Tag: hamfest

Tuning in: Amateur radio enthusiasts gather to talk gear, swap electronics (Alabama)

Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts came together in Cullman on Saturday for the Cullman Amateur Radio Club’s annual Hamfest. The festival, hosted at the Cullman Civic Center, routinely sees people coming in from all around the state, and from surrounding states like Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia, and they all come to meet with each other […]

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles Emerson, N4OKL, SK

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles “Charlie” Emerson, N4OKL, of Huntsville, Alabama, died on January 14. An ARRL member, he was 71. “Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest,” said a statement issued by the Huntsville Hamfest Board of Directors. “Huntsville Hamfest was Charlie’s pride and joy, and he never missed […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Florida State Convention/Melbourne Hamfest Postponed

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane Matthew, the Florida State Convention — held in conjunction with the 51st Melbourne Hamfest — has been postponed from this weekend to Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. “Stay safe, make your preparations, and should you need assistance, just let us know,” said ARRL Southern Florida Section Manager Jeff […]

via the ARRL: Kentucky Lieutenant Governor and Radio Amateur Talks Ham Radio during Hamfest, Interview

ARRL member Jenean Hampton, K5EIB, the relatively new Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, was a guest of honor at the Greater Louisville Hamfest on September 10. She told attendees that her duties as Lieutenant Governor did not let her be as involved in ham radio as she would like, but she does keep a 2 meter […]

via the ARRL: Attendance at Dayton Hamvention® Tops 25,000 for Second Year in a Row

Given the level of enthusiasm at the 2016 running of Dayton Hamvention® in mid-May, attendance may have seemed up, but for all intents and purposes, it held steady at 25,364 visitors, event officials report. That figure was down only slightly from the 25,621 attendees reported for 2015, but above the 25,000 mark for the second […]

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