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New Location

Louisa County Fairgrounds
101 Fairground Rd
Columbus Junction, Iowa 52738
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Talk-in: 146.985/385, 192.8 Hz CTCSS
146.52 local

On-site repeater: 146.16/76, no tone

Columbus Junction is:  


Map:

57 miles southwest of the Quad Cities,
23 miles southwest of Muscatine,
37 miles southeast of Iowa City.

Gates Open At 7:00 A.M.
Gate admission: $8.00 with
1 door prize drawing entry.
14 & under, free admission.

Visitors using Interstate 80 should exit south at exit 239,
then exit to Highway 92 East toward Columbus Junction.
The fairgrounds are on the far side of Columbus Junction.

HAMFEST FEATURES

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  • Schedule of Events
  • Extensive Outside Flea Market space is FREE with gate ticket
  • Outside electrical hookup
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Saturday 5:00 p.m. pre-hamfest Wiener and Brat Roast
    • Wiener meal - $5.00 adults; $3.00 children - 12 years & under.
    • Brat meal - $6.00 adults; $4.00 children - 12 years & under.
  • Commercial vendors
  • Seminars
  • Amateur Radio license exams, details below
  • Overnight parking & camping, fairgrounds fees per day, payable to Louisa County Fairgrounds:
    Water & Electric $20.00, Full hookup $25.00, Tent $5.00.
  • Electricity available on site
  • New radios, antennas and test equipment
  • Dealers with wire, cable, connectors and more
  • Computers, peripherals & software available in Flea Market
  • CB equipment available in Flea Market
  • Food & beverage on grounds
  • door prizes!

Pictures from our '96, '98 2000 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 2013 and 2016 Hamfests.

Hamfest Coordinator:

C. Scott Richardson NØMRZ
2394 Highway 38
Wilton, Iowa 52778
Phone (563) 506-0304

Inside Table Contact:

C. Scott Richardson NØMRZ
2394 Highway 38
Wilton, Iowa 52778
Phone (563) 506-0304

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Southeast Iowa Hamfest

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License Exam Contact:

Testing Session Bruce Dagel, WBØGAG
301 1/2 E 8th St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone (319) 212-1898
E-mail WBØGAG
or click here to register.

Exams Sunday
Sign in: 10:30 a.m.
Begin 11:00 a.m.
  No Test After  
12:30 p.m.
  • FCC License Exams for all classes. Walk-ins welcome.
  • NCVEC Form 605 must be completed by the candidate and will be provided at the site.
    NCVEC Form 605 also may be downloaded from the ARRL VEC.
  • Examinees must present personal picture ID (no exceptions).
  • If licensed, original and photocopy of current FCC license and/or CSCEs.
  • Exam fee as allowed by FCC.

Last updated October 8, 2020.