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.”

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Hours of Operation

Oklahoma City’s Ham Holiday is a two-day hamfest. On Friday, vendors and flea market table holders can set up their wares from noon to 3:00 p.m. The doors will open to the public from 3:00 p.m. until the banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the building will open for setup at 7:00 a.m., and the doors will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to the show’s end at 3:00 p.m. The Hamfest schedule is listed on the Ham Holiday Schedule page at this link.

Friday Banquet

We have a 6:30 p.m. Friday evening banquet to feed and entertain the hams in attendance. We will have a buffet meal. This year the featured speaker will revealed soon. This banquet is a great place to visit with your fellow hams and the regional, state, and local ARRL leadership present. The banquet information is available on this page.

Wouff Hong Ceremony

After the Friday banquet at 8:30 pm will be the Wouff Hong ceremony for ARRL members. Click here to register for this short presentation so your membership certificate can be printed and waiting for you. This free ceremony is for all ARRL members. Here you will be inducted into the ARRL secret society.

OCCC Cafeteria / Food Stations

This year, OCCC will open its cafeteria and offer a great line of food exclusively for us.

Saturday the Cafe & Coffee shop operating hours will be from 7:30 am-2 pm. 

The cafe will sell these items;


  • Breakfast burritos
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Biscuits and Gravy single and double
  • Breakfast Combo, scrambled eggs, two bacon or sausage, biscuit, and a fountain drink
  • All retail items and beverages will be available.


  • Cheese Burger, Fries, and Fountain Beverage Combo
  • 2 Slices of Pizza and Fountain Beverage Combo
  • 1 Chili Cheese Hot Dog, Fries, and Fountain Beverage Combo
  • 2  Chili Cheese Hot Dogs, Fries, and Fountain Beverage Combo
  • Build Your Own Nachos with Fountain Beverage Combo
  • 2 Tacos, Rice, Beans, and a Fountain Beverage Combo

Special Raffle

The 2024 Special Raffle package is a full-blown Yaesu FT-DX10 Operating Package. This 100-watt radio includes a built-in antenna tuner, a 30-amp power supply, and more. Only 300 $20 tickets will be sold, so get yours while they are available. Buy your tickets online and get more information at this link.

Grand Prize Raffle

The 2024 Grand Prize drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. for a Yaesu 710 AESS 50 MHz-HF radio. You do not have to be present to win this prize. Buy your tickets online and get more information at this link.

Pre-Registration Prize

If you pre-register and buy your tickets online before July 19, you will be entered for a Buddi-pole antenna system! You do not need to be present to win this prize! Purchase your tickets online at this link.

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. Announcements & information will be made on our talk about frequency, 146.490 MHz simplex.

License Testing

Ready to get your license or upgrade? Ham Holiday 2024 will give you that opportunity. Register for the License Testing Session by clicking here. Free tests begin on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. All test sessions must begin by 1:00 p.m. Special offer for new hams. Pass a test for your first license here, and we will refund your Ham Holiday ticket price or give you a free Ham Holiday ticket!!! Good luck!

Raffle Prizes

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


Click this link to download a copy of the 2024 Ham Holiday Brochure for your club or friends.

Ham Holiday Location

This year, we will be at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) at 7777 S. May, Oklahoma City, OK. Follow the arrows and use parking lot D. More location information is available at this link.


The OCCC cafeteria will be open for coffee, drinks, breakfast, and lunch. Come hungry and eat with us.

Free Parking

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

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention


This is the 2024 list to help you plan your day.

TimeRoom 1H5Room 1H1Room 1H2Room 1H8
0900-0950ARRL Forum OK Section Manager Mark Kleine –N5HZRHF APRS and VARA HF
Jeff Scoville–AE5ME
Chuck Hast — KP4DJP
Mark Conklin–N7XYO
Duane Angles–AA5KD
Gayland Kitch–WX5MOR
Jeff Martin–K5WE
1200-1250HOSPITAL RADIO NETWORK–Chris PapeOKC Memorial Marathon Communications – Jon Love – KJ5DBLDIGIPI and APRS on Steroids – Dave Downing – WD5GVE Session
Ed Hatch — AG5DV
1300-1400VE Session
Ed Hatch — AG5DV