The Mount Tom Amateur Repeater Association is holding its annual Amateur Radio and Electronics Hamfest on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive in Chicopee. All amateurs and those interested are invited!
Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Doors open at 6:30 AM for vendors only and 8:30 AM for general admission.
The hamfest will feature:
- A snack bar serving hot and cold beverages, hot dogs, burgers and the like.
- An amateur radio license exam session will be run at 10:30 AM.
- Several raffles (tickets $1 each or 6 for $5)
Those wishing to reserve a table for selling, please contact Brian Mullarney N1FI.
Talk-in for the hamfest will be on the W1TOM repeater (146.940 MHz, PL 127.3).
In connection with the MTARA Hamfest, the Hampden County Radio Association is presently selling tickets for their 2017 raffle. There will only be 250 tickets sold for HCRA’s raffle at $10 each. The raffle will be for brand new Yaesu FT-891 transceiver and ATAS-120A mobile HF antenna. The raffle winner will be drawn at the MTARA Hamfest.
WMA Section Manager Ray Lajoie KB1LRL is planning on attending the hamfest.