WormFest 2024

WormFest 2024

Attention all amateur radio enthusiasts! Get ready for WormFest 2024, a fantastic hamfest hosted by the Glorious Society of the Wormhole. This event is set to take place on May 25, 2024, at Freedom Lake Park in Pinellas Park, FL. The event promises to be a fun-filled day for all attendees, and the best part? Admission is absolutely FREE!

Event Details:

  • Date: May 25, 2024
  • Location: Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 (southeast corner of US 19 and 49th Street)
  • Admission: Free
  • Tailgating: Free
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.850 – 146.2
  • Start Time: Park opens at sunrise for vendor setup; hamfest begins at 8:00 AM
  • Website: The Wormhole Society

Activities and Features:

WormFest 2024 is not just a hamfest; it's a community celebration. Here's what you can expect:

  • Vendor Setup: Vendors are welcome to set up at sunrise. There is no fee for tailgating, making it a fantastic opportunity for sellers and buyers alike.
  • Networking and Socializing: Meet fellow amateur radio operators, exchange ideas, and build new connections.
  • Weekly Nets: Join the Glorious Society of the Wormhole for their weekly nets every Thursday night. These nets include:
    • 2 Meters: 146.850 with 146.2 tone
    • 6 Meters: 53.150 and 442.625 with 146.2 tone
    • Net Start Time: 7:30 PM on 2 meters, followed by a switch to 6 meters and 440 MHz. The repeaters are linked, and all are welcome.

Directions to the Event:

  • Location: Lurie Civic Building (Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce) on the St. Petersburg College campus in Seminole.
  • Directions: Turn west at the light at 113th St N and about 92nd Ave N. It's the first building on the north side. Parking is available at the Chamber building and the nearby college parking lot.

What to Bring:

  • Folding Chair: While there are a few picnic benches available, bringing your own folding chair is recommended.
  • Refreshments: Donuts, water, cold drinks, and coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring your own coffee cup and lunch. A microwave is available on-site for heating up meals.

WormFest 2024 is set to be an exciting and educational experience for all amateur radio enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned operator or new to the hobby, this event offers a great opportunity to learn, connect, and enjoy the world of amateur radio.

Don't miss out on this incredible event! Visit the Wormhole Society's website for more details and to plan your visit. See you there!

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