Category Archives: Ham Fests

RAGS HAM FEST July 13

Here comes another local ham fest. RAGS ( Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse) is coming the weekend of July 13th, 2019 at the Lakeland Fire Station, State Fair Blvd, Lakeland NY. It looks like it could be an interesting time with RW Antenna Store coming and also Universal Radio gift certificate give away. Want more information click the link below.

https://radioamateursofgreatersyracuse.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/hamfest-flyer-2019.pdf

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2 HAM FESTS First weekend OF June

June 1 has the Rochester Hamfest and it will be held at a new location. It’s at the Hilton Exempt Club – 137 South Ave, Hilton, NY 14468

Reading over the information found at the following address https://www.rochesterham.org/hamfest.htm, it looks like it will be a great event to attend. So don’t miss out and make sure to check out the link for further information and see what you’ll be missing if you don’t attend.

June 1-2 has the Butler Pa., Breezeshooters Hamfest and this one is being held at the Butler Fairgrounds, of Butler PA – 1127 New Castle Rd. (Route 422), Prospect, PA 16052

This is another great event to be at with great door prizes and lots of vendors. Again, check out the link http://www.breezeshooters.org/html/our_hamfest-2019.htm for more information and see what you could be missing out on if you don’t get the chance to attend this one either.

NEAR Fest May 3-4, 2019

Well this weekend is another Ham Fest, this time in Deerfield, NH. Get your self ready and get your friends ready and don’t miss this one either. Another near by large gathering of Amateurs and plenty of gear to purchase.

More information can be found here: https://near-fest.com/

Don’t miss your change for some great parts you need for the Ham Shack.

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Hamvention and ARRL Convention

Hamvention is quickly approaching, May 17-19, 2019. While you’re there you can also take in the ARRL National Convention which is hosting a meet the authors this year. More information can be found here.

This is all being held in Xenia, OH at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. The go to event of the year for Amateur Radio operators.

Here are some links to assist you and give more information.
Hamvention
ARRL National Convention

Make your plans soon and get your gear and money ready.

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Bullthistle Hamfest – April

Interested in an early spring Hamfest? There’s one next month. Check out the link below from the Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association (W2RME). Door prizes, with the possibility of tailgating and your own tables to sell. Take the time and opportunity to check out the link if you’re interested in going. You never know what you might find there. Some treasure you’ve been looking for or some other item of interest.

CVARA Bullthistle Hamfest Link

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Hamfests and Used HamEquipment Guide

You know it’s coming up on time when people start selling and buying used Radio equipment at Hamfests and Online. This post can help you with a little bit of a guide to buying used equipment. It’s always good to be cautious, but also to know your limitations while being prudent. So keep your eyes open for that perfect deal and know your budgetary limitations. The full article is here.

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Cortland Winter Hamfest – Upcoming 2019

Interested in getting in an early Hamfest for 2019? Well look no further than down in the Southern Tier for the Cortland Hamfest of Jan 2019. It’s being held in Marathon, NY the 12 of January. General admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free. The fest will be open from 7 am to noon, so don’t miss an opportunity if you need some parts and pieces or are just looking for that great find.

More information can be found at this link: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/sarc-winter-fest

Saratoga County Hamfest – coming fast!

This just in……right off our email…..directly from Peter W2BEW……so please read on….

You’re invited to the 33rd annual Saratoga County Hamfest on Sunday, September 9 at the county Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY.  Check out the attached (2-page) flyer – you’ll find something for everyone: new gear, used gear, parts and pieces, door prizes, bucket prizes, a VE Test Session at 8:30 in the village, a fox hunt, and, of course, delicious food all day! RW Antenna Store will be there, as well as many other buyers and sellers.

 Bring your Saturday ticket from the Boxboro hamfest, and we’ll cut our admission price in half!

 Hope to see you there!  73,

Peter – W2BEW

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ROC City Net and Hamfest coming up

Save the date for Saturday August 25th, 2018 for the ROC City Net and Hamfest.

Free admission. Setup is at 6 am and gates open at 7 am.  Come to swap and sell and win and eat.  Door prizes, raffles and food from vendors and the restaurant on site.  Looks like great fun and you can even bring a table to sell your own items.

More detailed information can be found on their Facebook page. Check out this link for further details.