Browse By

Letcher County Hamfest

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Mountain Shrine Club
95 Maryland Dr
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Come join hams from Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee in beautiful Whitesburg, KY on April 13th.

ARRL exams will be given to those wishing to get an Amateur Radio license or upgrade a license. Testing fee is $15 cash. Please bring a photo ID. If upgrading please bring an official copy of your current license. Study material can be found at

We will be joined by the Museum of Radio and Technology from Huntington, WV. They will have some great ham related gear for purchase, as well as tube and transistor radios and parts for them.

The Mountain Shrine Club will be serving a breakfast that morning, so come hungry. Breakfast price is NOT included in your entry fee, and is yet to be determined.

We welcome Shortwave listeners, Citizen Band enthusiast, Preppers, and the general public to attend.

Entry fee for hamfest is $5 per person, tables for those wishing to sale items is $10 per table. Outdoor tailgating is available, with the purchase of one entry fee.

Main Door prize is a TYT MD-9600 DMR/
Analog 2M/440 mobile radio, purchased from R and L Electronics. We also have additional door prizes from MFJ Enterprises Inc., Chameleon Antenna, ARRL – the National Association for Amateur Radio, R&L, RF Adapter Guy, and many request for donations out to other vendors that are pending.

Come make a day of it, by visiting our scenic overlooks on Pine Mountain, the 2nd highest mountain in Kentucky. Maybe take a relaxing hike to Bad Branch Falls while you are here, or take a drive across Little Shepherd Trail. For more info on any of those activities, please contact Letcher County Tourism.

You might get hungry after attending the hamfest and taking in the beauty of Letcher County. Have dinner at one of our great local restaurants. Such as Heritage Kitchen, Prime 606 Steakhouse, or Doghead Dough.

If your XYL needs a good stiff drin,k after you spend a bunch of money on ham stuff. Be sure to go take a tour of Kentucky Mist Distillery – Whitesburg or drive on up Highway 119 to Pikeville and visit Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery. Tasting are available.

Or maybe antiques are more your XYL’s things. If so be sure to venture down to Route 7 Artisan Fellowship, Delana’s Little Shoppe or Bow Barn Gifts & Antiques & Paparazzi Bling Slinger

Please come and have a wonderful day with us.

For more info see flyer in comments or contact:

Roland Brown II – KY4RDB

Letcher Event – Hamfest

Sponsor - CTBI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *