MARC WB3JOE/R W3NWA Southeastern PA
The 2015 MARC Hamfest will be held on Saturday (note the change of day) July 11, 2015 at the Kimberton Fire Company grounds, Route 113 (742 Pike Springs Road) south of the intersection with Route 23 in Kimberton, PA. The 2015 MARC Hamfest announcement 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.
Detour for 2015! Route 23 will be closed west of Valley Forge Park for bridge construction! On Route 23 and after Valley Forge Park turn left onto Valley Park Road which is opposite the Valley Forge Post Office. Bear right onto Clothier Springs Road, turn right onto South Whitehorse Road, cross the bridge and turn left onto East Pothouse Road to Route 113. Turn left onto Route 113 South for approximately 1.5 miles to the Kimberton Fire Company grounds for the Hamfest on the right.
Hamfest Location - Google Maps