Nutmeg Hamfest And Connecticut State ARRL Convention Sponsored by the Meriden Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

At the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel

275 Research Parkway

Meriden, CT 06450

 

We're looking forward to presenting Southern New England's Biggest and Best Hamfest 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.  You never know what treasures you'll find, but there's sure to be something you just can't live without!

Make it a Hamfest Weekend!

Our good friends at NEAR-fest hold their 'fest Friday and Saturday Oct 14th & 15th in Deerfield, NH.

We're an easy 2-1/2 hour drive from there. 
And this should be just about peak foliage time in New England.

Plan a road trip for the weekend.

 

Talk-In on 147.36R +.600, no PL

 

The Sheraton Four Points is a very nice and newly renovated facility, located just a few minutes from Interstate 91.  There is a good restaurant on premises and many other choices are nearby.

 

We have negotiated a special rate with the hotel.  Mention Nutmeg Hamfest when you reserve.  The hotel phone is (203) 238-2380

 

Directions:

 

From I-91 Southbound --

 

Get off at Exit 17 (East Main St).  Bear right on the ramp to East Main St.  Turn left onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right onto Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right

 

From I-91 Northbound --

 

Get off at Exit 16 (East Main St).  Turn right onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right onto Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right

 

From Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway northbound --

 

Get off at Exit 67 (East Main St).  Turn right onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right on Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right  Note:  No commercial traffic allowed on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway.

 

From NYC --

 

 I-95 North to I-91 North in New Haven.  Follow directions from I-91 Northbound above.

 -- or --

Hutchinson River Parkway becomes Merritt Parkway in Conn.  Follow directions from Merritt above.  Note:  No commercial traffic allowed on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway.

 

From Worcester/Boston --

 

Mass Pike to Sturbridge.  I-84 West into Hartford, to I-91 Southbound.   Follow directions from I-91 Southbound above.

 

From Danbury Conn. --

 

I-84 East to I-691 East in Southington.  I-691 to I-91 South Exit.  Stay right onto East Main St exit.  Turn left onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right onto Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right

 

From California: --

 

I-80 east to Hazleton, PA.  I-81 North to I-84 East. Follow directions from Danbury, above.

 

Travel Times --

 

From Connecticut:

Stamford ~ 60 min.

Danbury ~ 60 min.

Hartford ~ 20 min.

New Haven ~ 20 min.

New London ~ 60 min.

Torrington ~ 60 min.

Waterbury ~ 20 min.

 

From New York & New Jersey:

New York (Throgs Neck, Whitestone, Triborough/RFK, Tappan Zee Bridges) ~ 90 min.

I-95 North to I-91 North

 

From Massachusetts:

Worcester ~ 90 min / Boston ~ 2 hrs.

Mass Pike to 84 West to 91 South. Follow 91 South

Springfield ~ 60 min.

91 South

 

From Rhode Island:

Providence ~ 90 min.

95 South to 9 North to 91 South.

 

From Florida ~ 24 Hours

I-95 North to I-91 North

From California ~ 48 Hours

I-80 East to I-81 North to I-84 East