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Winterfest - The National Capital Area Ham Radio Fair


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The 46th WINTERFEST will bring hams and equipment vendors together on Sunday, March 27th for a traditional hamfest (indoors and outdoors/ tailgating) and ARRL VA Section Convention for 2022. WINTERFEST is an ARRL approved hamfest.

New Talk-in Frequency:  146.910 MHz (neg offset, 77 Hz CTCSS).  

Download our Flyer here  

Location: WINTERFEST 2022 will again be held at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus. Enter the Campus off Wakefield-Chapel Rd, at the large Parking Lot B.  Click here for more detailed directions and a campus map.

Attendance Ticket:  Tickets are required for entrance to the Market Fair and the Convention Auditorium.   $10 attendance tickets may be purchased online here.   (with a $0.97 surcharge per ticket and a an additional $.30 charge per order). Be sure to print off your ticket and bring it with you.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $15.  The price of the ticket includes one door prize ticket.

Market Fair (hamfest): The list of vendors is here.

ARRL VA Section Convention:  Download the Convention agenda here

Schedule for March 27th: Outdoor/Tailgating Parking Lot B3– Opens at 6:00 am.  Indoor hamfest (Gym) — Opens at 8:00 am.  ARRL VA Section Convention Forum (Auditorium)– Starts at 9:00 am.  License Exams (Bldg CN) — Starts at 10:00 am.  Door prize drawings — hourly 9:00 – 2:00 pm   All indoor events in Building CE, Ernst Community Cultural Center and Bldg CN (License Exams).

Tailgating:  WINTERFEST 2022 will feature an outdoor tailgate area with 150 paved tailgate spaces. Tailgate space selection will be available on a first-come first-served basis. We have never run out of tailgate space.  Tailgating begins at 6:00 am, Sunday, March 27.  The college does not permit overnight parking prior to the event.  The first parking space is $20 and any additional spaces are $10 each.  One attendance ticket is included.

Lodging: You can search Priceline for nearby hotels at this link: Priceline Hotel Search Disclaimer: Vienna Wireless Society has no connection with Priceline or any listed accommodation. This link is provided as a courtesy only.

Disclaimers: NVCC does not sponsor or endorse this event; Attendees shall follow all published policies of the College, as published here The College’s current COVID-19 face mask policy is here

Club: Vienna Wireless Society
On site testing?: No
Conferences / Workshops?: No
Flea market: Yes
Indoor / Outdoor: Indoor,Outdoor
Cost: $15 at the door
Ham Community attending?: We will be exhibiting,We will exhibit indoors

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