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

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.

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 $7.00, 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


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

KJI Electronics

Lentini Communications

KBQ Radio -- DMR radios

RW Antennas

and many more

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.