Hamfest Prizes

At the Charlotte Hamfest, you will always have several chances to win some great prizes! We offer a pre-registration prize for simply ordering your admission tickets ahead of time. We will also have a Grand Prize offered on both Friday Night and Saturday Afternoon. You do not need to be present to win any of these three prizes.

We will also be giving away many Hourly Prizes. You must be present to claim the Hourly Prize when your name is drawn. All Hourly Prizes must be claimed by 2:30PM Saturday. Be sure to pick up extra prize tickets in advance, at the front entry door, or the show office for $1 each!

*Prizes are subject to change

  • Saturday Grand Prize: Icom IC-718 HF All Band Transceiver. Covers 160-10 meters, AM/SSB/CW Modes, 100 Watt Output.

  • Friday Grand Prize: Comet CAA-500 Mark II Antenna analyzer for measuring SWR, resonance and impedance. 1.8 MHz to 500 MHz. Impedance is 12.5 to 300 Ohms. VSWR 1:1 to infinity. Digital readout accurate to 1 kHz.

  • Pre-Reg Prize: Donated by Buy Two Way Radios - Tytera (TYT) MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio, USB Programming Cable and software, AC Charger, 2000 mAh Battery, Belt Clip, Antenna, English Manual

  • TenTec 40 and 80 Meter QRP Transceiver Kits - Enjoy the world of QRP CW operation with single band transceiver kits.

  • ARRL Gift Certificates: One $50 Prize Certificate, Two $25 Prize Certificates

  • Donated by Comet - Comet SMA-503 HT Antenna for 2 meters and 440 MHz. It can also be used for wideband receive.

  • Donated by WB2WZC - Waterproof Logbooks from waterprooflogbooks.com - giving you a tear-resistant, waterproof record of all your contacts.

  • Donated by West Mountain Radio - RIGblaster Plug & Play. With its simple USB "Plug and Play" installation, the RIGblaster Plug & Play is the simplest RIGblaster out there.

  • Donated by RT Systems - A Gift Certificate for one free Radio Programming Software package

  • Donated by Comet - A set of 4 Pilsner Glasses