Early Pictures from the 2022 Berryville Hamfest

It was perfect weather and a great crowd — over 1200 attendees and just under 200 tailgaters — plus all the indoor and pavilion vendors. Here are some preliminary photos from John WD4GEK: https://jacjr.smugmug.com/Berryville-Hamfest-2022/n-b5F6xL.

And these captured a nice moment in the visit to the Hamfest from Dr. Jim Boehner N2ZZ, ARRL’s Roanoke Division Director, when he presented an award to Ross KE4BCN with John N4MM and Carl NX3A:

New ARRL Radio Lab Will Inspire Your Ham Shack!

Posted courtesy of ARRL [http://www.arrl.org/news/new-arrl-radio-lab-inspires-innovation-in-the-ham-shack ]

Introducing the brand new ARRL Radio Laboratory, W1HQ! Join Jherica Goodgame, KI5HTA, as she walks you through everything there is to know about this newest edition to ARRL Headquarters.

The ARRL Radio Lab is an innovative test space designed to reshape the way we imagine and build a ham radio shack. From a decluttered workspace and a digital user interface to be able to remote into the station from anywhere, W1HQ is a step toward the future of amateur radio. Produced by Alex Norstrom, KC1RMO

Antennas being used for W1HQ:

JK Antennas XR5-JK, Multiband Yagi for 10, 12, 15, 17 & 20 meters

Cushcraft A50-5S, 6-meter Yagi Verticals

•Guy wires: Phillystran 2 meters, 70 centimeters, 23 centimeters

•Rotator: M2 Antenna Systems OR2800 Series Azimuth Rotator

Tower:

•Rohn 55G Series Guyed Tower, 40-feet

Equipment being used inside of W1HQ:

Elecraft K4 Transceiver FlexRadio

Flex-6400 Signature Series SDR Transceiver

FlexRadio Power Genius XL amplifier

Icom IC-9700 HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

•Green Heron Engineering LLC Rotator Controller, RT-21

•Green Heron Engineering LLC Rotator Controller Az/El, RT-21azel

•Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit

Berryville Hamfest 2022 — indoor tables still available!

Berryville Hamfest 2022 — indoor tables still available!

The 2022 Berryville Hamfest is almost here: Sunday, August 7! Everyone’s ready to get out and get together and see some STUFF! We’ll have it all — commercial vendors for your new amateur radio equipment, antennas, cable, and parts, hats, badges, shirts, and so much more (SEE LIST OF INSIDE VENDORS), and tailgaters all over the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, Virginia, for those treasures and bargains you’ve been looking for.

New Berryville Hamfest Website: www.berryvillehamfest.com

Check out our new website for information on the event, vendors attending, and answers to the most frequently asked questions. And if you have a question that needs answering, use the CONTACT FORM. Check it out and tell your friends!

7/22/22 Update: Indoor Table Space Available!

We still have a few spaces available in the Horticulture and Arts & Crafts Building (and ONE table available in the Ruritan Building). Fill out the no-obligation request form HERE to let the Vendor Coordinator (Mick W8BE) know what you’d like. But act soon — we have to submit our table rental order to ensure we have enough tables.