THE VERMONT HAM RADIO CONVENTION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021
THE BEST LITTLE HAMFEST IN THE WORLD GOES ON-LINE IN 2021!
Special Event: HAM-CON meeting!|
Link opens 6PM on 2/2
It will be the very same HAM-CON we all know and 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 !!!!
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
There will be regular events on the HAM-CON ON-LINE site prior to the show:
Check the "Events" Button above to access the special events
- Invitations to weekly RANV meetings on the Show
- How-To Videos on On-Line meetings and Zoom usage
- Short features showcasing special HAM-CON events
HAM-CON uses the Zoom Meeting Platform
Please go here to learn how to set up and check your version of Zoom
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!
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
Keep checking back here for new information.
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FEBRUARY 27, 2021
Last updated: January 2, 2021