Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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!
Celebrating our 25th Year!!
This should be just about peak foliage time in Southern New England.
Plan a road trip for the weekend.
We're an easy drive from NYC, LI, Albany, NNJ, NEPA, Boston, and Springfield.
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, no PL
General Admission $7.00, Under 12 free
Tailgating $10.00 per space
Inside Tables $20.00 each
Contact Don Mitchell, KE1AY dmitchell1273@SBCGLOBAL.Net
Note: The VE Session will start at 9:30 Sharp!
While we may be able to accommodate walk-ins, pre-registration is strongly recommended
Our Featured Speakers:
Joel Hallas, W1ZR (QST's "The Doctor") will explain Antenna Gain. What do those numbers mean? How do you separate Fact from Hype? Warning: Some cherished myths will be debunked!
Larry Reid, AB1JC has a lively presentation about High Altitude Ballooning, and how Ham Radio fits with it. Find out about another aspect of our great hobby.
ARRL Section Meeting with Connecticut Section Manager Chuck Motes, K1DFS; NE Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, and Vice-Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF
Bring the kids! Special youth activity with Douglas Sharafanowich, WA1SHF
Major Exhibitors Include:
Quicksilver Radio Products
KBQ Radio -- DMR radios
Great Door Prizes!
First Prize: Yaesu FT-3200DR 2 mtr xcvr
Provided by KJI Electronics
Second Prize: Go Kit with Radio
Provided by Quicksilver Radio
Third Prize: QJE 30Amp Power Supply
Provided by Lentini Communications
Fourth PrizeG5RV antenna
Generously donated by Radio Oasis
Many door prizes to be awarded during the event
You must be present to win any prize.