Joplin Amateur Radio Club
2021 Hamfest

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

Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Registrations from the following States

There is no advanced registration, and spots are on a first come first served basis.

About the Joplin Hamfest

The Joplin Hamfest Committee has had some challenges thrown our way this year but we are working through them. The first is the COVID-19 issue and the fact that the majority of hamfest attendees are of the high risk category. We want to accommodate everyone and still apply the CDC Guidelines and practices for the safety of the attendees. One way we are attempting to do this is to hold the hamfest on one day only and have it as a tailgate type of event.

The parking spaces will be $5.00 each (This is a double space end to end) and attendees cost is FREE. We hope this will allow more social distancing by being outdoors.

Frank Childress Scout Reservation 12230 State Highway V, Diamond MO
GPS Coordinates 36.99629311222983, -94.42202599921926
Mailing address JARC PO Box 2983 Joplin, MO 64803

Click here for Hamfest Flyer (PDF)

  • One Day Only
    Saturday 7:00am to 2:00pm
  • Meet ARRL Division and Section representatives.
  • Meet District D ARES Manager
  • Large selection of Vendors (see below)
  • Easy access and free parking
  • ARRL Sanctioned Event

Hamfest Location Information
Here are the GPS Coordinates 36.99629311222983, -94.42202599921926

The location is Frank Childress Scout Reservation 12230 State Highway V, Diamond MO

The W0IN Repeater 147.210 +0.6 Mhz 91.5 will be used as a talk-in.

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

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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