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January 9
(Wednesday) Philadelphia, PA - Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Ham Radio Auction-Fest
Franklin Institute Science Museum, 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, PO Box 88, Abington, PA  19001
Richard Moll, W3RM
Talk-In: 147.03+ (PL 91.5), 444.800+ (PL 186.2)
E-mail:  [email protected] 
Opens:  7:00 pm with refreshments, Auction at 7:30 pm
Cost:  Free admission, Sellers (only) pay the club a $2 registration fee, plus 10% of the selling price (max $30 per item)
January 27
Odenton, MD - Maryland Mobileers ARC (MMARC)
Odenton Vol. Fire Department Hall, 1425 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175) - Indoors only
Maryland Mobileers ARC, 7609 McGowan Ave, Glen Burnie, MD  21060
Gary Johney (N3BYN), 1885 Poplar Ridge Rd, Pasadena, MD  21122 (vendors:  [email protected])
Talk-In:  146.805-
E-mail:  [email protected]  |  Directions & Map
Cost: $4 entry, $10 table
March 2
(Saturday) Parsippany, NJ - Split Rock ARA, North Jersey Hamfest
Parsippany Police Athletic League Bldg, Route 46 & Baldwin Road
Splitrock ARA, PO Box 610, Rockaway, NJ  07866
Peter Glenn, KC2KI
888-511-SARA  (888-511-7272, toll-free)  or  973-442-0772
Talk-In:  146.985- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  [email protected]   (Map) 
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  No Details Provided
DXCC Card Checking (for QSL questions contact Steve at [email protected])
March 16
(Saturday) Harmony Twp., NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn.
North Hunterdon Regional High School, Rt. 31 S, Clinton, NJ (-mile south of I-78 on Rt. 31 at Regional Rd.)
Cherryville Repeater Association II, PO Box 308, Quakertown, NJ  08868
Randy Vance, N2MQZ
437 Vulcanite Ave., Alpha, NJ  08865
908-788-4080 (Club Info Line)
Talk-In:  147.375+ (no PL, extended coverage)  or  146.730-
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected]  |  Map  |  Flyer (PDF)
Cost:  $6 (XYL, U14 kids free);  Vendors $15 ea, electric $5 extra
VE Testing*:  Contact Marty Grozinski, W2CG, at 908-788-2644 before 10:00 pm;   pre-registration requested
March 30
(Saturday) Hazlet, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
North Centerville Volunteer Fire Company, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ, off exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway (map)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected] (Marv Beeferman) 
Cost:  $2 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:00 am, 7:00 am for vendors
April 6 - 7  
(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
 Maryland State Convention  Hamfest
 James Green, WB3DJU  Bill Dobson, N3WD
 800-HAM-FEST  (800-426-3378) or
 410-HAM-FEST  (410-426-3378)
 800-HAM-FEST  (800-426-3378) or
 410-HAM-FEST  (410-426-3378) Mailbox 9233
 E-mail:  [email protected]  E-mail:  <<Complete Contact List>>
      [email protected](general)
      [email protected] (commercial spaces)
      [email protected] (indoor flea market, Cow Palace)
      [email protected] (tailgating space)
      [email protected] (basic indoor space, Cow Palace)
 on-line flyer & registration form (PDF format)

Talk-In:  146.76-, 449.625-  (PL 107.2)  W3FT Repeater
Cost:  $10 for weekend pass, $6 per day at gate -- Attend for FREE! Volunteer 2 hours; contact Volunteer Worker Chairmen
Banquet:  $20 (Saturday)
Opens:  8 am to 5 pm daily;  6:00 am each day (tailgating)
VE Testing*:  Sunday, 10:00 am, register by 9:00;  Info contact Bob Busch (WB3KXJ) at 301-317-7819 or e-mail [email protected]

