Solar Eclipse QSO Party

As you might know, there is a solar eclipse on Monday that will be very visible in Ohio. We have organized a solar eclipse viewing party combined with a radio QSO party that will be at the clubhouse from roughly 11AM until everyone goes home for the night. The actual eclipse will be between 1PM and 4PM, but the radios will hopefully be humming before and after.

We have secured a special event callsign for this, W8T. This will be a great time to get some radio work in, as we will likely be a popular station due to our special event status. Please come out and watch the eclipse and operate for a bit!

2017 Findlay Radio Club Hamfest

The Seventy Fifth 2017 Findlay Radio Club Annual Hamfest will be held Sunday September 10 (Gates open at 6:30 AM for Vendors to set up, 8 AM for the general public)  at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. (1017 East Sandusky St., Findlay)  General admission entrance this year will be from Sandusky Street and NOT from Fishlock Ave. Vendor and Flea Market admission will be from Sandusky Street as well this year.  Admission is $7 per person (under 18 is free).  Flea market spaces are $5 per space (large enough for a vehicle and  your "stuff").  Inside tables (8' tables)  are $20- for the first table, and $15 for additional tables.  A ticket is required for everyone who attends or works at the hamfest.

Table reservations should be sent to :

FRC Tables
PO Box 587
Findlay, OH  45839

A mailing to vendors from last year will take place in July.  A general hamfest mailing will be done in mid August.  If you have attended the hamfest the past 2 - 3 years, you will get a general mailing. We are using a new building this year with much better lighting and access, so all vendor spots will be new. Let us know if you have any special requirements, and we will try to accommodate you.

There are no advance general admission ticket sales or flea market reservations  - only indoor vendors with table reservations will be issued their tickets at the time they book their table(s).

Any questions about the hamfest can be sent to

CAMPING - There is a $15 per night charge for camping

We hope to see everyone there! (talk-in on 147.15+)

 For up to the minute updates on the event, please visit the official event post in the forums. Any and all changes to the event will be posted there and as well there is a forum post for Q&A.

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