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GREATER LOUISVILLE   

  HAMFEST 2021  

8am - 2pm Saturday, September  11, 2021

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

Celebrating 60 Years

of Kentuckiana Hamfests!

Whatever the Weather We'll Hamfest Together

Tickets $7 Advance, $8 (Cash Only) Day of Show, Under 13 Free
Free  Scout Admission Ticket  for Scouts & Scouters in Uniform

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 Hz)
and 443.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 HZ)

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Check out our Greater Louisville Hamfest 2021 video!!!

Major Prizes

    

We have the biggest Major Prizes of any Kentucky hamfest. This year we have FIVE to give away.

  1. MFJ-994B 600W Antenna Tuner, SSB/CW, 1.8-30 MHz

  2. MFJ-1797 Compact Vertical Antenna, 7-Band, 40-10M

  3. MFJ-259D HF/VHF/220 MHz SWR Analyzer

  4. MFJ-1982MP 300 Watt High Power 80-10 Meter Antenna

  5. $50 ARRL Gift Certificate

Plus, we have a slew of many different Door Prizes beyond any we have ever offered before. All these prizes are listed with detailed information on our Prizes page.

Mark your calendar for GLH-2021 from 8am-2pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. Tickets are on sale now at the GLH Store! See you at the hamfest and be sure to get there early for your best chance to win a Door Prize.

Hamfest Merchants

    

Exciting news for GLH-2021 as merchants check in. New for this year are Ham World, Inc. and Silver Needle Embroidery. Count on T.A.W. Amateur Radio for great deals on radios, cables and antennas. Transel Corporation will be there with lots of interesting electronics. Debco Electronics, Inc. will have connectors, adapters and electronic parts.

Antennas & DX Forums

Wouldn't it be great to be able to build an antenna to use? Well, Dan Hund KB4CF can show you how in his 9am forum. He'll go over how to build a simple antenna and tell you the theory behind antennas. Dan will also check the antenna out with a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). Be sure to check out this great presentation as Dan unveils the mystery behind the science of antenna building.

New to DXing or just want to learn how to improve your skills? At the 10am forum join the members of the Kentucky DX Association as they pass on their knowledge and skills. DXing, Contesting, QRP, YLs on the Air, WAS, DXCC and efficient operating techniques will be discussed. Digital may also be covered.

Scouts Return with Class & Display

    

Scouting returns with an all-day Radio Merit Badge class. Scouts will learn about broadcast and two-way communications, callsigns, the phonetic alphabet, radio frequencies, radio waves, the FCC, Amateur Radio licensing, radio gear and safety precautions around transmitters.


If you're a Scout, take this course to earn your Radio Merit Badge and be introduced to the world of communications.

They will also have a display on Radio Scouting and the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association, dedicated to extending the reach of Amateur Radio within the Scout movement.

All Scouts and Scouters (leaders) wearing their uniform are eligible for a free Scouting Admission Ticket * at the Indoor Ticket Booth.

And remember Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), the largest Scouting event in the world, with over 11,000 stations operated by over 20,000 amateur radio operators from more than 150 countries around the world. JOTA is October 15-17, 2021.

*The Scouting Admission Ticket is for admission to the Hamfest only and not valid for prize drawings.

New Booth - SOTA

 

Have you heard of Summits On The Air? It began in the UK in 2002 and has extended worldwide. Their goal is to encourage hams to temporarily operate in mountainous areas. It combines hiking and mountain climbing with operating amateur radios from the summits of hills and mountains.

Those who set up a station on a summit are activators and the chasers are those who contact them. Points are awarded to the activators operating on a summit and to the chasers contacting the activator. The higher the mountain, the more points are earned.

Sound like fun? You can find out more at the SOTA Booth and maybe begin a whole new experience combining outdoor fun and ham radio.