April 13
(Saturday) West Orange, NJ - Roseland Amateur Radio Club (IRAC)
West Orange High School, 600 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Talk-In:  146.415 +1.0 (PL 85.4), 447.875 - 5.0 (PL 156.7), 146.52 Simplex
Harvey Moskowitz, W2YWC
(973) 994-0637
E-mail:  [email protected]  (Map)
Cost:  $5, XYL and kids U12 free;  Vendors $15 table/$12 each add. advance by 4/15, $20/$15 at door, $2 extra for electric
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:30 am
April 21
York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation, York Springfest
York County School of Technology, 2179 South Queen St., York, PA (just south of I-83 Exit 16A from south, 16B from north, Rt. 74)
York Hamfest, PO Box 351, Dover, PA  17315
John Shaffer, W3SST, 2596 Church Rd, York, PA  17404
717-764-8193 (phone/fax, auto switcher, 24 hours)
Talk-In:  147.33+, 146.52 simplex
E-mail:    [email protected]  |  Map of site  |  Schedule of Events
Cost:  $5, non-ham spouse, kids U16 free;  Tailgaters $3 plus admission;  Indoors Table $15 advance/$20 day of, space only $10
     Vendor info/table reservations contact John Shaffer, W3SST;  or vendor info web site
Opens:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm;  Vendor setup 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  Free!  1:00 pm,  pre-regisitration, limited walk-in's;  Pre-register via e-mail:  [email protected]
April 28  
New Castle, DE - Penn-Del ARC
ARRL Delaware State Convention
Nur Temple, 198 S. DuPont Hwy, Rt. 13, -mile north of the Rts. 13 & 40 split
Pen-Del ARC, PO Box 1964, Boothwyn, PA  19061
Hal Frantz, KA3TWG
302-793-1080  Fax:  302-793-1081
Talk-In:  146.955-, 224.22- (starting at 6:00AM)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Time:  8 am to 1 pm, Vendor setup 6 am
Cost:  $5, Kids U12 free;  Tables $12, $15 with power;  Tailgate $10, setup 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  9:00 am (look for signs)
Certified Skywarn spotter training class, ARRL & club leaders forum
VE Testing*:  8:30 am sign-in, 9:00 testing, no pre-registration;  info contact Chet Thayer, WA3I, e-mail [email protected]  
May 4
(Saturday) Grasonville, MD - Ann Arundel/Kent Island RC Hamfest (AARC/KIRC)
Kent Island Amateur Radio Club (KIARC) and Anne Arundel Radio Club (AARC)
Grasonville, MD VFW Grounds, US 50/301 East to Exit 44: VFW Ave (past Kent Is. Narrows Bridge)
Anne Arundel Radio Club (W3VR), PO Box 308, Davidsonville, MD  21035
Ray Allen, W2KBR
Talk-In:  147.105+, or 146.94-, or 448.225 (PL 114.8)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $4, Tailgate space free for hams;  Indoor tables available
May 4 - 5
(Sat/Sun) Edison, NJ - The College of NJ and various computer clubs (run by KGP Productions)
The 27th Trenton Computer Festival - including ham classes, seminars, exams and tailgating
Free Bus Service from Metuchen train station (from NYC, Phila, Newark, Trenton, etc.)
New Jersey Convention Center, Raritan Center, Route 514 (NJ Tpk. Exit 10), Edison, NJ
KGP Productions LLC, PO Box 37, Kendall Park, NJ  08824-0037
Marin Light
800-631-0062 (Mon-Thur 9 AM to 5 PM)
E-mail:   [email protected]  or  [email protected] (Marin Light)  or Brochures (in PDF format);  Directions  (KGP Productions)
Cost:  $10 advanced, $15 at gate for both days, Children 12U free;  Flea Market spot $25 (hams only, license required)
Opens:  10 am to 5 pm Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm Sunday;  Flea Market 9 am each day
Keynote speaker is Ari D. Kaplan, CEO of Expand Beyond (Banquet Saturday night)
90+ speaker sessions, workshops and seminars over both days
VE Testing*:  Available, details TBD (usually continuous walk-ins)
May 5
Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC (WARC)
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
Bill Strunk, K3ZMA, 2 South Valley View Road, Line Lexington, PA  18932
215-822-0749  [email protected] 
or Vendor info:  Roy Connors, K3TEN, 215-947-9373   [email protected]
Talk-In:  147.09+, 443.95+  (PL 131.8), 146.52 simplex
GPS:  N 40 15' 51" / W 74 59' 16"
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $5 (unlicensed spouse, kids U13 free) at gate;  Tailgate $10, Table $15, pre-register by 1 April for reduced fee
Opens:  7 am (vendors at 6 am)
VE Testing*:  11 am, 10:30 check-in;  call Tom Michaud, WA3TQJ, at 215-343-3494, e-mail [email protected]
WAS Field Checking of QSL cards
May 5
Hagerstown, MD - Antietam Radio Association (The Great Hagerstown Hamfest)
Washington County Agricultural Center, MD Rt. 65 south, Sharpsburg Pike, near Hagerstown, MD (I-70 Exit 29A)
Antietam Radio Association, PO Box 52, Hagerstown, MD  21741-0052
Carl Morris, WN3DUG, 521 Woodstock Road, Chambersburg, PA  17201
717-267-3411  Fax: 717-261-9487
Talk-In:  147.09+, 146.94- backup  (W3CWC)
E-mail:   [email protected] 
Cost:  $5, Kids under 12 free / Tailgate:  $5;  Table:  $10 advance, $15 at door;  Indoor/Outdoor
Opens:  6:00 am (gates), 7:00 am (building);  Vendor setup Sat after 6 pm
