Every amateur radio operator must do three things in their life...  
1: Go to Dayton, 2: Visit ARRL Headquarters, 3: Attend the
  30th Annual


Muscatine County Fairgrounds
101 N. Clay Street
West Liberty, Iowa
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  West Liberty is:


45 miles west of the Quad Cities;
17 miles northwest of Muscatine;
and 15 miles east of Iowa City.
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Gates Open At 7:00 A.M.
Gate admission: $7.00 with
1 door prize drawing entry.
14 & under, free admission.


Visitors using Interstate 80 should exit south at exit 259.
The Fairgrounds are just south of the business district.

Repeaters: 146.31/91, 192.8 Hz CTCSS
146.520, simplex


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  • Outside Flea Market space is FREE with gate wristband
  • Outside electrical hookup (fee required)
  • Saturday evening pre-hamfest Wiener and Brat Roast at 6:00 p.m.
    • Wiener meal - $5.00 adults; $3.00 children - 12 years old & under.
    • Brat meal - $6.00 adults; $4.00 children - 12 years old & under.
  • Commercial vendors
  • Extensive drive-in Flea Market
  • Amateur Radio license exams, details below
  • Overnight parking / camping
  • Electricity available outside for a fee
  • Electricity included for indoor vendor tables
  • New radios, antennas and test equipment
  • Dealers with wire, cable, connectors and more
  • Computer dealers with new equipment & software
  • CB equipment available in Flea Market
  • Food & beverage on grounds
  • Meet ARRL officials
  • Educational seminars
  • Door prizes!
  • Grand Prize Drawing at 1:00 pm!
Pictures from our '96, '98, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 Hamfests.

Hamfest Coordinator and Inside Table Contact:

Tom Brehmer, NØLOH
1114 East Tenth Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: (563) 263-3097

All tables are $10 each. All tables include electricity. Vendors must supply their own extension cords.

Make checks payable to
Southeast Iowa Hamfest

(No advance ticket sales.)

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License Exam Contact:

Testing Session Jerry Schroder Jr., KCØWWV
1815 F Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone (563) 607-0793


Testing on Sunday
in the Midway Pavilion
Starts at 9:30 a.m.
No test after
11:30 a.m.
  • FCC License Exams for all classes. Walk-ins welcome.
  • NCVEC Form 605 must be completed by the candidate and will be provided at the site.
    It also may be downloaded from the ARRL VEC.
  • Examinees must present personal picture ID (no exceptions).
  • If licensed, bring original and photocopy of current FCC license and/or CSCEs.
  • Exam fee as allowed by FCC.

Last updated December 3, 2013.