Starved Rock Radio Club Hamfest 2024

Starved Rock Radio Club Hamfest 2024

The Starved Rock Radio Club (SRRC) is excited to host its ARRL-sanctioned Hamfest on June 2, 2024. This event promises a full day of fun, prizes, and community for all amateur radio enthusiasts. Whether you're into ham radios, RC models, or computers, there’s something for everyone at this year's hamfest.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 2, 2024
  • Time:
    • Flea Market: 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Indoor Event: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mendota Tri-County Fairgrounds, 503 1st Ave., Mendota, IL 61342
  • Website:
  • Sponsor: Starved Rock Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 147.120 + 103.5 Hz. Tone (W9MKS Repeater)
  • Public Contact: Kurt Clausen, KB9RKU

Admission and Pricing:

  • Advance Tickets: $8.00 (includes 2 stubs)
  • Gate Tickets: $10.00 (includes 2 stubs)
  • Indoor Tables: $10.00 (includes free electricity)
  • Tailgating Area: Free with admission
  • Tickets and Tables: Advance orders must be received by May 20, 2024. Grand prize winners need not be present to win.

Event Highlights:

  • Grand Prize Cash Drawings: $50, $75, and $100 at 12:00 noon.
  • Hourly Door Prize Drawings: Participate to win various prizes throughout the event.
  • ARRL VE Testing: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
  • Flea Market and Tailgating: 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
  • Large Indoor Exhibit Buildings: Setup available from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Sunday.
  • Onsite Camping: Electricity available for a fee by the fair board.
  • Breakfast and Lunch: On-site catering provided.


  • Location: Mendota Tri-County Fairgrounds, 503 1st Ave., Mendota, IL 61342.
  • GPS Coordinates: N41deg 32.735min (44.08sec) W89deg 6.509min (30.54sec).

Important Notices:

  • Waste Management: To keep ticket prices down, do not dispose of unwanted equipment on the fairgrounds. If it doesn’t sell or you can’t give it away, take it home!
  • Vendor Reservations: Reservations not claimed by 8:00 AM on the event day will be offered to other vendors. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for advanced ticket and table sales to SRRC, P.O. Box 198, Leonore, IL 61332-0198.

Join us for a day of learning, networking, and excitement at the Starved Rock Radio Club Hamfest. Whether you’re a seasoned ham or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

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