Joplin Amateur Radio Club

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

Grand Prize
Second Grand Prize
FT-450D HF
2 Third Grand Prizes
Friday, August 23rd & Saturday, August 24th, 2019
Registrations from the following States
AR, CT, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, Mo, OK, SC, TX
Purchase Hamfest admission and tables online and save!
Admission Tickets are good for both days
Advance admission is $8.00
Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Order early and save!
Online Ticket Purchase Ends Midnight
August 21st, 2019
Advance admission is $8.00
Tickets are $10.00 at the door.
Order early and save!
Online Ticket Purchase Ends
August 21st, 2019

There are only 18 Commercial Tables left
There are only 0 Regular Tables left
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About the Joplin Hamfest
Held the fourth weekend in August.
August 23rd August 24th, 2019
GPS Coordinates 37.029445, -94.478795
Mailing address JARC PO Box 2983 Joplin, MO 64803

Click here for Hamfest Flyer (PDF)

Two Meter Talk-In 147.210/+0.6 MHz (PL 91.5)
Parking and Shuttle Updates

Hamfest Location Information
Here are the GPS Coordinates 37.029445, -94.478795

The location is 1.2 miles SOUTH of I-44 on Rangeline Road.

The W0IN Repeater 147.210 +0.6 Mhz 91.5 will be used as a talk-in, parking and shuttle updates.

We have LIMITED parking at the hamfest site. There will be a shuttle from the Joplin Convention Center to the hamfest location which will run continuously on Friday and Saturday at approximately 15-20 minute intervals. Check the W0IN 147.210 Repeater for updates and information on shuttle.

There will be NO over sized (RV, Trailer, or Large Pickups) parking at the hamfest site.

There will be NO overnight RV parking at the hamfest site.

Parking at the hamfest site will be strictly controlled and on a first come first served basis.

  • Two Days Only
    Friday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Setup Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am until 5:00pm
    Setup will resume at Saturday 7:00am 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 Friday, 7:00pm and Saturday 8:00am
    (pre - registration strongly suggested as we have limited seating.) Testing will be done at La Quinta. Doors open 30 Min before scheduled time.
  • Meet ARRL Division and Section representatives.
  • Meet District D ARES Manager Cecil Higgins AC0HA
  • Large selection of Vendors (see below)
  • Door Prizes drawn every few minutes
  • 16,800 sq/ft. Air Conditioned facility
  • Over 180 indoor tables
  • Easy access and free parking
  • Limited handicap parking on site
  • Host Hotel La Quinta 417-781-0500
    Mention Joplin Hamfest for room rate discount
  • ARRL Sanctioned Event
Associated RadioD&l Antenna Supply Co.Embroidered
James ChapmanMicrologMike's EmbroiderySouthwest Missouri Amateur Radio ClubThe Salvation Army - Satern

    Local Hotel List
    HotelPhone No.AddressWeb Site
    Baymont Inn(417)623-00003510 S. Rangeline Rd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Candlewood(417)623-95953512 South Rangeline Rd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Comfort Inn(417)627-04003400 S. Rangeline Rd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Drury Inn(417)781-80003601 Rangeline Rd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Fairfield Inn(417)624-78003301 Rangeline Rd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Hampton Inn(417)659-99003107 East 36th Street, Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Hilton Garden Suites(417)206-67002644 E. 32nd St., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Holiday Inn(417)624-90003402 Arizona Ave., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    HOSTLa Quinta(417)781-05003320 S. Rangeline Rd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    please call (417)781-0500 and mention Joplin Hamfest for room rate discount
    MicroTel(417)626-82824101 Richard Joseph Blvd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Motel 6(417)781-64003031 Rangeline Rd. , Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Residence Inn(417)782-09083128 Hammons Blvd., Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Sleep Inn(520)505-2494I44 & SR 43, Joplin, MO 64804Website
    Super 8(417)782-87652830 East 36th Street, Joplin, MO 64804Website
    ARRL VE Testing information Ray Brown, KBØSTN
    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 will be been held at the Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center located on South Range Line, in Joplin, Missouri.
    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 180 tables in a 16,800 sq/ft air-conditioned facility, spacious parking with easy access, wide aisles, testing, great food, and prizes.
    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.
    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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