Midwinter Madness

March 24th, 2018 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The 35th Annual Midwinter Madness Hobby Electronics Show is at the Buffalo Civic Center in Buffalo, MN. This is a nice drive out Hwy 55 West from the Twin Cities with free on-site parking and a short walk to the building entrance.

Admission is still only $8 and children under 15 are free. Talk-in on the KØLTC Repeater 147.000 +600 – Call for KØLTC.

New This Year

Check back later to see the current information. We may have QSL Card Checking for ARRL awards will be available at the ARRL booth. Bring your stack of QSL cards and find out if you qualify for one of the coveted awards.

Quality Door Prizes

  • Drawings will be held on March 24th, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  • Grand Prize: $300 Radio City Gift Certificate
  • First Prize: $125 Radio City Gift Certificate
  • Second Prize: $75 Radio City Gift Certificate

Additional Prizes:

  • Four ARRL gift certificates for publications – two $50 and two $25
  • $20 Gift Certificate from RF Adapters
  • One copy Ham Radio Deluxe Software

Amateur Radio VE Testing

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 Advance registration encouraged!

Exams start at 7:30 AM – ARRL VE fee $15.

Email: mwmve@kØltc.org for more information and registration.

What to bring to the VE Test Session:

  • Government issued photo ID (i.e.: Drivers License; School ID if a minor)
  • Amateur Radio License original AND photocopy (if currently licensed)
  • Know your Social Security Number (if currently NOT licensed)
  • Pen (for paperwork) and Pencil (for answers)
  • Calculator without saved formulas (we have loaner basic calculators)

Session fee $15.00 check or cash (prefer check made out to: ARRL/VEC)

Vendor/Club Registration

Advance table registration closes Wednesday March 14th. A limited number of tables may be available the day of the event. Prices below are 2017 prices. Check back in January 2018 for confirmed 2018 pricing.

  • 8 foot Swap Table: $25.00 each
  • Electricity: $15.00/vendor
  • Club Table: $20.00 each (Clubs tables may not sell personal items on behalf of its members.)

Click for a Hamfest flyer

Click for table order form

Click for MN state sales tax form ST19

Complete the order form and state sales tax form. if needed. Print forms and mail with your payment to KØLTC, Inc PO Box 22613, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Details will be provided by email about Friday setup times once your table is confirmed.

Email: swap@kØltc.org with questions about table availability.

Vendor/Club Registration

Advance table registration closes Wednesday March 14th. A limited number of tables may be available the day of the event. Prices below are 2017 prices. Check back in January 2018 for confirmed 2018 pricing.

  • 8 foot Swap Table: $25.00 each
  • Electricity: $15.00/vendor
  • Club Table: $20.00 each (Clubs tables may not sell personal items on behalf of its members.)

Click for a Hamfest flyer

Click for table order form

Click for MN state sales tax form ST19

Complete the order form and state sales tax form. if needed. Print forms and mail with your payment to KØLTC, Inc PO Box 22613, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Details will be provided by email about Friday setup times once your table is confirmed.

Email: swap@kØltc.org with questions about table availability.