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

Our New Location!

Best Western Plus Hotel
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

We're back!  The 2022 Nutmeg Hamfest will be held Sunday, October 9th.  We've secured a first-class facility and as always we'll have plenty of room for outdoor tailgating along with new equipment dealers.

Latest Updates:

In addition to our forums (see below) we'll have several all-day demos for your enjoyment.

CT ARES Region 4 will bring their fully-equipped communications trailer, and welcome you to take a look inside.

POTA gurus Dave NZ1J and Shawn KC1NQE will have a station set up and look forward to answering your questions and offering tips 'n' tricks.

James AB1DQ will display his famous cigar-box construction products and offer some ideas for your own projects.

Thanks once again for your past support.  We're looking forward to seeing you again! 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, PL 162.2


General Admission $10.00, Under 12 free

Tailgating $15.00 per space

Inside Tables $25.00 each -- $20 if paid by 9/10/22

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

VE Session



Contact Don Mitchell, KE1AY dmitchell1273@SBCGLOBAL.Net

Note:  The VE Session will be held on Saturday, October 8th at:
Wallingford Emergency Management

Hope Hill Firehouse

143 Hope Hill Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

It will start at 9:30 Sharp!

While we may be able to accommodate walk-ins, pre-registration is strongly recommended


Our Featured Speakers:


9:00-9:45 AM: ARRL Section Meeting with Connecticut Section Manager Chuck Motes K1DFS; NE Division Director Fred Kemmerer AB1OC; ARRL CEO Dave Minster NA2AA; and ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters W8ZY.


10:00-10:45AM:  Elmering for Clubs and Individuals, presented by Anita AB1QB, Assistant NE Division Director



11:00-11:45AM:  Connecticut State ARES meeting. 
Co-sponsored by the Southington ARC.
Moderated by CT SEC George AB1GL

Major Exhibitors Include:


Quicksilver Radio Products

KJI Electronics

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

Radio Oasis -- HF Antennas
Hamsource -- Bioenno LiFePo batteries

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.