DFW Ham Expo 2024

DFW Ham Expo 2024

The Denton County Amateur Radio Association (DCARA-W5NGU) proudly presents the DFW Ham Expo 2024, an exciting event for amateur radio enthusiasts in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton area. This year's expo promises to be bigger and better, with double the space, time, tables, and prizes.

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 14-15, 2024
  • Location: Vista Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX 75029
  • Website: dfwhamexpo.com
  • Sponsor: Denton County Amateur Radio Association (DCARA-W5NGU)
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.920 (PL 110.9)
  • Public Contact: Eric Gildersleeve, KD7CAO
    • Address: 854 Sherry Lane South, Krugerville, TX 76227
    • Phone: 940-784-3029
    • Email: president@dcara.net

Admission and Pricing:

  • General Admission: $5 each
  • Expo Show Tables: $20 each
  • Tailgate Space: $10 each (first come, first served on Saturday morning)
  • Raffle Tickets: 3 for $5

Event Schedule:

  • Friday, June 14:
    • 1:00 PM: Expo Opens
    • 6:00 PM: Expo Closes
  • Saturday, June 15:
    • 7:00 AM: Outdoor Tailgating Opens
    • 9:00 AM: Expo Reopens
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Hourly Prizes
    • 3:00 PM: Grand Prize Drawing


  • Expanded Expo Area: Up to 90 tables of ham gear and accessories.
  • Extended Hours: Now two days long, providing more time to explore and shop.
  • Vendor Participation: Ham Radio Outlet and other major vendors will be present.
  • Great Prizes:
    • (2) Yaesu FT-4X HT
    • Yaesu FTM-500 Mobile
    • Kenwood TH-D75 HT
    • Grand Prize: Yaesu FT-DX10
  • Radio and Antenna Testing: On-site testing by Mike AE5IV.
  • Food Court: Easy access to the Vista Mall Food Court.
  • VE Testing: On-site license testing for amateur and commercial radiotelephone licenses.


  • From North I-35E: Take I-35E Southbound to Lewisville. Exit at Round Grove Road, turn west, then left into the second mall entrance. Turn left on the mall ring road until you reach Mall Entrance 6 (Food Court/David's Bridal).
  • From South I-35E: Take I-35E North, exit 447B towards TX-121/Hebron Pkwy/Round Grove Road. Turn west on Round Grove Road, then left into the second mall entrance. Turn left on the mall ring road until you reach Mall Entrance 6 (Food Court/David's Bridal).

Why Attend?

The DFW Ham Expo 2024 is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Explore and Purchase: Discover a wide range of amateur radio equipment and accessories.
  • Network: Connect with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts.
  • Learn and Enjoy: Participate in educational forums, testing, and win great prizes.

Join us for a weekend of fun, learning, and community at the DFW Ham Expo 2024. Whether you're a seasoned ham or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. For more details and to stay updated, visit dfwhamexpo.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

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