Joplin Amateur Radio Club

A 501-(c)4 public service organization.
An ARRL affiliated organization,

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Advance admission is $6.00
Tickets are $8 at the door. Order early and save!
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Aug. 25th 1900 UTC
Advance admission is $6.00
Tickets are $8 at the door.
Order early and save!
Online Ticket Purchase Ends
Aug. 25th 1900 UTC

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About the Joplin Hamfest
Held the fourth weekend in August.
3535 Hammons Blvd, Joplin, MO 64804
Joplin, MO
GPS 37.0494033,-94.4723421
    Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM

    Setup Friday 1:00pm until 8:00pm.
    Setup will resume at 6:00am Saturday until 8:00am.
    See Terms and Conditions for more information
  • Test Bench Sat from 9:00am to 12:00pm
    There will be an electrical test bench/area to check your used equipment. Donations for use of Test Bench will go to Ronald McDonald House.
  • ARRL VE-Testing Saturday 8:00AM (pre-registration strongly suggested as we have limited seating.) Testing will be done at La Quinta. Doors open at 7:30am. Shuttle service provided from Hamfest.
  • DXCC/WAC/WAS/VUCC Card Checking Note applicants should complete the award application on the ARRL website and bring all required paperwork?
  • Meet ARRL Division and Section representatives.
  • ARES District-D Meeting - Cecil Higgens ACØHA
  • Large selection of Vendors (see below)
  • Saturday Forums
  • Door Prizes drawn every few minutes
  • 30,000 sqft. Air Conditioned facility
  • Over 250 indoor tables
  • Easy access and free parking
  • Host Hotel LaQuinta will provide shuttle to and from hamfest 417-781-0500. The old Holiday Inn is closed for remodel and has no rooms available.
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    inside photo

    Inside the 24th annual JARC Hamfest 2013

    convention center

    Ample parking at the Convention Center.
    3535 Hammons Blvd, Joplin, MO 64804
    Joplin, MO
    GPS 37.0494033,-94.4723421

    Click this Link for a map
    Two Meter Talk-In 147.210/+ MHz (PL 91.5)

    Click here for Hamfest Flyer (PDF)

    ARRL VE Testing information Ray Brown, KBØSTN
    Prize information Gerald Jones, ADØPF
    JARC Hamfest Chairman for all other questions. Jim Scott, WBØIYC
    Registration Questions or Problems David Surgi, KEØBKM
    IMPORTANT SALES TAX INFORMATION Sales Tax Information for Vendors

    More about the Joplin Hamfest
    Each year, the Joplin Amateur Radio Club sponsors this Hamfest which has become one of the premier events in the midwest. Started in 1990, it has been held at the Joplin Trade Center located off of South Range Line at I-44, in Joplin, Missouri since 1994.
    Situated less than 200 miles from several major cities in four states, including Little Rock, Ft. Smith, Fayetteville, Wichita, Topeka, St. Joseph, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Kansas City and Springfield, this hamfest has become popular with amateurs and vendors across the Middle West. It features over 250 tables in a 30,000 square foot air-conditioned facility, spacious parking with easy access, wide aisles, forums, testing, great food, and prizes.
    Saturday the doors open at 8AM and close at 2PM, with prize drawings and forums throughout the day.
    Drawings for door prizes are made throughout the event. All door prizes drawn can be claimed up to the end of the hamfest Saturday. Drawing tickets must be presented to win all prizes! If you leave, give your tickets to a trusted friend to claim your prizes for you. Only the grand prize drawings will be repeated until someone claims them.
    Commercial vendors are encouraged to reserve their table space early with payment to insure they are guaranteed space. Pre-registration payment offers the advantage of getting your business listed in the flyer and on the website. Commercial vendors pay 40.00 per table regardless of length.
    The list of vendors shown on the website includes links when provided. These vendors have come from all over the Middle West to participate and support our event. We encourage our attendees to patronize them.
    The host hotel is La Quinta , and offers special room rates for hamfest attendees which include a full breakfast! We have blocked the rooms, but you must call 417-781-0500 and mention code JOPLIN HAMFEST to get the hamfest rate. Shuttle available all day from hotel to hamfest.
    HAMS are also encouraged to bring their families and spend the weekend discovering the rich history of the Ozark area playground located all around our town! Information and maps are available at the Hamfest about several area attractions and area events.
    Some of the attractions include the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center , the Spiva Art Museum , Richardson's Chocolate Factory , SandStone Gardens , and the Joplin Museum Complex - where you can discover the colorful lead and zinc mining history of this area. The new Downstream Casino Resort located just minutes away. For information about other things to do in the Joplin area, visit the Joplin Convention Visitors Bureau . Here you can obtain literature and discover more about Joplin and the surrounding area in the foothills of the Ozarks.
    Plan to bring the family and have some fun!
    Check this website often, as we update hamfest information regularly in more detail as the event approaches.

    HamfestPhoto gallery
    Take a look at our Hamfest! Shown below are a few shots from previous years. You can see more pictures here.
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    59.5kB - Our friendly staff.
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    61kB - South side
    of the Hamfest
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    77kB - North side,
    more of the Hamfest
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    56kB - John - W0JRP
    with the Balloon Beam!

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