HAMFEST  INFORMATION

The  42nd  Annual  and  Original
CHARLESTON  HAMFEST,  COMPUTER  SHOW
and  ARRL  2015  State  Convention




Notice: This Hamfest is considered a family affair. C.A.R.S. reserves the right to eject any inappropriate materials from the premises. C.A.R.S. is not responsible for theft or accidents occurring at the Hamfest site.

Time: Doors open at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM. Dealers will be able to set up from 5 to 9 PM Friday and after 6:30 AM Saturday.

Location: Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd., N. Charleston, SC (32.885° N, 79.993° W).
Exit 213 off I-26, East Montague Ave.  .  The Center is close to Tanger Mall.

Talk in: The WA4USN linked Repeater System (146.790- No Tone Charleston, 146.940- Tone 123.0 Summerville and 147.045+ Tone 103.5 St. George). Other area repeaters are 145.450-, 146.760-, 147.180+, 147.270+, 147.300+, 147.345+, 443.800+, and 444.825+ (all with Tone 123.0) and 147.150+ Tone 91.5

Tables: Pre-registered - $10.00 per 8ft table. At the door - $12.00 per table, if available. Chairs - $2.00 each.

Tailgating: Tailgating fee is $8.00 (must purchase admission ticket).

Camping: No camping facilities available. Self Contained Only parking available.

Prizes: Grand Prize: $400.00, Second Prize: $200.00, Third Prize: $100.00. Prizes will be drawn at 2:00 PM. You need not be present to win. Door prizes will be given away during the day, must be present to win.

Tickets: Tickets will be sold Saturday morning at the door. Admission $5.00 (includes 1 prize ticket). Additional prize tickets - $1 each or 6 for $5. Children under 12 admitted free.

Food: Light breakfast plus world famous C.A.R.S. Dogs and BBQ Sandwiches available for lunch.

Photos of February 2, 2013 Hamfest: Click Here

Activities: FORUMS (ARRL, Natural Disasters, etc.).

Forum and Activity Schedule:

10:00 AM  

  1:00 PM   VE Exams

Volunteer Exams: ARRL VE exams will be given on site. Please bring your Social Security Number, original and copy of your amateur license (if licensed) and any CSCEís you have, $15 fee, and two IDís, one with a photo. Testing begins at 1:00pm on a WALK-IN basis. Call KT4YW, Sheila, at (843) 871-4368 or email kt4yw@sc.rr.com for more info.

Confirmed Dealers:


Point of Contact: Greg Amirault, KI4TVA,
109 Four Iron Drive,   Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 469-5305   or   email: geamirault@sc.rr.com

Charleston Hamfest Location Map: Click here --> Click to download Charleston Hamfest Location Map


Pre-Registration Form: The Pre-Registration Form is at the bottom of the front of the Hamfest Flyer.

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