Welcome to the Duke City Hamfest 2016

The 2016 Duke City Hamfest will be better than ever!

Call for Presentations

We are issuing an open call for presentations at the 2016 Duke City Hamfest.

Do you have an idea for a ham radio presentation topic you would like to share with the ham community? Because ham radio has so many areas of interest, why not put together one on the ham radio topic that interests you the

The presentations should be tailored for 45 minutes including time for a question and answer session. Don’t think you can talk for 45 minutes? Team up with another ham to be a co-presenter with you.

We want to hear from you about your presentation idea. Send a write-up of 300 words or less outlining your presentation topic with some details about your presentation. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Please send your write-up to dchf2016@comcast.net.

Welcome to the Duke City Hamfest 2016

The ARRL New Mexico State Convention

Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 12th – 14th, 2016

We appreciate your interest in the Duke City Hamfest 2016, the premiere hamfest in the Southwest region and this year’s ARRL New Mexico State Section Convention. We are grateful for your continued support and are excited to help spark and continue to grow the incredible hobby of Ham Radio throughout the southwest, nation and beyond. Register today to reserve your spot and be sure to contact us if you have any further questions.

Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest Testimonials

"When I was at the Duke City Hamfest several
years ago, I was impressed by the diverse program of interesting forums and
the variety of exhibitors. I also found the venue to be pleasant and, for
those of us coming from out of town, easy to find. Definitely a thumbs-up!"

− Kay Craigie, N3KN, President of American Radio Relay League

"Be it its extensive lineup of presentations, its demonstrations and activities, the central location to buy and sell ham radio gear, or the opportunity it provides to interact with numerous hams possessing knowledge of almost every aspect of our hobby, the Duke City Hamfest offers something of value to everyone across the amateur radio community."

− Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT, ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Director

"The DCHF is one of the best events I have attended -- and I have attended a LOT of events! It was fun and very educational, with excellent forums and facilities. I would come back anytime."

− Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, FCC Spectrum Enforcement Division Special Counsel (Retired)

"I certainly enjoyed being a part of the Duke City Hamfest. It was well planned and executed and the facilities were terrific."

− Bob Heil, K9EID, Sound and Radio Engineer, Heil Sound
DCHF 2016 Keynote Speakers
ARRL Headquarters Representative

ARRL Headquarters Representative

Job Position

Respected Ham Radio Spokesperson

Respected Ham Radio Spokesperson

Job Position

Duke City Hamfest 2015 Vendors