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Sevierville Hamfest 2018

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Sevierville Hamfest – New Information
Saturday, April 21 at 8:00 AM – 3 PM EDT
408 High St., Sevierville TN


New information on the Sevierville TN Hamfest !!!!!  Please pass the word so all know !!

The Hamfest has moved next door to where it was, this is because the Sevier County School System canceled all non-affiliated events due to the recent shootings and bombings. It gave us just over a month to get another location, and as of today we will be holding theHamfest at the King Family Library, 408 High Street, just next door to the Sevier County Middle School where it was going to be held…A big thanks to the King Family Library for getting us in with short notice.. Still plenty of room for the boneyard, and plenty of parking for those not setting up in the Boneyard, on both sides of the Library.. and it will be all Blacktop to setup on,..

We have two Classrooms at the Library, for workshops and FCC Testing… Admission after our meeting will now be $5.00, you will have to have a ticket to participate in the Door Prizes, and to eat, which is extra as this is being served by the Sevier County HS Band, which also will go directly to them for their Band Activities…Our sponsors & vendors have not changed,.. Still having the Amateur Radio Car Show, Clubs and the ARRL will be there, this is a ARRL Santioned Event…Talk in will still be the 146.940 repeater of Tim Berry WB4GBI, as well as we will be using DMR TG 424705…

W4VEC, FCC test session this year which will start at 10:30 AM ,cost is 12.00 Cash, get your license on Monday, Tech need photo ID, upgrades bring a copy of your license, new license will be sent to you vis e mail from the FCC..There will be Fourms to attend, Digital Radio, Probagation, Antenna’s and more ….

Tennessee ARRL SEC and Staff setup Keith Miller will be doing a workshop on the ARRL,
Some of our Supporters, Sponsors and Vendor’s
(ARRL) ,( DX Engineering) (Ham Radio Outlet), ,(The Wireman) , (MFJ) , (Sevierville Radio Shack) ,(ICOM) , (Yaesu) , (Sevier County ARES) , (470 ARG, Tennessee Digital ARG) , (W4VEC) ,(Eagle One Antenna) , (International Antenna ), (RF-Adapter-Guy-) Bess & Company plus more…

We also will be doing a Amateur Radio Car Show, for those who would like to show their mobile’s, how they are setup, tell about any information that they encountered, that could help other’s in their installation, their will be a section set aside for these folks, so everyone is together..

Any Ham Radio Club is also welcome to set up and tell about their club or organization, those clubs or organizations can contact me if interested …we will allow 4 members of each club free admission, will require clubs to send a list of those attendings so we have on our list at the gate, only those listed (4) members of that club will have free admission, with your setup, talk about your club and what you all do. Must contact me again with your list by April 15th ..

Lodging for Hamfest Lodging that’s near.

Super 8
Address: 1410 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 280-0950

Sleep Inn
Address: 1020 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 429-0484

Baymont Inn & Suites Sevierville Pigeon Forge
Address: 711 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 428-1000

Riverview Inn
Address: 423 Forks of the River Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 428-6191

Day’s Inn Apple Valley
Address: 1841 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: (865) 428-3353

Hampton Inn Sevierville
Address: 681 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 429-2005

Econo Lodge
Address: 680 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 429-7797

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Great Smokies Lodge
Address: 1425 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (865) 286-6480

These are just of many…

A day of Fun, Fellowship, Friendship, Buying , Selling and Trading on Amateur Radio Gear, and Great Food.

Bring your Tables, canopies, chairs…the long range forecast show’s 74 degree’s for that day with sunny skies….

If you need further information or have questions call N4JTQ at 865-446-4535 or email me at

Please pass the word on the changes….

Starts at 8:00 am and goes to 3:00 pm EDT

Hope to see you there !!