OMARC Spring Hamfest 2024 - Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club

OMARC Spring Hamfest 2024 - Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club

The Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club (OMARC) is excited to invite all amateur radio enthusiasts to the 2024 Spring Hamfest. This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow hams, explore new equipment, and enjoy a day of radio-related activities.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 1, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Spring Lake Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 700 Sixth Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Website:
  • Sponsor: Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 145.110, -600 CTCSS 127.3
  • Public Contact: Joseph Kruszewski, KC2SVS
    • Address: 1508 Essex Court, Toms River, NJ 08755
    • Phone: 732-618-5328
    • Email:

Club Background:

The Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club, serving the Ocean and Monmouth County areas in New Jersey, was founded in 1977 and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2014. The club operates the N2MO repeater on 145.11 MHz, supporting both traditional analog FM and C4FM Fusion digital formats. The repeater is connected via WIRES-X, allowing wide-area communications without large antennas and traditional HF equipment.

Event Highlights:

  • Vendor and Swap Tables: Explore a variety of amateur radio equipment, parts, and accessories.
  • VE Testing: Available by appointment during membership meetings. Prospective test candidates must obtain form 160 from the FCC website and have an FCC FRN number prior to sitting for the test. Contact VE coordinator Ken Brockel, WA2FPB, at for more information.
  • Radio Net: Participate in the scheduled radio net every Thursday night. The analog net starts at 7:30 PM, followed by the C4FM Digital Fusion net at 8:00 PM.

Directions and Parking:

The Spring Lake Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 is conveniently located at 700 Sixth Avenue in Spring Lake, NJ. There is ample parking available for all attendees.

Additional Information:

  • Admission: $5 per person (free for children under 14)
  • Vendor Setup: $20 per vehicle (includes one admission ticket)

Why Attend?

The OMARC Spring Hamfest is a wonderful opportunity to:

  • Explore and Purchase: Find rare and valuable amateur radio equipment.
  • Network: Connect with fellow enthusiasts and expand your amateur radio community.
  • Learn: Discover new equipment and technologies, and gain insights from other experienced hams.

Join us for a day of fun, learning, and community at the OMARC Spring Hamfest 2024. Whether you're an experienced amateur radio operator or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. For more details and updates, visit We look forward to seeing you there!

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