

Bring photo ID, original license, any CSCEs, and photocopies of license and CSCEs.  Nominal fee (typically $15) usually charged for ARRL tests; Laurel testing is free. 
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 or order online.
  • Some hamfests permit early setup the day before, and may permit overnight camping (always check first!).
  • It is your responsibility to collect and report sales taxes as applicable - check with sponsor if unsure of tax regulations.
  • Most hamfests limit what you can sell - always check first.  Few permit food/drink sales that 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 electricity available 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 water 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 and prepared to buy. 
  • If permitted, consider selling items that 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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