We will NOT be holding a HAMFEST until we can find a suitable location.

Due to logistical issues in being able to get a venue at a reasonable price, we will not be holding your Hamfest in 2019.

Thanks you for your understanding

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The 2017 Palm Springs Hamfest was held at the beautiful Palm Springs Air Museum located at  745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Saturday, February 4, 2017  from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VE testing was available and we had over 60 people pass the test they took.

The local KESQ News Chanel 3 was on site and did a great report.

KESQ News Chanel 3 Report on Palm Springs Hamfest 2017

EXPO / Vendors

Hamfest is the best place to “gear up.” Dozens of vendors will be selling specially priced merchandise as well as giving product demos.

Vendors can set up between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. The Expo opens at 9:00 a.m.

Vendors click here for more info

VE Testing

Palm Springs Hamfest 2017 will offer VE Testing. Get your license or uUpgrade your license at the event, then get a deal on new gear from one of our fine Expo vendors — all in the same day!  Testing this year will be from 9 a.m. to noon with the testing center closing at 1 p.m. No test may be started after 12:00 PM so that all testing applicants can finish by 1:00 p.m. The fee for this testing session is only $5.00.

Important Notice: If you do not have a FRN (FCC Registration Number) when you sign up for the exam, you will have to enter your Social Security Number for identification.
This may be a problem for visitors from other countries. Go to the FCC Website to get your FRN number at https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do This is only needed for new licenses.

See our VE Testing page for information


We are happy to announce our speaker line-up. Please check out the speakers page for a full list of those that will be speaking and to read about what they will be presenting on. The times and which conference room they will be presenting in is also displayed. If you prepay for admission, you will get a handout with this information on it as well the day of the event.  Go to Speakers Page


We have some exciting new food attractions this year. We are contracting with vendors to provide food for the event. Once we have the agreements in place, we will list the food vendors on our site.


Consignment Table

Sell gear that you’re no longer using at our consignment table (less a sales commission to the club).

If you are planning on selling anything at the consignment table. So that we can help speed up the process, please print and fill out this form and bring it to the event.

Download PDF Form

Flea Market/Swap Meet/Tail-Gaters

Buy or swap unwanted and unused gear.  We are making quite a few changes for the flea market vendors this year. Please check out the Flea Market page for all the details.

For information on the Flea Market click here

RV Camping

RVs can park starting at 3 p.m. on Friday night.  Gates close at 8 p.m.

Campers arriving Saturday morning can enter between 7 and 9 a.m.

There is a $20 per night camping fee.

RVs must be out by 12 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information click here