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2013 Nutmeg Hamfest
and ARRL Connecticut State Convention
Our 21st Year! 
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 8AM - 2PM

The 2013 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 2013 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 13th, 2013 


Talk-in  147.36 R, +600, no PL
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Click here for map and directions

Click here for the schedule of events  

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 2013 Nutfest

 

Our Featured Speakers: 

Getting Started With Digital Modes -- Steve Ford, WB8IMY

When it comes to digital modes, QST Editor Steve Ford literally wrote the book!  He authored the ARRL's first digital handbook, and has been an active user of just about any mode you can name.  If you've been wanting to get started, or are just curious, Steve will give you some great tips on what's involved in these fast growing modes.

DXing Mars -- The Challenges of Landing Robotic Missions on Mars  -- Andy Poniros

Andy is an Electrical Engineer, a radio host, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, and a self-described "space geek".  He'll give you an insider's view of some of the issues involved with the successful Mars Rover missions, along with some stunning photography and informed commentary. 
Join him for a great presentation on the Final Frontier.

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 2013 Nutfest

QCWA Informational Table

ARES/Em-Comm Display and Demo

ECARS Net Info

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-281 2M Mobile
By special arrangement with KJI Electronics

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

Third Prize -- QJE 30A Power Supply
By special arrangement with Lentini Communications

Fourth Prize -- G5RV HF Antenna
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
Vendor Info:  Click here
Flyer: Click here

Questions?:
nutmeginfo@nutmeghamfest.com