Amateur ("Ham") radio operators from all over will converge on the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (4200 Highway 36, Rosenberg, Texas) for the Greater Houston Hamfest Saturday, March 23rd. Ham radio is a great hobby, as well as a means of emergency communications when other systems fail. Presented by the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club, this is the 2nd largest hamfest in Texas!

Registration begins at 7:00am; hours for the hamfest are 8:00am-1:30pm. Here are a few of the featured activities planned:

  • Over 150 vendor tables and 1000 expected attendees
  • GIANT Tailgate Area
  • Keynote Speaker - Ward Silver, N0AX
    ARRL QST Contributing Editor
  • Raffle main prizes (see below)
  • Frequent door prize drawings
  • Fox Hunt - $100 CASH PRIZE
  • Many other full "hamfest" features such as VE Sessions, Hands-On Demos, Kid's Corner, Hot Food, Equipment Test Table, live ham special event station, fox hunt and much more.

RAFFLE: Tickets $1 each, 7 for $5

GRAND PRIZE: Icom IC-7000 Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver w/ Separation Kit and Mounting Bracket PLUS- LDG IT-100 Autotuner Provided by BVARC and Icom

2nd PRIZE: Kenwood TM-V71A Mobile Dual Band transceiver Provided by Houston Amateur Radio Supply

3rd PRIZE: Alinco DR-135
Mobile 2M Transceiver
Provided by River Oaks Car

West Mountain Radio
Provided by West Mountain

For complete information, go to:

Click here to download the flyer for the 2013 Greater Houston Hamfest!