East Central Indiana Hamfest 2024

East Central Indiana Hamfest 2024

Join the East Central Indiana Hamfest, an annual event that brings together amateur radio operators, vendors, and enthusiasts for a day of learning, networking, and fun. This year’s Hamfest will be held on July 27, 2024, at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, IN, from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 27, 2024
  • Location: Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw Street, Portland, IN 47371
  • Website: EC Indiana Hamfest
  • Sponsors: Jay County ARC, Whitewater Valley ARC, Randolph County ARC
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequencies: 443.475+ PL 100.0, 145.210- PL 97.4

Event Highlights:

  1. General Admission: The event is free for all attendees, with free parking and admission, thanks to generous donations.
  2. Vendor Information: Spaces for vendors are free, but it's recommended to bring your own tables as availability may be limited. Early reservations are encouraged. Vendors must arrive at least 15 minutes before the opening at 8 AM to secure their spaces.
  3. Activities: The Hamfest will feature a variety of vendors, door prizes, and ample space for tailgaters. The Optimist Club will provide breakfast and lunch, and a kettle corn vendor will add to the fun.
  4. FCC License Testing: All classes of amateur radio license testing will be available to promote the hobby further.
  5. Youth Involvement: The event encourages youth participation through local Scout chapters and the 4-H Club, promoting learning and engagement in amateur radio.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Jeremiah Cromis (KD9CCW)
  • Address: 604 Beech Avenue, Centerville, IN 47330
  • Phone: (765) 238-7467
  • Email: kd9ccw2300@gmail.com

Mission Statement: The East Central Indiana Hamfest aims to promote the amateur radio hobby by bringing together vendors, organizations, youth groups, and the general public. The event offers opportunities for new learning experiences, including amateur radio license testing and youth engagement activities.

Directions and Accommodations: The Jay County Fairgrounds is centrally located within easy driving distance from Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Chicago, and Cincinnati. Several local motels are available for attendees, and early reservations are recommended. Discount codes for accommodations may be available on the event website.

Join us for the East Central Indiana Hamfest 2024 to explore, learn, and connect with the amateur radio community. Whether you're a seasoned operator or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. See you there!

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