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THANKS to all for making Ham Holiday 2022 a GREAT Success. We hope to see you at our next event in Ardmore, for Hamartoma 2022 on October 21/22, 2022. And then back in OKC for Ham Holiday 2023 on July 28/29, 2023

What is a Hamfest?

Get your pre-registration tickets today… https://hamholiday.com/shop/

What is a Hamfest?

A hamfest is a meeting of people interested in Amateur Radio. Hamfests offer exhibits, forums, and fleamarkets for Amateur Radio operators or “hams.”

Friday Banquet

We usually have a 7:00 pm Friday evening banquet to feed and entertain the hams in attendance. This year’s guest speaker will be the ARRL West Gulf Division Director John Robert Stratton N5AUS. John is one of the 15 unpaid, elected, board members that provide the leadership for ARRL. John will have lots to talk about after the summer board meeting. We will have a BBQ feast and plenty of room to bring your friends. So, for $25 this is a great place to visit with your fellow hams and the regional, state, and local ARRL leadership present.
After the banquet will be the Wouff Hong ceremony for ARRL members.

Special ICOM 705 Package Raffle

This is something new for 2022, to welcome you back to our hamfest. This special raffle consists of the following spectacular Icom IC-705 package. This package contains the radio, automatic antenna tuner, carrying cages, and more. Buy your tickets online and get more information at this link.

Pre-Registration Prize

If you buy your tickets early, on or before July 15th, you will be entered in the pre-registration drawing for an Anytone 568UV mobile radio. Simply purchase your tickets from your club’s CORA representative, (don’t forget to drop the tickets in the hopper when you get to the hamfest) or online at https://hamholiday.com/shop/.

Talk-In Frequency

A talk-in repeater on 146.760 MHz – PL 141.3 will be operational both Friday and Saturday for those needing directions or other assistance. Announcement & Information will be made on our talk about frequencies! Make sure your VHF radio can listen to 146.490 MHz simplex and your DMR radio can listen to the DMR Central OK talkgroup 31401.

License Testing

Ready to get your license or upgrade? Ham Holiday 2022 will give you that opportunity. Register for the License Testing Session by clicking here. Free tests begin on Saturday at 12:30 pm. All test sessions must begin by 1:00 pm. Special offer for new hams. Pass a test for your first license here and we’ll refund your Ham Holiday ticket price or give you a free Ham Holiday ticket!!! Good luck!

Raffle Prizes

The Grand Prize for this event is a Yaesu FTDX10 radio. This radio will transmit and receive on all of the US HF amateur bands, including the 6-meter band. This software-defined radio is one that you’ll love to use. In addition, we have four Yaesu FT-4XR handi-talkies, some Rig Expert Stick 230 antenna analyzers, and a whole lot more.

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

Ham Holiday Location

This year we will be at the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) at 7777 S. May, Oklahoma City, OK. Follow the arrows and use parking lot D.

Wouff Hong

The Wouff Hong story is relayed in a short ceremony after our Friday night banquet. All ARRL members are invited to attend this event while you are at Ham Holiday.

Click here to register online for this free ceremony.

Food Trucks

There will be food trucks available on Saturday for your breakfast and lunch needs. Pop’s Pocket will be there at 8:00 am for coffee, breakfast, and lunch food. Blue J Rockin Grill will join them at 10:00 am for the lunch meal. Show up ready to eat!

Parking

Ample parking is available. Follow the signs to enter at the northwest entrance for parking lot D.

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

Forums

This is the 2022 List.

TimeRoom 1H5Room 1H1Room 1H2Room 1H8
0900-0950ARRL Forum
John Stratton–N5AUS & N5HZR
NTS With WINLINK and VARA
Jeff Scoville–AE5ME
AREDN MESH NETWORK
Duane Angles–AA5KD
Ham Skills
1000-1050ARES
Mark Conklin–N7XYO
POTA/QRP
Duane Angles–AA5KD
YL Session???
Unknown
Ham Skills
1100-1150AUXCOM
Lucien Jones–KD5LPV
EFHW Antenna Build
Duane Angles–AA5KD
OKDXA
Jeff Martin–K5WE
Ham Skills
1200-1250VE Testing
Peter Laws–N5UWY
1300-1400VE Testing
Peter Laws–N5UWY
  • ARRL Forum – Oklahoma Section Manager – Mark Kleine N5HZR, West Gulf Division Director – John Robert Stratton N5AUS ARRL
  • ARES – Mark Conklin N7XYO
  • AUXCOMM: Oklahoma OEM – Lucien Jones
  • Winlink Jeff Scoville AE5ME
  • Parks On The Air (POTA) / QRP – Duane Angles AA5KD
  • End Fed Half Wave (EFHW) Antenna Build – Duane Angles AA5KD
  • Amateur Radio License Testing – Peter Laws N5UWY (12:30 PM)
  • Oklahoma DX Association (OKDXA) – Jeff Martin K5WE
  • Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL)

Ham Skills – (1:1 Elmering) Session – All Day Saturday – Bring your radio, bring your problem, bring your skills to share with others.