Delaware Valley Area Hamfests - 1999

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January 13  
  Philadelphia, PA - Phil-Mont Mobile RC (Auction)
PO Box 88, Abington, PA 19001-0088
215-448-1139 (24-hour club information)
Russ Stafford, W3CH
PO Box 88, Abington, PA 19001-0088
610-631-3401 (Ext. 902)
147.030 & 444.80 (PL 186.2)
VE Testing*:  see web site
January 31  
  Odenton, MD - Maryland Mobileers ARC (MMARC)
Odenton Vol. Fire Department Hall, 1425 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175) - Indoors only
Maryland Mobileers ARC, 7245 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD  21061
Bill Hampton, N3WGM
Talk-in:  146.805-
E-mail:  [email protected]  |  Directions & Map
Cost: $4 entry, $10 table
February March
March 14  
  York, PA - Keystone VHF Club  (York Springfest)
York County Vocational Technical School, 2179 South Queen St., Exit 6 off I-83
York Springfest 1999, c/o Keystone VHF Club, PO Box 7462, York PA  17404
Richard Goodman, WA3USG
Talk-In:  146.97-
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  |  (Directions)
Cost:  $5 ($4 with on-line Coupon)
VE Testing*:  Contact Virginia Moore (N3LZS) at 717-252-1694
March 21  
  Hamilton Township, NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA) (Spring Hamfest)
Tall Cedars of Lebanon Picnic Grove, Sawmill Road, Hamilton Township
Directions:  I-95 North to I-295 South; exit 60A to I-195 East; Exit 2 to Yardville; South Broad St to end, approx 3.7 miles; left at Yield onto Old York Rd; next right onto Sawmill Rd; site 1.1 miles on right.
Delaware Valley Radio Association, PO Box 7024, W. Trenton, NJ  08628
Darryl Foyuth, N2JVP
Talk-In:  146.67-,  442.65+  (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $6 general;  $10 tailgate, $15 covered table (includes 1 admission)
March 27-28  
(Sat/Sun) Timonium, MD - BARC, Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computer Fest
Maryland State Convention
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD,  I-83 to Padonia Rd East
Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 95, Timonium, MD 21094
Sharon Dobson, N3QQC
800-HAM-FEST  (800-426-3378) or
410-HAM-FEST  (410-426-3378)
Talk-In:  146.76-, 224.24-, 444.625+  (PL 107.2)
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected]    (Hamfest) (Maryland State Convention)
Cost:  $8 for weekend pass -- Attend for FREE! Volunteer 2 hours; contact Volunteer Worker Chairmen
April 24  
(Sat) Harmony Twp., NJ - Cherryville Repeater Assn.
Warren County Fairgrounds, Rt. 519, Harmony, NJ
Cherryville Repeater Association, PO Box 308, Quakertown, NJ  08868
Randy Vance, N2MQZ
437 Vulcanite Ave., Alpha, NJ  08865
908-788-4080 or 908-454-4370
Talk-In:  147.375+ (no PL, extended coverage)  or  146.730-
E-mail:  [email protected]  or  [email protected]
April 25  
  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
Talk-In:  147.225+, 224.220 (starts 6:00AM)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Time:  9 am to 2 pm
Cost:  $5, Kids under 12 free;  Tables $12, $15 with power;  Tailgate $10, setup 6:30 am
VE Testing*:  9:30 am
Convention Sessions:
  • "Lightning Protection and Proper Station Grounding Techniques," K3ZKO Ron Cohen
  • "Amateur Radio Public Service Communications," Steve Ewald, ARRL Asst FS Manager
May 1  
(Sat) Grasonville, MD - Anne Arundel Radio Club (AARC) and Kent Island Amateur Radio Club (KIARC)
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
Tony Young, WA3YLO
Talk-In:  147.105+, or 146.94-, or 448.225 (PL 114.8)
E-mail:  [email protected] (Tony, WA3YLO), or [email protected] (Ray Allen, W2KBR)
Cost:  $4, Tailgate space free for hams;  Indoor tables available;  QLF (left foot CW) Contest!
