Ham Holiday 2020

July 24th - 25th

Oklahoma City Hamfest

Ham Holiday 2019 was a great success! Thanks to all of you that attended and made this another great event. Thanks to Carole Perry, our guest speaker for her great information about her efforts to get youth involved with amateur radio. Thanks to the forum leaders for their wonderful presentation. And many thanks to the 50+ volunteers that work to put this together.

Friday Banquet

The 7:00 pm Friday evening banquet speaker will be Carole Perry WB2MGP. Carole is the premier youth trainer for amateur radio and has presented at over 30 Dayton Hamfests. Carole will be talking about getting youth involved as the future of our hobby. We’ll have a BBQ feast prepared by our friends at Catering by Finley and plenty of room to bring your friends. This is a great place to visit with fellow hams and the regional, state, and local ARRL leadership present.
After the banquet will be the Wouff Hong ceremony for ARRL members. Buy your banquet tickets today, or at the door!

 

Talk-In Frequency

A talk-in repeater on 147.210MHz + PL141.3 will be operational both Friday and Saturday for those needing directions or other assistance.

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 DMR Central OK talkgroup 31401.



Volunteer Exam Testing

Ready to get your license or upgrade? Ham Holiday 2019 will give you that opportunity. Register for the VE Testing Session by clicking here. Free VE testing begins on Saturday at 12:30 pm. All test sessions must begin by 1:00 pm. Special offer for new hams. Pass a VE test for your first license and we’ll refund your Ham Holiday ticket price, or give you a free ticket!!! Good luck! Last year 16 people tested and 2 lucky hams received a full refund for passing their initial test here.

 

Raffle Prizes

The Pre-Registration prize is a Yaesu FT-8900 quad-band radio. Buy your tickets online today to be eligible for this prize.

Yes, we will have the prizes you have been wanting to get.

This year we’ll again have the ability to buy additional raffle tickets. These will be 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.
Lots of Free parking.
Easy access from I-240 & May.

 

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.

 

Parking

Ample parking is available, follow the signs to enter on the northwest entrance for parking lot D.

 

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

Vendors Scheduled

The 2019 list of vendors is phenomenal. Click here for a list of the vendors that are scheduled to attend.

 

Swap Meet Table Policy

If you want to purchase a swap meet table, here’s our table policy! Click Here to see the policy.

 

Hours of Operation

Friday 3:00 pm – Open

Friday 7:00 pm – Close

Friday Banquet 7:00 pm

Friday Wouff Hong Ceremony 9:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – Open

The OCCC dining room will be open on Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Breakfasts made to order, including eggs, bacon, cereal, biscuits, and gravy will be waiting for you. Lunch will include sandwiches, burgers, dogs, and salads.

VE Testing – FREE – 12:30 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 2019 flyer to distribute to friends, clubs, or other organizations.

 

Countdown to Ham Holiday 2020

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Forums

The 2019 Saturday list of forums…

ARRL Forum – Kevin O’Dell N0IRW, Oklahoma Section Manager
ARES – Mark Conklin N7XYO
AUXCOMM: Oklahoma OEM – Gayland Kitch WX5MOR
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Oklahoma Network Mark Matalik AE5DN
Digital Voice Hotspots 
Duane Angles AA5KD
Encouraging Youth in Ham Radio (for Adults) – Carole Perry WB2MGP
Grounding and Bonding – ARRL Handbook Editor Ward Silver N0AX will present via Skype
Oklahoma DX Association (OKDXA)Kim Elmore N5OP
Oklahoma Weather – News Channel Four’s Aaron Brackett
630 Meters
John Langridge KB5NJD via Skype
QCWA – JC Nocke K5JCN
Satellite Demo – Marcus Sutliff N5ZY
Scout Radio Merit Badge – Bill Underwood AD5BU
Oklahoma Weather – News Channel Four’s Aaron Brackett
Winlink – Bob Rogers WA5EEZ
Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) – Michelle Carey W5MQC