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Event Information:

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    W9AA Field Day

    8:00 amAltman Park, Worth, IL 115th and Beloit (two blocks west of Harlem)
    field day logo GOTO Get On The Air


    As Seen On Ham Nation! 4-22-2015

    Dates: June 24 and 25, 2017
    Set up time: 8 am at field day site
    Activity start time:     Operation begins at 1 pm
    Location: Maps of the area Altman Park, Worth, IL 115th and Beloit (two blocks west of Harlem) 
    Jim Riley, KC9CYL Field Day Chairman FD chairman

    George, N9VOK

    Working the GOTA station


    The main tent

    Welcome center and GOTA


    A well fed team is a high scoring team  

    Go to Picture Gallery for more great photos of Field Days past.

Annual Ham Cruise

Save these dates and plan to join us on a fun and relaxing cruise aboard the SS Badger: September 23 & 24
The SS Badger is registered Historic Landmark and the only coal fired ship in the US.

We have full permission to install antennas on the top deck and install our radio gear on the deck below.  Imagine a ham station on the water with a perfect ground (a steel ship!) and no local noise (we are in the middle of Lake Michigan!)  Enjoy a place where you will have no cell phone coverage – bring your radios and antennas or a good book. 

Most of us take a round trip, but of course, you could ferry your car with you and continue your adventure in Michigan. 

 Adult round trip is $99.  Stateroom w/overnight accommodations additional $75 (includes breakfast Sunday morning)
We board the steam ship Badger at 2pm CDT in Manitowok, Wisconsin and arrive in Ludington, Michigan four hours later at 7pm EDT.
The return trip departs at 9 am.

Call 800/841-4243 for reservations; ask for the “Ham Radio Cruise” special preferred pricing
There is plenty of free parking.

 Thanks to Pete, K9OWQ for putting the trip together

Get your Hamfesters shirts
We have polo shirts ($35) and T-shirts ($25) – your choice.
Hamfesters logo is embroidered, not stamped.
(color is Navy blue – camera altered the color)

Go to Orders Page

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Thanks to Cindy, N9CAS, for making this happen.

Hamfester of the Year !

Congratulations to Jimmy Liston, N9HSH (sk)

President’s Award! 

Congratulations to Granville Phillips, W9PNG !

New web page: the list of ham kits from June HamGab is now online with clickable links!