Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

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Hamfest Chattanooga 2019 Quick Start Guide

Camp Jordan Arena
Street Address

323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
East Ridge, TN 37412

Camp Jordan Arena

Camp Jordan Arena
GPS Coordinates

(at the front door) are:

34º 59′ 56.80″ N

85º 11′ 54.25″ W-


-34º 59.947′ N

85º 11.905′ W

  • Two Days of Radio Fun for the Price of One Day.

    Guests:  Your admission ticket is good for both days!

    Vendors/Commercial Dealers:  Your table rental and/or booth space fee covers both days!

  • Outdoor Flea Market & Boneyard.
    On Friday, opens for setup at noon.  Shopping starts at 1 PM EDT.
    On Saturday, opens at 6 AM for setup.  Shopping starts at 7 AM.

  • Purchase Tickets at the Door (streamlined process).

  • D-STAR Meet-N-Greet Banquet
    Friday, 6 PM EDT
    (Click for Details).

  • Commercial Dealer/Vendor Appreciation Meal Provided.

  • Check Out Our Door Prize List.

  • Update!  We now have TWO FCC Test Sessions:
    4:30 PM EDT on Friday, October 18th;
    8:30 AM EDT on Saturday, October 19th.

Hamfest Hours:

  • Wednesday, October 16 – Event Setup – No Vendor Access.

  • Thursday, October 17 – Vendor Access for Setup from 1 PM – 3:30 PM EDT.  If you have special needs, vendor access may be extended to 5 PM EDT by request.

  • Friday, October 18 – Vendor Access for Setup from 7 AM – 1 PM EDT

  • Friday, October 18 – Event Open from 1 PM – 7 PM EDT

  • Saturday, October 19 – Event Open from 8 AM – 3 PM EDT

  • Saturday, October 19, 3 – 5 PM, Tear-Down/Cleanup.

The Original Wireman at Hamfest Chattanooga 2019

Hamfest Chattanooga 2019 is pleased to welcome The Wireman to our commercial dealer participants again this year.

Quicksilver Radio at Hamfest Chattanooga 2019

Hamfest Chattanooga 2019 is pleased to welcome Quicksilver Radio to our commercial dealer participants this year.  Come meet John & his staff at our show.

Ham Radio 2.0 at Hamfest Chattanooga 2019

We are also pleased to announce that Jason Johnston, KC5HWB, of Ham Radio 2.0 will join our distinguished list of forum presenters and will be available in the RFinder booth for meet-n-greets.  Come hear what Jason has to say about what’s new in Amateur Radio.

RFinder at Hamfest Chattanooga 2019

RFinder, manufacturer of Android-based, smart radios and publisher of the World Wide Repeater Directory will be at Hamfest Chattanooga.  Come visit RFinder to see the latest in smart radio technology.

RFinder will also present a forum on “DMR Without Code Plugs”.

GigaParts at Hamfest Chattanooga.

It’s official, GigaParts, Huntsville, AL will be with us at Hamfest Chattanooga.  The GigaParts Van will be anchoring their space upfront near the Hamfest Information Center.  Steve Molo will be available to answer your questions about GigaParts’ full product line.

Debco Electronics at Hamfest Chattanooga

A perennial favorite, Debco Electronics joins Hamfest Chattanooga again this year.  Come visit Mike and his folks for great buys in everything you need to make your ham shack spectacular!

Ham World at Hamfest Chattanooga

“Ham World” that says a lot.  Ham World started from a dream of helping hams maximize the fun and enjoyment of their hobby.  The dream continues today so stop by the Ham World booth and keep J.T. busy!  Be sure to tell him that you like his shirt.

Don Keith, Ham & Noted Author at Hamfest Chattanooga

One of our hamfest supporters and donors is Don Keith N4KC. In addition to being a ham, he’s an accomplished author of more than two dozen books including “Firing Point” which is the storyline for the new blockbuster movie “Hunter Killer”. Its world premiere was on October 24, 2018 in New York City.

Don will conduct a forum on “The 10 Easiest Ways to Get On The Air”.  He will also be on hand to autograph his more than 30 books he’s written.  So come and enjoy Don at Hamfest Chattanooga.

TN07 Engineering at Hamfest Chattanooga

TNØ7 Engineering is a small business located in rural Tennessee with plenty of room to experiment with antennas.  They’ve been building and experimenting with amateur radio antennas and equipment since the mid ’50’s.  So lot’s of experience to be gain by visiting and buying from Bob at their booth and talking radio.

JMR Sales at Hamfest Chattanooga

Everybody’s favorite vendor, JMR Sales will join Hamfest Chattanooga again with great deals on everything you need to make your shack a special place to work rare DX or hometown repeaters.

Rick The SignMan of Baton Rouge at Hamfest Chattanooga 2019

Longtime friend of Hamfest Chattanooga, Rick The SignMan will be on hand to create custom creations for guests.  Get your callsign, name, and most anything else put on name badges, coffee mugs, desk accessories, and more.

KM4MPF Sales

Visit us at Hamfest Chattanooga for great deals in Comet antennas, C.Crane Radios, Bioenno Power Products, West Mountain Radio gear, and Daiwa products.