37th Annual Van Wert Hamfest 2024

37th Annual Van Wert Hamfest 2024

Join the Van Wert Amateur Radio Club for their highly anticipated Van Wert Hamfest on July 21, 2024. Held at the Van Wert County Fairground in Van Wert, OH, this event is a must-visit for amateur radio operators and enthusiasts looking to connect, learn, and explore the world of radio communication.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 21, 2024
  • Location: Van Wert County Fairground, 1055 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891
  • Website: w8fy.org
  • Sponsor: Van Wert Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest

What Makes Van Wert Hamfest Special:

  1. Rich History: Organized in 1952 and affiliated with the ARRL since 1954, the Van Wert Amateur Radio Club has a long-standing tradition of promoting amateur radio and fostering a community of radio enthusiasts.
  2. Mission: The Hamfest embodies the club's mission to educate, train, and encourage radio amateurs in advancing the science of radio communication and providing public service during emergencies.
  3. Activities: Explore indoor tables featuring a variety of radio equipment and accessories, participate in outdoor trunk sales, and engage in discussions with fellow enthusiasts.
  4. Admission: Gates open at 8:00 AM EDST, with admission tickets priced at $10.00. Free parking is available during the event, with an option for overnight parking at $25.00.
  5. Door Prizes: Don't miss the chance to win hourly door prizes, generously supported by sponsors like Belden.
  6. Vendor Setup: Vendors can set up starting at 6:00 AM, ensuring a vibrant marketplace for all attendees.
  7. Community Spirit: Connect with like-minded individuals, share knowledge, and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of amateur radio.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Steve Kouts (WA8WKF)
  • Address: PO Box 602 Van Wert, OH 45891
  • Phone: 419-771-8152
  • Email: stevekouts145@gmail.com

Whether you're a seasoned radio operator or just beginning your journey in amateur radio, the Van Wert Hamfest promises an enriching experience for all. Mark your calendars and join us on July 21st for a day of discovery, camaraderie, and celebration of radio communication in Van Wert, Ohio!

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