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Times in Eastern Time. Events may be subject to change.

8:00am - 12:00pm Amateur Radio Exams - W.C.A.R.S. VE Testing
Jacob Beam Room

Signups begin at 8:00am. Testing is from 9:00am - Noon. Walk-in accepted.

You Must Bring the Following:

  • $10 Fee - Exact Amount - Cash Only

  • A Valid Picture ID (Driver's License, etc.)

  • FCC Registration Number (FRN) and Valid Email

  • Your Original and One Copy of Your Ham License and/or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)

Contact: Dick Truax, K9RT Phone: 502 905-4736

8:00am - 2:00pm Scouts Radio Merit Badge Class

Isaac W. Bernheim Room

  • Scouts are invited to earn their Radio Merit Badge and learn about Amateur Radio in this exciting class.

  • To reserve a spot for the Merit Badge Class, email Steven Driver N9BWT or signup online.

  • Free Complementary Scout Admission Tickets* for Scouts and Scouters (leaders) at the Inside Ticket Booth. 

  • Free Complementary Scout Parent/Guardian Ticket* for up to two parents/guardians with each Scout to browse the hamfest, events and use the concession stand while the Scouts are in the Radio Merit Badge Class.

Tickets not eligible for prize drawings. Extra Prize Tickets may be purchased for $2 each at the Prize Booth.

8:30am - 12:30pm Door Prize Drawings- Every 30 Minutes
Salt River Expo Hall, Prize Booth

Drawings throughout the day. You must be present to claim a Door Prize.

8:45am Award Presentation: 2024 Kentucky Amateur of the Year
Salt River Expo Hall by the the ARRL Booth

The award will be presented to the Radio Amateur in the Commonwealth of Kentucky whose outstanding record, in the year preceding, merits recognition for contribution to the Amateur Radio Service.

1:00pm Major Prize Drawings

Salt River Expo Hall, Prize Booth

You do not need to be present for Major Prize drawings, but it's nice to be there to take one home if you're a winner.

See Prizes for more information on our hamfest giveaways.


Salt River Expo Hall (Inside)
Vendors, Flea Market, Inside Tailgating
Hourly Door Prizes - Prize Booth
PSCC Concession Stand
(Breakfast & Lunch)
Outside in the Parking Lot
Outside Tailgating


Salt River Expo Hall (Inside)

ARRL QSL Card Checking
  • See Jim Vaughan K4TXJ to get your QSL Cards checked.
OPERATION: QLF (Left Foot Morse Code Sending Contest)
  • Next to the ARRL Booth.  Try your hand... well, actually your foot... at sending code. That's right; use your left foot to send Morse Code. Are you ready for this operation challenge? It's all for fun and everyone's entertainment with this very large key made especially for a foot. Shoe on or shoe off, it's up to you. The ham who sends the most accurate code will have QLF bragging rights and will win a fun "trophy" to display in your ham shack. WHATEVER CODE YOU CAN SEND, IT'S ALL FOR FUN IN THE END!


  • Stop by and learn about Radio Amateur satellites.

ARRL Booth 

  • Meet with your Great Lakes Division and Kentucky ARRL Representatives.


Jefferson County Search Dog Association Booth

  • Meet and Greet with Search And Rescue Dogs

  • Ask Handlers about Searches and using Amateur Radio

  • Free Activity Books for Your Kids - and You Too!


Radio Scouting and K2BSA Booth

  • See how Scouts are involved in Amateur Radio and JOTA

  • Learn about the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association

  • Learn how Ham Radio can be used in your Scouting Program 

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