Hamfest & Tailgates

The Southcars Luncheon

Febrary 23, 2024

The Southcars Dalton “Lunch Bunch” will be at the YELLOWSTONE STEAK & BUFFET (formally Western Sizzlin) 501 Legion Dr, Dalton, GA 30721 on February 23, 2024 at 3PM 2000UTC. We have a reserved room so we can all be together. The restaurant has a variety of options on the menu including a food bar discounted to seniors.

The Dalton Hamfest will be the next day on Febrary 24, 2024 which is across the street from the YELLOWSTONE STEAK & BUFFET at the North Ga Fairgrounds 500 Legion Dr. Set-up day is on Friday (same day as the lunch) for vendors and visitors which can also purchase tickets for the next day in advance.

There are many local area hotels and also camping available at the fairgrounds for those that want to spend the night before the hamfest.

For more information contact :

WI4L David Stanley @706-537-5090

or email wi4ldavid@yahoo.com.

The restaurant is conveniently located just a few miles off I-75. Hope to see everyone there and enjoy your visit at the “”Carpet Capital of the World”.

Best regards,
David Stanley Wi4L


Dalton Hamfest

 Date: 02/24/2024

Location: North Georgia Fairgrounds
500 Legion Drive
Dalton, GA 30719

Website: https://www.qrz.com/db/W4DRC

Sponsor: Dalton Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.230 – 141.3
Public Contact: Greg Williams , N4JGW
2815 Quarles Rd. Rocky Face, GA 30740
Phone: 706-537-5988
Email: xpertgreg@hotmail.com


4th Annual Playground ARC Hamfest

Start Date: 03/08/2024
End Date: 03/09/2024
Location: NW Florida Fairgrounds
1958 Lewis-Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Website: https://w4zbb.org/hamfest-2/

Sponsor: Family Eye Care, NWFL Ham Radio
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 444.450, +, 5.0, 100Hz
Public Contact: DJ Stewart , KI4ZER
17 A First St. SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850-359-9186
Email: PARCFWB@gmail.com


Charleston Area Hamfest

 Date: 03/09/2024

Location: Beni Kedem Temple
100 Quarrier St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Website: http://w8gk.org

Sponsor: Charleston Area Hamfest & Computer Show Inc
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.35 91.5
Public Contact: Jim Damron , N8TMW
23 Baxter Drive Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-965-5349
Email: n8tmw@arrl.net


MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest

Date: 03/09/2024
Location: First Methodist Church
208 West Lauderdale St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Website: http://www.qsl.net/mtars/

Sponsor: Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.700 -600 offset, PL Tone 114.8
Public Contact: Sam Crimm II , KN4ZLR
306 E. Lauderdale St. Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone: 931-580-9677
Email: samcrimm@gmail.com


49th Annual Stuart Hamfest

ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention

Date: 03/16/2024
Location: Martin County Fairgrounds
2616 SE Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

Website: http://www.stuarthamfest.com

Sponsor: Martin County Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.060 MHz +600 KHz, 107.2 Hz
Public Contact: Doug Shields , W4DAS
1450 SE 11th Street Stuart, FL 34996
Phone: 772-349-7820
Email: w4das@comcast.net


Raleigh Hamfest

ARRL Roanoke Division Convention

Date: 04/06/2024
Location: Jim Graham Building, NCSFG
4285 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC 27601

Website: https://www.rarsfest.org

Sponsor: Raleigh Amateur Radio Society, Inc.
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.640, no tone
Public Contact: Chuck Littlewood , K4HF
8311 Hempshire Place Apt. 103 – Raleigh, NC 27613
Phone: 919-630-9358
Email: k4hf953@yahoo.com


The Ridge Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Party

Date: 04/06/2024
Location: Shealy’s Bar-B-Que Parking Lot
340 E. Columbia Ave.
Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Website: http://www.w4rrc.org

Sponsor: The Ridge Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.255+ 123.0 Tone
Public Contact: Matthew Crook , W1MRC
220 Star Hill Lane Lexington, SC 29072                       Phone: 803-386-1069
Email: W1MRC@outlook.com


Thawfest II

Date: 04/13/2024
Location: Ruckersville Elementary School
105 Progress Place
Ruckersville, VA 22968

Website: https://thawfest.net

Sponsor: Greene County VA ARC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.470 / -0.6 / PL151.4
Public Contact: Tim Stevens , KM4YRX
1196 Allen Farm Lane Earlysville, VA 22936
Phone: 434-960-5555
Email: farmert@bigtomato.us


Mobile Hamfest

Date: 04/27/2024
Location: Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds
1035 Cody Rd. N.
Mobile, AL 36601

