2015 Stuart Florida Hamfest

See you starting at 8AM on March 21, 2015 for the 40th annual FREE Martin County Hamfest and 2015 ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention. The 2015 Stuart Hamfest is Saturday, 21 March, 2015 at the Martin County Fairgrounds (link to directions) 2616 SE Dixie Hwy Stuart, FL 34996. Talk-in on 147.060 MHz K4ZK repeater.

Prize donations now available!

Prize Donations Just $5 for a limited time!

Stuart Hamfest Prize Winners

2015

We are pleased to announce the major prize winners for the 2015 Stuart FREE hamfest. Thanks to all who came out to the hamfest, we hope you had as much fun visiting as we did hosting it! See you next year!

2015 Grand Prize Winner Presentation
Blue Star

Grand Prize Yaesu FT-DX1200

Barry Mathison KC8CCH
Stuart, FL
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2nd Prize Yaesu FT7900R

Jack Moyer K4KDI
Orlando, FL
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3rd Prize Yaesu FT-60R

Donald Hartlein N4NOD
Port Charlotte, FL
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2016 Winners

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Hamfest

Directions

Google Map to the Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart FL. General Entrance is at the stop light. Here are directions in DOC format

Flier

Download 2014 Stuart Hamfest Flyer. Click Here to get the Half Page (two up per 8.5x11) Stuart Hamfest Flyers

License Exams

Technician, General and Amateur Extra Class license exams are administered at 9:00 AM. The room(s) used for exams vary depending upon availability. Please check the information booth for any latest details. Don't forget to bring a legal photo ID and your Social Security Number or your FCC FRN (if you have one). You'll also need to pay your ARRL Exam Fees.

Tailgating

Tailgating is FREE for all private parties. Enter from the north (not at the traffic light) entrance. Gates to the tailgate area remain locked until 6:30AM Saturday. You are welcome to queue up at the north gate. All commerical vendors must purchase inside space Clubs have a at-cost rate for tables and all clubs are requested to use the inside areas for their displays.

Food

Don't run off for lunch- we got you covered with coffee and donuts in the morning and Kosher Dogs, Chips, and Ice Cold Drinks for lunch. Hey, we gotta eat too! Join Us. As always, it'll be CHEAP.

Forums

9:00 AM
Room 1 Florida Sarnet statewide linked repeater system
Room 2 QCWA
Room 3 ARRL VE exam session, all welcome

10:00 AM
Room 1 DRM digital radio by Steve Zingman N4IRS
Room 2 ARRL
Sean Kutzko KX9X, ARRL Media and public Relations Manager
Jeff Beals WA4AW, ARRL Southern Florida Section manager
Steve Marshall WW4RX, Martin County ARES Emergency Coordinator.

About the Hamfest

What started out decades ago as a simple "tailgate" meeting at Francis Langford park in Stuart is now one of the best attended hamfests in Florida- make no mistake it is still a "tailgate" event- it is not unusual to see as many as 100 or more people "tailgating" with a few commercial vendors mixed in. We're free- easy to get to- and we're in a beautiful town. So come see us for the hamfest on the third weekend in March- we'll pay your admission, OK?

Woody
Judy and Ron Tagg, March 2009
Doug Shields and Bill Sandel
Joe Pelikan and Joe Lenartine
Lots of Tubes
Lee K4LJP's Tower Trailer
Lee Pennington K4LJP
Robert Van Etten and Woody
Ben Shows us a Door Prize

Prizes

2015 Hamfest Donation Prizes

To be awarded March 21st, 2015
  • 1st Yaesu FT-DX-1200 HF Transceiver
  • 2nd Yaesu FT-7900R Dual Band Mobile Transceiver
  • 3rd Yaesu FT-60R Dual Band Handheld
  • door Various Door Prizes

2014 Prizes

Awarded March 14th, 2014
  • 1st Grand Prize Kenwood TS-480SAT
  • 2nd 2nd Prize Kenwood TM-V71A
  • 3rd 3rd Prize Yaesu FT-60R

2013 Prizes

Awarded March 16th, 2013
  • 1st Grand Prize Yaesu FT-450D
  • 2nd 2nd Prize ICOM IC208H
  • 3rd 3rd Prize Yaesu FT-60R

Buzz

What people are saying about the Stuart Hamfest

  • "My first hamfest was the Stuart Hamfest in 1975, I think it was held at the Tri County Rehab center on US 1. Attended with my Dad K4SJA (SK) got my license in Aug 77. Keep up the good work!"

    Eric W4KPG
  • "I bought a Diet Coke and Hot Dog. It was good esp since you supplied all the side stuff for the dog."

    2013 Survey Respondent
  • "The 3 grand prizes were fine. Quality prizes not the 40 dollar HT's that are flooding the market "

    2013 Survey Respondent
  • "Bought 7 tickets to support the hamfest, happy to contribute. Made more money selling than I expected!"

    2013 Survey Respondent
  • "Its a great hamfest to sell, meet other hams and have lots of fun."

    2013 Survey Respondent

Contact

Commercial vendors please use our club phone. 772-324-3078. For general questions or inquires please fill out the form below.
Martin County Amateur Radio Association
Box 1901
Stuart, Florida 34995-1901

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Tickets

Advance Ticket Sales

Not sure you can make it to the Stuart hamfest but still want to donate for a chance to win the main prizes? This is the place for you. If you plan on coming, please get your tickets at the hamfest. When you buy online you will not get a physical ticket delivered- you will get a ticket entered and placed in the basket for each chance donation corresponding to the amount you donate. You will get an email for the transaction from PayPal, and a manual email with your ticket number(s) from one of our staff once your tickets are placed in the barrel.

Note: Online Ticket Donations end 22:59 eastern time 20 March, 2015

Important Information

  • Winner need not be present for major prizes (Grand, 2nd, and 3rd)
  • Major Prizes may be collected at the hamfest or shipped to the winner (shipping for continental USA ONLY)
  • Amateur Radio License is not required to buy tickets (you must be licensed to transmit of course)
  • Prize drawing is open to US based participants only.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Make a donation to get a prize ticket. Suggested donations are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 7 for $20. Please fill out the form below and proceed to PayPal-- you may donate via your PayPal account or pay with your credit/debit card by filling and submitting the form below, then click "Don't have a PayPal account?" when you arrive at the next page.

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