May 1-2  
(Sat/Sun) Edison, NJ - Various Trenton-area Colleges and Computer Clubs (run by KGP Productions)
The Trenton Computer Festival - including ham classes, seminars, exams and tailgating
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
800-631-0062 (Mon-Thur 9 AM to 5 PM)
E-mail:   [email protected]  (KGP Productions)  or Brochures (PDF format)
Cost:  $10 both days, Children under 12 free;  Banquet Saturday night $20
May 2  
  Wrightstown (Bucks County), PA - Warminster ARC
Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
Warminster ARC, PO Box 113, Warminster, PA 18974
Tony Simek, N3YNH, 215-674-5218  or  John D'Onofrio, N3RIA, 215-675-9165
Talk-In:  147.09+, 443.95  (PL 131.8)
GPS:  N 40' 15" 51 / W 74' 59" 16
E-mail:  [email protected] (Tony Simek, N3YNH) or  [email protected] (John D'Onofrio, N3RIA)
Cost:  $6 / $9 tailgate / $12 table
May 2  
  Hagerstown, MD - Antietam Radio Association (The Great Hagerstown Hamfest)
ARCC Building, Hagerstown Community College, I-70 Exit 32B to Edgewood Drive
Antietam Radio Association, P O Box 52, Hagerstown, MD  21741
Tina Jones, KB8ZQM
1164 Halltown Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
304-728-7769    Fax: 304-728-3024
Talk-in:  147.09+
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $5, Kids under 12 free / Table:  $15;  Includes seminar on ATV;  Indoor/Outdoor
VE Testing*:  11 am, 10:30 check-in;  call Tom, WA3TQJ, at 215-343-3494, e-mail [email protected]
May 14-16  
(Fri-Sun) Dayton, OH - Dayton Hamvention (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)
937-276-6930 and follow the instructions.  Touch tone phone required
Fax:  937-274-8369 (General Information)
Advanced tickets and reservations a must!  This is an international event.
E-mail:  [email protected]
May 22 Date/location will change - stay tuned
  Bristol, PA - Penn Wireless Association (Penn Wireless Tradefest 1999)
Penn Wireless Association, PO Box L-734, Langhorne, PA  19047
George Le Noir Jr., WR3B
Vendors Contact Ben Johns (K3JQH) at 215-657-5994
Talk-In:  145.25- (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  [email protected] or
Cost: $6 or $5 with can for Food Drive
May 30  
  West Friendship, MD - Maryland FM Association
Howard County Fairgrounds (MD Rt 144, one mile West of Rt 32)
FSARC, PO Box 19, Annapolis Junction, MD  20701-0019
Talk-In:  146.16+, 223.16/224.76, or 449.0/444.0
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $5 per space;  Inside Table $20 in advance, $25 at hamfest (payable to MFMA, Inc.)
June 4-6  
(Fri-Sun) Rochester, NY - Rochester Hamfest and Computer Show
ARRL Atlantic Division/New York State Convention
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Route 15A, Rochester, NY
Rochester Hamfest Tickets, 51 Musket Ln, Pittsford, NY 14534-4046
For ticket information, call 716-381-7757 before 9 p.m.
For other general information call 716-424-7184 during business hours.
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $7 advance, $9 at gate;  Children under 12 free;  Registration & Banquet:  $25
June 12  
  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, then follow signs to Fairgrounds
Columbia-Montour Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 90, Mifflinville, PA  18631
Dave Schack, WC3A
Talk-In:  147.225+, 146.52 Simplex
E-Mail:  [email protected]  or (details)
Cost:  $5, kids under 12 free;  $10 per table;  Setup Friday 11June, 6 - 11 pm, overnight lockup
Air Conditioned, 30,000 sq ft area indoors, 200 acres free tailgating
VE Testing*:  on-site, contact Hamfest Chairman for details
June 19  
(Sat) Dunellen, NJ - Raritan Valley RC
Columbia Park, off Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ
Raritan Valley Radio Club, PO Box 192, Martinsville, NJ  08836
Bob Pearson, WB2CVL
149 Emerson Rd, Somerset, NJ  08873
Vendor contact:
     Chuck Fainsbert, 552 Elizabeth Ave, Somerset, NJ  08873-7007  [email protected]
Talk-In:  146.625-, 146.52 simplex, 442.250+
E-mail: [email protected]   On-line flyer
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate $10 (does not include admission)
Opens 7:00 am (6:00 am for vendors)
June 20  
  Frederick, MD - Frederick ARC
Frederick County Fairgrounds
Frederick ARC, 10494 Balmoral Place, New Market, MD  21774
Eric Gammeter, N8AAY
