The 2017 Palm Springs Hamfest will be 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 will be available this year from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door. Price includes admission to the Air Museum exhibits as well. Where else can you get a day’s worth of entertainment for that? You may purchase your advance tickets by clicking on the link on the main menu.
Parking is free for this event.
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.
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