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2014 Nutmeg Hamfest
ARRL Connecticut State Convention
Our 22nd Year! 
Sunday, October 12th, 2014 8AM - 2PM

The 2014 Nutmeg Hamfest will be held at
The Sheraton Four-Points Hotel
275 Research Parkway
Meriden, CT 06450

We're looking forward to presenting another first-class show, including lively and interesting speakers and VE examinations.
As always, you'll find a large indoor exhibit hall with new radios
and accessories, and informational displays.
We'll have a large tailgating/flea market area too.
And we will once again host the ARRL CT State Convention.

Countdown to the 2014 Nutfest


The Biggest and Best Hamfest in the
TriState area and Southern New England

Less than 2 hours from NYC, LI, NJ, Boston, and Albany
Over 70 indoor spaces -- reserve early, these generally sell out
Unlimited tailgating space
Plenty of Free, Safe and Secure Parking
Best Hamfest Food Anywhere (really!)

This year we'll have more activities than ever before!

The Nutmeg Hamfest will once again host our popular demonstration of Emergency Communications Vehicles and Equipment including go-kits for personal use.  You'll be able to get up-close and personal looks at what others are doing, and get advice and ideas that you can incorporate into your own setup.  Just one more thing that makes the Nutfest Southern New England's Biggest and Best Hamfest.


SUNDAY - October 12th, 2014 

Talk-in  147.36 R, +600, no PL
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Gates open 6:00 AM for Tailgating and Inside Vendor Setup
New!  Earlier opening -- Building open 8AM to 2PM for the general public

Note:  No one except inside vendors and staff will be
admitted into the building prior to 8:00


See the latest from:

Radios, Antennas, Tuners, DC Power Accessories, Batteries, Connectors, Adapters, Wire, Coax, Books, Surplus Electronics, Call Sign Hats and Badges, etc.

Our major exhibitors include:

Quicksilver Radio Products
KJI Electronics
Battery Tech
Lentini Communications
West Mountain Radio
Rich's Radio Ranch Surplus

plus many more
Check back often as more vendors sign up for the 2014 Nutfest


Our Featured Speakers: 

A View From the Top with Dave Sumner, K1ZZ

 The “View from the Top” presented by ARRL’s CEO, David Sumner, K1ZZ, discussing the Centennial year, the WRTC July 2014 HF contesting review, and other top level insights from this year’s exciting ham radio activities.  Dave is an engaging speaker with an amazing perspective on the State of Ham Radio today.


Life Beyond the Dipole with Joel Hallas, W1ZR

QST’s own Joel Hallas, W1ZR, of “Ask the Doctor” fame, will discuss specialty antennas and other topics with time for audience questions.  Instead of old wives' tales and dubious "facts" from self-styled experts, get the facts from someone who actually did write the book.

ARRL Forum with Betsey Doane, K1EIC, CT Section Manager;
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, New England Division Director;
and Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, N.E. Vice Director

More Fun Stuff to do at The 2014 Nutfest

QCWA Informational Table

ARES/Em-Comm Display and Demo

ECARS Net Info

VE Session starts at 9:30 Sharp

Your ARRL Representatives Will Be On Hand to Answer your Questions

We will give away major prizes every 30 minutes starting at 12 Noon

First Prize -- Kenwood TM-281Transceiver
By special arrangement with KJI Electronics

Second Prize -- Grab 'n' Go kit Including Radio
By special arrangement with Quicksilver Radio

Third Prize -- QJE 20A Power Supply
By special arrangement with Lentini Communications

Fourth Prize -- to be announced
By special arrangement with Radio Oasis

Many door prizes will be given away throughout the day.
  Winners must be present to claim all prizes

VE Info:  Don Mitchell, KE1AY dmitchell1273@SBCGLOBAL.Net
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