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ARRL Sanctioned Events

Become an ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest or Convention

Hamfest and Conventions that are sanctioned by the ARRL receive special benefits such as:

  • Your event will be listed online and in QST
  • Sanctioned ARRL Conventions will be listed in the ARRL Letter.
  • You will receive ARRL prize certificates for use at your event.
  • You can request additional handouts by calling 1-888-277-5289 or order them online.
  • Upon request, we will provide mailing lists and labels.
  • Your event will be eligible for special discounted rates on QST display advertising and ARRL Web advertising.

To have your hamfest or convention sanctioned, complete the online application or contact ARRL Headquarters at or call 860-594-0265 for more information. 

In order to make our publication deadlines, please try to have your Convention application to us six months in advance and Hamfest applications to us at least three months in advance.

See the official Rules and Regulations for more information.

Hamfest Planner Booklet


The ARRL Convention and Hamfest Planner booklet (PDF file) is available here to help you plan your event


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