RRRA Hamfest & ARRL Dakota Division Convention

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RRV Fairgrounds Hartl Building


  • ARRL Card Checking by K0KG
  • Cash and merchandise door prizes
  • Flea Market
  • Food & Beverages
  • License Testing (aka VE Testing)
  • Seminars
  • Special YL only prizes
  • Talk-In on 145.350-T123 and 444.875+T123
  • APRS Object: HFEST-28r


This Hamfest supported by contributions from:

Ticket and Flea Market Table Pricing

  • Admission Tickets
    • Adults: $9.00 each
    • 12 years and under admitted free with accompanying adult
  • 8’ Flea Market Tables - limited electricity available
    • Cost: $15.00 each
    • Minimum 1 admission ticket purchase required per vendor
  • Special for 2019: $3.00 off total vendor table(s) cost with each additional admission ticket purchase
  • Please contact the to reserve your table


Schedule subject to change without notice

Friday, September 27th

4PMFlea Market setup in Main Hall
7PMBuilding closes for the night

Saturday, September 28th

7AMFlea Market setup in Main Hall
 Light Breakfast served in the lobby of the Hartl Building
8AMFlea Market opens
9AMSeminars begin
10AMLicense Testing begins
10:30AMLunch served in Main Hall
NoonLicense Testing cut off
2PMHamfest ends


Seminars subject to change without notice

TimeSubjectPresented by
9AM to 10AMDigital Voice ModesAndy Lynch KD0IOE
Jarod Jacobsen W0JPJ
10AM to 11AMIRLP, the Superlink and BeyondBill Ockert ND0B
11AM to NoonARRL ForumLynn Nelson W0ND

License Testing

aka VE Testing


RRV Fairgrounds Hartl Building, 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078

  • From I-94: Exit 343 toward W Fargo, Turn right onto 15th St NW, Turn right onto Ave of Flags (Fair Ground entrance)
  • From I-29 (heading south): Exit 65 for US-10W/Main Ave, Turn right onto US-10W/Main Ave, Turn left onto 15th St NW, Turn right onto Ave of Flags (Fair Ground entrance),
  • From I-29 (heading north): Exit 63B for I-94W toward Bismarck, Follow I-94 instructions above
  • From 13th Ave S (e. g. West Acres): Take I-29 south to exit 63B for I-94W toward Bismarck, Follow I-94 instructions above
  • On-line directions: Search for “Red River Valley Fair Hartl Ag Building West Fargo” in Google Maps or visit http://rrra.org/places/rrv-fairgrounds-hartl-building


There are more than 40 hotels within approximately 5 miles of the Red River Valley Fair Grounds. Use this search page (at trivago) to choose the lodging which suits your needs.

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