What is a Hamfest?
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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.”
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.
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/.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Ample parking is available. Follow the signs to enter at the northwest entrance for parking lot D.
ARRL Oklahoma State Convention
This is the 2022 List.
|Time||Room 1H5||Room 1H1||Room 1H2||Room 1H8|
John Stratton–N5AUS & N5HZR
|NTS With WINLINK and VARA|
|AREDN MESH NETWORK|
|EFHW Antenna Build|
- 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.