Duke City Hamfest
Rocky Mountain Division Convention
August 8-10, 2014

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As DCHF the event approaches we need to post updates to schedules, cancellation of certain events, etc.
Please check this page often This section was last updated in August 5, 2014 at 4:30PM

A Detailed Program Schedule and Master Schedule has been posted in the Activities section under Schedule.
These schedules provides info on forums and other activities at DCHF this year. Information includes forum titles, speakers names, times, room, etc.

View the Detailed Program Schedule

View the Master Schedule

  • Hands on kits are lost!. The kits that were to be used for the hands on Offset Attenuator and Antenna Buinding activities have been lost in shipping. As of now those activities have been canceled and refunds will be made. If the kits are locatted we will post further information
  • There appears to be confusion on when meals start. Please note that Doors Open only means that the room is available for folks to enter the room, socialize, etc. To help clarify, here are the start times.
    • Friday Night Mixer with Bob Heil – Hors D’ouvres Served at 6:30 PM. Bob Heil at 7:00 PM
    • Saturday AM DX/Contesting Breakfast – Buffet Starts at 7:00.  Intro and Dave Jorgensen at 7:30 AM.  Rob Sherwood at 8:30 AM
    • Saturday PM Banquet with Mike Corey & ARRL RMD Team – Dinner Service at 6:30.  Speakers start at 7:00
    • Sunday AM Breakfast  – Buffet starts at 7:15 AM.  Riley Hollingsworth at 7:45.  APS Youth around 8:45 AM.
  • Online sales are now closed. A limited number of meal tickets will be available at the registration desk at noon on Friday. First come first served

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About the Hamfest

The 2014 Duke City Hamfest, the premier hamfest in the southwest, will be bigger and better than ever before! Get out of the mid-summer heat and spend the weekend with us in Albuquerque, an easy drive from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and “Old Mexico”.

Venue: The Duke City Hamfest will once again be held at Hotel Albuquerque, conveniently located near I-40, I-25, and Albuquerque’s historic Old Town. A limited number of hotel rooms are offered at the special rate of $89. Book early, as we have already run out of our original block of rooms, causing us to enlarge our block by 60%. Interest is high, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Activities: This year’s three-day format has been further expanded over last year, allowing for more time to attend forums, demonstrations and activities. The DX University will kick-off the DCHF Friday morning, with the rest of the hamfest opening at Noon on Friday and running all day Saturday through Sunday mid-afternoon. We have expanded our banquet program to include a Friday evening mixer, Saturday morning breakfast, Saturday evening dinner, and a Sunday morning breakfast. Don’t forget to attend the Wouff Hong ceremony on Saturday night at 11 PM.

Banquet Speakers: Maintaining our reputation for consistently providing outstanding banquet programs, the Duke City Hamfest has lined up several excellent speakers to host our banquet events. 2014 Speakers include Mike Corey (KI1U), Bob Heil (K9EID), Riley Hollingsworth (K4ZDH), Rob Sherwood (NC0B), and David Jorgensen (WD5COV).

  • Bob Heil will be speaking at the Friday Mixer.
  • Rob Sherwood and David Jorgensen will be speaking at the Saturday DX/Contesting Breakfast.
  • Mike Corey will be speaking at the Saturday evening ARRL Awards Banquet.
  • Riley Hollingsworth will be the speaker at the Sunday morning banquet honoring the continuing tradition of Amateur Radio, new hams and youth.

Major manufacturers and Vendors:, Duke City Hamfest is inviting local, regional, and national amateur radio manufacturers and vendors to show and sell their latest and greatest offerings to the ham community. See a list of the currently confirmed vendors.

Admission: To help grow the 2014 DCHF into something grand, a minimal admission fee of $5.00 will be charged. The admission fee includes a $2 raffle ticket and one registration for all three days. Kids under 18 are free.

Online registration: Available now

Family Activities: The Hotel Albuquerque is across the street from Albuquerque’s famous “Old Town”, and is close to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum, Albuquerque Bio Park, Albuquerque Zoo, the National Atomic Museum, and much more. Organized family activities are being planned, with guided excursions to area attractions being organized for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned for details as the family activity schedule is finalized.

Content owner:Chairman -Bill *Ripley, (KY5Q)