CVARC 2024 Hamfest:

CVARC 2024 Hamfest:

The Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) invites you to their 2024 Hamfest on August 10, 2024, at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls, WI. This ARRL-sanctioned event offers a fantastic opportunity for amateur radio enthusiasts to gather, exchange equipment, and connect with fellow hams in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 10, 2024
  • Location: Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 225 Edward St., Exhibit Hall A, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
  • Website:
  • Sponsor: Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequencies:
    • 147.375/975 PL 110.9 (W9CVA/R)
    • 462.700 GMRS repeater PL 110.9 (WRYW275/R)


  • Setup: 8:00 AM
  • Public Entry: 9:00 AM (No selling before 9:00 AM)
  • Event Close: 12:00 PM


  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Vendor Tables: $10.00 per table (inside or outside)

Activities and Features:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Selling: Exhibitors can park outside or drive right into the indoor area, protected from rain and hot sun.
  • Donuts and Beverages: Available for purchase.
  • Multiple Raffles: Including a grand prize of a $200 DX Engineering gift certificate.
  • Family-Friendly: Bring the whole family for a day of fun.

VE Testing:

  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Requirements: Applicants need to bring their FRN number and a picture ID.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Hamfest Committee, W9CVA
  • Address: 5855 197th St., Suite 73, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
  • Phone: 715-600-1332
  • Email:

Venue Directions:

  • Address: Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
  • Map: Fairgrounds Map

Table Reservations:

Join us at the CVARC 2024 Hamfest for a day filled with learning, trading, and community. 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 Chippewa Falls, WI for this exciting event. See you there!

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