Up and Coming swap meets .....

Here are some updates and corrections to our recent listing Great Lakes
Division ARRL Sanctioned Hamfests:

Aug  5 - Columbus Hamfest - Columbus, OH
Aug  5 - UP Hamfest - Escanaba, MI
Aug 12 - Central KY - Lexington, KY
Aug 12 - Midland Hamfest - Midland, MI
Aug 13 - Seaway Trunk Swap - Port Huron, MI
Aug 19 - Thunder Bay ARC Swap - Alpena, MI
Aug 20 - Warren Tailgate Swap - Cortland, OH
Aug 27 - Cuyahoga Falls Tailgate Swap - Stow, OH
Sep  9 - GRAHamfest - Wyoming, MI
Sep  9 - Greater Louisville Hamfest - Sheperdsville, KY
Sep 10 - Findlay Hamfest - Findlay, OH
Sep 16 - Richmond Fall Hamfest - Richmond, KY
Sep 17 - Adrian Hamfest - Adrian, MI
Sep 23 - GMARC Trunk swap - Shelby Twp., MI
Sep 23 - OHKYIN ARS Hamfest - Cincinnati, OH
Sep 30 - Paintsville Hamfest - Paintsville, KY
Oct  7 - Vette City Hamfest - Bowling Green, KY
Oct 7-8- GLD HamCon and Convention - Brooklyn, MI
Oct 21 - Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest - Muskegon, MI
Oct 22 - Kalamazoo Hamfest - Kalamazoo, MI
Oct 28 - Hazard Hamfest - Hazard, KY
Oct 29 - Massillon Hamfest - Massillon, OH
Oct 29 - USECA Hamfest - Madison Heights, MI


 This information on the swap at MIS was forwarded to me from Rich K8UV ...

 Notice the race dates are listed as June and October but should be June and August ?

 De Rich K8UV  with great news!

  • The most exciting ham radio event to ever hit Michigan has been scheduled for October 7 & 8,2017 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) near Brooklyn, Michigan.
    MIS is located in the vacation area of Southeastern Michigan known as the Irish Hills. The racetrack is the home of two NASCAR races each year (June & October) and other non-racing events and is near major highways and air transportation. The facility is comprised of 1400 acres in the rolling hills of SE Michigan.
    The entire event will be held in the infield of the 2 mile track with lots of asphalt surfaces in the pit area. We have 22,500 square feet of indoor area for commercial vendors and a huge paved area for flea market space. All types of camping on site are available (tents to pop up campers to fifth wheels to full blown motor homes) with 24 hour security services. Medical personnel will be on site during the entire event for your safety. The facility will be open on Friday, Oct 6 for vendor load in and set up. Load out will be on Sunday, Oct 8) at the close of the event. All activity should be complete by 2100 Sunday evening.
    Food services will be available and ticketing will be available electronically. There will be a complete complement of commercial vendors and many forums and workshops, including a ham in a day class taught by Dan, KB6NU. This class will be followed by a VE session which will be open to anyone interested in testing for a new license or an upgrade.
    There are a great number of details that are still in the process of being developed. We are assembling our team to plan and operate the HamCon in conjunction with participating amateur radio clubs in roughly a 50 mile radius of the track. Our organization is the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association, which will be a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. Our website is www.glhamcon.org and we are on Facebook as Great Lakes Ham Convention and our Twitter ID is GLHamCon. All of our social media is in the process of being developed and will be fleshed out as things develop. Scott Westerman, W9WSW is heading up our Social Media efforts.