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
Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 HZ)
Prizes (Updated 6/4/21)
We're offering the biggest Major Prizes of any Kentucky hamfest. The MFJ-259D Antenna SWR Analyzer, the MFJ-1982MP High Power 80-10 Meter Antenna and a $50 ARRL Gift Certificate are our Major Prizes, so far. The MFJ-2289 BigEAR Portable 8-Band Dipole Combo Package previously announced is not available due to a parts shortage. It is not known when this will be available, so we are looking for an alternative.
Plus, we have a slew of many different Door Prizes beyond any we have ever offered before. They are all 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! See you at the hamfest and be sure to get there early for your best chance to win a Door Prize.
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 on becoming more proficient at DXing. The more you know, the more fun DXing can be. Take advantage of the hints and tips these hams share.
Merchants Checking In
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.
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.