The next OVH MANASSAS HAMFEST will take place
on Sunday, June 14, 2015 for the 41st time!


The 40th OVH MANASSAS HAMFEST recently took
place on Sunday, June 8, 2014


     


A few post-event observations about the 40th:

  • A very successful 40th OVH Manassas Hamfest was held on Sunday, June 8th!
  • Attendance was up from recent years as was the number FleaMarket Tailgaters.
  • The commercial vendors all reported good sales activity and lots of interest.
  • Each Forum / Special Event Seminar was well attended - more will be held next year.
  • The Youth Lounge activity attracted more youngsters than last year, lot of learning fun.
  • The VEC Exam program is very popular - many new Ham Licenses / Upgrades obtained.
  • Many attendees thanked the OVH, saying the Manassas Hamfest is one of best around!
  • Planning is already underway for an even better 41st Manassas Hamfest on June 14, 2015.

  • The info below on this page mostly relates to the 40th Manassas Hamfest; but this
        information will be updated as planning progresses for the 41st Hamfest.


  • The OVH has sponsored and put on the OVH Manassas Hamfest in June every year since 1974

  • The OVH Manassas Hamfest is expected again to attract several thousand visitors this year

  • The MANASSAS HAMFEST now has its own separate web site! Check it out!  But please
        note that that other web site is intended to complement this one which may have more detailed
        information in some respects. Be sure to review all information which is on this web page too.

  • You may prepurchase General Admission tickets, Outdoor Tailgating tickets, Covered
        Pavillion Tailgating tickets and Indoor Table Flea Market tickets for the Hamfest via
        PayPal online at http://manassashamfest.org    It is also possible this year to purchase
        Extra Prize Chance Tickets for $5.00 in advance of the prize drawings. These Extra
        Prize Change Tickets will increase your chances of winning a major prize, but cannot
        be used for General Admission. To buy online, go to http://manassashamfest.org
        Online ticket purchases for General Admission, Tail Gate Spaces, Covered Pavillion
        Space and Extra Chance Tickets all end (i.e., not possible) after June 1st.

  • Then come back here where there is more useful info, including about the Hamfest's sponsor.

  • VE Testing (FCC License Exams) at the 2014 Hamfest - Click here now for full details!

  • PDF file of the 2014 OVH Manassas Hamfest Flyer

  • Click HERE to get customized Google Directions and a Map to the 2014 Hamfest location

  • Click HERE for a good aerial view image of the Hamfest site / location.

  • Some REASONS TO ATTEND the 2014 OVH Manassas Virginia Hamfest

  • Forums / Special Events / Presentations / Etc. Please remember, information is subject to
        further updating - be sure to check at the Manassas Hamfest Sponsor table at the Hamfest
        on June 8, 2014 for any last minute changes. Click here for more information in a popup
        about the Forums / Presentations / Special Events during the 2014 Manassas Hamfest.
        Click here to download a printable PDF file with the 2014 Hamfest information. A simliar set
        of Forums/Presentaions to those offered in 2014s will be presented during the 2014 Hamfest.

  • A Youth Lounge with radio and science related demonstrations and projects, a place for
        youngsters to hang out, sponsored and staffed by Prince William County 4H Club and the
        Ole Virginia Hams was very popular and well received at the 2013 Hamfest and will be run
        again at the 2014 Hamfest. This year (2014) the Youth Lounge will include an operating
        HF/VHF station with the Special Event callsign: N4H for use by the youngsters attending.
        The Youth Lounge event will again follow the ARRL's suggestions and guidelines for a
        Youth Lounge program of interest to youngsters. Also check out the ARRL Brochure about
        "22 Things You Can Do With Amateur Radio" which attempts to explain Amateur Radio
        in a manner which will motivate and interest youth.

  • Prizes and Prize Drawings during the 2014 Hamfest. In the past, the winners had to be physically
        present at the drawing location during the hourly and the major prize drawings to win. This year
        the winners will have the option to be physically present either at the actual drawing location or
        nearby while listening and ready to communicate on the 146.520 MHz FM simplex frequency to win.
        147.525 MHz FM simplex will be the back up frequency. If present nearby via radio when a prize is
        announced and you call in if you win, you will then have a few extra minutes to appear in person at the
        actual drawing location to claim your prize. Hourly prize drawings will begin at 9:00 am on each hour.
        The Major Prize drawings will begin at 2:00 pm. There will be FOUR major prizes this year:
        1st prize - IC-7200 HF transceiver; 2nd prize - IC-2300H 2 meter high power VHF transceiver;
        3rd Prize - Flexradio 1500 SDR radio; 4th prize - IC-V80 2 meter handheld transceiver. Special
        thanks to FlexRadio Systems which has donated the FlexRadio 1500 SDR radio prize. It is also
        possible this year to purchase Extra Prize Chance Tickets for $5.00 in advance of the prize drawings.
        These Extra Prize Change Tickets will increase your chances of winning a major prize, but cannot
        be used for General Admission. To buy online, go to http://manassashamfest.org   

  • Hamfest Sponsor - Estate Sale Table - "For Sale" listing will be provided in a PDF file here
        about a week before the 2014 Hamfest.

  • Click HERE for a PDF file with several pages of pictures from recent OVH Manassas Hamfests

  • Click HERE for a listing of some of the places at or near the Manassas Hamfest to stay overnight.

  • Last revised: 20140617.