Ham Holiday 2019

July 26th - 27th

Oklahoma City Hamfest

Thanks for joining us at Ham Holiday 2018. We're working hard to get all of the details for Ham Holiday 2019.

Thank you to our featured speaker, Valerie Hotzfeld NV9L, from the Ham Nation podcast.

Friday Banquet

The Friday evening banquet speaker was Valerie Hotzfeld N9VL. Valerie’s a regular on the Ham Nation podcast and is from Central Illinois. Valerie did a great job with her presentation “Amateur Radio: It’s more than a hobby”, and it was great to meet her, and her husband Jerry Rosalius WB9Z. This year we had a 30% increase in attendance. Again, this was a great place to visit with fellow hams and visit with the state, and local ARRL leadership present.
Congratulations to Coy Day N5OK for receiving an ARRL Director Emeritus award. This prestigious award was presented by Kevin O’Dell N0IRW on behalf of the ARRL Board of Directors.
And, congratulations to Paula Sieber AD5VL who was awarded an A-1 Operator at the Banquet. This award is presented to operators based on ‘On-Air’ performance. This is a group of about 6,000 operators world-wide.
After the banquet was the Wouff Hong ceremony for about 30 ARRL members. Plan to attend this banquet next year!

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

 

Raffle Prizes

 

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.

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

ARRL Oklahoma State Convention

Ham Holiday Location

We are finalizing the location for the 2019 event. We hope to have information to share very soon.

Parking

Ample parking will be available.

 

Vendors Scheduled

The 2018 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 7:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – Open

R ‘Lil Diner Food Truck starts breakfast at 8:00 am and Coits Food Truck and R ‘lil Diner Food Truck start lunch at 11:00 am. Tasty Snow will provide some cool icy treats.

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 2019

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Forums

Saturday’s forum list for Ham Holiday 2018 was extensive. 2018 PDF Schedule The 2019 schedule will be announced in 2019.

Mark Matalik AE5DN shared his presentation on DMR with us and it is available here.

ARRL Forum – Kevin O’Dell N0IRW, ARRL West Gulf Division Director
Storm Spotting – News Channel Four’s Aaron Brackett
Oklahoma OEM: Auxcom
– Gayland Kitch WX5MOR
Youth Forum – Leah Ohse W3LEO
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Oklahoma Network – Mark Matalik AE5DN
DMR Beginner Operations  – Duane Angles AA5KD & Dave Downing WD5G
DMR Hotspot Setup – Duane Angles AA5KD & Dave Downing WD5G
Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) – Michelle Carey W5MQC
Oklahoma DX Association (OKDXA) – Kim Elmore N5OP
DXpeditions –  Jerry Rosalius WB9Z
Fusion Digital
– David Downing WD5G
Program your DMR/Fusion/D-Star HT’s – OKC Digital Wizards
Spurious Emissions – News Channel Four’s Don Ohse W5DRO