Talk-In:  146.64-, 147.06+, 146.52 simplex, 448.25-  K3ERM
E-mail:   [email protected]
July 11  
  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 352, Villanova, PA  19085
Bill Owen, W3KRB
Talk-In on 146.835- and 443.80+ (PL 131.8)
E-mail:   [email protected]
Cost:  $5;  Tailgate:  $5 (plus admission);  Indoor table w/electric:  $10 (plus admission)
July 25  
  Timonium, MD - Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS)
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society, PO Box 5915, Baltimore, MD  21282-5915
Bob Koblish, N3HAT
410-461-0086 (voice or fax, 24-hour)
Talk-In:  147.03+, 224.96-
E-mail:  [email protected]  or [email protected]  On-line Flyer & Map/Directions
VE Testing*:  Free!  9:00 am, check-in 8:30 am;  Pre-registration required, call John Creel, WB3GXW, at (301) 572-5124 after 6:00 pm, or e-mail to [email protected]
Opens 8:00 am, Vendors 2:00 pm Saturday, Tailgaters 6:00 am Sunday
Cost:  $5, Kids under 12 free;  Tailgaters $10
Aug 15  
  Bayville, NJ - Jersey Shore ARS (Hamfest by the Shore)
Bayville Fire House, Route 9, Bayville, NJ (GSP Exit 80S,81N at Toms River, Rt 9 South to Bayville)
Jersey Shore Amateur Radio Society, PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ  08754-0295
Bob Murdock, WX2NJ
Talk-In:  146.910- (PL 127.3) W2DOR/R
GPS:  39 54' 00" N / 74 09' 18" W
E-mail:  [email protected]  or [email protected]
Cost:  $5 Buyers/Sellers, Tables $15 each (incl one adm), non-ham XYLs, YLs and kids under 15 free
VE Testing*:  Registration 12:30 pm, Exams 1:00 pm
Aug 15  
  York, PA - York ARC, Southern PA Comm. Group, Hilltop Transmitting Association
(York Ham & Computer Swap Fest)
York Vocational Technical School, Pauline Drive, one block South of I-83 Exit 6.  Take PA Route 74S
John Salony, WA3SRE
131 Scott Road, York, PA  17403
717 741-1780    Fax: 717 927-9282 (Cecil Mundorff, K3DCU)
Talk-In:  146.865-
E-mail:  [email protected]  (Gene Warner, AD3E)
Cost:  $5, under 12 free;  Tailgate $3 each;  Tables $10 (limited number, or BYOT)
Opens 7:00 am;  "Fun Auction" (donations accepted, otherwise 10% commission)
Aug 22  
  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
Jim Simeone, KC2AOF  or  John Schumacher, N2AWD
Talk-In:  147.18+, 146.52 simplex, 224.66-, 442.10+ (PL 131.8) W2MMD
E-mail:  [email protected] (KC2AOF)  or  [email protected] (N2AWD)  Flyer in PDF format
Cost:  $4 ($5 after 8 August or at gate), Kids under 12 free;  Tailgate:  $5 ($6 at gate);  Pavilion:  $10
Awards:  DXCC, WAS, VUCC Field Checking
VE Testing*:  9:00 am to 11:00 am
Sept 12  
  Dover, DE - Kent County ARC
Blue Hen Corporate Center, US Rt 113
Kent County ARC, PO Box 1993, Dover, DE  19903
Nick Fedirko, N3YMS
Talk-In:  146.97-, 147.300-
E-mail:  [email protected] (Nick, N3YMS)  or  [email protected] (Larry, K3LT)
Sept 18  
(Sat) 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
Carl Seier, AA3IX
Talk-In:  146.80-, 444.9+ (PL 151.4)
E-mail:  [email protected] (club page) or (hamfest page)
Cost:  $5 ($1 Coupon), non-ham spouse, kids under 12 free;  Tailgaters $7;  Indoor tables $11 (adm incl)
Opens 7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am;  Breakfast sold
Sept 19  
  Hamilton Township, NJ - Delaware Valley Radio Association (DVRA)  (Fall Hamfest)
Tall Cedars of Lebanon Picnic Grove, Sawmill Road, Hamilton Township (for directions, see 21 March)
Delaware Valley Radio Association, PO Box 7024, W. Trenton, NJ  08628
Darryl Foyuth, N2JVP
Talk-In:  146.67-,  442.65+  (PL 131.8)
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost:  $6 general (non-ham spouse, kids free);  $10 tailgate/$15 covered table (includes 1 admission)
Sept 19  
  York, PA - York Hamfest Foundation
York County Vocational Technical School, 2179 South Queen St., York, PA (Near I-83 Exit 6E)
York Hamfest, PO Box 351, Dover, PA  17404
John Shaffer, W3SST
717-764-8193 (phone/fax, auto switcher, 24 hours)  or  717-764-4805 (fax, 24 hours)
Talk-In:  146.52
E-mail:    [email protected]   or  [email protected]  |  Map of site
Cost:  $5 (on-line $1coupon), non-ham spouse, kids under 16 free;  Tailgaters $3 plus admission;
     Vendor info contact John Shaffer, W3SST;  or vendor info web site
VE Testing*:  Free!  Register via e-mail:  [email protected]
Sept 25  
