Pacific Northwest Hamfairs & Events

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Recent Updates

7/14 -  Updated Spokane Hamfest Flyer with seminar information
7/11 -  Added April 8, 2017 date for the Yakima Hamfest

-  Added April 21, 2017 date for the Idaho State Convention

-  Added April 22 & 23, 2017 dates for the Communications Academy

6/28 -  Added August 27th Seattle Fox Hunt.

July 29-31.  38th  Annual KBARA HamOut and Meeting. Oldtown, ID.   Contact Scott, KA7FVV at ka7fvv@yahoo.com

August.  Highline Amateur Radio Club SwapFest.  DesMoines, WA.  CANCELED!

August 5-7.  61st Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention.   Portland, OR.  Sponsored by the Willamette Valley DX Club.  This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  

August 13.  Arctic Amateur Radio Club Hamfest. Fairbanks, AK. This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  Contact John S. Slater , KL1AZ, (907)488-5209, 

August 20.  Annual Clark County Amateur Radio Club (CCARC) Ham Fair, Vancouver, WA. This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  or .   Flyer in PDF.  (86K)

August 21. Antique Radio Swap Meet.  Puget Sound Antique Radio Association. 9 AM to 1 PM. Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98155.   (Always the 3rd Sunday in August)  Flyer in PDF.  (160K)

August 27. Seattle Fox Hunt, 2016.

September 9-11.  20th Annual Northwest APRS/Digital Summer Gathering.  Valley Camp, North Bend, WA. . Info list: , register at   2015 Photo Gallery

September 24.  Washington State Convention (Spokane Hamfest) Spokane Valley, WA.  This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  Flyer in PDF (430K)  Contact, Betsy, N7WRQ. (509)448-5821

September 24.  K7MVA tailgate Swap Meet, Twin Falls, Idaho.  Flyer in PDF.  (1.3MB)

October 7th & 8th.  2016 PNWVHFS conference, Bend, OR   Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference.  This is an ARRL sanctioned event.

October 8.  Kitsap County Hamfest.  [Note new location:  The Filipino-American Community Center, 1240 Sheridan Rd, Bremerton, WA 98310] This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  Contact: Jim Nicolet, N7SYD, (360)874-0180.  

October 15. Swap-Tober-Fest.  Mid-Valley ARES. Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, OR.  Flyer in PDF. (66K)

November 6.  Maple Ridge Swap Meet.  Pitt Meadows, BC

February 18, 2017.  Salem Hamfair & Computer/Electronics Swapmeet.  Rickreall, OR at the Polk County Fairgrounds.  .  

March 2017.  Mike & Key 35th Electronics Show & Fleamarket.  Puyallup fairgrounds exhibition hall, Puyallup, WA. 

April 2, 2017.  Richmond Amateur Radio Club Swap Meet.  Vancouver, BC.

April 8, 2017.  Yakima Hamfest. Yakima, Washington.   Selah Civic Center, 216 South 1st Street, Selah, WA.

April 21, 2017. Idaho State Convention.  Boise, ID. This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  Contact: Larry Bickham , WA7ZZS. (208)453-1666,

April 22 & 23, 2017.  Communications Academy.  South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA.

May 2017.  Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, Stanwood Middle School, Stanwood, WA.    Contact:  Fred Laun, 

May 2017. Washington State Search And Rescue Conference.  Location TBA.

May 26-28, 2017.  River Radio Campout 2016.  Pateros WA.  Free "dry" camping along the Methow River at Pateros.   Always the weekend prior to Memorial Day Weekend.   Contact Roger W7CH (509)687-3919.  

June 2017.  Port Ludlow ARC Annual TailGate'r.  Port Ludlow, WA.

June 2017.  49th Annual Apple City ARC Hamfest.  Apple City ARC. Dryden Gun Club.  Dryden, WA. .  

June 2-4, 2017.  Sea-Pac Hamfest and ARRL Northwestern Division Conference.  Seaside Convention Center, Seaside, Oregon. This is an ARRL sanctioned event.  . .

June 10, 2017.  KARS Hamfest. Kootenai Amateur Radio Society.  Post Falls, ID.  Always the 2nd Sat in June.  For information contact Bonnie, KG6QQM, 208-683-2939 or  or John,

July 2017.  8th Annual KUH Pigroast.  Springdale, WA.   Contact Ray, (509)258-7078  

July 2017.  Salmoncon.  Pacific Northwest QRP Group annual weekend outing.   North Bend, WA at Valley Camp.   Contact Wayne McFee

July 2017.  Chehalis Valley ARC 19th Annual Pacific Northwest Ham Radio Tailgate Swapmeet. Lewis County Fairgrounds. Contact John Ellingson, K7OSK. .

July 14, 15, & 16, 2017.  Glacier Waterton International Peace Park Hamfest.  (Always the third weekend in July) Glacier Meadows Campground, 13 miles west of East Glacier on MT Hwy 2.  2015 Photo Gallery .

July 15, 2017.  Coos County Radio Club annual Hamfest and Swapmeet.  North Bend, OR.  (Always the third Saturday in July) 

October 21, 2017. Swap-Tober-Fest.  Mid-Valley ARES. Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, OR. 

February 17, 2018.  Salem Hamfair & Computer/Electronics Swapmeet.  Rickreall, OR at the Polk County Fairgrounds.  .  

October 20, 2018. Swap-Tober-Fest.  Mid-Valley ARES. Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall, OR. 

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Disclaimer:  I do my best to keep up with scheduling changes on these events, but there is always the chance that one will be canceled or re-scheduled and I will not find out about it.  I suggest that you verify all dates and locations with the sponsor.

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