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2005 Hamfest Schedule

Posted 01 Nov 2003
Updated 15 Mar 2005

This is a list of Northeast Georgia Area Hamfests and events for 2005. I've included the mileage from Athens, directions, ticket cost and the link for further information.

2005
Date Event Mile $ Info
Jan 8 Greenwood Hamfest
Greenwood, SC
85 $6 9AM-5PM Greenwood Civic Center
Talk-In 147.165 MHz.
ARRL (2nd Sat in Jan)
Feb 4-6 Miami Hamboree
Miami, FL
678 $7? 8AM-4PM The Fair Expo Center.
Web (1st Sat in Feb)
Feb 11-13 Orlando HamCation
Orlando, FL
453 $10 12PM-7PM, 9AM-6PM, 9AM-1PM Central Florida Fairgrounds
Web (2nd Sat in Feb)
Feb 26 Dalton Hamfest
Dalton, GA
144 ? 8AM-3PM. North Georgia Fairgrounds.
Talk-In 145.230-
Web (4th Sat in Feb)
Mar 5-6 Memphis DixieFest
Memphis, TN
458 $8? 8:00AM-4PM Southaven Expo Center in Southaven, MS.
ARRL
Mar 12-13 Charlotte Hamfest and Computer Fair
Charlotte, NC
200 $8 8:30AM-5PM, 8:30AM-2:00PM Independence & Freedom Halls at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart.
$6 Parking Fee
ARRL
Mar 19 Kennehoochee Hamfest
Marietta, GA
76 $6 ** New Location.
8AM-4PM. On the campus of Southern Tech
Web
Apr 2? Union County ARC Hamfest
Union, SC
158 ? Union County Fairgrounds
(1st Sat. in Apr)
Apr 16 Tailgate Swap & Swindle
Byron, GA
122 Free Peach Outlet Mall Parking Lot   Exit 149 off I-75
Talk-In 145.370- (PL 88.5)
ARRL
Apr 23 Cherokee Capital ARS Hamfest
Calhoun, GA
125 $5 8AM-2PM. Sugar Valley Community Center 4 Miles NW of Calhoun
Web
Apr 29-30 Southeastern VHF Society
Charlotte, NC
200 ? Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive
Web (Last Sat. in Apr)
Apr 30-
May 1
BirmingHAMfest
Birmingham, AL
218 $5 9AM-5PM, 9AM-4PM. Zamora Temple.
Web
May 7 Upstate (Greenville) Hamfest
Spartanburg, SC
133 $6 8AM-2PM. Spartanburg Fairgrounds.
Web
May 20-22 Dayton Hamvention
Dayton, OH
572 $25 8AM-6PM, 8AM-5PM, 8AM-1PM Hara Arena.
Web
May 21? Anderson (Hartwell) Hamfest
Hartwell, GA
57 Free 8AM-6PM, Sadler's Creek State Park, Lake Hartwell (State of South Carolina now requires $2.00 to enter the park).
(4th Sat in May)
Jun 4 Atlanta Hamfest
Atlanta, GA
76 $5 8AM-2PM. Jim Miller Park, Marietta.
ARRL
Jun 25-26 Field Day - Free! 2005 Field Day Rules


2005
Date Event Mile $ Info
Jul 9 Gainesville Hamfest
Gainesville, GA
41 ? ** New Location.
8AM-2PM "Tailgate Hamfest" at Johnson High School, 3305 Poplar Springs Rd, just off of I-985 at Exit 16 (GA 53 / Mundy Mill Rd)
Jul 30 Waynesville Hamfest
Waynesville, NC
185 $5 8AM-4PM Haywood County Agriculture Center (Hwy 209).
Talk-in 146.91, 147.39, 145.19
Aug 13 Ellijay Free Hamfest
Ellijay, GA
94 Free 7AM-2PM Gilmer Civic Center
Old Hwy 5 South (S. Main St).
Talk-In 146.985-
Web
Aug 13? Valdosta Hamfest
Valdosta, GA
244 ? 9AM-5PM Civic Center
The Valdosta Hamfest, due to lack of Dealer/Vendor response, has changed it's format to "The Valdosta Super Tailgate."
Aug 20-21 Huntsville Hamfest
Huntsville, AL
236 $6 9AM-4:30PM Von Braun Center.
Web (3rd Sat. in Aug.)
Sep 3-4 Shelby Hamfest
Shelby, NC
166 $6 8AM-4PM Cleveland County Fairgrounds.
ARRL (Labor Day Weekend)
Sep 17 Dallas Hamfest
Dallas, GA
95 Free 8AM-2PM. Paulding Meadows Park.
ARRL
Sep 30- Oct 1 Ten-Tec Homecoming Hamfest
Sevierville, TN
181 Free Fri 3-8PM, Sat 9AM-3PM Ten-Tec Factory, 1185 Dolly Parton Parkway. 2 miles east of downtown Sevierville on highway 411 north, across from Sevier County High School.
ARRL
Oct 1? Cracker Net Annual Covered Dish Picnic
Ellijay, GA
94 Free 9AM-Till. Ellijay Telephone Company Pavilion on Legion Road.
Oct 8 Augusta Hamfest
Augusta, GA
95 ? 9AM-3PM at Evans Middle School
4318 Washington Road.
Talk-In 145.490-
Oct 15? Jacksonville Hamfest
Jacksonville, FL
361 $6 8AM- Morocco Auditorium, 3800 St Johns Bluff Road. Talk-in 146.760
Oct 15 Al Brock Memorial Hamfest
Rome, GA
126 $5 8AM-3PM Rome Civic Center.
Talk-in 146.34/146.94 PL88.5
Oct 22 Sumter Hamfest And Computer Show
Sumter, SC
210 $6 8AM-4PM Sumter County Fairgrounds, 700 W. Liberty St.
Talk-In 147.015+ PL156.7
ARRL (4th Sat. in Oct.)
Oct 22 Hamfest Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
165 $5 8AM-4PM Camp Jordan Arena Exit 1 off I75
Talk-in 146.790- 444.100+ 224.780-
Oct 29 BeachFest
Myrtle Beach, SC
294 $5 8AM-2PM Conway National Guard Armory.
1621 - 16th Avenue.
Talk-In 145.110
Web
Nov 5-6 Stone Mountain Hamfest and Computer Expo
Lawrenceville, GA
38 $8 9AM-5PM Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
ARRL
Nov 12 Montgomery Hamfest
Montgomery, AL
225 $5 9AM-3PM Garrett Coliseum
Talk in 146.84- Ragchew on 147.18+ 146.64- 444.5+
Nov 19-20 Fort Wayne Hamfest and Computer Expo
Fort Wayne , IN
712 $5 9AM-4PM, 9AM-3PM Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Exposition Center
$3 Parking Fee
Web


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