Hamfest Info


The 2016 Palm Springs Hamfest will once again be held at the beautiful Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, near the Palm Springs Baseball Stadium, Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year’s hamfest will offer a VE testing session before the opening of the regular event. Please check back regularly for updates.

Admission: Still just $5.  Where else can you get a day’s worth of entertainment for that?

To register as vendor please visit the vendor page.



Vendors can setup between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Vendors click here for more info

VE Testing

Palm Springs Hamfest 2016 will again offer VE Testing. Upgrade your license at the event then get a deal on near 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.

See our VE Testing page for information


Information on our 2016 forums will be posted after January 1, 2016.  If you would to present or if you would like to recommend a speaker or topic, please email k6psi@arrl.net.


Food & Beverage

Yummy treats will be available in 2016.  Doughnuts and coffee are available in the morning and we added a new and improved lunch menu last year, so come join us for a morning snack and lunch!  (Meals not included in admission price).


Talk-in Net

Talk-in on the Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society’s Edom Hill Repeater:

146.94 MHz – 107.2

Join us for our Monday Night Nets @ 1900 hours (7:00 p.m.) for the latest news about local amateur happenings.


Consignment Table

The Desert R.A.T.S club will be running a consignment table.  The club keeps 20 percentage (20%) of the sale price.  Bring all your old equipment that you would like to see if anyone is interested in purchasing.

Flea Market (tailgaters)

You must be in before 9 a.m. on Saturday March 14th when we open the flea market section. Vehicles cannot be moved or admitted once the  public is admitted

For information on Flea market click here


If you are camping Friday night you will be able to gain access to your camping spot after 3PM.  Gates will close at 8 p.m. for access to the campground. (if you will be arriving later than 8 p.m. please contact us to make arrangements.)

If you will be camping Saturday night you will have to be in the gate BEFORE 9AM, when we open the flea market section to the public

Note you must be out of the ball field by 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on Sunday March 15th

For more information click here