Although some of these Hamfests are not local, they are generally within a day's drive

    Mesilla Valley Radio Club 2014 Bean Feed

    MVRC Club House
    6609 Jefferson Las Cruces NM

    Admission is free - including tailgating


    Coffee and Doughnuts – Chile bean plate with drink for $5.00


    Commercial Radio Vendors are scheduled – S.W. Antenna


    VE session

    The MVRC Clubhouse is located at the intersection of Wilt and Jefferson in Hacienda Heights. This is east of Las Cruces. Take the Porter exit on US 70. It is about 5 miles from the I-25 interchange, near the firehouse. Drive south. Turn left toward the mountains at Jefferson. Drive until you come to Wilt. The club house is under the beams. Parking is across the street.

    Tailgating is in the club parking lot.

    Talk in frequency 146.640


    PL is turned on as needed. You will need a sub audible tone (100.0 Hz) in order to access the 146.04/146.64 repeater


    7:00 AM Set up and selling (in the parking lot)


    10:30 AM Food is served (in the dining room)

    1:00 PM VE Session (In the dining room) ($14.00 cash and photo I.D. issued by a government agency)

    2014 Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest / ARRL New Mexico State Convention

    Join us at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town on August 8-10, 2014 for the biggest and best DCHF ever. The DCHF is proud to announce that we will be joined by a growing list of interesting dignitaries and speakers.  From the League, we will host Mike Corey (KI1U), ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager.  Joining Mike will be Bob Heil (K9EID), entrepreneur and the driving force of Heilsound and Ham Nation.  We have tentatively secured internationally known receiver expert and contester, Rob Sherwood (NC0B).  The 2014 DCHF will offer over 75 programs and demonstrations over 3 days in tracks pertaining to DX and Contesting; Education including using Amateur Radio and related technologies to further Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in public schools; Emergency Communications and Preparedness; and other general and technical topics of interest to Amateur Radio enthusiasts.  The DCHF will offer VE Testing and Review sessions. 

    The DCHF offers many opportunities to eat and socialize. Join Bob Heil and the ARRL and DCHF staff for our Friday Night Mixer with our commercial dealers, manufacturers and suppliers.  Saturday will kick off with the new DX/Contesting breakfast with Rob Sherwood.  The Saturday evening banquet will feature Mike Corey from the League. After the banquet, enjoy the hospitality of various participating clubs, participate in contests and other fun activities, and join us for a midnight Wouff Hong ceremony.  The Sunday breakfast will feature all of our VIP guests, as well as celebrating the students and new hams that have been involved with Saturday’s high altitude near-space balloon mission and other interesting Amateur Radio / STEM projects from the last year.  And yes, we have secured a new banquet hall able to seat up to 200 people per event.

    The hamfest will kick-off for the public at noon on Friday, with indoor flea markets, an expanded commercial sales area, forums, programs and activities.  The outdoor tailgate starts Saturday at dawn, with the meals, forums and activities starting at 7:30 AM.  On Sunday, our indoor flea market and commercial sales area will be open and available through early afternoon, along with the Sunday Breakfast, forums and activities.  We’ll be reaching out to our out-of-state neighbors to join us and make this the biggest and best DCHF ever.  The website
    www.dukecityhamfest.org will be open for pre-registrations soon.  Get your reservations early, and we’ll see you in August.  If you would like to conduct a forum or give a demonstration, please contact me at chairman@dukecityhamfest.org  


    Bill KY5Q

    You can also search for Hamfests at the ARRL Hamfests and Convention Database