The following events are featured in the Coming Events of the July-August 2018 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
For these and other upcoming events please visit RAC’s Event Database. You can also include your own event’s information by clicking on “Submit New Event” and completing the form.
ARES Hamfest 2018
Sponsor: Association Radio Expérimentale du Sud de Québec
Date: Saturday, August 11.
Time: Vendors 7 am; Public 9 am until noon.
Place: Saint-Jean-Chrysostome (7 minutes from Pierre-Laporte bridge); 1012 rue Pierre-Beaumont, Lévis, G6Z 3H4.
Description: This edition will take place in the same place as last year at the old church of Saint-Jean-Chrysostome. The building, suitable for wheelchairs, is located at the intersection of Taniata Avenue and Pierre-Beaumont Street in Lévis, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome area. Accessible to handicapped persons and free parking.
Cost: Public $8; Vendors: Tables $15 includes the vendor’s entrance.
Talkin: VE2RAG 145,450 CTCSS 107.2
Info: Alain Couillard, VE2JAC, at 1-877-977-2737; Email contact: .
Parry Sound ARC Hamfest
Sponsor: Parry Sound Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, August 11.
Time: Vendors 7 am; Public 9 am.
Place: Nobel Ontario; McDougall Rec Center, 148 Hammel Avenue.
Cost: Public free admission. Tables: indoor 1st table $10; 2nd and more $5 each. Supply own table(s) $5 flat rate.
Talkin: VE3RPL 145.49 – pl 156.7.
Sponsor: Sun Parlour Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, August 12.
Time: The event begins at 9 am.
Place: Leamington, ON; 1002 Mersea Road 4.
Description: Sixth annual Hamfest of the SPARC and the only Hamfest west of London. We’re not as large as the Xenia Hamvention but we’re a lot closer and we take Canadian dollars at par! Outdoor trunk sales, Amateur Radio exams, a true small town friendly event! Annual SPARC summer BBQ.
Cost: Free admission.
Talkin: 146.970 MHz, 118.8 Hz
10th Annual Junk In The Trunk
Sponsor: Ontario Swap Shop
Date: Saturday, August 25.
Time: Public 7:30 am until 11:30 am. Rain or shine.
Place: Newmarket, ON; Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Crescent.
Cost: Public free admission. Vendors $5 per space per car. Additional spaces $5. All money is donated to the Newmarket Theatre.
Description: Outdoor Amateur Radio Garage Sale and Hamfest. Bring any or all of your surplus radio related items only.
Info: Nick, VE3NJG, . or Mike, VE3MKX, at
Ottawa (Carp) 22nd Annual Hamfest
Sponsor: Ottawa Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Date: Saturday, September 8.
Time: Commercial Vendors: 7:30 am; Private Vendors: 8 am; Public: 9 am to noon.
Place: Ottawa (Carp), ON; Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds, 3832 Carp Road in the W. Erskine Johnston Arena at the north end of the fairgrounds.
Description: Major door prize draws.
Breakfast, coffee, and snack concession in the lobby area. Volunteer organizations and displays, including RAC, ARES, QCWA, etc will be present. On-site Amateur Radio licence exams. Get your licence, or upgrade during the hamfest! Please see the ad on page 23.
Cost: Public $6 admission, $14/table (plus admission). Please book tables early.
Talkin: VE2CRA, 146.94-, 100 Hz.
Info: Ed, VE3WGO or contact: . Facebook: oarc.hamfest.
VHARA Swap Meet 2018
Sponsor: Victoria Haliburton Amateur Radio Association
Date: Saturday, September 15.
Time: Public 9 am to 11:30 am; Vendors 6:30 am to 8:50 am.
Place: Bobcaygeon, ON; Bobcaygeon Legion, 96 King Street East at the corner of Highway 36 and King Street.
Description: Same location, at Bobcaygeon Legion, as last year. New and used Amateur Radio equipment and supplies. Ample parking.
