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Hamfest Chattanooga 2018

Update. On-site Vendor Setup on Friday, October 19th has been extended until about 6 PM EDT.

While the weather forecast for Saturday, October 20th, continues to evolve, our Hamfest Team is making preparations for those wishing to move inside the Arena from the Outside Flea Market might be able to do so. We’ll see if we can wiggle the space some if the weather is wet on Saturday. We’d sure wouldn’t like to see those great deals getting wet! We don’t mind getting a bit cozy if you don’t! Inside tablespace is only $20 per 8-foot table and it’ll be nice and dry inside. Don’t let a little damp weather keep you away from Hamfest Chattanooga! We have 34,000 square feet of DRY space.

Hamfest Chattanooga Address:

Camp Jordan Arena
323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
East Ridge, TN 37412

One Convenient Place, Two Seamless Events, Something for Everyone With That “Love of Radio”

Talk-In / Talk-Out Service for Hamfest Chattanooga

The following systems will be used for talk-in / talk-out service for Hamfest Chattanooga:

FM Repeater:  Chattanooga Repeater K4VCM 146.790 / No Tone

Echolink K4VCM-R (Node 79190)

D-STAR Repeater W4PL Module C

D-STAR Reflector 077 Module C.

Note:  W4PL Module C and Reflector 077 Module C are linked.

Hamfest Chattanooga

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American Amateur Radio Relay Leaque (ARRL)

Host to the 2018 Tennessee State ARRL Convention

Host to the 2018 Tennessee State D-STAR Convention

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018; Vendor Setup begins at 1 PM EDT the day before (October 19).

  • Hours:  8 AM – 2 PM EDT.

  • New Streamlined Admission Process.

  • DXCC Card Checking.

  • Commercial Vendor/Dealer/Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Friday, October 19th, 4-6 PM.

  • D-STAR Banquet and Meet & Greet, Friday Night October 19th, 6-8 PM, Wally’s Restaurant, East Ridge, TN (across the Interstate from Camp Jordan Arena).  Have supper (Dutch Treat) with your D-STAR family!
  • Admission:  $10; free admission to those under 18 years of age when accompanied by a supervising, paid-admission adult guest.

  • Scouts:  Scouts in uniform, when accompanied by an adult uniformed leader,  are provided with free admission.

  • JOTA Station for Scouting.

  • SKYWARN Booth.  Learn how you can become a Certified Storm Spotter.
  • MARS Booth.
  • Exciting new venue – Camp Jordan Arena, Exit 1, I-75, East Ridge, Tennessee near Tennessee-Georgia Stateline.

  • All inside space including Inside Flea Market and Commercial Dealer/Vendor Booths are by reservation only.

  • Inside (tables only) & Outside (parking spaces) flea market.  Outside flea market space is on a “first-come, first-serve” basis the morning of the event.

  • Inside booth space is available for commercial, Amateur Radio-related vendors/dealers.  We’ll do our best to work with you on a booth configuration that’s right (and affordable) for you.

  • Multi-Booth Discount is available for commercial vendors/dealers.

  • Educational Forums with 8 forum presenters.

  • Door Prizes…we have a major door prize list waiting for our guests to win.
    Note:  You must be present to win all door prizes.

  • FCC Testing Session, 8:30 AM.

  • 27,000 Square Feet inside; climatically-controlled space available.

  • Mission Control Stations:

    • D-STAR Repeater W4PL Module C & Reflector 077C will be the hub for our hamfest/conventions for those using D-STAR.

    • Chattanooga Repeater K4VCM 146.790; Echolink K4VCM-R (Node 79190) will be our non-D-STAR Mission Control.

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Contact us by phone at:  931-308-5759 or 423-987-6111

Email:    hamfest-mgmt-2018@w4am.net