56th Annual Melbourne Hamfest
2021 ARRL Florida State Convention
October 8-9, 2021
625 E Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
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 5 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. Note that admission tickets are also required.
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.
- Paradan Radio
- BCI Communications
- HEETH LLC Technology Solutions
- NightFire Electronics LLC
- Tedco of Melbourne, Inc.
- KM4MPF Sales, Chattanooga, TN
- W2PH, Inc. – Universal Antenna Switch
- B&M Distributors, Panama City, FL
- Maybe more to come…
PCARS Consignment Table
Featuring the famous PCARS Consignment Table with 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. You may also donate items to our club and get a receipt for tax purposes.
Forums and Presentations
The forum schedule will be updated as topics are added.
Free Amateur License Exams
Please read the instructions for more information about the required preregistration. Administered by the W4GAL Laurel-VEC team.
Grand and Hourly Prize Drawings
- Grand prize drawing at 14:00 on Saturday. You need not be present to win.
- 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
- Icom IC-7300 SDR HF/50 MHz Transceiver
- Bird Model 43 RF Wattmeter w/Slug
- NanoVNA-F Vector Network Analyzer with 4.3-inch Display
Hourly Prizes Include
- SignaLink USB from Tigertronics
- 2 x $100.00 Gift Certificate from DX Engineering
- Power Strip 4 Plus from Paradan Radio
- 2 x Volt/Amps/Watts/Amp-hours meter from Paradan Radio
- Several prizes from MFJ Enterprises
- 3 x 99 volt LED meter from Quicksilver Radio
- Assorted nice items from the ARRL
- Plus many more prizes…
Nearby Hotels and Camping
- Snack Bar / Food and Drinks
- DXCC QSL Card Checking on Site
- Special Event HF Station
For more information, or to submit forms, email: Hamfest committee
Postal address: PCARS Hamfest, PO Box 1004, Melbourne, FL 32902-1004
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