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Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

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Hamfest Chattanooga 2018

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Hamfest Chattanooga Address:

Camp Jordan Arena
323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
East Ridge, TN 37412

One Convenient Place, Two Seamless Events.
Something for Everyone With That “Love of Radio”

Talk-In / Talk-Out Service for Hamfest Chattanooga

The following systems will be used for talk-in / talk-out service for Hamfest Chattanooga:

FM Repeater:  Chattanooga Repeater K4VCM 146.790 / No Tone

Echolink K4VCM-R (Node 79190)

D-STAR Repeater W4PL Module C

D-STAR Reflector 077 Module C.

Note:  W4PL Module C and Reflector 077 Module C are linked.

Hamfest Chattanooga


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American Amateur Radio Relay Leaque (ARRL)

Host to the 2018 Tennessee State ARRL Convention

Host to the 2018 Tennessee State D-STAR Convention

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018; Vendor Setup begins at 1 PM EDT the day before (October 19).

  • Hours:  8 AM – 2 PM EDT.

  • New Streamlined Admission Process.

  • DXCC Card Checking.

  • Commercial Vendor/Dealer/Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Friday, October 19th, 4-6 PM.

  • D-STAR Banquet and Meet & Greet, Friday Night October 19th, 6-8 PM, Wally’s Restaurant, East Ridge, TN (across the Interstate from Camp Jordan Arena).  Have supper (Dutch Treat) with your D-STAR family!
  • Admission:  $10; free admission to those under 18 years of age when accompanied by a supervising, paid-admission adult guest.

  • Scouts:  Scouts in uniform, when accompanied by an adult uniformed leader,  are provided with free admission.

  • JOTA Station for Scouting.

  • SKYWARN Booth.  Learn how you can become a Certified Storm Spotter.
  • MARS Booth.
  • Exciting new venue – Camp Jordan Arena, Exit 1, I-75, East Ridge, Tennessee near Tennessee-Georgia Stateline.

  • All inside space including Inside Flea Market and Commercial Dealer/Vendor Booths are by reservation only.

  • Inside (tables only) & Outside (parking spaces) flea market.  Outside flea market space is on a “first-come, first-serve” basis the morning of the event.

  • Inside booth space is available for commercial, Amateur Radio-related vendors/dealers.  We’ll do our best to work with you on a booth configuration that’s right (and affordable) for you.

  • Multi-Booth Discount is available for commercial vendors/dealers.

  • Educational Forums with 8 forum presenters.

  • Door Prizes…we have a major door prize list waiting for our guests to win.
    Note:  You must be present to win all door prizes.

  • FCC Testing Session, 8:30 AM.

  • 27,000 Square Feet inside; climatically-controlled space available.

  • Mission Control Stations:

    • D-STAR Repeater W4PL Module C & Reflector 077C will be the hub for our hamfest/conventions for those using D-STAR.

    • Chattanooga Repeater K4VCM 146.790; Echolink K4VCM-R (Node 79190) will be our non-D-STAR Mission Control.

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Contact us by phone at:  931-308-5759 or 423-987-6111