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DXE Hamfest Overview

Live in Ohio or a neighboring state? Looking for a road trip that will satisfy your Ham Radio and muscle car jones in one fell swoop? Then don’t miss DX Engineering’s first-ever Hamfest, August 10, 2019.

What’s a Hamfest?

Hamfests are events in which Amateur Radio folks gather to talk about the hobby they love, meet manufacturers and retailers, shop for oddities and rare finds at a flea market, watch demonstrations of the latest gear, and attend educational forums. The world’s largest Hamfest is Dayton Hamvention®, but smaller, more localized events occur regularly worldwide. Click here to find Hamfests in your neck of the woods.

The free DXE Hamfest will be at the Summit Racing Equipment Retail Super Store in Tallmadge, Ohio— also the site of the DX Engineering Showroom. The event runs from 9 a.m. to Noon in the showroom. From 8 a.m. to Noon, a FREE flea market will be take place in the facility’s large paved North parking lot (no mud…just bargains). This is a family event for Amateur Radio enthusiasts. Enjoy refreshments and these activities:

  • Expert demonstrations on how to contact Amateur Radio satellites. Get your questions answered from an experienced satellite operator.
  • Enter to win an ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver.*
  • A $100 DX Engineering Gift Card will be awarded to the club or individual who brings in the best functional Emergency Go-Kit. Please bring Go-Kits to the DX Engineering Showroom for judging.
  • Big discounts on open-box Amateur Radio equipment.
  • Save with Hamfest Specials on Amateur Radio gear from top manufacturers.
  • Talk with ARRL representatives who will be hosting a booth at the Hamfest. An ARRL DXCC Card Checker will also be present.
  • Ask the Elmers at DX Engineering for answers to nagging questions about what’s troubling your station.

Questions? Contact DXEngineering@DXEngineering.com. *No purchase necessary. Drawing will be August 10 at Noon. Must be present to win.

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