From the Huntsville Hamfest Board, thank you Visitors, Vendors, Volunteers, and the ARRL for your support leading to a successful 2021 Hamfest. In the last few weeks several vendors, citing concerns of the Delta variant, chose not attend. Indeed many partner hotel reservations were cancelled within a week of the show.
But the show went on, rewarding everyone with a satisfying and memorable return to in-person hamfests. Our attendance was down – 4069 this year versus 5088 in 2019. We really didn’t know what to expect but are pleased with the result.
We look forward to seeing you return to “The World’s Friendliest Hamfest” in 2022!
August 21 & 22, 2021
We are GO for Launch at Von Braun Center South Hall
Hours: Saturday 9 AM — 4:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM — 3 PM
This year we will again host the ARRL Southeastern Division Convention.
- Hamfest Hours: We will be open to the public Sat, 9:00–4:30 PM and Sun, 9:00–3:00 PM.
- Move-in hours for dealers and flea market are Fri, 10:00 AM–8:00 PM and Sat, 7:00–8:30 AM.
- Grand Prize drawing – Saturday @ 4:00 PM (need not be present to win)
- Main Prize drawing – Sunday @ 2:00 PM (must be present to win).
- Admission: is $10, ages 12 and under free.
- Talk-in: Will be on the 146.94 repeater, 100Hz tone, and the backup in case of failure will be on the 145.33-, 100Hz tone, repeater
- Huntsville’s Wide Coverage D-STAR System is W4WBC: 145.36-, 443.425+, 1285+ and 1251 DD
- Yaesu Digital Fusion Users: Use 147.14+, 100 Hz PL
- DMR Users: DMR Networked System 442.275+. For Talk Group info, go to N4HSV.net for more and code plugs.
2021 Amateur Radio Newsline -Young Ham of the Year
Congratulations to Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, of Palm Coast, Florida the 2021 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year! The YHOTY award is traditionally presented during the Huntsville Hamfest in August at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama. However, because of the spike in the Delta variant of Covid-19, Amateur Radio Newsline will not stage a public presentation at the hamfest this year. Faith Hannah will receive a certificate of recognition and other gifts during an online presentation.
Learn more about the award and last year’s recipient visit Amateur Radio Newsline: https://www.arnewsline.org
- Bring the family along! — Lots to do in the Huntsville area
- DX Club Banquet — 2021 DX Club Banquet <Click here> for Tickets and Information
W5KUB will be here again covering the Huntsville Hamfest with his famous live webcam!
Huntsville Hamfest — “The World’s Friendliest Hamfest! ®” Since 1954
Future Hamfest Dates: August 20, 21, 2022 August 19, 20, 2023