VE Testing*:  12:30 pm check-in, 1:00 exams, walk-ins OK;  Info contact  Joe Lockbaum, WA3PTV, [email protected] 
May 14
(Tuesday) West Conshohocken, PA - PARA pre-meeting flea market
PARAFEST, St Gertrude's Church Hall , 209 Merion Ave, West Conshohocken, PA
Philadelphia Area Repeater Association, PO Box 954, Valley Forge, PA  19482-0954
Gene Mitchell, K3DSM
Talk-In:  146.76-
E-mail:  [email protected] ;  Directions;  Map
Indoor flea market and tailgating prior to PARA meeting
Cost:  FREE for buyers & sellers
Opens:  7:00 pm
May 17 - 19  
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National Convention
(the largest hamfest in the country, if not the world!)
Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Hamvention, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH  45401-0964  Attn: (Committee you need to contact)
Fax:  937-274-8369 (General Information) or 937- 454-5655 (ticket orders)
Advanced tickets and reservations a must!  This is an international event.
Talk-In:  146.94- (no PL)
E-mail:  [email protected] (general) or [email protected] (exhibitors) or [email protected] (tickets)
Guest Speakers:  William Cross (FCC), W3TN;  Paul Reid (FEMA), N4EKW;
     Paul Halverson (National Public Health), KR4EA;  and David Clark (CDC), KK5UW
Theme:  Emergency Communications/Public Service
Cost:  Ticket Info;  3-day ticket $17 in advance ($20 w/bus), $22 at door, children U12 free;  Banquet $45 (6 May deadline)
Exhibitor:  $60/single, $125/two, $250/three (outdoors) plus admission, $530 indoors (adm included)
Opens:  8 am (Fri, Sat, Sun);  Banquet doors open 6 pm
VE Testing*:  Saturday;  contact [email protected]
May 26
West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association, Memorial Day Hamfest
Howard County Fairgrounds, MD Rt. 144, one mile West of Rt. 32
FSARC, PO Box 19, Annapolis Junction, MD  20701-0019
Michael Cresap, W3IP, 1294 Dorothy Rd, Crownsville, MD  21032
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.76-, or 444.0+ (PL 107.2) (WA3DZD)
E-mail:  [email protected] (John Frank, K3IC) 
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space;  Inside Table $20 in advance, $25 at hamfest (payable to MFMA, Inc.)
A portion of the hamfest proceeds supports the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) Scholarship Program
May 31 - June 2  
(Fri-Sun) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Computer Show
ARRL Atlantic Division/New York State Convention
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Route 15A, Rochester, NY
Banquet & Awards at Rochester Marriott Thruway Hotel
Rochester Hamfest Tickets, 51 Musket Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534-4046
Ticket information:  call 716-381-7757 before 9 pm
General info:  call Harold Smith, K2HC, 716-424-7184 during business hours
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $7 advance, $9 at gate;  Children U12 free;  Registration & Friday Banquet:  $27
Advanced ticket and VE registrations must be received prior to 14 May
Tailgaters:  $10 plus admission (1200 spaces);  Commercial Vendors $175 per space (indoors)
Opens:  Friday 6 am (flea market, runs continuously)
   Indoor Exhibits:  Fri 12 - 5:30 pm, Banquet at 7:00 pm;  Sat 8:30 - 5:30;  Sun 8:30 - 1:30
VE Testing*:  June 1;  See Amateur and Commercial Examinations
June 1
Westville (Washington Township), NJ - Bergen Amateur Radio Association (BARA)
Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ
Bergen Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 304, Hackensack, NJ  07601
Jim Joyce, K2ZO, 286 Ridgewood Blvd. No., Westwood, NJ  07675
Talk-In:  146.19+, 146.52 Simplex
E-mail: [email protected]  (On-line Flyer in PDF)  (On-line Map & Directions in PDF)
Cost:  $5, XYL and kids free;  Vendors:  $10 per space (includes 1 admission), limited spaces w/ electric require advance registration
VE Testing*:  8 am to 10 am only;  $10 fee
June 8  
(Saturday) Bloomsburg, PA - Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club (CMARC)
Bloomsburg Hamfest and Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention & Computer Show
Bloomsburg Fair Grounds, Rt. I-80 Exit 34, Rt 42 S to Rt 11 N, fairgrounds or right
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 90, Mifflinville, PA  18631
George Law, N3KYZ, 10 Whitenight Lane, Bloomsburg, PA  17815-8335
Talk-In:  147.225+ (PL 203.5), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free;  $5 tailgate, $20 per table ($10 deposit due 1 June), $5 electric; 300 acres free tailgating
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm;  Indoor setup Friday 7 June, 6 - 10 pm, overnight lockup, and 6 am Saturday
VE Testing*:  10 am, walk-ins only
June 15
(Saturday) Dunellen, NJ - Raritan Valley RC
Columbia Park, off Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ
Rt 22 to Washington Ave/Dunellen; south past RR to Orange Street.
Rt I-287 to Dunellen/Rt. 529 exit; north to Orange St.; 2 short blocks from Dunellen RR station

