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The 43nd annual Tampa Bay Hamfest will open on Friday, December 7th, 2018, and run through Saturday, December 8th. It is time to mark these dates on your calendar.

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Thanks to all who joined us this year. Your support is much appreciated.  See you next year.

Congratulations to our two top prize winners at this year's Tampa Bay Hamfest. Below are photos of both our winners.  

Saturday's grand prize winner was Walter J. Harris, Jr., KA1NP of Tampa.
The winner of the Friday grand prize was Ken Shur WD4EUN of Clearwater.

As you can see, our website has a new look. We would like to keep the site up to date with new information as it becomes available. To this end we will add items of interest to local hams and to our vendors to this Home Page as they become available. Please keep checking in for this information as we add it. In addition we ask for your participation in this effort and ask you provide items and information you would like to pass on to our local ham community. Thanks in advance for your help.

This effort will doubtless have its glitches and oversights so we always appreciate hearing from the sites users with constructive comments and advice. Click here to contact us.

What is a Hamfest?

If you ask the all-knowing Internet that question you will get this answer:  A hamfest is a meeting of people interested in Amateur Radio.   Hamfests offer exhibits, forums, and fleamarkets for Amateur Radio operators or "hams."  Now that is all well and good and certainly describes the fundamental offerings of the Tampa Bay Hamfest but there is more than that, much more. What you can see at this Hamfest is a gathering of hams enjoying the camaraderie of fellow hams. This is the intangible benefit of this Hamfest and indeed all hamfests. We like to have the opportunity to gather and meet our friends from other parts of Florida and elsewhere. Please join us, vendors, clubs and hams alike, in celebrating our hobby - amateur radio.