Greater Houston Hamfest

Friday March 24 2017
Saturday March 25 2017

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Huge 2 Day Event - 1000's in Attendance

Huge Raffle and lots of Door Prizes

$1000s in Prizes

Ham Radio Dealers

Manufacturers Presentations

Fun for the Whole Family

Lots of Vendors

Plenty of Dealers

Lots Of Fun

Plenty of Vendors

Great Prizes

Great Expert Presentations

Manufacturers Representitives

Ham Radio Classroom and License Testing

Some Great Used Gear

Live HF Station

Gigantic Outdoor Flea Market

Bargains Galore

Fun for the Whole Family

Satellite Communications Demo

Manufacturers Showing New Products

Fun, Fun, Fun !

Meet all your Friends at the Hamfest!

Come to the Hamfest

BIG HAMFEST!
Last years attendance over 1350!
Two Days of Activities,
Friday Exhibits Noon-8pm; Sessions 3-8pm
Free admission on Friday
Saturday Exhibits 8am – 3:30pm
Exhibitors / Sellers set up both Thursday and Friday
Ham Radio Boot Camp – for new hams
Pile Up Contest
Kit building Session
Ham Radio Balloon Launch
Remote HF Station Operation
Door Prizes Galore

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2017 Hamfest Speakers

Joe Eisenberg – K0NEB
Tim Duffy – K3LR Superstation

Houston, 4th Largest City in USA

Greater Houston Hamfest

Become a sponsor! Yes the Hamfest needs your support. Promote youth in technology, Ham radio has ties to everything from Scouting to the Space Program. Get your name of Company name on our advertising, T-shirts and website as a supporter of Amateur Radio.

Volunteers

The GHH has always been a volunteer run organization.  BVARC depends on the success of the GHH for its financial well-being.  As such it is clear the need for able body volunteers is key to the job that is GHH.  It has been made clear to me that there is a need for a person to help coordinate volunteers.  Therefore, I am searching for someone who is willing to take on recruiting and placing the volunteer staff.  To encourage participation and enhance the GHH experience we are working on a plan to have shirts for volunteers and offer free admission to the volunteer staff.  This process will be aided by the website and changes in the free admission policy.

Get Involved Now - Join us!

We need your participation!

If you are part of a  Radio club,  a radio or electronics related special interest group (Dx, QRP, Dstar, Repeaters, Moonbounce or..??), a computer group, Astronomy, or other high tech group..

The Greater Houston Hamfest wants your participation and presents your group with a great opportunity to show you stuff to over 1000 high tech attendees...

The show is two days this year, Friday and Saturday, this is a perfect time for a public presentation about your very special interests  or your club meeting, your annual banquet (you name it)..

Expose your expertise to 100s (or 1000's) on this wonderful weekend!

 

Directions Fort Bend County Fairgrounds 4310 Texas 36 Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Approx. 33 mi SW of downtown Houston. From Houston, take US 59 south to Rosenberg (approximately 17 miles past Beltway 8) to Hwy 36. Go South approx. 1 mi to Fairgrounds (on your right). GPS:  29.5208159 – 95.811715  GRID SQUARE: EL29cm

Talk in 146.94  Tone 167.9

Meet all your Friends at the Hamfest!

Area Motels

Comfort Inn  (281) 232-7300
Super 8  (832) 595-8700
Motel 6   (281) 342-7888
Knights Inn  (281) 342-6671
Palace Inn  (281) 342-5387
Travelers Inn & Suites  (281) 342-7721
Woodland Inn & Suites  (281) 342-4900
La Quinta Inn & Suites  (832) 595-6111
Americas Best Value Inn  (832) 595-6900
Regency Inn & Suites  (281) 342-6000

Greater Houston Hamfest Facebook Posts

Thank you for the add! From Crockett, Texas. Will Be there in 2017 and I hope everybody has a wonderful Merry Christmas!!! 73s KG5OKB/AG ... See MoreSee Less

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Michael WrennCongrats on the upgrade

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Stephen EasleyThank you sir. Merry Christmas!!

