WCRA Mid-Winter Hamfest
Ham Radio, Computer, and Hobby Electronics Flea Market

The 2017 WCRA Hamfest is being held at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center (N 41.9056, W 88.34232) in St. Charles, Illinois. Come enjoy the 50th annual incarnation of this great event in warm, well-lit, open indoor spaces. There is plenty of free parking right next to the building along with handicap access.

22 January 2017, 8AM to 1PM
Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center
525 S. Randall Road, St Charles, IL


Forums for the 2017 Hamfest

09:00 - DMR for Beginners   Gregg Sperling
An entry level class into DMR, its functionality, benefits, and limitations.
10:00 - Introduction to ARES   Debby Gray/WX9VOR
What it is, what it does and how to get involved.
11:00 - The Weather Service Amateur Radio   Debby Gray/WX9VOR
Amateur Radio and the National Weather Service.

General Admission

Adult admission costs $8 in advance, and includes four raffle tickets.
Admission is $10 at the door, which includes one raffle ticket.
All Scouts under 18 years old and in official Scout uniforms are admitted for free.
Children age 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, are admitted for free.

Vendor Info


Eight foot tables cost $30 apiece for the first two. Additional tables are $25 apiece. Each vendor is provided with one chair.

You may request tables using this form (PDF). A letter to vendors is available here (PDF).


Electrical service is $10 per drop. Additional chairs are $2 each.

The 2017 Hamfest flyer is available here (PDF).