Somerset County PA Hamfest 2024

Somerset County PA Hamfest 2024

Date: July 7, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Grounds open at 6:00 AM for vendors and tailgaters)
Location: Somerset County Technology Center, 281 Technology Drive, Somerset, PA 15501
Sponsor: Somerset County Amateur Radio Club, K3SMT
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.195 + pl 123.0

Admission Fees:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Children under 13: Free
  • Outside Tailgating: Free
  • Indoor Tables: Pre-registration required, contact Stew, AK3J at or 814-444-0637

Event Highlights

Prizes by KJI Electronics

  • First Prize: Yaesu VX-6R 2m/220/70cm Handheld
  • Second Prize: Yaesu FT-70DR 144/430 Dual Band HT
  • Third Prize: Yaesu FT-70DR 144/430 Dual Band HT
  • Fourth Prize: Yaesu FT-65R 144/430 compact Dual Band HT
  • Fifth Prize: NanoVNA-H4 Vector Network Analyzer
  • Sixth & Seventh Prizes: Inovato Quadra HamClock Bundle

Door Prizes

  • Exciting door prizes from KJI and other sponsors.
  • Black Box Drawing with 50 tickets at $5.00 each.


  • 10:00 AM: Presentation by the National Weather Service, State College
  • 10:45 AM: Western Pennsylvania Skywarn
  • 1:00 PM: Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council Meeting

Additional Information

  • Food Menu: Delicious options provided by My Girls.
  • Facilities: Ample parking, indoor and outdoor vendor spaces, rain or shine event with provisions for indoor setup in case of bad weather.

Club Background

The Somerset County Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes amateur radio as a hobby, provides emergency communication services, and supports advanced radio education and FCC testing in Somerset County, PA. The club participates in the ARRL Field Day, PA QSO Party, and hosts an annual Hamfest. Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:30 PM at Founders Hall, Room 27, 6022 Glades Pike (Route 31 East), Somerset, PA 15501.

For more information, visit or contact Stewart R Saylor, AK3J, at 1-814-444-0637 or


  • From I-81: Take Exit 170B to Route 309 North, continue past Exit 1, take Exit 2, and bear right at the end of the ramp. Follow directions from there.
  • From North and West (Dallas, Tunkhannock, Williamsport via Rt. 118): Take Route 309 South to Exit 2, turn left onto N. Washington St. and follow further directions.

Join us for a day of fun, learning, and camaraderie at the Somerset County PA Hamfest! Bring your questions, and our knowledgeable members will help you get your answers. See you there!

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