Ham Holiday 2018

July 27th - 28th

Oklahoma City Hamfest

Thanks for joining us at the spacious Tower Hotel in Oklahoma City. Lots of free parking. Easy access, high rise conference hotel.

3233 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Check back soon for more information on Ham Holiday 2018

Friday Banquet

Friday evening will be the annual Ham Holiday banquet. 2017’s featured speaker was Don Wilbanks AE5DW. Don’s a regular on the Ham Nation podcast, and is from Shawnee. This banquet started after the Friday session completed. Dinner was served at 7:30 pm, in the Salon A-B-C suite. We had a little more room this year, and this event always sells out, so get your tickets early. This is a great place to visit with your fellow hams, and visit with the state, and local ARRL leadership present.

The meal was a barbecue buffet, from “Catering by Finley”. Remember this banquet when you make plans for Ham Holiday 2018.

 

Talkabout Frequency

Announcement & Information will be made on our talkabout frequencies! Make sure your VHF radio can listen to 146.490 MHz simplex, and your DMR radio can listen to the NW OKC Local talkgroup.


Volunteer Exam Testing

Ready to get your license or upgrade? Ham Holiday 2018 will give you that opportunity. Registration for the VE Testing Session that will be held Saturday at 1:00 pm will be opened as the event draws near. All test sessions must begin by 1:30 pm.

 

Raffle Prizes

Yes, we will have the prizes you have been wanting to get. In 2017 we had a lot of digital radios and antenna analyzers given out. Take a look here for the list of 2017 prizes.

This year we’ll again have the ability to buy additional raffle tickets. These will be available online, and at the door.

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

Ham Holiday Location

2017 we moved to the spacious Tower Hotel, in Northwest Oklahoma City. This 14 story, 354 room hotel / conference center is northeast of the I-44 & the Lake Hefner Parkway intersection. Just north of the Baptist hospital.

The hotel address is: 3233 Northwest Expressway,
Oklahoma City, 73112.

Stay tuned for the official announcement of the 2018 venue.

 

Parking

The Tower Hotel has huge FREE parking lots on the north, and east sides of the hotel. The entry to the conference center is on the NorthEast corner of the building.

Vendors Scheduled

The 2017 list of vendors was phenomenal. Click here for a list of the vendors that attended.

Swap Meet Table Policy

If you’re wanting to purchase a swap meet table, you’ll want to know what our table policy is! Click Here to see the policy.

Hours of Operation

Friday 3:00 pm – Open

Friday Banquet 7:30 pm

Friday 7:00 pm – Close

Saturday 8:00 am – Open

In 2017, R ‘Lil Diner Food Truck started breakfast at 8:00 am and Coits Food Truck and R ‘lil Diner Food Truck started lunch at 11:00 am.

VE Testing 1:00 pm

Saturday 3:00 pm – Close

 

PDF Flyer

Help us publicize Ham Holiday to make this a bigger, and better event for all. Here’s a printable Ham Holiday 2018 flyer to distribute to friends, clubs, or other organizations,

Countdown to Ham Holiday 2018

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Forums

The following forum list for Saturday was extensive. For more detailed information about the forums, click here.

ARRL Forum – Kevin O’Dell N0IRW, ARRL West Gulf Division Director
Using Your Antenna Analyzer – Joel Hallas W1ZR ARRL HQ, via Skype
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Forum – Mark Conklin N7XYO
Oklahoma OEM: Auxcom – Gayland Kitch WX5MOR
Youth Forum – Leah Ohse W3LEO
Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network AREDN.org – Duane Angles AA5KD
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) – Mark Matalik AE5DN
Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) – Michelle Carey W5MQC
Oklahoma DX Association (OKDXA) – Kim Elmore N5OP
Fusion Digital – David Downing WD5G
Program your DMR/Fusion/D-Star HT’s – OKC Digital Wizards
DIY – 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc. – Mark Kleine N5HZR

ORSI Meeting