The following events are featured in the Coming Events of the September-October 2018 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
For these and other upcoming events please visit RAC’s Event Database where you can add your own Amateur Radio event’s information by clicking on “Submit New Event” and completing the form.
Ottawa (Carp) 22nd Annual Hamfest
Sponsor: Ottawa Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, September 8.
Time: Commercial Vendors: 7:30 am; Private Vendors: 8 am; Public: 9 am to noon.
Place: Ottawa (Carp), ON; Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds, 3832 Carp Road in the W. Erskine Johnston Arena at the north end of the fairgrounds.
Description: Major door prize draws.
Breakfast, coffee, and snack concession in the lobby area. Volunteer organizations and displays, including RAC, ARES, QCWA, etc will be present. On-site Amateur Radio licence exams. Get your licence, or upgrade during the hamfest!
Cost: Public $6 admission, $14/table (plus admission). Please book tables early.
Talkin: VE2CRA, 146.94-, 100 Hz.
Info: Ed, VE3WGO or contact: . Facebook: oarc.hamfest.
VHARA Swap Meet 2018
Sponsor: Victoria Haliburton Amateur Radio Association
Date: Saturday, September 15.
Time: Vendors 6:30 am to 8:50 am;
Public 9 am to 11:30 am.
Place: Bobcaygeon, ON; Bobcaygeon Legion, 96 King Street East at the corner of Highway 36 and King Street.
Description: Same location, at Bobcaygeon Legion, as last year. New and used Amateur Radio equipment and supplies. Ample parking.
Cost: Public admission $5. Indoor Vendor $17 for a 6-foot or 8-foot table. Outdoor Tailgate Vendor space $8. Payment in advance, for indoor space.
Info: Bill, VE3WAH, at .
Moncton Area Amateur Radio Flea Market
Sponsor: Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, September 15.
Time: Vendors 8 am: Public 9 am.
Place: Riverview, New Brunswick; Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road.
Description: The main door prize will be a Baofeg triband handheld. The raffle prize will be a dualband mobile radio and there will be a 50/50 cash drawing. Coffee and donuts along with sandwiches and soft drinks.
Cost: $5 for both buyers and sellers.
Talkin: VE9TCR 147.345 plus, no tone.
Info: Contact .
London Amateur Radio Club 41st Hamfest
Sponsor: London Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, September 16.
Time: 9 am to 12 pm.
Place: Dorchester, Ontario; 4939 Hamilton Road.
Cost: Admission-$8 (ages 10 & up); Table Rentals $7 + admission; Tailgating Spots $7 + admission.
Talkin: VA3LON 147.060 PL 114.8.
Third Annual NVIS Ontario Event
Sponsors: Peel and Kingston Amateur Radio Clubs
Date: Sunday September 16.
Time: 13:00 – 18:00 Eastern Daylight Time.
Description: The goal of the event is to make contacts and talk to other operators using NVIS techniques. No restrictions on operation, just get on the air and operate with your best NVIS antenna. Bands of interest are 40, 60, and 80, depending on conditions. We suggest this identifier when calling to make it easier to identify the participants: CQ NVIS Ontario “call sign”.
Frequencies: SSB 3.700-750, 5.3305, 5.3465, 5.3570, 5.3715, 5.4035, and 7.040-070.
CW, 3.550, 5.3305, 5.3465, 5.3570, 5.3715, 5.4035, and 7.030.
Info: Contact the PARC Executive Secretary at
Sponsor: Delta Amateur Radio Society
Date: Sunday, September 30.
Time: 10 am to 1 pm.
Place: Tsawwassen, Delta, BC; South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56 Street.
Description: ComFest is the largest and longest continuously running Amateur Radio convention in the lower mainland held south of the Fraser. We regularly sell out of 30 tables and attract an average of 150 visitors. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary we are considering making improvements to our already successful format. This could be biggest ComFest yet!
Cost: Vendor Tables $21; Public $5.
Info: Contact Chris Scholefield VE7XH, Secretary/Treasurer by email at
HARC Hamfest 2018
Sponsor: Hamilton Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, October 13.
Time: Vendors 7 am; Public 9 am.
Place: Ancaster, ON; in the School Fair Building at the Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road.
Description: An Amateur Radio, computer and electronics fleamarket. Parking on site.
Cost: Public $7; Vendor Tables: $12 per table.
Talkin: 146.76 (-) with tone 131.8 VE3NCF.
Info: Hamfest Chairman: Al Ersser, VA3ERE or ; Vendor liaison: Mardy Eedson, VE3QEE at or call 905-648-0187 and leave a message. Mail payment to: The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club, 117-350 King Street East, PO Box 75073, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4G6. Payment can also be made via PayPal.
Winnipeg ARC Fall Flea Market
Sponsor: Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, October 14.
Time: Vendors 8:30 am; Public 9:30 to 12 noon.
Place: Winnipeg, MB; Heritage Victoria Community Club, 950 Sturgeon Road.
Description: Coffee and light snacks available, sales support WARC. Door prizes and 50/50 draw.
Cost: $5 each for attendees, vendors and volunteers. Tables: $5 for members; $10 otherwise.
Talkin: On the Winnipeg Repeater, VE4WPG 147.390 + 127.3.
Info: Contact .
Montreal South Shore Hamfest
Sponsor: Club Radio Amateur Rive-Sud de Montréal
Date: Saturday, October 20.
Time: Vendors 6 am; Public 9 am.
Place: Longueuil, QC; Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Boulevard, 10 minutes from downtown Montreal.
Description: The biggest Hamfest in Quebec. Accessible to handicapped persons. Restaurant. Free parking. ATM.
Cost: Tables $10 (individual entry not included); Public $7.
Talkin: VE2RSM 145,390 CTCSS 103,5.
Info: Francois Drien, VE2FDA, 450-672-9994 or .
42nd York Region Hamfest
Sponsor: York Region Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, November 3.
Time: Vendors 6:30 am; Public 7:30 am to a covered indoor area with free coffee and tea. Breakfast available on site. Doors open to sales area at 9 am.
Place: Markham, ON; Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road.
Description: Vendors galore, plus a separate hall for admissions. Wide aisles for scooters and wheelchairs. Exhibits and demonstrations. Lots of parking. Great door prizes. Grand Prizes. DXCC, WAS & VUCC Card Checking. Amateur Radio Examinations (register with Hamfest Coordinator prior to Hamfest to ensure we bring enough exams.)
Cost: Public $8; Table rentals: $27 each.
Talkin: VE3YRA 145.350 MHz(-)
T: 103.5 Hz and VE3YRC 147.225 MHz (+) T: 103.5 Hz
Maple Ridge Swap Meet
Sponsor: Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club
Date: Sunday, November 4.
Time: Vendors at 7:30 am. Public 9 am. Open for pancake breakfast at 8 am to 9 am.
Place: Pitt Meadows, BC; 12460 Harris Road, one block south of the Lougheed Highway in the old REC Building.
Description: Ham Radio & computer Swapmeet. The largest in the Fraser Valley. Great prices lots of stuff. Concession will remain open during the event.
Cost: Tables $20 includes one entry and chance to win a radio. Entry $5 includes chance to win a radio.
Talkin: 146.800 -600 + Tone 156.7
Info: Nick 604-465-9476, by email at