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

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

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 27th 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.

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, no PL


General Admission $8.00, Under 12 free

Tailgating $10.00 per space

Inside Tables $20.00 each

VE Session



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


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

Our Featured Speakers:


9:00-9:45 AM: ARRL Section Meeting with Connecticut Section Manager Chuck Motes, K1DFS; NE Division Director Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, and Vice-Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF


The Latest on SDR Radios — Martin Ewing, AA6E

Amateur Radio’s Role in AuxComm/EmComm — Matthew Valleau
 Single Op Two Radio (SO2R) Contesting — Randy Thomson K5ZD



Major Exhibitors Include:


Quicksilver Radio Products

KJI Electronics

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

Radio Oasis -- HF Antennas

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: G5RV HF Antenna
Provided by Radio Oasis



Many door prizes to be awarded during the event

You must be present to win any prize.