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

Our New Location!

Best Western Plus Hotel
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

The 2023 Nutmeg Hamfest will be held Sunday, October 8th.  We've secured a first-class facility and as always we'll have plenty of room for outdoor tailgating along with new equipment dealers.

Latest Updates:

Our Forum and Demonstration schedule will be available soon.

Please check back for updates.

Thanks once again for your past support.  We're looking forward to seeing you again! 73,

The Meriden Amateur Radio Club

General Information:


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


Talk-in  147.36 R, +600, PL 162.2


General Admission $10.00, Under 12 free

Tailgating $15.00 per space

Inside Tables $25.00 each -- $20 if paid by 9/10/23

YAESU Factory Reps will be here to demo their
great line of radios and answer your questions.

VE Session



Contact Jim Savage,

Note:  The VE Session will begin at 8:00AM sharp.

While we may be able to accommodate walk-ins, pre-registration is strongly recommended!


Our Featured Speakers:


10:00-10:45 AM: ARRL Section Meeting with Connecticut Section Manager Bud Kozloff W1NSK; NE Division Director Fred Kemmerer AB1OC; and ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters W8ZY.


11:00AM-1:00PM:  How to get started with Ham Radio Balloons.
Presented by Ray Cirmo KC1QLS.


Major Exhibitors Include:


Quicksilver Radio Products

KJI Electronics

Gold Medal Ideas -- Ham Hats, Shirts, etc.

Radio Oasis -- HF Antennas
Hamsource -- Bioenno LiFePo batteries

KBcubed Radio -- DMR radios

Great Door Prizes!


First Prize: Yaesu FTM-3200 Transceiver
Provided by KJI Electronics


Second Prize: Coax and Powerpole Crimp Kit

Provided by Quicksilver Radio


Third Prize: TBA
Provided by TBA


Many door prizes to be awarded during the event

You must be present to win any prize.