Special Events

Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club (AARC) 36th Annual Hamfest

Saturday - Sep 3, 2022, starting around 7 AM to 3 PM at the Otero County Fairgrounds:

Otero County Fairgrounds
401 Fairgrounds Rd
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Hamfest Website (check regularly for updates)

Pre-register by mail:

Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club
P.O. BOX 1191
Alamogordo, NM 88311-1191

For a printable mail-in Pre-Registration Form click HERE

Please make all checks payable to the "Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club Hamfest 2022" and indicate whether the enclosed check is for just registration, or for registration and swap tables. Also indicate if you will be attending the Dinner on Saturday evening. Mail the form to the address above.

Prize drawing tickets: $8.00 before 28 Aug 2022 (Pre-register), $10.00 at the door.

$1.00 Raffle Tickets available at the door.

Registrations received by Aug 28, 2022 are eligible for the Pre-Registration Prize (Pre-registration prize – TBD).

Free admission! Open to the public.

Swap Tables $15.00

Talk-In: 146.800

The gates will be opened to the public promptly at 0700 on Saturday morning.

Plenty of parking at the Otero County Fairgrounds. No RV hookups, but dump station on site.

All Facilities Are Air Conditioned.

Food Wagon on site for morning brew, eats and lunch (support your local vendors). And it's close to White Sands Mall.

VE Testing will be conducted on site around 1pm-ish.

Vendors Note: Vendors are welcome to arrive on Friday, Sept 2 any time after 1500 hrs and until 1900. Fairgrounds will be open from that time only.

Door prize drawings throughout the day, on the hour and half hour (donations from local and Ham related vendors).

The drawings for the big door prizes will be around 2 pm in the afternoon.

Must be present to win all prizes EXCEPT the Grand prize which will be mailed to winner or held for pickup at a later date if not available.

2022 prize list:

  • Main prize – Icom IC-7300 All Mode Radio

  • 2nd prize – Yaesu FTM-100DR VHF/UHF C4FM Digital Dual-band or?? depending on in stock

  • 3rd door prize – Alinco DJ-MD5XTG VHF/UHF Dual Band DMR HT

  • 4th door prize - Power Supply

AARC is also looking for items to be donated as door prizes throughout the event.

We are also looking for folks/groups who would like to do short presentations at our event.

Street mailing address for packages please use:

Russell Jaskolowski (KI5RUS)
1107 Hendrix Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Thank you all for supporting our small club serving the community!

Public Contact:

Richard Norton , KB7SQF
Phone: 575-491-4290
2022 President AARC/Hamfest Committee

The Annual 13 Colonies Special Event




If you work a colony station, you are encouraged to spot it for others.

We suggest DX Summit.

Bands and Modes

"All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception of 60 meters. Simplex on 2 meters and 6 meters is encouraged.

The SE stations are on the east coast and, are very close to each other. It will be harder for these states to contact each other so, use of 40m-160m is encouraged.

All modes of operation may be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, Etc. - The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station. Please refer to the State information pages for details.

The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event."

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World Games Special Event Station

The World Games will be held in Birmingham, AL from July 7 - 17, 2022. The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club (BARC) will be operating a Special Event Station (W4G) during the event. For the operating schedule go to https://w4cue.com/w4g/ and scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on Operating Schedule.