The day is here! This Sunday, October 18th, beginning at 8 AM, Kalamazoo Celebrates it's 33rd annual HamFest. We hope to make this year's HamFest the biggest and best yet!
KalamazooHamFest.Com contains all the information you need to attend and enjoy one of Michigan's best HamFests! (or click on the words "Kalamazoo Hamfest Website" on the Information Bar above!)
Over 20,000 square feet of selling area with commercial vendors and individuals with new and used electronic gear and parts for sale, as well as Forums conducted by the Kalamazoo Area Maker's Meet-Up Group, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and one of the Michigan ARRL Digital Communications experts to talk about HF (Shortwave) Digital Communications.
A new addition this year is the inclusion of a Jamboree On The Air station, using special event callsign K8U! (http://www.qrz.com/db/K8U) (The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack.) See http://www.scouting.org/jota for further information about JOTA or, for information about the Kalamazoo Area JOTA activities at Camp Rota-Kiwan AND at HamFest 2015, Email KalamazooJOTA [at] W8VY [dot] Org)
Scouts in uniform are admitted free!
Admission to the HamFest requires purchase of a $5 ticket! Scouts in uniform are free as are age 14 and under with a paid adult.
PLEASE NOTE that the usual I-94 exits to the Expo Center and Fairgrounds at Sprinkle Rd are CLOSED. See alternate directions below, or at KalamazooHamFest.Com)