Cost: Public admission $5. Indoor Vendor $17 for a 6-foot or 8-foot table. Outdoor Tailgate Vendor space $8. Payment in advance, for indoor space.
Info: Bill, VE3WAH, at .
London Amateur Radio Club 41st Hamfest
Sponsor: London Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, September 16.
Time: 9 am to 12 pm.
Place: Dorchester, Ontario; 4939 Hamilton Road.
Cost: Admission- $8.00 (Ages 10 & up); Table Rentals $7 + admission; Tailgating Spots $7 + admission.
Talkin: VA3LON 147.060 PL 114.8.
HARC Hamfest 2018
Sponsor: Hamilton Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, October 13.
Time: Vendors 7 am; Public 9 am.
Place: Ancaster, ON; in the School Fair Building at the Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road.
Description: An Amateur Radio, computer and electronics fleamarket. Parking on site.
Cost: Public $7; Vendor Tables: $12 per table.
Talkin: 146.76 (-) with tone 131.8 VE3NCF.
Info: Hamfest Chairman: Al Ersser, VA3ERE or ; Vendor liaison: Mardy Eedson, VE3QEE at or call 905-648-0187 and leave a message.
Mail payment to: The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club, 117-350 King Street East, PO Box 75073, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4G6. Payment can also be made via PayPal.
Winnipeg ARC Fall Flea Market
Sponsor: Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, October 14.
Time: Vendrs 8:30 am; Public 9:30 to 12 noon.
Place: Winnipeg, MB; Heritage Victoria Community Club, 950 Sturgeon Road.
Description: Coffee and light snacks available, sales support WARC. Door prizes and 50/50 draw.
Cost: $5 each for attendees, vendors and volunteers. Tables: $5 for members; $10 otherwise.
Talkin: On the Winnipeg Repeater, VE4WPG 147.390 + 127.3.
Info: Contact .
Montreal South Shore Hamfest
Sponsor: Club Radio Amateur Rive-Sud de Montréal
Date: Saturday, October 20.
Time: Vendors 6 am; Public 9 am.
Place: Longueuil, QC; Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Boulevard, 10 minutes from downtown Montreal.
Description: The biggest Hamfest in Quebec. Accessible to handicapped persons. Restaurant. Free parking. ATM.
Cost: Tables $10 (individual entry not included); Public $7.
Talkin: VE2RSM 145,390 CTCSS 103,5
Info: Francois Drien, VE2FDA, 450-672-9994 or .
42nd York Region Hamfest
Sponsor: York Region Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, November 3.
Time: Vendors 6:30 am; Public 7:30 am to a covered indoor area with free coffee and tea. Breakfast available on site. Doors open to sales area at 9 am.
Place: Markham, ON; Markham Fairgrounds.
Description: Vendors galore, plus a separate hall for admissions. Wide aisles for scooters and wheelchairs. Exhibits and demonstrations. Lots of parking. Great door prizes. Grand Prizes. DXCC, WAS & VUCC Card Checking. Amateur Radio Examinations (register with Hamfest Coordinator prior to Hamfest to ensure we bring enough exams.)
Cost: Public $8; Table rentals: $27 each.
Talkin: VE3YRA 145.350 MHz(-) T: 103.5 Hz and VE3YRC 147.225 MHz (+) T: 103.5 Hz
Maple Ridge Swap Meet
Sponsor: Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, November 4.
Time: Vendors at 7:30 am. Public 9 am. Open for pancake breakfast at 8 am to 9 am.
Place: Pitt Meadows, BC; 12460 Harris Road, one block south of the Lougheed Highway in the old REC Building.
Description: Ham Radio & computer Swapmeet. The largest in the Fraser Valley. Great prices lots of stuff. Concession will remain open during the event
Cost: Tables $20 includes one entry and chance to win a radio. Entry $5 includes chance to win a radio.
Talkin: 146.800 -600 + Tone 156.7
Info: Nick 604-465-9476, .