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Does anyone know it this is a decent radio? YAESU FT-8900R ... See MoreSee Less

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Jack PaylorYes. I don't own one, but they are quad band if I remember. The 10m and 6m are FM, so there is not much use due to conditions.

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Jack PaylorI would watch some YouTube video reviews

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Dennis LamberthThanks Jack. Looking for something to use in the car when traveling.

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Chris BooneI have an 8900R in my SUV. Work a lot a 10 m FM when the band is open! I've done some 6 m operations as well but my Midland SyntechII would put do it

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Jimmy VanceYes it is a decent radio, not much activity on 10m or 6m FM, but it will work fine on 2m and 70cm. Since they discontinued the FT-8800 it is the only true analog multiband option from Yeasu.

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Dennis LamberthThanks

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Scott MedburyI have one that I am setting up to use mostly from the house.

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Scott MedburyI plan to use the quad band antenna from Diamond. _Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID_

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David C. TaylorSoon, from what we are hearing.

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George CortezHope so its a big market.

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David C. TaylorRight, fourth largest city in America has no ham shop, shame. I wanted HRO to open a Houston location and hire me as the GM... Main Trading Company is a good, independent retailer and a Texas company. I bought an Ameritron from them once, great price, nice people, so they will be a welcome addition to Houston and hopefully a great opportunity for them, too. 73 de N5KWD

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Alan BrandtI make Main Trading Company a mandatory stop when I go to Paris. Lots of stuff and friendly people. But that's a long drive. I appreciate the feedback.

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David BinghamNot yet, but River Oaks Auto Stereo does sell MFJ and Alnico equipment through their store on Richmond Rd. near Weslayan, about 4 - 5 blocks north of SW Freeway & Weslayan exit. Howard Bingham

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Michael WrennDon't hold your breath while expecting a new amateur radio store in Houston. We may be the 4th largest city, but the majority of the purchases are made online. We couldn't keep the original store open, why would you believe that we could keep a new store open?

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Blake BowersMichael Wrenn stop using common sense. Not allowed.

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Chris BooneLet's hope they put the site downtown or on the Westside. The consensus is the Spring area was a rotten area for Ham store

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David BinghamNo, not unless River Oaks Auto Stereo decides to handle a full line of ham equipment, which is doubtful due to low profit margin 's

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Ron LittYes. The kit will cost $30. You will need to register and prepay for the kit. Everything else will be provided, except for the tuna can. Moredetails coming on the website next week.

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Scott MedburyI may be able to supply a few tuna cans.

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Ron LittThe recommended can has a pull tab top like the Starkist Select Albacore Tuna 4.5 Oz can .When you remove the lid it leaves a little ledge around the rim where the PCB rests. the 4.5 Oz can is exactly the right depth.

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Future Dates

March 24 and 25 2017
March 23 and 24 2018
March 22 and 23 2019
March 27 and 28 2020
March 26 and 27 2021
March 25 and 26 2022
March 22 and 23 2023

Some of the 2016 Vendors Were

ABR
Alien Parts Co
Borden Radio
Daniel Tassell
EPO
Expert Linears
Flex Radio
Houston Amateur Radio
Jonathan Edwards
Jubilee
Lee Rhoden
Main Trading
Mike Palmer
Palmetto Antennas
River Oaks Car Stereo
Sam Adam
The SIgn Man

2016 Participating Clubs

10-10 International
AMSAT
ARES
Battle ship Texas
Balloon Launch Team
Boy Scouts of America
Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club
Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club
ECHO
Johnson Space Center ARC
Katy Amateur Radio Society
Matagorda County ARC
NARS
Satern
Texas Army Mars
Texas QSO Party
Texas VHF Society

Table Sales

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Future Dates

March 24 and 25 2017
March 23 and 24 2018
March 22 and 23 2019
March 27 and 28 2020
March 26 and 27 2021
March 25 and 26 2022
March 22 and 23 2023

Greater Houston Hamfest

March 24th and 25th 2017

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2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015 2016
Growing Bigger Every Year!
2017 will be an even bigger two day event!!!