Hamfest 2024 – September 7

Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association
presents our 38th annual


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 7th; Gates open at 7:00 am
Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Only $10.00 per person includes door prize drawing, plus 8’x8′ “tailgate” space.

  • NEW AND USED gear and accessories to haggle over
  • VE exam to be held at 8:30 am (on site this year!)
  • Plenty of room to display your sale items
  • Demonstrations: TBA
  • Other programs:
  • Fox-hunt on the fairground property      
  • Under-cover tables available for $10 rental or BYOT at no cost
  • Delicious Food served all day

One of many HAMFEST 2023 prize winners receiving a Rig Expert Antenna Analyzer

HAMFEST 2024 Sponsors


  • I-87 to Exit 12
  • West on Rt 67 to Ballston Spa
  • At intersection of Rts 50 & 67, follow 50 North; look for HAMFEST signs
  • In village, turn left at Citgo station on Prospect Street; up hill on left


  • K2DLL Repeater System
  • 147.000 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz or
  • 147.240 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz

GPS Coordinates

43.007438° N -73.855821° W

For information or reservations contact: Fred Halley, W2EMS
Phone: 518-505-3733
Email: Hamfest@k2dll.org

See us at: www.K2DLL.ORG or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/K2DLL

If you would like to help us out by distributing some flyers, a PDF document of the Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association HAMFEST 2024  is available. Please tell your friends and post where appropriate. Thank you for your assistance!

2024 SwapFest – March 9

Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association


Saturday, March 9, 2024

FREE Admission

Cornell Cooperative Extension Building (aka Solar Bldg)
50 West High Street (Rt 67 W), Ballston Spa, NY 12020

• Doors open at 7 a.m. • Refreshments. • Door Prize raffle!

The tables will be limited to those in the room and will be on a first come first serve basis.

VE Test Session for new licensees and upgrades held at Noon in the same facility.

(Contact Jim KG2H@arrl.net for test session details.)

Break out of that Hamshack after a long winter, and come have some Radio Fun! Feast your eyes
on all sorts of radio gear – new and old.

Enjoy Eyeball QSOs with friends you’ve made on the air.

We’ve held this FAMOUS spring event for many years, and it gets more popular every year. If
you need talk-in, try 147.00 or 147.24 repeaters. PL is 91.5 hz for both.


Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – October 2023

Hello all,

Attached is the October issue of the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter. I hope you enjoy it.

I urge you all to join our GROUPS.IO group. You will get more and fresher club information faster than I publish newsletters. Simply send an email to K2DLL+subscribe@groups.IO

Also, we are looking for a new editor for the newsletter. I have done this job for too many years and I want a break, seeing as I have other club duties. Send an email to any of the officers listed on the last page of the newsletter.

Jim KG2H

Sparks from the Spa Newsletter – July 2023

Hi All.

Happy 4th of July.

Here is the Sparks from the Spa Newsletter for July.  It contains information about our June meeting, and also a summary of our club’s Field Day effort.  (Spoiler, it was great)

Remember that we take July and August off from in person meetings.  Our next in person meeting is Monday September 11 at the Fire Training Center.

We need commitments for help at the hamfest on September 9, contact Fred W2EMS, ( W2EMS@ARRL.NET )

Jim KG2H