THE VERMONT HAM RADIO CONVENTION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021

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


FLEA MARKET and MEET & GREET PORTAL
FORUMS and DEMONSTRATIONS PORTAL

Special Event: HAM-CON meeting!
Link opens 6PM on 2/2
 

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

Plus These New Great Features This Year!!

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.

  • 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

    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!

    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: January 2, 2021