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: Presale price is $8 and $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.

Vendor Sign-up   Presale Admission


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.

See our VE Testing page for information


We will be posting details as to who our speakers will be and the times of the presentations as we finalize the details with the presenters. Check back often to see who is going to be presenting.


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).

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