51st Annual Cary Mid-Summer SWAPFEST

51st Annual Cary Mid-Summer SWAPFEST
  • Date: July 20, 2024
  • Location: Ritter Park, 301 W Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC 27511
  • Website: Cary Amateur Radio Club
  • Sponsor: Cary Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In: 148.88 tone 82.5
  • Public Contact:
    • Name: Larry Schroeder, KD4HSL
    • Address: PO Box 53, Cary, NC 27512
    • Phone: 919-363-9525
    • Email: kd4hsl@arrl.net

Event Details

  • Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Setup Time: Starting at 6:00 AM
  • Event Type: Expanded “Flea Market Only” in the parking lot and shelter.


  • Admission: $5
  • Tables under Shelter: $10 (Limited AC Power Available; Bring your own cord)
  • Tailgate Spaces: $5 per parking space (Bring your own tables and chairs)
  • Attendee Parking: Free


  • Snacks, biscuits, and soft drinks for sale under the shelter


  • Town of Cary, Ritter Park
    • Address: 301 Lochmere West Lochmere Drive, Cary, NC 27518

VE Testing

  • Registration and Details: Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts
  • Contact: Richard Hall (k7rlh@hotmail.com)
  • Testing Location: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 West Lochmere Drive, Cary
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Requirements:
    • Bring an original and a copy of any licenses or CSCEs for credit.
    • Bring a photo ID.
    • An FRN is required on all Amateur license applications and must be obtained prior to testing.
    • An email address is required on all license applications.
    • The $35 application fee must be paid directly to the FCC by the applicant.
    • The Laurel VE Team does not charge a fee for testing.

Important Notes

  • Law enforcement will be notified of violations including:
    • Display or sale of X-rated material
    • Weapons
    • Presence of registered sex offenders
  • The Cary Amateur Radio Club is not responsible for theft or accidents.

Join us at the 51st Annual Cary Mid-Summer Swapfest for a fun-filled day of amateur radio, community engagement, and great deals. Whether you're a seasoned ham radio operator or just getting started, there's something for everyone. Mark your calendars and come enjoy the camaraderie and excitement at Ritter Park!

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