Events


Prizes, Vendors, Flea Market, Forums, Testing, and Lots More!
Date

March 1-2, 2019
Doors open at 4:00 PM on Friday and close at 7:00 PM. The hamfest will reopen at 8:30 AM on Saturday and close at 4:00 PM with the grand prize drawing.

Location

Trussville Civic Center
5381 Trussville-Clay Road
Trussville, AL 35173

Talk-In

Talk-in will be available on the Club’s 146.88 MHz repeater.
(PL 88.5)

Dealer & Vendor Reservation

Reserve your space now!
Download a 2019 Flea Market Application.

The Flea Market this year will be under a giant tent outside with commercial vendors indoors. Commercial vendor applications have been mailed to last year’s dealers. Application for new vendors will be available here soon.
Additional Flea Market info here.

Admission

Admission is $8.00 and this includes 1 prize ticket.
Admission is good for both days of the Hamfest.
Children under 12 are free.

Prizes

A wide variety of prizes will be awarded including:

Grand Prize ICOM IC-7300 HF SDR Transceiver
This drawing will be at 4:00 PM on Saturday and the winner does NOT have to be present to win.

Hourly Prizes
ICOM IC-2300H 2-meter mobile
YAESU FT-65R Dual Band HT
KENWOOD KH-20A 2-meter HT
ICOM V80-HD 2-meter HT
Rigrunner 8 Power Distribution Panel
PowerEX Crimpers and Bag
Signalink USB
$75 Gift Certificate that can be used with ANY VENDOR while at the hamfest
… plus other items.

Hourly drawings will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday and then again at 10:00 AM on Saturday. The winner must claim the prize before 2:45 PM on Saturday. At 3:00 additional drawings will be held as necessary to clear any and all unclaimed prizes.

License Exams

Amateur radio license exams will be given at 9:00 AM on Saturday in the Fireside Room. The $8 Hamfest admission is not required for testing. Those wishing to test will need to bring two forms of ID (one with a picture), and a copy of any existing Amateur License or CSCE, if applicable. The testing fee is $15 for anyone over 16 years old. Fees for those 16 and under will be paid by the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club on their behalf. For more information contact John Outland, K3FP, (205) 354-5258.

Dealer and Vendor Information

Flea Market Set-up is scheduled for Friday beginning at 12:00 AM for vendors with a prior reservation and beginning at 1:30 PM for walkups. The facility will open on Saturday at 7:00 AM for additional move-in. This will allow 90 minutes for move-in before opening to the public at 8:30 AM.

For more information, contact Ken Adkisson, Sr., WB4FAY; ken@wb4fay.com (205) 902-3320.

Each year at BirmingHAMfest, the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club makes a special presentation of the Citizenship Award. This is the highest honor awarded by the Birmingham Amateur Radio Club in recognition of outstanding service, unselfish devotion and contributions to the Club, the community, and to the Amateur Radio Fraternity. The recipient is selected by the President and two past recipients of the award. The 2019 honoree will be revealed at this year’s BirmingHAMfest!

Directions

Hamfest is at the Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville-Clay Road, Trussville, Al 35173

Additional driving information:

BirmingHAMfest
Trussville Civic Center
5381 Trussville-Clay Road
Trussville, Al 35173Approaching I-59 Exit 143 from the South 
Exit right to Deerfoot Parkway.
Turn right onto Deerfoot Parkway.
Turn left at the second traffic light (Husky Parkway).
Proceed down Husky Parkway to the stop sign at Trussville-Clay Road.
Turn left on Trussville-Clay Road. The Civic Center is on the left.

Approaching I-59 Exit 143 from the North Exit right to Deerfoot Parkway.
Turn right on Deerfoot Parkway.
Turn left at the first traffic light (Husky Parkway).
Proceed down Husky Parkway to the stop sign at Trussville-Clay Road.
Turn left on Trussville-Clay Road. The Civic Center is on the left.

 

 

Contacts

Hamfest Chairman is Rosalind Fazel, KD4ZGO (205) 853-3220

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