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2024 Fort Wayne Hamfest
Will be November 16-17, 2024



Sponsored by the Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society

The 2023 Fort Wayne Hamfest will be held on November 18th and 19th at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Center, located at 4000 Parnell Avenue in Fort Wayne (at the corner of Parnell and Coliseum Blvd). 



ARRL Personnel Attending:

Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, ARRL Director of Emergency Management
Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, Central Division Director
Bob Burns, AK9R, Indiana Section Manager
Mike Alley W9MSK , Indiana Section Emergency Coordinator
Thom Beebe, W9RY, Illinois Section Manager
Robert Littler, W9DSR, Illinois Section Emergency Coordinator

There will be DXCC, WAS, card checking at the ARRL table

There will be license testing Saturday morning, 9:00-12:00, $14.00

A Saturday evening banquet is in the planning stages

Another feature is the Buy It, Test It station near the announcers platform.
Buy It, Test It

Enter thru the Conference Center Entrance


And our plans for 2023 ....

The 2023 Fort Wayne Hamfest will be open to the public from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday November 18th, and from 9 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, November 19th. Admission is $8.00 per person for Saturday. Sunday admission will be $4.00. Children 11 and under are free with an adult. Tickets are available only at the door, no advance ticket sales.

There is plenty of parking in a large, paved parking lot, but please note that the Coliseum now charges a $8.00 parking fee every day.

We have several forums on Saturday, on many subjects relating to amateur radio and electronics and VE testing is planned for Saturday morning.

We will also be welcoming several representatives from the American Radio Relay League.

For More Information and table orders, just select one of the hamfest links on the left.

If you still haven't found the answers you're looking for, you can email your question to our Hamfest Chairman at chariman (at) fortwaynehamfest.com, or call our Hamfest line at 260-579-2196, where you can leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as possible.   If your questions relate specifically to tables or table sales, you can email our Table Chairman at tables (at) fortwaynehamfest.com, or leave a message on the Hamfest line.