- Written by: Gerry, KG8RRY
- Category: Special Events
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This past Sunday, 10/29/23, the Massillon Amateur Radio Club (MARC) returned to MAPS (Military Air Preservation Society hangar) in Green Ohio. This was another great hamfest in every way!
Early count shows over 700 joined us on a cold, rainy Ohio morning for the day's festivities. When you add 100 vendors and additional support staff that makes for a pretty good swap! Record attendance, record prizes and record vendor participation- these all pretty much sums up the day.
Thanks to sponsors like Dakota Lithium, Heil Audio, Be Loud, Hammond Electronics, Arrow Antenna, Flex Radio, ICOM, N3FJP Logger, Ham Radio Deluxe, DX Engineering, Ham Radio Outlet, Gigaparts, B&T Firearms, LLC., DXE Contest University, Dayton Hamvention, Precise RF, The Wiremen, and other sponsors we were able to give about $5,000 in prizes away during the 5+ hour event.
Please patronize our fine sponsors- they are giving back to the ham radio community and made this great event possible!
Although there were some 50 prize give aways, the big prize winners were:
1st Prize- Yaesu FT-891
John Sayre, KE8UIB
Complete POTA Package w/Xeigu G90 &
Dakota Lithium Power Station
James Andrews, KD8VT
"Hi guys, just wanted to let you know what a great time I had at your hamfest yesterday. About six of us from the Pittsburgh area made the trip. This was my first time being there and I was very impressed with the venue and the hospitality that your club showed during the hamfest. I was very surprised at the number of people in attendance along with the number of sellers."
-Curt McCormick, WU3U
These professional photos of our event were taken by Canton's world-class photographer Joe Albert.
Please enjoy a video made of the event HERE.
If you did not have a change to buy gear before the show our store is still online. Tee Shirts, Hoodies, Tumblers and Coffee Cups with this year's Hamfest Mascot, "Flying Tiger," are available. You can visit: https://heritage-depot.com/product-category/hamfest-2023/
The password to access our Hamfest gear is: HF2023.
All sales are directly with our vendor, and the prices you pay for MARC Hamfest gear do NOT include a fundraiser fee for the club. We did this to keep prices low and quality high. Your gear is shipped directly to you from our vendor for speedy delivery.