MCARC Ham Fest 2024

MCARC Ham Fest 2024

The MCARC Ham Fest, hosted by the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club, is an annual event held at the McMinn County Expo Center in Athens, Tennessee. This year's event promises to be a hub of activity for amateur radio enthusiasts, featuring a variety of vendors, door prizes, and special programming sessions. Attendees can look forward to an engaging day filled with opportunities to connect with fellow radio operators, participate in on-site amateur license testing, and win exciting prizes.

MCARC Ham Fest


  • Date: 07/20/2024
  • Location: McMinn County Expo Center, 2405 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303
  • Website:
  • Sponsor: McMinn County Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In: 146.820 / pl 141.3
  • Public Contact: Robert Murphy, W4BKX

Additional Details:

  • Hours: 7 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location Specifics: At Athens Regional Park, approximately 1 mile off I-75, Athens exit 49
  • Setup Info: Dealers may arrive at 5 pm Friday to set up (Email for Info). All setups must adhere to MCARC HamFest policies posted at the website.
  • Hourly Door Prizes: Must be present to win, including:
    • Icom 2730 Dual Band
    • 2 Alinco VX-50’s
    • RigExpert AA-55 Zoom
    • RT Systems Package
    • Icom 718 HF Radio Drawing at noon
  • Special Services: Radio programming by Scott Bonk, Jim Gifford KM4MPF of Chatt Radio
  • Admission:
    • General admission: $5 (includes door prize ticket)
    • Tailgate spaces: $10.00
  • Other Amenities: Camping, motels, restaurants, attractions, stores nearby
  • Amateur License Testing On-Site

For Info or To Reserve a Space:

  • Email: Bobby Murphy, W4BKX HamFest Chairman

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