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

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

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!

Make it a Hamfest Weekend!

Our good friends at NEAR-fest hold their 'fest Friday and Saturday Oct 14th & 15th in Deerfield, NH.

We're an easy 2-1/2 hour drive from there. 
And this should be just about peak foliage time in New England.

Plan a road trip for the weekend.

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

Our Featured Speakers:


ARRL Section Meeting with our new Connecticut Section Manager Chuck Motes, K1DFS; NE Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, and Vice-Director Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF


Digital Modes are hot.  QST editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY will give an overview of JT65 and other modes.  Steve is a great speaker and you'll learn a lot from his presentation.


Steve Williams, K1SJW is our CT Skywarn Guru.  With increasingly severe weather, Skywarn becomes an ever more valuable resource.  Learn about it from an expert.

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


Major Exhibitors Include:


Quicksilver Radio Products

KJI Electronics

Lentini Communications


and more

Prizes -- including new radios -- to be announced soon


Many door prizes to be awarded during the event


You must be present to win any prize.