UPCOMING HAMFESTS

This is a list of hamfests in the Maryland-DC area.

I am including a list of hamfests in nearby Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware as a courtesy to our neighboring Section Managers.

I, your MDC Section Manager, Marty Pittinger - KB3MXM, and/or a designated ARRL representative(s) plan to attend all hamfests in the Maryland-DC Section.

We hope to see you all there.

Memorial Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Location: Howard County Fairgrounds
  2210 Fairgrounds Road
  West Friendship, MD 21794
Website: www.marylandfm.org
Sponsor:Maryland FM Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.76, 224.76, 444.0 (CTCSS 107.2)
Public Contact: John Elgin, WA3MNN
  518 Copley Lane
  Silver Spring, MD 20904
  Phone: 301-641-5313
E-mail: marylandfm@verizon.net

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Manassas Hamfest & Maker Technology Show
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Location: Prince William Fairgrounds
  10624 Dumfries Road
  Manassas, VA 20108
Website: www.manassashamfest.org
Sponsor:Ole Virginia Hams ARC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.97
Public Contact: Terry Erlacher, KC4DV
  PO Box 1255
  Manassas, VA 20108
  Phone: 571-292-1490
E-mail: kc4dv@arrl.net

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CVARC HAMFEST 2017
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Location: Cumberland Valley Engine & Machinery Association (CVEMA) Show Grounds
  1501 Criders Church Road
  Chambersburg, PA 17201
Website: www.w3ach.org
Sponsor: Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.12 (CTCSS 100.0 Hz)
Public Contact: Ray Smith, N3TWU
  27 N. Queen St.
  Shippensburg, PA 17257
  Phone: 717-377-3550
E-mail: raysmith@pa.net

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BARC's Father's Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Location: Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company Grounds
  16020 Carnival Avenue
  Upperco, MD 21155
Website: www.w3ft.com
Sponsor: Baltimore Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: None
Public Contact: Dave Shadwell, AB3TE
  PO Box 120
  Reisterstown, MD 21136
  Phone: 443-465-6583
Email: w3ft67@yahoo.com

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Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club Firecracker Hamfest
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2017

Location: Harrisburg Area Community College
  3599 Industrial Road
  Harrisburg, PA 17101
Website: http://www.w3uu.org
Sponsor: Harrisburg Radio Amateurs' Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.76 (CTCSS 100.0 Hz)
Public Contact: Tim Lehman, KB3OZA
  PO Box 453
  Hummelstown, PA 17036
  Phone: 717 461-3398
Email: kb3oza@arrl.net

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67th Annual Berryville Hamfest
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Location: Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds
  890 West Main Street
  Berryville, VA 22611
Website: www.shenvalarc.org/hamfest
Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club
Public Contact: Thomas Brownlee, AF2D
  744 Gafia Lodge Road
  Middletown, VA 22645
  Phone: 540-869-7065
E-mail: af2d@arrl.net

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Virginia Section Convention (Virginia Beach Hamfest)
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center
  1000 19th Street
  Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Website: vbhamfest.com
Sponsor: Tidewater Radio Conventions
Talk-In: 146.970 (CTCSS: 141.3 Hz)
Public Contact: Carl Clements, W4CAC
  4500 Wake Forest Road
  Portsmouth, VA 23703
  Phone: 757-235-4813
E-mail: w4cac@cox.net

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Second Annual American Legion PGCERA SantaFest
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Location: American Legion Youth Camp
  9201 Surratts Road
  Cheltenham, MD 20623
Website: pgares.org/santafest/index.html
Sponsor: American Legion and Prince Georges County Emergency Repeater Association
Talk-In: 145.230 (CTCSS: 110.9 Hz)
Public Contact: Charles Hallock, AA3WS
  16203 Manning Road
  West Accokeek, MD 20607
  Phone: 301-535-1666
E-mail: selbynet@hotmail.com

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Delaware State Convention (Delmarva Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO)
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Location: Cheer Community Center
  20520 Sand Hill Road
  Georgetown, DE 19947
Website: www.radioelectronicsexpo.com
Sponsor: Sussex Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.090 (CTCSS: 156.7 Hz)
Public Contact: Herb Quick, KF3BT
  PO Box 1431
  Seaford, DE 19973
  Phone: 302-629-4949
E-mail: herb@hamiltongraphics.com

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You may view upcoming hamfests which are being held in the MDC Section and nearby in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and the northern Virginia area by clicking on the ARRL's Hamfest and Convention Calender, "WWW.ARRL.ORG/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar."

As always, "I am ready to serve you."

Tnx es 73,
Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, <KB3MXM@ARRL.NET>
ARRL Maryland-DC Section Manager

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