Website: http://w4iax.net/

Sponsor: Mobile Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.940 – no tone.
Public Contact: Jim Scelsi , WD4INX
P.O. Box 81791 Mobile, AL 36689
Phone: (601) 850-2982
Email: jscelsi@email.com


Savannah Area Swap Meet Hamfest

Date: 04/27/2024
Location: Savannah Hilton Head Regional Airport Recreation Building
Crossroads Parkway
Savannah, GA 31401

Website: https://coastalamateurradiosociety.net/wpW4LHSblog/?page_id=1357

Sponsor: Coastal Amateur Radio Society
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 442.70 no tone
Public Contact: Lowell Rieger , NY4D
24 Las Tunas Cir Savannah, GA 31419
Phone: 912-944-7272
Email: ny4dradio@gmail.com


WormFest 2023

Date: 05/25/2024

Location: Freedom Lake Park
9990 46th St. No.
Pinellas Park, FL 33780

Website: https://w4orm.org/

Sponsor: The Glorious Society of The Wormhole
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.850 -146.2
Public Contact: Bill Williams , AG4QX
3215 W. Tambay Ave Tampa, FL 33611-1539
Phone: 813-300-3668
Email: ag4qx@arrl.net


Knoxville Hamfest and Electronics Convention,

ARRL Delta Division Convention

Date: 06/15/2024

Location: Wallace Memorial Baptist Church
701 Merchants Drive
Knoxville, TN 37901

Website: http://WWW.W4BBB.ORG

Sponsor: Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.300 T 100
Public Contact: Jim Norman , N4CFB
2521 Pendelton Dr. Knoxville, TN 37924
Phone: 865-310-8310
Email: Jimn4cfb@gamil.com


Auburn Hamfest

Date: 07/20/2024

Location: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

1600 Wayne Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Website: http://w9ou.org

Sponsor: Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.015 with 141.3 tone
Public Contact: John Chalmers , W9GOO
P.O. Box 145 Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: 260-927-5746
Email: W9OU@arrl.net


Elkhart East Hamfest

Date: 08/03/2024

Location: Northern Indiana Event Center
21565 Executive Parkway
Elkhart, IN 46514

Website: http://elkharteasthamfest.com

Sponsor: Northern Indiana K9DEW Repeater Network
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.330+ / 131.8
Public Contact: Dewey Thrash , K9DEW
53464 Baywater Place Bristol, IN 46507
Phone: 574-370-2436
Email: elkharthamfest@gmail.com


SVARC Berryville Hamfest

Date: 08/04/2024

Location: Clarke County Fair Grounds
890 West Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611

Website: https://berryvillehamfest.com/

Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.82 PL 146.2
Public Contact: Mick Stutler , W8BE
P.O. Box 2273 Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: 304-728-7749
Email: w8be@arrl.net


Cincinnati Hamfest

Date: 08/10/2024

Location: Clermont County Fairgrounds
1000 Locust St.
Owensville, OH 45160

Website: https://CincinnatiHamfest.org

Sponsor: Milford ARC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.345 MHz (123.0 Hz)
Public Contact: Ron Brooks , AC8MA
POB 100 Milford, OH 45150
Phone: 513-706-0630
Email: info@cincinnatihamfest.org


Huntsville Hamfest

ARRL Southeastern Division Convention

Start Date: 08/17/2024
End Date: 08/18/2024

Location: Von Braun Center South Hall
700 Monroe St. SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Website: http://hamfest.org

Sponsor: Huntsville Hamfest, Inc.
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.94 – , PL 100Hz
Public Contact: Mark Brown , N4BCD
631 Lynchburg Hwy Mulberry, TN 37359
Phone: 256-503-8887
Email: mark.n4bcd@yahoo.com


Greater Louisville Hamfest 2024

 Date: 09/07/2024

Location: Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Website: http://LouisvilleHamfest.com

Sponsor: Greater Louisville Hamfest Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 Hz)
Public Contact: Bob Myers , K4RVM
3601 Dorset Rd. Louisville, KY 40214-3867
Phone: 502 379-7695
Email: glha2024@LouisvilleHamfest.com


Hoosier Hills Hamfest

Date: 10/12/2024

Location: Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds
11265 US-50
Bedford, IN 47421

Website: https://hoosierhillshamfest.com/

Sponsor: Hoosier Hills Ham Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.73- PL/107.2
Public Contact: Tim Wray , KB9SNL
PO Box 891 Bedford, IN 47421
Phone: 812-675-6733
Email: bwrs1996@gmail.com