What is a Hamfest?

Although a Hamfest is  a get-together of amateur radio operators, many experimenters, makers, and those that have other interests besides amateur radio also attend.   One never knows what may appear in the flea market, often referred to as “The Boneyard”.   Boxes full of “junk” can be waiting to be prowled through and the meaning of “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” sometimes comes true.

If you have surplus electronic items, radios, TV’s, test equipment, car audio, computers, or almost anything else that could be used by an electronics enthusiast, then load them up and bring it to sell.    Many attendees bring their spouses and children.  Vendors that also include items that are not electronics related that appeal to the ladies and kids usually do well.

Come early, the bargains disappear quickly.   By noon the majority of vendors are done for the day and many will lower prices to avoid taking things home.   Sometimes  items that are not wanted are given away!   All we ask is you not leave anything for us to haul away except the normal trash in the trash cans.