Raritan Valley Radio Club, PO Box 192, Martinsville, NJ  08836
Doug Benner, W2NJH
732-469-9009, Fax 732-469-6221
1020 Laurel Trail, Martinsville, NJ 08836
or Fred Werner, KB2HZO, 732-968-7789
Vendor contact:  Doug Benner (see above)
Talk-In:  146.625- (PL 141.3), 146.52 simplex, 442.250+ (PL 141.3)
GPS:  N 40 36' 5" / W 74 28' 54"
E-mail:  [email protected]   On-line flyer
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space plus admission; children and non-ham XYLs free
Opens:  7:00 am (6:00 am for vendors) rain or shine (outdoors)
June 16
Frederick, MD - Frederick ARC (FARC) Father's Day Hamfest
Frederick County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Maryland (Exit 56 from I-70/US-40)
Frederick ARC, PO Box 1074, Mount Airy, MD  21771
Bob Moroney, K9CMR
301-831-5060  or call SoundSource at (301) 695-2633 code: 6393
Talk-In:  147.06+, 146.64-, 146.52 simplex (K3ERM)
GPS:  N 39 24’ 42" / W 77 23’ 45"
E-mail:   [email protected]  or  flyer & map (PDF),  Vendor Package (PDF);  Map to Fairgrounds
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 plus admission;  Tables $10 advance, $15 at hamfest
Indoor and tailgates, rain or shine
Opens:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm;  Vendors & tailgaters 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  9:00 am FREE! (see web site for more info or to register online)
July 7
Lehman (near Wilkes-Barre), PA - Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest & ComputerFest
Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Rt. 118 (I81 Exit 47B, Rt. 309N to Rt. 415 to Rt. 118)
Murgas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1094, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18703
Frank Karcheski, N3WPG
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex, 146.61- (PL 82.5)
E-mail:  [email protected] (Frank)  or  [email protected];  Hamfest flyer/map:
Cost:  $5 (advance $4), non-ham XYL and kids U16 free
Vendors:  8' free outdoors, $5 other;  $14/space indoors incl. table & 110 VAC
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am or Saturday 2 pm to 9 pm
VE Testing*:  10 am; Walk-ins preferred;  For more info contact Joe Caffrey at [email protected]
July 14
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
Rick Miskinis, N3AGS, 346 E. 9TH Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Talk-In:  146.835- or  443.80+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  [email protected] (General Info)  or  [email protected] (Reservations)
Cost:  $6 (unlicensed spouses, kids free);  Tailgate:  $6 (plus admission);  Indoor table w/electric:  $10 (plus admission)
Opens:  8 am, Sellers 7 am
July 14
Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Amateur Radio Club (SCARC)
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta (Plains Road, off Rt. 206)
From Rt. 80:  Take Rt. 15N Approx. 20 Miles then Rt. 206N 1 Mile, Make Right on Plains Rd., approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 23:  Take Rt. 94S to Rt. 15N then to Rt. 206N 1 Mile Make Right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right
From Rt. 84:  Take Rt. 23S to Rt. 639 (right onto  Rt. 639) in Sussex Borough.  Take Rt. 565 to Rt. 15 & 206.  Right on 206N, 1 mile, right on Plains Rd. - approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds on right

