Firecracker Hamfest 2024

Firecracker Hamfest 2024

The Rowan County Amateur Radio Society invites you to the annual Firecracker Hamfest! This exciting event is a great opportunity for ham radio enthusiasts to gather, exchange equipment, and enjoy the vibrant community.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 13, 2024
  • Time:
    • Outdoor Hamfest: Starts at 6:00 AM
    • Indoor Hamfest: Doors open at 8:00 AM
  • Location: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Sponsor: Rowan County Amateur Radio Society
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In: Not applicable

Admission and Vendor Information:

  • General Public Admission: $5.00
  • Outdoor Sales Begin: 6:00 AM
  • Indoor Setup: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Vendor Table Fees:
    • First table: $10.00
    • Additional spots: $5.00 each

Activities and Highlights:

  • Food and Refreshments: Enjoy delicious food from the Hot Dog Shack of Granite Quarry.
  • VEC Testing: Begins at 10:00 AM. Test takers must bring their FCC FRN Number (apply at, a government-issued photo ID, and a copy of their current Amateur Radio license if applicable. The test fee is $12.00.

Contact Information:

Monthly Meetings:

  • Next Meeting: Tentatively scheduled for July 10, 2024, at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Rowan Rescue Squad Building, 1140 Julian Rd, Salisbury, NC
  • Future Meetings:
    • August 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM
    • Held every second Monday of the month at the Rowan Rescue Squad Building, 1140 Julian Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146


  • 2-Meter Repeater: 145.410 MHz, -0.600 MHz Offset, 136.5 PL Tone (Skewed SSE to prevent co-interference)
  • 70CM Repeater: 443.250 MHz, +5.000 MHz Offset, 136.5 PL Tone

Join Us:

Whether you’re a seasoned ham or just starting out, the Firecracker Hamfest offers a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow radio enthusiasts, find great deals on equipment, and enjoy a day dedicated to amateur radio. Mark your calendars for July 13, 2024, and head to the Salisbury Civic Center for a day of fun, learning, and community.

For more information, visit our website or contact Ralph Mowery at the details above. We look forward to seeing you there!

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