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

2021 Date to be announced

At the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel

275 Research Parkway

Meriden, CT 06450


To our much appreciated vendor partners, flea-market sellers, and attendees:


It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Nutmeg Hamfest and Connecticut State ARRL Convention.

This would have been the Twenty-Eighth edition of Southern New England’s Biggest and Best Hamfest.

Given the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we feel it will be impossible for us to present the First-Class event that you deserve and expect.

We’re fully confident that we’ll be back in 2021 with our biggest and best Nutfest ever.


Thanks, once again, for your past support and 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, 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:


Back by popular demand:  The famous Go-Kit Competition.  All day in the main exhibit hall.  If you've built one, come show it off.  If you're thinking of building one, you'll get some great ideas and suggestions from experienced constructors.  Either way, it's a lot of fun and you don't want to miss it!!  The irrepressible Douglas, WA1SHF welcomes you to participate.


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


10:00-10:45AM:  To be announced



11:00-11:45AM:  To be announced



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.