Hamfest, An ARRL Operating Specialty Convention

ARRL Operating Specialty Convention:
Portable Ops and Digital Amateur Radio

2020 Main Door Prize
Icom IC-7300

Lakeway Amateur Radio Club’s
28th Annual
Where:  1615 Pavilion Drive, White Pine, TN 37890
8:00 AM -3:00 PM
Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Gates Open @ 8:00 AM.
Admission $10.00 at the Gate
Opening Cermonies @ 8:30
HAMFEST Forums start at 9:oo AM, District 8 Meeting and ARRL, David Thomas

Keynote: Jason Johnston W3AAX, Parks on the Air!

Jason Oleham, KM4ACK : Amateur Radio Digital Modes

ARRL VE Testing Begins at 11:00 AM  Cost is $15.00

RoundTable: Discussions on Portable Opps, Digital Modes, D-Star, DMR, Fusion, HF Modes

Location is : 1615 Pavilion Drive, White Pine, TN 37890
Directions: Exit 8 off I-81 (Rt. 25E -32 South). Go 1/2 mile to Pavillion Drive

GPS Coordinates:  N. 36 7.725   W.  83 16.941 ( To Expo Access Road)

Information about the Hamfest Site.


Arena Tailgating area  The 98,000 square-foot pavilion includes a 300′ x 150′ show ring, seating for 3,900 and the Jefferson Federal Conference Room.

The arena floor surface is versatile. Depending on the type of event, the floor can include loose dirt, hard-packed dirt, concrete, or carpet.

The Expo Center includes lighted parking lots that can accommodate up to 1,800 vehicles.

RV Camp Ground An RV campground is conveniently located next to the Expo Center pavilion. The campground includes 32 paved parking spaces with water and electric hookups.

Heated indoor tailgating on lower arena
$20.00 (includes Gate Admission, Additional people $10.00 (Reg Gate Admission)

Fantastic Door Prizes:
Vendor Sponsors
The Wireman
KM4MPF Sales
Ham Radio Outlet

Contact: lakewayarcboard@gmail.com

Vendor Setup:  Fri. Jan. 3th (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Saturday Jan. 4th (6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Prior to HAMFEST)

Doors open at 8:00 AM

ARRL VE Testing Begins at 11:00 AM 

 Cost is $15.00


The Forums and Presentations portion of Morristown HAM FEST is a new addition…
LARC is PROUD and EXCITED to explore this new adventure. Our panel of Presenters brings a wide variety of knowledge and first hand knowledge of their topics.
This is an added feature and will not cost any extra to our friends at HAMFEST, and we hope it adds more than just the normal Vending and Tailgating aspect. 
The LARC family looks forward to seeing you there!