56th ACARC Hamfest 2024

56th ACARC Hamfest 2024

The Apple City Amateur Radio Club (ACARC) is excited to invite you to their 56th annual Hamfest, a highly anticipated event for all amateur radio enthusiasts. This year's event will take place over three days, from June 7 to June 9, 2024, at the Dryden Gun Club in Dryden, WA. Whether you're into ham radios, RC models, or computers, this hamfest promises something for everyone.

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 7-9, 2024
  • Location: Dryden Gun Club, Saunders Road, Dryden, WA 98821
  • Website: applecityarc.com
  • Sponsor: Apple City Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.68 MHz, -600 kHz offset, 156.7 Hz Tone
  • Public Contact: Skip Frans, KE7MPO

Admission and Pricing:

  • Coins: $5 each
  • Cards: No charge
  • Advanced Ticket and Table Sales: Contact the SRRC™ Hamfest Chairman
    • Mailing Address: PO Box 198, Leonore, IL 61332-0198
    • Email: starvedrockhamfest@gmail.com
    • Tickets: $8.00 in advance (includes 2 stubs) or $10.00 at the gate (includes 2 stubs)
    • Indoor Tables: $10.00 in advance or at the gate (includes free electricity)
    • Flea Market and Tailgating: Free with admission

Event Highlights:

  • Grand Prize Cash Drawings: $50, $75, and $100 at 12:00 PM on Sunday.
  • Hourly Door Prize Drawings: Participate to win various prizes throughout the event.
  • ARRL VE Testing: Saturday, June 7, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
  • Large Indoor Exhibit Buildings: Setup available from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Sunday.
  • Onsite Camping: Electricity available for a fee by the fair board.
  • Breakfast and Lunch: On-site catering provided.


  • Location: Dryden Gun Club, Saunders Road, Dryden, WA 98821
  • GPS Coordinates: N41.545580deg W089.108484deg (N41deg 32.735min W089deg 6.509min)

Club Information:

The Apple City Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit organization involved in various amateur radio activities, including providing emergency communications and supporting the Special Olympics. The club offers training and testing for amateur radio licenses.

Contact and Additional Information:

For more details and to stay updated, visit applecityarc.com. You can also contact the club via email at applecityarc@gmail.com or mail at PO Box 5283, Wenatchee, WA 98807.

Join us for a weekend of fun, learning, and community at the 56th ACARC Hamfest. Whether you're a seasoned amateur radio operator or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

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