COMING OCTOBER 9th and 10th, 2020

 

The 55th Annual Melbourne Hamfest

and Official 2020 ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention

Melbourne Auditorium

     625 E. Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, Florida

Friday - October 9th - 1pm to 7pm

Saturday - October 10th - 9am to 3pm

Tickets $10

Advance Ticket Sales at Tedco of Melbourne, Inc.
437 South Babcock Street in Melbourne

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Map to Melbourne Hamfest

TALK-IN - 146.850 (-600kHz) no PL required

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PRIZES

1st prize  From ICOM/HRO Atlanta   ICOM IC-7300 Transceiver

2nd prize From ICOM/HRO Atlanta  ICOM IC-2730 Dual Band (144/440MHz) Transceiver

3rd Prize From Tigertronics Signalink Data Modem with interface cable

 

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Vendor Table Reservations

Melbourne Auditorium PCARS Hamfest - Vendor Table Layout Chart

Vendor Table Reservation Request Form

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Do you have items to sell on consignment?

55TH PCARS Hamfest Consignment Form

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Hamfest Tailgating Spaces and Space Assignment

On the days of the Hamfest, the Tailgating area will be available on a first come/first served basis

Tailgating is $15 per space and is good for two days. Pre-payment and reservations are not available.

First come/first served space assignment applies starting Friday --- if you have an assigned spot Friday, you should park in the same spot on Saturday. For those that show up Saturday morning for the first time - Please do not park in a tailgating space before being assigned a spot. Our tailgate team will be available starting at 7am to assign you a spot.

The auditorium management insists that you do not arrive on auditorium property earlier than 7am.

Thanks for your cooperation
Hamfest Staff

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Click on this link for information on

2020 Hamfest Forums

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Special COVID-19 Information

Because the City of Melbourne controls the Melbourne Auditorium site of the Hamfest, they may establish requirements for entry to the auditorium related to the COVID 19 pandemic or, if the situation warrants, the City could cancel the event. Currently the City limits how many people are allowed inside at the same time, but PCARS has the green light to proceed with Hamfest planning and arrangements.

Most businesses in the Melbourne area are now requiring face masks for entry, and masks/face coverings will be required while attending the Hamfest. Attendees must bring their own face coverings and will need to have a mask to buy a ticket. The table layout and aisle spacing is specifically designed to enhance social distancing, and attendees will be encouraged to avoid crowding together.

If the City cancels the event, vendors who have reserved tables will receive a refund.

As plans and requirements evolve, we will post the updates. Hope to see you in October!

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Special Hamfest 2020 Ham License Testing and Technician Zoom Class

One test session will be held Saturday morning. The test location has changed and is not at the library or near the auditorium.

You must contact the VE test team to pre-register and you will be provided all necessary information.

SLOTS ARE VERY LIMITED. PRE-REGISTRATION is a MUST, no walk-ins.

You must contact Vetesting@cfl.rr.com to get registered.

There will be a Technician On-Line Zoom Class the weekend before the Hamfest.  Information:  www.W4GAL.net

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Request more information about the Hamfest

Via email to: hamfest@pcars.org

 or via U.S. Mail to:

PCARS Melbourne Hamfest

P.O. Box 1004

Melbourne , FL 32902-1004