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New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest XIX)

Sponsor: New England Amateur Radio Festival, Inc.
Start date: Friday, April 29, 2016
End date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Closest town: Deerfield, NH, USA
Directions to location: The Deerfield Fairground is located on Route 43 approximately 15 miles NE of Manchester NH. From Canadian border take Interstate 89 south to Concord NH, I-93 south to Manchester to Route 101 East. Take Exit 3 off Highway 101 East and follow Highway 43 north approx. 11 kM to the Deerfield Fairgrounds. GPS coordinates: N42d 5m 57.4" W71d 14m 33.5s (Lat 43.099286 Lon -71.242663).
Opening times: Gates open at 9:00 AM Friday for sellers and buyers. We do not provide for early admission and preferential treatment for "dealer setup" or "Early Bird" buyers. Everyone has the same chance to find the bargains!
Cost: ADMISSION is $10 per person 18 years of age and over. $10.00 per vehicle into the flea market. Camping fees are $30.00 a night. Tent sites are $15.00. All overnight fees are payable to the Deerfield Fair Association.
Talk-in frequency: K1JEK/RPT 146.700 MHz (-600 PL 88.5) 146.52 direct 3.885 MHz Tune your car radio to FM 95.1 or AM 650 for continuous hamfest news and entertainment.
Description: The Deerfield (NH) Fairgrounds was the site of the legendary “Hosstraders Tailgate Swapfest” for fifteen years until the event was moved to Rochester NH in 1993 thence to Hopkinton NH in 2001. “Hosstraders” may just be a fond memory for many now but NEAR-Fest is continuing the “Grand Tradition” of Hosstraders and we're back at the magnificent Deerfield Fairgrounds.

In addition to the hundreds of hams “tailgating” in the flea market there will be three huge buildings full of commercial vendors and dealers offering everything from the latest in radio equipment, books, accessories and who knows what else? Take advantage of the strong Canadian Dollar and bring home some new goodies!
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Date updated: 2015-07-30 12:48:50
Author: Michael Crestohl, W1RC

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