25th Annual Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society Swapfest 2024

25th Annual Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society Swapfest 2024

Join the Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society (CFARS) for their 25th Annual Swapfest on August 10, 2024, at the Cumberland County Shrine Club in Fayetteville, NC. This ARRL-sanctioned event is a fantastic opportunity for amateur radio enthusiasts to gather, exchange equipment, and connect with fellow hams.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 10, 2024
  • Location: Cumberland County Shrine Club, 7040 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Website: cfarsnc.org
  • Sponsor: Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.910 (CTCSS 100 Hz)


  • Event Hours: 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Vendor Setup: Begins at 6:30 AM (only vendors inside before 8:00 AM)
  • VE Test Session: Registration at 9:00 AM, Testing at 9:30 AM (Walk-ins only)

Admission and Fees:

  • General Admission: Free
  • Tables: Free (donations encouraged to help cover the cost of the event)
  • Tailgating: Free

Activities and Features:

  • Vendor Tables: Reserve in advance by contacting David KI4W at davidki4w@gmail.com or 910-624-1394. On the morning of the Swapfest, see David KI4W for tables.
  • Tailgating: Available and free of charge.
  • VE Testing: Administered by ARRL VE Jim K4BUC. Contact Jim at jbuccieri@twc.com or 910-309-5218 for more information.
  • Donation Box: Contributions appreciated to help keep the event free and cover the cost of the venue.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: David Cowart, KI4W
  • Address: 3503 Edna Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311
  • Phone: 910-624-1394
  • Email: davidki4w@gmail.com

About CFARS: The Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society is dedicated to promoting amateur radio and providing emergency communications during natural disasters. They participate in various nets, contests, and community services. New members are welcomed through a voting process at monthly meetings.

Mailing Address:

  • Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society
  • PO Box 36106
  • Fayetteville, NC 28303 USA


  • Address: Cumberland County Shrine Club, 7040 Ramsey St (US Hwy 401 N), Fayetteville, NC 28301

Additional Information:

  • Set-Up: Begins at 6:30 AM. Only vendors are allowed inside before 8:00 AM.
  • No Admission Fees: Help keep the event free by placing a monetary contribution in the donation box to cover the rent of the building.

Join us for a morning of fun, learning, and community at the CFARS 25th Annual Swapfest. Whether you're a seasoned amateur radio operator or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars for August 10, 2024, and come to Fayetteville, NC, for this exciting event. See you there!

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