Sussex County Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 11, Newton, New Jersey 07860-0011
Dan Carter, N2ERH
8 Carter Lane, Branchville, NJ  07826
Talk-In:  147.90-
E-mail:  [email protected]   Directions & Map
Cost:  $5, kids and non-hams free;  Tailgate:  $15,  Indoor:  $15
Overnight Camping:  $15
DXCC Card Checking
July 20
(Saturday) Salem Township, PA - Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association (JMRA)
Beach Haven Carnival Grounds, Rt. 11 between Berwick & Shikshinny (see Directions)
Jonestown Mountain Repeater Association, c/o Charles Hooker, PO Box 23, Huntington Mills, PA  18622-0023
Keith Wolfe, N3YUA, 295 Carey Ave Apt A, Wilkes Barre, PA  18702
Frank Wolfe, KB3ETK, 453 N. Washington St, Wilkes Barre, PA  18705
Talk-In:  145.130 (PL 77.0), 146.52 Simplex
E-mail:  [email protected]  or   Karen Thomas [email protected] 
Cost:  $5 at gate, $4 in advance, Unlicensed Spouse/Kids free;  Tables $10 each or $8 in advance
Opens:  8 am, Vendors 6 am
VE Testing*:  10:00 am
July 27
(Saturday) Dover, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
American Legion Hall, 2 Legion PLace, Dover, NJ
I80 West to exit 35A (Dover).  Follow Mt Hope Ave South, crossing Route 46 and turn right on Blackwell St.  Go to third light and turn left on Warren St.  Go two blocks, crossing railroad tracks.  American Legion is on the right.
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected] (Marv Beeferman) 
Cost:  $2 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:00 am, 7:00 am for vendors
July 28
Timonium, MD - Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
Maryland Hamfest and Computer Fest
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
I-83 Exit 16 (vendors), Exit 17 (general admission), just north of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695);
  MTA Light Rail to the Timonium Park & Ride stop

Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society, PO Box 5915, Baltimore, MD  21282-5915
Bob Bennett, W3WCQ
410-461-0086 (voice or fax, 24-hour)
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-
GPS:  N 39 26' 40" / W 76 37' 50"
E-mail:  [email protected]  or   [email protected]  and  On-line Flyer & Map
Opens:  Tailgaters 6:00 am, Indoors 8:00 am;  Vendor set-up 2:00 pm Saturday
Cost:  $6, Kids U12 free;  Tailgate:  $10;  Indoors $60 (air conditioned)
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 [email protected]
August 3
(Saturday) Lewistown, PA - Juniata Valley Amateur Radio Club
Decatur Township Fire company grounds, 8 miles east of Lewistown on US Rt 522 north
JVARC, PO Box 73, Yeagertown, PA  17099
Rich Yingling, WB3COB
E-mail:  [email protected]
Talk-In:  146.91-
Cost:  $2, kids and XYLs free;  $ 5 tailgate, $10 indoor tables (admission included)
Opens:  8:00 am, Vendors 7:00 am
August 11
(Raindate 18 Aug) Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club "Tailgate-Fest"
Carroll County Agricultural Center, off MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Ave at the "Ag Center" sign (map)
Carroll County Tailgate Fest, PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Joe Ebaugh, N3YIM, E-mail [email protected] 
Talk-In:  145.41-
E-mail:   [email protected]   (flyer in pdf format)
Opens:  8 am, Vendor setup 6 am;  Must clear grounds by 3 pm
Cost:  $5 per person, No tailgate charge
August 11
Bayville, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (Hamfest by the Shore)
Bayville Fire House, Route 9 at Eugene Fury Rd, Bayville, NJ (GSP Exit 80S, 81N at Toms River, Rt. 9 South to Bayville,
or GSP Exit 82, Rt. 37 East, right at first light on Rt. 166S, merge with Rt. 9S to Bayville)

Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Bob Reed, W2CE, 1991 Route 37 West, Toms River,  NJ  08757
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3), 443.35+ (PL 141.3)  W2DOR/R
GPS:  N 39 54' 00" / W 74 09' 18"
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $5 Buyers/Sellers, Tables $15 each (incl one adm), XYLs and kids U14 free
VE Testing*:  Registration 11:30 am, Exams 12:00 pm
Indoors - Air Conditioned
August 11
Shrewsbury, PA - Southern PA Communications Group, Hilltop Transmitting Association, York Amateur Radio Club;  Shrewsbury Hamfest (Shrewsbury Ham and Computer Swapfest)
Shrewesbury Fire Hall, I-83 Exit 4 (old Exit 1), take Rt. 851W 1/2 mi. to fire house on right
David January, KB3CTF, 410-374-9678, or John Salony, WA3SRE, 717-741-1780 / Fax 717-227-4605
Talk-In:  146.700- (PL 110.9)
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected] 
Cost:  $5 (over age 12);  Tailgaters $3, Inside Tables $10 - advanced registration preferred
VE Testing*:  Saturday 10 August;  Shrewsbury Borough Bldg,  Registration 9am, Testing 10am
   (contact Carol Kirschman, 717-235-0273, or e-mail  [email protected]
Opens:  8:00 am;  Mid-morning auction (10% fee to sponsor)
August 18
Mullica Hill, NJ - Gloucester County ARC
4H Fairgrounds, Rt. 77, 2 miles south of Rt. 45 / Rt. 536, Mullica Hill, NJ
Gloucester County ARC, PO Box 370, Pitman, NJ  08071
Chris Heller, WK2W
Talk-In:  147.18+ (PL 131.8 disabled during hamfest) W2MMD
E-mail:  [email protected] 
(Web site down)   Flyer in PDF format
Opens:  8:00 am (general), 5:30 am (vendors)
Cost:  $5, Non-ham spouse, kids U12 free;  Vendors:  Tailgate $5, Pavilion $10 plus admission
Awards:  DXCC, WAS, VUCC Field Checking
VE Testing*:  9:30 am
QSL Card Checking (DXCC, WAS, VUCC) at 9:30 am
August 25
Pleasant Hill, PA (Hanover, PA/Manchester, MD) - Hanover Area Hamming Association (HAHA) Mini-Fest
Pleasant Hill Fire Company, PA Rt. 94, 1 mile north of Maryland state line (MD Rt. 30)
Hanover Area Hamming Association, PO Box 381, Manchester, MD  21102
Michael Garber, N3KTX, 494 Monarch's Drive, Westminster, MD  21157
Talk-In:  146.895-
E-mail:  [email protected] 
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost:  $3 per car
Sept 7-8
Saturday/Sunday West Friendship (near Columbia), MD - Foundation for Amateur Radio & Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) FallFest
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland (I-70/US-40 Exit 80 to Rt. 32 south to Rt. 144/Frederick Rd. west)
Fall Fest, 5576 Eaglebeak Row,  Columbia, MD  21045
CARA:  Columbia Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 911, Columbia, MD   21044
FAR:  Foundation for Amateur Radio, 8800 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD  20740
Bernie Basel, K3BAZ, 3434 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD  21244,  [email protected] 
Talk In: 147.135+ (no PL)
E-mail:  FallFest[email protected]  
  (CARA:  [email protected]   FAR:  [email protected]  or [email protected] )   Directions  |  Schedule  |  Flyer
(Sponsors' web sites - CARA:   FAR:
Cost:  $6 ($5 before 1 Sept);  Tailgate $10 + admission ($8 before 1 April);
  Tables $45 (1-5), $43 (6 or more) ($40/$38 before 1 April)
Opens:  6:00 am (indoor spaces for vendors and tailgaters if inclement weather)
VE Testing*:  Free!  No pre-registration required
Sept 7
(Saturday) Bartonsville, PA - Eastern PA ARA (EPARA) and Pocono ARK (PARK) (Pocono Area Hamfest & Electronics Expo)
Monroe County Vo-Tech, near Exit 46 of I-80 (Rt. 611)
Eastern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 51, Delaware Water Gap, PA   18327
Bill Connelly, W3MJ
Talk-In:  147.045+ (PL 131.8), 147.195+ (PL 131.8), 146.445/147.445 (PL 203.5), 146.865- (PL 100.0), 447.225- (PL 131.8), 146.535 (simplex)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Opens: 8:00 am, Vendors:  6:00 am (if before 6:00 am, must be pre-arranged!)
Cost:  $5 (children & spouse free);  Vendors:  $15 indoors, $5 outdoors
VE Testing*:  check-in at 9:00 am, exams start 9:15 am;  pre-registration preferred (e-mail: [email protected])
Sessions:  Al Waller, K3TKJ, of; NWS, NJQRP, "Learn Morse Code in Five Minutes", more
Sept 8
Felton, DE - Kent County ARC (Dover area)
Diamond State Drive-In Theater, Felton, DE (approx. 8 miles South of Dover on U.S. Rt. 13)
Kent County ARC, PO Box 1993, Dover, DE  19903-1993
Ken Steele, N3QJJ
Talk-In:  146.97-, 147.300+ (no PL)
E-mail:  [email protected]    (flyer in pdf format)
Opens:  7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:  $5 (free tailgating with ticket);  No Sales Tax in Delaware!
Sept 14-15 CANCELLED!
(Sat Seminars;
Sunday Hamfest)
York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation
York County School of Technology, 2179 South Queen St., York, PA (just south of I-83 Exit 16A from south, 16B from north, Rt. 74)
York Hamfest, PO Box 351, Dover, PA  17315
John Shaffer, W3SST
717-764-8193 (phone/fax, auto switcher, 24 hours)  or  717-764-4805 (fax, 24 hours)
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex or 147.33 +.600
E-mail:    [email protected]   or  [email protected]  |  Map of site  |  Schedule of Events
Cost:  $5 , non-ham spouse, kids U16 free;  Tailgaters $3 plus admission; Tables $15
     Vendor info/table reservations contact John Shaffer, W3SST;  or vendor info web site
Opens:  Saturday 2:00 pm, Seminars 3:00 pm
Opens:  Sunday (Hamfest) 8:00 am, Seminars 9:00 am (Vendors/Exhibitors 6:00 am)
VE Testing*:  Sat 14 Sept: 1:00 pm;  Fee $10.00  Pre-register via e-mail:  [email protected]
VE Testing*:  Sun 15 Sept:  Free!  1:00,pm;  Pre-register via e-mail:  [email protected]
Sept 21
(Saturday) Schnecksville, PA - Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club
Schnecksville Fire Dept, mile south of town on PA Rt. 309
Delaware Lehigh ARC, Greystone Building, Gracedale Complex, RD 8, Nazareth, PA 18064-9278
Malcolm McClay, N3XRL, 2907 Stephens Street, Easton, PA  18045
610-258-9802 (before 8 pm)
Talk-In:  146.70-, 444.90+ (PL 151.4)
E-mail:  [email protected] (In the Menu box, pull down "DLARC Hamfest");  on-line $1 discount coupon
Cost:  $5 ($1 Coupon), non-ham spouse, kids U12 free;  Tailgaters $7 / Indoor tables $11 (adm incl)
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am;  Breakfast sold ($2-$3)
Sept 28
(Saturday) Lawrenceville, NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA)
NJ National Guard Armory, Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Delaware Valley Radio Association, PO Box 7024, W. Trenton, NJ  08628
Glenn Costello, N2RPM
Talk-In:  146.67- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  [email protected]   (map)
Cost:  $6 general, U12 free;  $10 tailgate, $15 table, $20 w/electricity (includes 1 admission)
Opens 8:00 am, vendors 6:00 am
VE Testing*:  Code at 10:00, Written at 11:00;  Contact above for details
October 13
Wrightstown, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats) Hamarama
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA  19040
Joe Keer, W3KJ
Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Opens 7:00 am buyers, 6:00 am sellers
Cost:  $6 (non-ham XYL & kids U13 free);  Vendors $10/space or 10' table (BYOT), indoors tables first come basis
NOTE:  The Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference will not be held this year
October 20
Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, Main Street, Sellersville, PA (new fire house)
Rt 309 to Telford exit to Rt 152 (State Rd) East;  0.8mi to first light, left on Old Bethelem Pike;  2nd light [0.8mi] turn hard right to the parking lot [0.2mi] located on Clymer Road;  Shuttle bus to Fire House
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Linda Erdman, KA3TJZ, 2220 Hill Rd, Perkiomenville, PA  18074
Talk-In:  145.31-
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected]   Directions & Map
VE Testing*:  10:00 am to noon
Cost:  $5;  Tables $12.00 indoors (5 or more $10), Tailgate $6
Opens:  7:00 am, Vendors 5:00 am
October 26
(Saturday) Carlisle, PA - South Mountain Repeater Association Halloween Hamfest
Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA (PA Turnpike Exit 16)
South Mountain Repeater Association, PO Box 43, Mt. Holly Springs, PA  17065
Central Pennsylvania Radio Amatuers Club
Talk-In:  145.27-, 145.43- (KB3CVO)
Bill Smyser, KA3LUT, 404 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, PA  17257
E-mail:  [email protected]   Vendors:  [email protected] (for pre-registration)
Cost:  $5, kids U12 free;  Vendors $5 admission, plus $5 tailgate or $10 indoors (indoor electric included)
Opens:  8 am to 3 pm;  Vendor setup starting 6 pm Saturday evening
Guest speaker:  Riley Hollingsworth, the FCC's enforcement official (11 am);  Senior Ham Conference (12 - 2 pm)
October 27
Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN)
Mason-Dixon Hamfest & Computer Show
Carroll County Agricultural Center, off MD Rt. 32, west on to Smith Road at the Ag Center sign (map)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
John Hoge, W3JJH, 20 Ridge Road, Westminster, MD  21157
410- 857-2893
Talk-In:  145.41-
E-mail:  [email protected]   or   [email protected]   (On-line Vendor Registration)
VE Testing*:  9 am;  $10 fee;  Contact Phil Karras, KE3FL, [email protected], 3305 Hampton Ct., Mt. Airy, MD  21771;  Phone 301-831-5073
Cost:  $5 (kids U12 free), Vendor $12 per table, $5 tailgate (setup 6:00 am)
Nov 19

