MARC WB3JOE/R W3NWA Southeastern PA
The 2017 MARC Hamfest will be held at the Kimberton Fire Company grounds, Route 113 (742 Pike Springs Road) south of the intersection with Route 23 in Kimberton, PA. Directions to the Hamfest can be downloaded here. The maps show that Kimberton is northwest of King of Prussia and just west of Phoenixville, PA. Talk-in is available on the MARC linked repeater systems with coverage to the north and west and near Kimberton provided by 145.13 MHz PL 131.8 repeater in Paoli PA and to the south and east by 147.06 MHZ PL 131.8 repeater in Newtown Square PA.
Doors open for sellers at 0700 and for buyers at 0800. Admission is still only $6 which it has been for decades and entitles you to a door prize ticket. Sellers have an outdoor tailgate space for $6 (one car width, head -in parking) not including admission. An indoor table with electricity service is available for $10 each for 1 to 4 tables or $8 each for 5 or more tables not including admission. Reservations for indoor tables are required: firstname.lastname@example.org
QSL card checking for the ARRL DXCC and WAS awards will be available while you wait, saving you the time and expense of mailing your valuable QSL cards to the ARRL. QSL bureau envelopes will also be available for purchase.
Food and beverage sales are provided by authorized vendors only. Unlicensed children and spouse with a licensed Ham admission are free.
MARC sponsors at VE Test Session at the Hamfest at 1000, arrive by 0945 in the Pavilion. See MARC ARRL VE Test Session for additional information.
This is a great day in the country! Come to the MARC Hamfest in the morning and spend a leisurely afternoon in nearby Valley Forge National Historic Park.
Hamfest Location - Google Maps