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Southwest Florida Hamfest Jan. 18-19 at Riverside Church

January 11, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Southwest Florida Hamfest is a trade show and exhibition event that is focused on Amateur Radio, electronics and other technology orientated to the hobby and is sponsored by the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club.

The event will take place at Riverside Church located at 8660 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19.

This year the Hamfest is also the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Southern Florida Section Convention and offers the opportunity to learn more about amateur radio communications and related technologies. The ARRL is a worldwide organization of amateur radio operators with its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut.

During the Hamfest, there will be vendors and others offering a range of new and used items for sale. This event is also a meeting place for amateur radio operators from all over the area to discuss evolving technical aspects of the hobby, ask questions, discuss communication issues and meet fellow operators.

Licensed and unlicensed individuals are welcome and for those who wish to take an examination for their first license or to upgrade a current license, exams will be offered onsite on Saturday.

Tickets to the event are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult and students 13-18 are $5 with valid student ID.

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There will also be a raffle and door prizes.

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