The Mount Tom Amateur Repeater Association is holding its annual Amateur Radio and Electronics Hamfest on Saturday, March 9, 2019 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.
- Several raffles (tickets $1 each or 6 for $5)
- An amateur radio license exam session will be run at 10:30 AM. Candidates must obtain a FCC Registration Number (FRN) and pre-register on the Pioneer Valley VE Team’s website prior to the exam.
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 annual raffle. There will only be 250 tickets sold for HCRA’s raffle at $10 each. The raffle will be for brand new Icom IC-7300 transceiver. The raffle winner will be drawn at the MTARA Hamfest.
WMA Section Manager Ray Lajoie KB1LRL is planning on attending the hamfest.