Here is the current listing of Hamfests in the Great Lakes Division.
the 2019 Swaps are well underway.

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1/20/19 S.C.A.R.F. Hamfest Nelsonville, OH
1/27/19 Hazel Park Hamfest Madison Hts, MI
1/27/19 Tusco ARS Hamfest Strasburg, OH
2/2/19 HARA Swap Negaunee, MI
2/9/19 Cherryland Swap         Traverse City, MI
2/17/19 Livonia Hamfest Livonia, MI
2/17/19 Mansfield Hamfest Mansfield, OH
3/2/19 Cave City Hamfest Cave City, KY
3/3/19 Winter Hamfest Elyria, OH
3/16/19 MI Crossroads Kalamazoo, MI
3/16/19 Gallipolis Gallipolis, OH
3/17/19 TMRA Hamfest Perrysburg, OH

ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director: Dale R Williams, WA8EFK
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TUSCO ARC Hamfest, Electronics & Computer Show

Location: Strasburg, OH
Sponsor: Tusco Amateur
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InterCity ARC Hamfest

Location: Mansfield, OH
Sponsor: InterCity Amateur Radio Club


Location: Elyria, OH
Sponsor: Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society

Gallipolis Ohio Hamfest

Location: Gallipolis, OH
Sponsor: Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club

Hamfest and Computer Fair

Location: Perrysburg, OH
Sponsor: Toledo Mobile Radio Association

Ham Radio enthusiasts can meet and mingle with colleagues from the region, sample the latest Amateur Radio gear, and get their technical questions answered by DX Engineering’s team of experienced operators. Warm up with free doughnuts and coffee while attending two mini-seminars:

*Technical Support Specialist Ken Dorsey, KA8OAD, presents Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) at 10 am

*Operations Manager Cory Gibson, W3CDG, presents Emergency Communications at 10:45 am

Other highlights include:

*Special discounts on open-box Amateur Radio equipment

*Hands-on demos of new products


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The Ohio QSO Party is an opportunity for amateur radio operators around the world to celebrate the great state of Ohio.
If you are a ham we invite you to stop into the Woodchuck's Cement Tent and join us.

If you’re not a ‘ham’ and this sounds like a foreign language to you, please visit the Woodchuck's and we will demonstrate the event to you.

 The ARRL site has resources that explain amateur radio and how you can become licensed and join in the fun.


For Amateurs inside the state of Ohio to make contact with as many Amateurs as possible both inside and outside of Ohio. For Amateurs outside the state of Ohio to make contact with as many Ohio stations as possible. Non-Ohio stations may work only Ohio stations, while Ohio stations may contact anyone.

The Ohio QSO Party occurs on the fourth Saturday of August. The contest period extends from 1200 EDT [noon] to 2400 EDT [midnight] (1600Z Saturday until 0400Z Sunday). All stations may operate the full twelve hours. The 2018 contest is on August 25th.


OH County Map