Greater Louisville Hamfest 2014 and ARRL Kentucky State Convention
8:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Admission: $6 Advance, $7 Day of Show
Kids Under 13 FREE!

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (PL 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (PL 79.7 Hz)
F R E E    P A R K I N G ! ! !
Free Friday Night Camping (No hookups or dumping)

View or Download our GLH-2014 Mailing.
View or Download our GLH-2014 Flyer.


  • 8:30am ARRL at 100 - A Century of Ham Radio (Adam Shepherd Room B)
          This is a 25 minute video presentation highlighting the history of ARRL and Amateur Radio in the last hundred years. Produced by ARRL and narrated by Becky Schoenfeld W1BXY (QST Managing Editor). The DVD is available from the ARRL Store for $10.95 plus shipping or may be viewed on YouTube.

  • 9:00am ARRL/ARES Forum (Adam Shepherd Room B)
          Learn how the ARRL has been supporting Amateur Radio in Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. The Greater Louisville Hamfest is honored to sponsor the ARRL Kentucky State Convention and celebrates their 100th Anniversary.

  • 10:00am Kentucky Phone Net Meeting (Adam Shepherd Room B)
          Catch up on local traffic and join the morning/afternoon group for a meeting.

  • 10:00am Search and Rescue and Ham Radio (Adam Shepherd Room A)
          Bud Dixon KG4AFQ of the Jefferson County Search Dog Association presents how they use Amateur Radio to communicate during emergency search and rescues and how they keep track of the dogs and teams using APRS. offers more information about their volunteer organization, plus a kids area to learn more about search and rescue dogs.

  • 11:00am Ham Radio Antennas (Adam Shepherd Room B)
          Dan Hund KB4CF offers us a glimpse into one of the most important parts of ham radio communications - antennas. Learn about the best antennas for the most successful QSO's.

  • 11:15am Discovering Amateur Radio (Adam Shepherd Room A)
          This 20 minute video presentation is an introduction to Amateur Radio and the many possibilities it offers for learning, safety and security, and helping others throughout our world. It takes us through a brief history of communications technology and then into the many exciting opportunities that the world of ham radio has to offer today. For more information go to

  • 12:00pm VK9MT Mellish Reef DXpedition 2014 (Adam Shepherd Rooms A & B)
          We are excited to once again have Glenn Petri KE4KY hosting a forum - this time he offers his exciting experiences in Australia on the VK9MT Mellish Reef DXpedition. Visit Glenn's website at and the DXpedition site at

    (Events announced as they are determined.)

  • W.C.A.R.S. VE Testing (Isaac W. Bernheim Room)
         Signup begins at 8am. Testing 9am - Noon.
    You Must Bring the Following:
    • $10 Fee - Exact Amount - Cash Only
    • A Valid Picture ID (Driver's License, etc.)
    • Your Original and One Copy of Your Ham License and/or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)

  • Daytime Stargazing with Mark Steven Williams, K9GX
         9:30am - 11:30am Outdoors around the tailgating area in a flea market booth near the conference center entrance.
         Do some daytime stargazing with Mark Steven Williams, K9GX, of at Greater Louisville Hamfest 2014 and ARRL Kentucky State Convention. We're near the peak of sunspot cycle. View our nearest star through a giant telescope with a special solar filter. View the sunspots, pick up a free September Sky Map of the constellations and sign up for prize drawings at the booth.
         Win tickets to the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch planetarium or laminated Stargazing/Astronomy Quick Study Guides from
         Mark will be signing copies of his featured article in the May issue of Sky and Telescope magazine for a donation to the Harrison County Public Library.
         Hams hear the effects of solar storms on HF and auroral propagation. See these huge storms at the eyepiece of the StarGeezer's telescope!
         Caution! Never view the Sun without proper filters and equipment.

         For more information, check out these great web links:
              University of Louisville Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium
              Stargeezer Astronomy Events
              BarCharts Publishing, Inc. - Laminated Guides to Stargazing
              StarGeezer Astronomy Website

  • Main Prizes Drawings at 1:30pm (See below for prizes.)

    ALL-DAY EVENTS (8:00AM - 2:00PM)

    • Vendors and Flea Market
           New and used merchandise to see and purchase.
    • ARRL QSL Card Checking (ARRL Booth)
           DXCC Card Checker Jim Vaughan K4TXJ will be on hand to check your QSL Cards. He can also check WAS and VUCC awards. (Note: DXCC Card Checkers cannot check CQ awards, but only ARRL awards.)
    • Hourly Door Prizes
           Prizes drawn throughout the day. Must be present to win.
    • Extra Prize Tickets
           Sold all day long. Good for door prize and main prize drawings.
    • Concession Stand
           Delicious food and refreshing beverages available at the Praoquet Springs Conference Centre Concession Stand.

    (Other exhibitors announced as they are determined.)
    • American Radio Relay League
           Advancing the art and science of radio since 1914, ARRL celebrates its 100th year.
    • Jefferson County Search Dog Association
           Search and rescue dogs and handlers assisting agencies in searching for individuals who are lost. They depend on amateur radio communications and use APRS to track their teams.



  • Alinco DX-SR8T 100 Watt HF Transceiver

  • Icom IC-V8000 2 Meter Mobile Transceiver

  • Icom IC-V80 Handheld Transceiver

  • Note: All forums, events, prizes, merchants and displays are subject to change, substitution or cancellation without notice.