Western Connecticut Hamfest, Danbury, CT, September 11, 2022

Candlewood ARA logoElectronics and Amateur Radio Hamfest: September 11, 2022 

Sponsored by the Candlewood Amateur Radio Association 

We are back for 2022, In a NEW LOCATION and DATE!


The Candlewood Amateur Radio Association (CARA) will be hosting the Western Connecticut Hamfest and Swap meet at a NEW location! on Sunday, September 11 from 8 AM till 1 PM. Rain or shine. Location is at Police Athletic League, 35 Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT.  This is “The Biggest Little Hamfest in Western CT” and is sure to have plenty for all electronics, makers, and Amateur Radio enthusiasts. This is an IN-DOOR and Tailgating event. 

Every year, enthusiasts from the greater Danbury area and surrounding states gather to swap gear, knowledge, and stories.  This year there will be an Amateur Radio License testing session (9:30 am) as well as a presentation by the Fred Kemmerer, ARRL New England Director, we will also have the Region 5 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) forum at 10:30AM.  Get those books out and take your first FCC Amateur Radio License or upgrade your Radio license, at the same time you look around and find that piece of tech you can’t go home without. 

There will be electronics and radio equipment vendors, demonstrations, and refreshments as well.  Door prizes will be announced periodically, you are entered with your admission ticket.  Raffle tickets will be sold for some great gear as well. 

Spaces are available, at $20/spot, bring your own table and chair, each spot include one admission. Get rid of that gear you don’t use anymore.  There is sure to be someone there interested in your unused computer, electronic or radio gear. Regular admission is $8 at the door ($1 discount with the flyer, available at our website). Don’t forget Kids under 12 are free! 

For further information go to http://www.hamfest.cararadioclub.org or contact John Morelli W1JGM at www.hamfest.cararadioclub.org or call 203-417-0160. 


John G. Morelli (W1JGM)
VP Candlewood Amateur Radio Association (CARA)
Chairman; Western Connecticut Hamfest
cararadioclub.org Club Call W1QI