Welcome to the Duke City Hamfest 2016

The ARRL New Mexico State Convention

Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 12th – 14th, 2016

We appreciate your interest and support for the Duke City Hamfest 2016, the premiere hamfest in the Southwest region and this year’s ARRL New Mexico State Section Convention.  The Marriott Pyramid North Hotel in Albuquerque will again be our venue for the Hamfest.


Early general registration will be available soon, but  available now is a hotel registration site for a special room rate at the the Hamfest hotel.


Click HERE to open the special hotel reservation page.

Commercial Vendor Registration is now open.

Check our planned schedule here.

Use the button below to download the registration form.

Reserve early to pick the best location.

Fill out the form and return with your payment to reserve your area.

Exhibit area locations are on a first-come-first served basis.

If you have any questions contact our vendor coordinator by email or phone as shown on the form.

Call For Presentations

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

Have an idea for a ham radio presentation?  Ham radio has many areas of interest.  Why not put together a presentation on the ham radio topic that interests you the most and share it with us.

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 idea write-up to dchf2016@comcast.net

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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, Former ARRL President

"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 Second Vice President

"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

We’ll have a great group of vendors this year just as in past years.

Stay tuned to see who’s coming.