Elkhart East Hamfest 2024 ARRL Central Divison Convention

Elkhart East Hamfest 2024 ARRL Central Divison Convention

Join the Northern Indiana K9DEW Repeater Network for the Elkhart East Hamfest, an exciting ARRL Central Division Convention taking place on August 3, 2024. This event will be held at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, IN, providing a fantastic opportunity for amateur radio enthusiasts to connect, learn, and explore.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 3, 2024
  • Location: Northern Indiana Event Center, 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46514
  • Website: elkharteasthamfest.com
  • Sponsor: Northern Indiana K9DEW Repeater Network
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 147.330+ / 131.8


  • Event Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Vendor Setup: Starts at 6:00 AM


  • General Admission: $8.00 (includes discounted admission to the RV Hall of Fame and Museum next door)
  • Children (12 and under): Free
  • Vendors: Receive one free admission with table or outdoor space purchase

Vendor Information:

  • Indoor Tables: $15 each (electricity available; bring your own extension cords)
  • Outdoor Spaces: $25 each (34' x 67', no tables, chairs, or electricity provided)
  • Contact for Vendor Reservations: Dewey Thrash (K9DEW) at elkharthamfest@gmail.com

Activities and Features:

  • Market Area: Over 22,000 square feet of indoor market space with 125 tables for amateur radio, hobby electronics, computer equipment, and more.
  • Outdoor Market: Large outdoor market area with designated spaces for vehicles and trailers.
  • Amateur Radio License Exams: Administered for all license classes (technician, general, and amateur extra) by a local Amateur Radio Club.
  • Door Prizes: Exciting prizes to be won throughout the event.
  • Custom Swag: Custom coffee mugs with your callsign and the Elkhart East Hamfest logo available for $10. (Pickup at event only; order via PayPal and include callsign in special instructions)

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Dewey Thrash (K9DEW)
  • Address: 53464 Baywater Place, Bristol, IN 46507
  • Phone: 574-370-2436
  • Email: elkharthamfest@gmail.com


  • Location: Conveniently located near Exit 96 (Elkhart East exit) of the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) on County Road 17, on the same campus as the Manufactured Housing/Recreational Vehicle (MH/RV) Hall of Fame and Museum.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to be part of the Elkhart East Hamfest, where you can meet fellow amateur radio enthusiasts, explore new equipment, and enjoy a day of community and learning. Mark your calendars for August 3, 2024, and join us at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, IN. See you there!

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