THE VERMONT HAM RADIO CONVENTION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021

THE BEST LITTLE HAMFEST IN THE WORLD GOES ON-LINE IN 2021!


REGISTER FOR HAM-CON

Register now to access HAM-CON and to be in the running for valuable prizes!
If ya don't REGISTER, ya don't get the goodies!
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FLEA MARKET and MEET & GREET PORTAL
FORUMS and DEMONSTRATIONS PORTAL


HAM-CON FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET





Join RANV!

The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont sponsors HAM-CON. We are based in Northern Vermont but have members all over. If you would like to join RANV, or if you are an existing member and would like to renew, please go to our RANV Membership Portal. Not sure if your dues are due? Look this up.
 

It will be the very same HAM-CON we all love:

  • Flea Market, Vendors and Meet Your Pals
  • Forums, Meetings and Demonstrations

Plus These New Great Features This Year!!

  • No need to travel anywhere in winter weather
  • No chance to breathe in confectious germs
  • No need to get dressed (please do, anyway!)
  • and.... IT'S FREE !!!!

Donate!

There is no admission to HAM-CON 2021. However, we do have show expenses and HAM-CON normally funds our activities for the year. If you found value in HAM-CON 2021, and have available funds, please consider a one-time $5 donation. Go to our donation site click on "Send" and you can donate. Thank you OH SO MUCH!



HOW DOES THIS WORK??

HAM-CON has TWO Convention Portals accessible by links:
  • FLEA MARKET and MEET & GREET PORTAL has several rooms with vendors showing off their wares via camera. Pick a room, look at the stuff, ask questions and make deals. If you reach a deal, negotiate payment and shipping with the vendor. And run into pals while you shop, move to a ragchew room and tell stories!

  • FORUMS and DEMONSTRATIONS PORTAL has several rooms with a variety of forums on different topics. Some of the forums are pre-recorded, and some are live. In many cases, we will have the speakers available after the forum to answer your questions.


  • HAM-CON uses the Zoom Meeting Platform

    Please go here to learn how to set up and check your version of Zoom


    I NEED HELP!

    Our Expert Help Staff stands ready to help you.

    • Read all of the setup details FIRST!
    • Clearly explain your problem in detail
    • Staff will be super busy - expect to wait
    • We cannot fix your computer, microphone or camera
    For help, contact:



    WILL HAM-CON HAVE EXAMS? CLASSES?
    CARD CHECKING? FOOD?

    We'll all be having so much fun that there is no time for exams. BUT.... the same folks who run HAM-CON provide ON-LINE TESTING for ham radio exams every Monday night. Go to www.hamclass.net/exams.html for details.

    Know of someone who wants to get a ham radio license? We have the classes! The next Technician Video Class is March 20. The next General Class is April 10. Go to www.hamclass.net for details and enrollment.

    Need QSL Cards checked for DXCC or WAS? Sorry, can't help you there. The ARRL does not allow remote checking. Boo hiss :(

    FOOD! HAM-CON On-Line has the greatest assortment of food at ANY show. Just be sure to order it in advance from your favorite eatery and have it delivered on Saturday during the show!






    HAM-CON is sponsored by the
    Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont.

    HAM-CON proudly carries on the Milton Hamfest tradition:

    39 Years of Great Hamfests in the North Country!

    "and still the best little hamfest in the world!"

    Pictures of Previous Hamfests!

    HAM-CON 2014
    HAM-CON 2013
    HAM-CON 2012
    HAM-CON 2011
    HAM-CON 2010
    HAM-CON 2009
    Milton 2008
    Milton 2004





    HISTORY OF THE HAMFEST

    The Milton Hamfest started in 1983 as the "Northern Vermont Electronics Show." It was conceived by WB1BWV, WB2JSJ and others as a way to get Vermont hams together for swapping equipment and socializing during the long winter. The admission back then was $2. The philosophy of the Milton Hamfest has always been to bring hams and experimenters together for learning new things and having fun. The hamfest has always been organized and run by a tiny group of volunteers, who, like everyone else, pay admission!

    The hamfest started with humble beginnings and an attendance around 150. Today, the hamfest draws around 300 people, which is a sizable number considering the small size of Vermont. Attendees come from Vermont, Northern New York, Quebec and New Hampshire. A few come from Southern New England as well.

    Over the years, some changes were made which we hope will keep the hamfest a great one. After many years of being an independent show, Milton is now sponsored by the Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont (RANV), and is the ARRL Vermont State Convention. And in 2009, we moved it to a Convention facility. We have worked hard to bring in more Forum Speakers and live demonstrations. The Forum program at HAM-COM is the best you find at a small show.

    It is the goal of the HAM-CON to keep attendance levels stable and even show some growth even though hamfests all over the country have been declining in attendance over the last couple of years. We cannot do this without YOU! Please make every effort to join us!

    Read the article about the 2001 Hamfest in the Burlington Free Pree




    What Else??

    Keep checking back here for new information.



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    HAM-CON

    FEBRUARY 27, 2021

    Last updated: February 23, 2021