DELMARVA Hamfest and Delaware State Convention

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Submitted by Bill KB3KYH, Delaware Section Manager:

The Delmarva Hamfest and Delaware ARRL State Convention is only a few weeks away! Join us on Saturday April 16 at Sussex Tech High School on Route 9, west of Georgetown.

* Lots of great vendors including Ham Radio Outlet (HRO); Radio Shack; Mugs and Stitches; The RF Connection; Verizon; Glass Guy…mugs, glasses and souvenir items; plus many more for all your Ham Radio needs.

* We’ve got plenty of tail gate spaces so bring your “stuff” or buy new “stuff”.

* Hot breakfast, coffee plus home baked desserts. Don’t miss the BBQ chicken lunch.

* License Testing * ARRL Welcome Booth * Card Checking * Free blood pressure screening!

* Guest speakers include Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, from ARRL Headquarters who will update us on the National Parks on the Air program. Cory Sickles WA3UVV, EMCOMM Contributing Editor for CQ Magazine will talk about the Yaesu Fusion System. Meet Atlantic Division Director Tom Abernethy W3TOM; Tom will update us on all the latest from the League.

* Chinese Auction featuring new and lightly used radio gear, a weekend at a beach hotel, golf packages, and much more.

* The grand prize raffle has three supper prizes this year: FTM-400DR Yaesu Fusion mobile, a laptop computer, and a 4 KW gasoline generator. Raffle tickets are only $3.

All this fun along with an opportunity to see your old friends and have a chance to win one of our MANY free door prizes.

Admission is $5 per person. Vendor tables are $15 and Tail gate spaces are $10. The gate to tail gating opens at 6:00 AM and the Hamfest doors open at 7:30.

If you need a place to stay, our host hotel is Microtel in Georgetown at the intersection of Routes 113 and 9. Call 302-858-5111. The hotel is less than five minutes from the Hamfest. Mention the Hamfest and get a discount!

For more information go to or contact Hamfest Chairman, Vic Gumper at 302-628-3060 or

See you at the Hamfest!


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 6 – 4 PM

Location: Sussex Technical High School

17099 County Seat Highway

Georgetown, DE 19947


Sponsor: Sussex Amateur Radio Association

Talk-In: 147.090 MHz (PL Tone 156.7) WS3ARA Millsboro

Public Contact: Herb Quick , KF3BT

PO Box 1431 Seaford, DE 19973

Phone: 302-629-4949


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