Hamfest Info

WELCOME! The 2015 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 14 from 9 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?

UPDATE: VE Testing hours extended one hour to 11 a.m.  Flyer updated 2/5/15.

Download our flyer here

To register as vendor please download and fill out this registration form. If you have any questions Please contact Glenn Morrison via our Contact us page or 760-770-6434.

Vendors can setup between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday March 13th & 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday March 14th

Public is admitted starting 9 a.m. on Saturday. Doors close at 4:30 p.m.

Vendors click here for more info


• Keynote by Gordon West

• Andre Hansen presents on Broadband Hamnet

• Dennis Kidder, author of Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio, will talk about Maker Faire

• Clint Bradford will present “How to work the Amateur Satellites with your HT

• Bob Brehm, Chief Engineer at Palomar Engineers will present on curing RFI, working more DX and keeping your neighbors happy

See the hamfest presentations page for the schedule of all events and details about the presenters


VE Testing

NEW in 2015: VE Testing for all license classes an hour before the Hamfest opens

See our VE Testing page for information


 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.  Contact Glenn through the Contact Us Page if you have any questions.


Talk-in NET

2 Meters

146.940 Mhz -107.2

7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Food and Beverage

9AM – Morning Snacks & Coffee

Noon – Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, sodas & more

more info about food 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


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