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Buy or Sell Gear

Whether you're at RARSfest to treat yourself to new gear, grab parts for repair or find that piece to complete you collection, RARSfest has hundreds of dealers, vendors and flea market sellers waiting to serve you.


Build a J-Pole!

Come to our project table & build your own 2 meter Wire J-pole antenna. No previous experience necessary! We provide tools, materials, and guide you through this simple project. 

NOTE:  This is primarily an adult activity.   Due to feedback received regarding safety of youths EVERY individual under 16 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Click image to view a video of AB4OZ at work!

Get or Upgrade your Ham License

RARS Volunteer Examiners are accredited through the W5YI VEC.

  • Walk-in registration and testing begin promptly at 11:30 am. 

  • Walk-in registration will be accepted until 12:00 pm

  • The W5YI exam fee is still $14.

  • FCC FRN number required to test.

  • You DO NOT need a RARSfest ticket to test!


Learn Something new!

  • Stop by a forum session

  • Attend a demo (outside the building)

  • Visit a booth sponsored by ARRL, RARS, QCWS, NRS, etc.

Click on image to see a video of KG4AKV!

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