NOTE:  Date Changed from 12 Nov

West Conshohocken, PA - PARA pre-meeting flea market
PARAFEST, St Gertrude's Church Hall , 209 Merion Ave, West Conshohocken, PA
Philadelphia Area Repeater Association, PO Box 954, Valley Forge, PA  19482-0954
Gene Mitchell, K3DSM
Talk-In:  146.76-
E-mail:  [email protected] ;  Directions;  Map
Indoor flea market and tailgating prior to PARA meeting
Cost:  FREE for buyers & sellers
Opens:  7:00 pm
Dec 1
Toms River, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (TAILGATE HAMFEST PARTY)
Knights of Columbus Hall, Corner of Tennyson Ave and Whittier Ave
GSP to exit 82 for Route 37 east. Towards Seaside Heights, merge onto 37 east. Go 4 lights, get in right lane. Take Washington St. jug handle before next light. Go across Washington St. onto Whittier Ave. Go a few blocks and look for Knights of Columbus on right.
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society (JSARS), PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Ed Genoino, WA2NDA
609 971 2792
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3)
GPS:  N 39 54' 00" / W 74 09' 18"
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $10 each Seller Space, Buyers Admission is FREE
Opens:  7 am - 12 noon
VE Testing*:  Contact Ed (see above) for info
Dec 7
(Saturday) Hazlet, NJ - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) - Antique Radio Swap Meet
North Centerville Volunteer Fire Company, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ, off exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway (map)
New Jersey Antique Radio Club, <no mailing address available>
Phil Vourtsis, 13 Cornell Place, Manalapan NJ  07726
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected] (Marv Beeferman) 
Cost:  $2 Buyers, $15 per table (NJARC members), $20 per table (non-members);  Tables provided for first 30 reservations, then BYOT
Opens:  8:00 am, 7:00 am for vendors
Swap Nets
Tuesdays DCARA - Delaware County (PA) Amateur Radio Association SwapNet  
    Buy/Sell list (Tuesday nights, 7:30pm on 147.36+ & 224.500-) 
Sundays South Jersey Radio Association Traders Net  
    Medford, NJ area/SNJ (Sunday nights, 8:00 pm, 145.29-) 

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 is one's wife (or more politically correct, one's spouse) regardless of license status. 

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. 
Provided as a service to area hams.  Accuracy of information should be confirmed prior to attending. 

*Volunteer Examiner (VE) License Testing:

Bring photo ID, original license, any CSCEs, and photocopies of license and CSCEs.  Nominal fee (typically $10) usually charged
Save time by filling out FCC Form 605 in advance. 
Click here for details on what to bring

Notes for Vendors: 

Each hamfest sets it own vendor rules, but here are some guidelines.  Vendors should always contact the hamfest committee for specific vendor requirements, last minute prices, etc. 

  • Check to see if the hamfest has reduced rates for advanced sales, and what the deadline is 
  • 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. 

For additional Hamfest and Swap Net web pages, see:

Where to go for Amateur Radio Classes and Exam Sessions  

List of Clubs in the Atlantic Division 

Repeater Lookup Website

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