Duke City Hamfest 2.0
August 9-11, 2013
Welcome to the official website of the 2013 Duke City Hamfest
(4/28/2013: The DCHF website will be very unstable for the next 48 to 96 hours!)
The 2013 Duke City Hamfest will not be like anything you have seen before, and it is on track to be the premier hamfest in the southwest!
Venue: The strategic alliance with Hotel Albuquerque located near I-40, I-25, and Albuquerque’s historic Old Town will make the overall experience attractive to regional visitors year after future year. The hotel is also near 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. A limited number of hotel rooms are reserved under the special rate of $89.
Activities: A new three-day format accommodates expanded activities. Beside the forums and tailgate, a high altitude balloon launch is planned, a Moon Bounce (Earth-Moon-Earth) demo will be conducted, a Technician’s license class session will be taught, and a Sunday Morning Breakfast with special guests and prizes will be held. For convenience, QR codes throughout the conference facilities will help you navigate the hamfest.
Prizes: LOTS of door prizes and large prizes will be given away, including a Grand Prize Elecraft K3 HF transceiver, an Icom IC-7000, a Yaesu FT7900, an Alinco DJ-V57T, a Yaesu FT-60R, and a Kenwood TM-281A.
Vendors and Manufacturers: Along with our expanded program and new hotel venue, Duke City Hamfest is inviting local, regional, and national amateur radio manufacturers and vendors to show off their latest and greatest offerings to the ham community and sell brand-new equipment. Visit this website regularly to see the growing list of who will be present to sell amateur radio equipment and accessories..
Admission: To help grow the 2013 DCHF into something grand, a minimal admission fee of $3.00 will be charged. Admission price includes a $2 raffle ticket and admission for all three days. Kids under 18 are free.
Online registration: Sign up on line for any of the meals, banquet tickets, additional raffle tickets, or the Technician’s licensing class session.