2018 Prescott Hamfest at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University        JUNE 1st and 2nd, 2018

2018 ARRL Arizona State Convention

2018 Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA) Annual Meetings


  Co-sponsored by Eagle Amateur Radio Club at ERAU,                                                                                Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC), and                                                                    Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA)

This hamfest and Arizona State Convention are sanctioned by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)


The university has recently informed us that the Wow Cafe will be closed during the hamfest for remodeling.  Fortunately the university’s cafeteria services has been able to procure a food cart and grill to provide coffee, breakfast, and lunch from 0600 to 1400 on both Friday and Saturday.  The food cart will be located outside on the south side of the Student Union Hangar (where the commercial vendors will be).   From the parking lots, enter the Student Union building, go straight through the building and exit on the other side.  The food cart will be just outside the exit door. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FOOD CART WILL ONLY ACCEPT CASH.  THERE IS AN ATM INSIDE THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING, WHERE THE INDOOR VENDORS ARE LOCATED.

Hamfest Information Links:

Hamfest Flyer – updated May 18, 2018 Attending the Event
Hamfest Activities Commercial Vendors
Clubs/ Volunteers Prizes and Prize Tickets
Hamfest Resources ANSR Balloon Launch – 9 AM, June 2nd

Seminar Schedule – click this link for the current seminar, meeting, and activity schedule

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest                                                                                ARCA Co-Sponsored


Our hamfest is a full, two day event with technical seminars, tailgating, indoor commercial vendors, ARRL booth and Card Checking, youth activities, special event station, consignment sales, test bench, hourly prize drawings, and an ANSR Near Space Balloon Launch on Saturday morning.  There will even be seminars for the non-ham.  Grand Prize drawings will take place Saturday afternoon.  There is limited free RV dry camping on Thursday and Friday nights with pre-registration only.

Hamfest Activities Map (if the map doesn’t appear, press the F5 key)

Download (PDF, 87KB)

Download a Real Time Prescott Hamfest at ERAU location Map

Click the link above to get instructions for a free and easy-to-install smart phone app that will show your real time location while at the hamfest.  You will then be able to easily see where you are in relation to hamfest locations that you might wish to visit.  The app does not use any cellular data.

Because of some recent changes that ERAU has made to our hamfest facilities availability, the map is somewhat out of date.  The changes involve some of the parking lot functions, as well as the Wow Cafe is not available, with the replacement being a food cart.  Otherwise, the map should still be pretty functional.  As buiiding the map and references for Maprika is a bit time consuming, it is unlikely that we will have an updated map by hamfest time.

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