Melbourne Hamfest 2022 (past even)

Hurricane Ian Update

Our prayers and sympathy goes out to all of our community members in southwest Florida affected by Hurricane Ian. However, the facilities here in Melbourne are close to normal, and PCARS is going forward with plans to hold the Melbourne Hamfest on October 7 & 8. Any requests for table or tickets cancellations due to impacts from the hurricane will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Thank you!

57th Annual Melbourne Hamfest

hosting the
2022 ARRL Florida State Convention

October 7-8, 2022

Melbourne Auditorium
625 E Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Location Map

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Hours & Admission Tickets
  • This is a Friday & Saturday event.
  • Open to general attendees Friday 13:00 to 19:00, and Saturday 09:00 to 15:00 local.
  • Vendors and tailgaters can setup starting 2 hours before general opening.
  • Adult admission is $10, and covers both days. No charge for children 12 and under.
Over 150 Indoor Vendor Tables

Inside vendor tables are available for $25 each and are discounted for more than four tables. Check the auditorium layout for table locations. Complete the vendor reservation form. If you request the same location as last year, we will try to accommodate. Otherwise, choose a table. Admission tickets are required with a table. Products offered must be radio or electronics related.

Large Outdoor Tailgate Area

Tailgate area parking spots are $15 each. This year you can reserve a particular parking spot from the tailgate parking area layout, otherwise, you will be assigned a parking place at arrival. Complete the tailgate reservation form. Note that admission tickets are also required.

PCARS Consignment Table

The world famous PCARS Consignment Table has super bargains on radios, accessories, and more, If you have a few items to sell, you may place them on our table. We will sell them for your stated price range and keep a small donation. Please fill out the consignment form in advance, and bring it with your items. You may also donate items to our club and get a receipt for tax purposes.

Forums and Presentations

This year will feature presentations and meetings about: Contesting, RFI Investigation, Emergency Communication, ARRL, and more. See the posted forum schedule for more.

Amateur License Exams

Preregistration is required, follow the link below.
Administered by the PCARS ARRL-VEC team.

Grand and Hourly Prize Drawings
  • Grand prize drawing at 14:00 on Saturday. You need not be present to win.
  • For hourly prize drawings you must be present to claim your prize.
  • The list of prizes is growing, and will be updated as details change.

Grand Prize List

  1. Icom IC-7300 HF Transceiver
    Provided by our friends & Hamfest vendor Chatt Radio
  2. Yaesu FTM-200DR VHF/UHF C4FM Mobile Transceiver
    Provided by our friends & Hamfest vendor Chatt Radio
  3. NanoVNA-F Handheld Vector Network Analyzer

Hourly Prizes Include

Nearby Hotels and Camping

2021 Melbourne Hamfest panorama from the stage
  • Plenty of FREE Parking
  • Snack Bar Food and Drinks (debit, credit, or small bills please)
  • DXCC QSL Card Checking on Site
  • Special Event HF Station on Site
  • New State-of-the-Art Surveillance System in Auditorium

For more information, or to submit forms, email: Hamfest committee
Postal address: PCARS Hamfest, PO Box 1004, Melbourne, FL 32902-1004

Get the PDF flyer to print or share.

Location Map

The PCARS Melbourne Hamfest Committee reserves the right to determine the suitability of any material displayed or offered for sale.