Study Determines Top 5 Reasons for Attending Hamfests


By WBØRUR, on the scene NEWINGSTEAD, Vermont – The National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) has results in-hand of a high-level study determining the primary reasons amateur radio operators attend swap meets, commonly called “hamfests.” Commissioned in 2009 with a price tag of more than $85,000, the NRRL hopes to pinpoint the major reasons for attendance and share those motivators among […]

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Ukrainian Hamfest Leaves Volunteers Pondering Food

By WBØRUR, on the scene KIEV, Ukraine – Members of the local ham radio club have found themselves in a bit of a маринувати (i.e., pickle) over the food to offer at the group’s upcoming шинка свято (hamfest), concession booth. YL ham operator Olga Floyzinski insists on studenetz – aspic made with fish (zalyvne) – or meat (kholodets). But after […]

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Ham Radio Club In Hot Water After “Honest Mistake”

By WBØRUR, on the scene BEAVER DAM, Wisconsin —  A local group of amateur radio operators will not be invited back to next year’s fundraiser for the local heart association. The Dial Spinners, a ham radio club based in rural Catoosa County, volunteered for event communications during last week’s “Walk It, Run It or Bike It” fundraiser. (Participants gather pledges […]

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Radio Group Holds Hamfest To Compete With Dayton

By WB0RUR, on the scene WINTER HAVEN, Arizona – The “Mavericks of the Southwest” Amateur Radio Club are announcing an event to compete with the Dayton Hamfest in mid-May. “Not everyone can travel to Dayton,” says Club President Bobby Whitford of rural Chochise County. “So we wanted to offer them an alternative.” Dayton – known as the largest and most […]

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Ham Radio Club Holds Drawings at Hamfest; No One Wins

By WBØRUR, on the scene FALSTAFF, Iowa – A local ham radio club is vowing to “make changes” after no one won a single door prize at this year’s club hamfest. As is typical, the “QSY’ers Radio Association” offered various door prizes for attendees of the event. Participants received one door prize ticket with a paid admission, but could buy […]

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