OUR Hamfest is CANCELLED for 2020.


Due to the recent pandemic of Covid Virus the Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse is reluctant to say we are cancelling the RAGS Hamfest on July 11, 2020. We are sure you will understand as we are not even sure if the venue will be open and available.

The ARRL web site will also reflect this cancellation.

We will be looking forward to seeing you all at Hamfest 2021 thinking positive that conditions will be better by then.

On a brighter side we will however still be having several drawings as usual using the pre-sale tickets purchased by many for our prizes.

Thank you,

Roger WA2AEW

RAGS Hamfest Chairman

2020 Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse Hamfest!

Saturday July 11th at 1002 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209

Doors will open to the public at 7:30am on Saturday, and the event will run until 12:30pm. Indoor/outdoor setup starts at 7:00am Saturday.

Download our Hamfest Flyer for 2020

​Admission – FREE General Parking:

  • $5.00 per person
  • Tailgate for $5.00 per car
  • $8.00 Inside Tables

Over $1400  in prizes this year including:

  • $500.00 Gift Certificate from Universal Radio
  • Diamond V2000 Triband Base Antenna (6m, 2m, 70cm)
  • Astron RS-35A Power Supply
  • Comet SBB-1 2m/70cm Mobile / Base Antenna

You don’t have to be present to win any of these wonderful grand prizes!

Admission tickets are being sold at pre-sale prices as well as at the door so if you buy one and can’t be there treat it as a raffle ticket. A/C and a Paved Tailgating Location.

New This Year for Commercial Vendors

You may set up Friday evening 4:00PM – 8PM ET and if you are staying overnight, you may, but there are no facilities or hookups!

Buffet Breakfast starts at 7:30am. Lunch available until 12:30pm. VE testing on site at 9:00am

Talk-in on 146.91/31, pl 103.5

For more info contact Roger Hamilton(WA2AEW) or email w2aerags@gmail.com

Last year’s Hamfest recap!


MOST ARE POSTPONED. Check included links for confirmation

Date City Link
01/11/2020 Marathon https://www.skylineradioclub.org/
01/28/2020 Lockport http://www.lockportara.us/lara-home/yearly-lara-events/hamfest-2019
03/14/2020 Saratoga k2dll.org/swapfest/swapfest-2020-march-14/
04/18/2020 Palmyra http://drumlinsarc.us/hamfest-info/
05/01/2020 Deerfield https://near-fest.com/about-near-fest/
05/02/2020 Bloomfield http://www.antiquewireless.org/spring-meet.html
05/09/2020 E. Greenbush https://www.egara.club/events
05/16/2020 Depauville https://www.tirepeaterclub.com/
05/15/2020 – 05/17/2020 Dayton https://hamvention.org/
06/02/2020 Prospect no flyer yet  Breezeshooters Hamfest
06/06/2020 Rochester http://rochesterham.org
06/06/2020 – 06/07/2020 Prospect https://www.breezeshooters.org/html/our_hamfest-2019.htm
07/11/2020 Syracuse RAGS HAMFEST
07/18/2020 Batavia https://w2so.org/batavia-hamfest/
08/01/2020 Trumansburg http://tcara-ny.org/hamfest/
08/15/2020 Saratoga k2dll.org/hamfest/hamfest-2020-august-15/
09/26/2020 Horseheads http://www.arast.info/arast_website/documents/2020%20Hamfest%20Brochure.pdf
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