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Southeast Iowa Hamfest

34th Annual
ARRL Iowa Section Convention
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Sponsored by:

Hamfest Coordinator:

C Scott Richardson - NØMRZ

  1109 1st Avenue

  Muscatine, Iowa  52761

  Ph: 563-506-0304

Sunday, October 7, 2018
ARRL Iowa Section Convention
Doors Open at 7:00am      All Wristbands are $8.00
Hours: 7:00am to 2:00pm
Indoor Tables are $10 each (All include electricity)
$5.00 each for returning commercial vendors,
or new commercial vendors if paid prior to Sept 1, 2019
Outside area is FREE!
Muscatine County Fairgrounds
1Ø1 N. Clay Street  |  West Liberty, Iowa
Indoor / Outdoor Flea Market / Commercial Vendors
Seminars / Licence Testing (walk-in) / QSL Card Checking
Talk in Repeaters:
146.910- with 192.8 Hz CTCSS  &  147.760- with No Tone
For more information go to:

Muscatine County Mobile EOC Trailer

Drone video from 2017 SE Iowa Hamfest By K9ZK 

Schedule of Events:

7:00am - Doors Open to the Public

  Admission is $8.00 per head at the gate - Tailgaters open for business! Get your goodies!

8:00am - Seminar - Emergency Communications by Lee Garner / WAØUIG - Ia State Traffic Coordinator

  Held in the Floral Building. Find out how you can get involved in public service communications and make a difference in times of disaster. Work with your local government and non-government agencies providing emergency communications and providing piece of minds to your neighbors when they are in their time of need.

9:00am - ARRL Iowa Section Convention

  Held in the Floral Building. More information coming soon!

9:30am - VE Sign In for Testing Session - Contact: Jerry - KCØWWV - 563-607-0793

  Sign up to be held in the Midway Pavillion. Sign up to take your test! $15.00 charge - Walk-Ins Welcome!

10:00am - License Test Session- Contact: Jerry - KCØWWV - 563-607-0793

  Testing to be held in the Midway Pavillion. Information coming soon

11:00pm - Seminar - DMR - Digital Mobile Radio by Iowa DMR Users Group 3119

  Seminar to be held in the Floral Building. Everything DMR. Learn more about what is spreading across the state of Iowa like wild-fire! See live demonstrations and programming tips. 

1:00pm - Seminar - HF Digital Communications by TBA

  Seminar to be held in the Floral Building. Using FLdigi and multiple modes. Learn about its practical uses in everyday QSOs, Contesting, and Emergency Communications. Discover just how easy it is to setup and to operate. See a live demonstartion in the mobile EOC trailer.

2:00pm - Close of event - Final Drawings

Best Go Box Contest

Sponsored by:

The Muscatine & Washington County

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Winner to receive a $50.00 ARRL Gift Card

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS: During this event the Muscatine & Washington County ARES teams will be participating in the 2018 SET - Simulated Emergency Test from the mobile EOC trailer participating in Operation Black Swan. Stop in and catch the action! See Emergency Communications and HF Digital Communications first hand. See DMR demonstrations and programming in the main building.
D&L Antenna Supply
Phone: 816-591-1646
Amateur Radio Accessories & Antennas
Website  -  Email
Phone: 417-683-6000
Custom Gifts and Accessories for Amateur Radio Operators
Website  -  Email
The RF Adapter Guy
Phone: 920-744-8161
RF Connectors, Adapters, Antennas & Accessories
Website  -  Email
Dan Harland - KAØJHL
McCook, NE.
Phone: 308-737-5975
Service Monitors, Power Supplies, Receivers, Tools, Parts Bins, Radio Literature, Motorola
No Website  -  No Email
Electric Guru Parts House
Phone: 262-833-7999
 A variety vacuum tubes that test like new-old-stock tubes
Website  -  Email
Dave Garner
Phone: 612-747-1167
Weather Stations and Digital Clocks 
No Website  -  Email
Amateur Radio Missionary Service
Christian Fellowship and Service - On-The-Air since 1957
Website  -  Email
S.T.E.A.M. Fab Lab
Phone: 319-382-6167
 Iowa City’s makerspace.  3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills, a wood shop, computing lab, electronics lab, crafting studio, and more.
Website  -  Email
Phone: 815-462-0080
 Amateur Radios, Antennas and Accessories
Website Email
Wolf River Coils Logo.jpg
Phone: 920-637-4161
 high-quality HF antenna coils
Website  -  Email
Jerome Ehlers - WØSAT
Various Flea-market Items
Phone: 563-583-1016
Website  -  Email
The Onion Shoppe
Phone: 319-457-0112
Website  -  Email
Scherer Custom Meats
Phone: 563-343-5231
Website  -  Email

(2) Door Prize Certificates provided by

(1) Baofeng UV-5R H/T - donated by Muscatine Amateur Radio Club


(1) Baofeng UV-5R H/T - donated by Washington Area Amateur Radio Club

(2) $30.00 Off Coupons - donated by Bridgecom Systems

(2) $25.00 Gift Cards - donated by Casey's General Store

(2) $25.00 ARRL Gift Cards - donated by ARRL

(1) $10.00 Gift Certificate - donated by The RF Adapter Guy

(5) Large Single Topping Pizzas - donated by Casey's

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