(Sat) Mt.Holly, NJ - South Jersey Radio Association (SJRA)
Mount Holly National Guard Armory, Rt. 38, across from landfill, next to McDonalds (red caboose)
South Jersey Radio Association, PO Box 1026, Haddonfield, NJ  08033
Joe Cramer, N2XYZ, PO Box 2025, Vincentown, NJ  08088-2025
Talk-In:  145.29- (K2AA)
E-mail:   [email protected]  or  [email protected] (Joe Cramer)
Cost:  $5 ($4 advance sales), $25 Table (indoors, pre-register for electricity)
Opens 7:00 am;  Swap Shop, Audiophile Swap Shop, Antique Radio Display
Sept 26  
  Bowie, MD - Foundation for Amateur Radio (FARFest)
Bowie Baysox Stadium, near US 301 & 50, Bowie, MD (new location;  not at Gaithersburg Fairgrounds)
Foundation for Amateur Radio, 8645 Tower Dr., Laurel, MD  20723
Al Brown, K3ZAB
Talk-In:  147.075+, 146.52 simplex, 7.290 MHz AM
E-mail:   [email protected]  or  [email protected];  Vendor : [email protected]
Vendors contact Mary Morris, N3TCI, 6111 Burnett St., Alexandria, VA  22310, 703-971-3905
Cost:  $5;  Tables $40
Opens 6:00 am;  Attendance expected at 4,000 and 5,000 with about 700 tailgaters
Oct 2  
(Sat) Leonardo, NJ - Garden State Amateur Radio Association (GSARA) / Middletown Township OEM
Croydon Hall, Leonardo Rd, Leonardo, NJ (Exit 114 off Garden State Parkway, Rt. 36)
Garden State Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 34, Fair Haven, NJ   07704
Mario Sellitti, N2PVP, PO Box 286, Keansburg, NJ  07734
Talk-In:  145.485-
E-mail:  [email protected]
Cost $5 (non-ham spouse, kids < 12 free); Sellers $15 (includes 1 admission), $10 additional spaces
VE Testing*:  10:00 am, 9:30 registration
Oct 2-3  
(Sat/Sun) Wrightstown, PA / Willow Grove, PA - Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Packrats)
Hamarama and 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference
Hamfest (Sunday, 3 Oct):
  Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA
VHF Conference (Saturday, 2 Oct):  Hampton Inn, 1500 Rt. 611 (Easton Rd.), Willow Grove, PA
Mount Airy VHF Radio Club, 56 Home Rd., Hatboro, PA  19040
Hamfest - Sunday VHF Conference - Saturday
Mark Schreiner, NK8Q
John Sortor, KB3XG
E-mail:  [email protected] E-mail:  [email protected]

Talk-In:  146.52 simplex (W3CCX)  for map see or Flyer (pdf)
Hamfest:  Opens 7:00 am buyers, 6:00 am sellers
Cost:  $5 (non-ham XYL & kids under 13 free);  Vendors $10/space flea market, $15/8' table indoors
VHF Conference:  9am to 9pm
Cost: $24 (excluding meals, includes hamfest)

Oct 10  
  Columbia, MD - Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA)
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland
Columbia Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 911, Columbia, MD   21044
Dan Goulett, N3LDC
Talk In: 146.52 Simplex, 147.135(+) Repeater, 223.92(-) Repeater
E-mail:   [email protected]
Oct 17  
  Sellersville, PA - RF Hill Amateur Radio Club
Sellersville Fire Company, Main Street, Sellersville, PA (new fire house)
RF Hill ARC, PO Box 336, Perkasie, PA  18944
Linda Erdman, KA3TJZ
2220 Hill Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074
Talk-In:  145.31-
E-mail:  [email protected] (if blank page appears using Netscape, try Internet Explorer)
VE Testing*:  10:00 am to 12:00
Opens 7:00 am, Vendors 6:00 am
Cost $5 (non-ham spouses and kids free), Vendor $12 per table, Tailgate $6
Oct 24  
  Westminster, MD - Carroll County Amateur Radio Club (K3PZN)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest
Carroll County Agricultural Center, off MD Rt. 32, Westminster, MD (map)
Mason-Dixon Computer & Hamfest , PO Box 2211, Westminster, MD  21158
Wayne Wilson, N3UN
410-795-2556 (phone/fax)
Talk-In:  145.41-
E-mail:  [email protected]  (on-line flyer available;  Vendor form available)
VE Testing*:  check-in 9-10 am; Preregister:
     Jim Nixberg, WX3B, 2926 Park Ave, Manchester, MD  21102; 410-374-9233;  [email protected]
Cost $5 (kids under 18 free), Vendor $12 per table, $5 tailgate (setup 6:00 am)
November December
No Events Scheduled

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;  last year's date is given in parentheses as an approximate timeframe.
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 photocopy of license and CSCEs.  Nominal fee charged.  Click here for details.

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