SERA ONLINE – Dont Forget Milford ARC Hamfest and DX Convention and the Knoxville Hamfest this weekend. June 15th.


Saturday July 27th we’ll be celebrating amateur radio once again at the Haywood County Fairgrounds in Waynesville, NC. We’ll have great vendors plus family friendly exhibits and educational forums. And of course, door prizes including a Yaesu FT-857D for the grand prize!
Location: Haywood County Fairgrounds, Waynesville, NC
Hamfest Hours are 8 AM to 2 PM
Admission is $5 in advance, $7 at the gate, kids 10 and under free.
Gates open at 6 AM for flea market/tailgate setup.
Vendor setup begins Friday afternoon, July 26th. Club potluck for vendors at 6 PM Friday.

VE Testing at the Lake Junaluska Fire Department (down the road) at 2 PM
Go to for more details and to print the order form for ordering tickets and reserving vendor space.

SPONSORED BY: Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society
Contact us at:                                                                                Haywood Co. Fairgrounds is located at 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC

If you are already a part of our family of Hamfest friends we look forward to seeing you again this summer. If you haven’t made the WCARS hamfest a part of your annual calendar, we hope you will come join the fun!
– Ruth WA4VT

WCARS Hamfest Chair


The Milford ARC 2019 Hamfest and W8DXCC DX Convention is this weekend!

Lots of indoor air-conditioned meeting rooms, flea market spaces and free parking

Multi-Purpose Building
Clermont County Fairgrounds
1000 Locust St., Owensville, OH 45160
DX Convention Grand Prize:  FTDX-3000 donated by Yaesu!

Hamfest hourly prizes starting at 9:00am

What are these events? The Milford Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with the Southwest Ohio DX Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Milford Hamfest and the inaugural W8DXCC DX Convention.

When are these events?
Hamfest – Saturday, June 15th from 8am – 1pm
(gate opens at 6am for setup)
    DX Convention – Saturday, June 15th from 1:30pm – 6pm

DX Convention Presentations:
     Keynote speaker – Tim Duffy (K3LR) of DX Engineering
“Propagation Basics & Cycle 25” – Carl Luetzelschwab (K9LA)
“DX on 100 Watts & a Wire” – Tom Inglin (NR8Z)
“FT8” – Chuck Santis (K8CR) and Rob Lindsay (W8MRL)

How do I get there? Follow I-275 to US Rt. 50 the Hillsboro Exit. Follow US 50 East into Owensville approximately 11 miles. Turn North onto Locust Street into the fair grounds. Watch for the signs. Repeater talk In: 147.345 + tone 123.0

Does it cost anything?  Hamfest general admission is $5.00 (Children under 12 are free). DX Convention admission is $5.00 (limit 150 tickets). Combination tickets can be purchased online for pickup at the event.

Will there be food?  Food will be for sale by the Renegade Street Eats food truck!

Can I get my QSL cards checked?  Yes! Card checking will be available for all ARRL and CQ awards (except WPX) at both the Hamfest and the DX Convention

What are the fees for selling things at the Hamfest?  $5.00/outside flea market up to five spaces, $5.00/inside single table. Either one also requires an admission ticket

Will there be License Exams available?  Yes! License exams will be administered at the Hamfest starting at 9am. Contact for details or questions.

Who do I contact for table reservations or for more information?
Hamfest – Jim (WB8RRR) at 513-831-6255 or
DX Convention – Dave (K8DV) at 513-304-5445 or



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