Massillon Amateur Radio Club
 Hamfest Information Page


The MARC Presents our 59th Annual


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Massillon Boy's & Girls Club
730 Duncan Street S.W.
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Setup at 6:00 AM  -  Doors open at 8:00 AM

13,000 Sq Ft : Handicap Accessible : All Indoors

Free Parking !!

Saturday Setup -  Not Available This Year

Additional details will be posted as they are completed. 
 Click Here To See The Layout.

Limited electric will be available, generally only at the wall table locations and select inside tables.


Click Here for the 2019 Hamfest Flyer



General Admission is $ 5.00. Under 12 free. Admission ticket good for all main & door prizes. Advanced Sale tickets will offer two chances at the main prize drawing!


Grand Prize Drawing at 1:00 PM. You DO NOT have to be present to win the grand prizes. Major Door Prizes will be drawn at 1:00 PM and you must be present to claim these prizes.



The Sale of Illegal Amplifiers or Adult Material is Strictly Prohibited.


EMail us for information !


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The Grand Prize Lineup for Hamfest 2019

Prizes subject to Change


Announcing our First Prize !



Yaesu FT - 8900  QUAD BAND  


29/50/144/430 MHz FM Transceiver

The FT-8900R is a ruggedly-built, high quality Quad Band FM transceiver providing 50 Watts of power output on the 29/50/144 MHz Amateur bands, and 35 Watts on the 430 MHz band. It includes leading-edge features like cross-band repeat, dual receive, VHF-UHF Full Duplex capability, and over 800 memory channels. And its 10-meter FM coverage brings the possibility of world-wide FM DX-ing to you on your drive in to work!




Second Prize



The MFJ Model 259C Antenna Analyzer

 The famous MFJ-259C gives you a complete picture of your antenna’s performance. You can read your antenna’s SWR and Complex Impedance 530 KHz to 230 MHz continuously with no gaps.

You can read Complex Impedance as series resistance and reactance (R+jX) or as magnitude (Z) and phase (degrees).

Determine velocity factor, coax loss in dB, coax length and distance to a short/open.

Read SWR, return loss and reflection coefficient at any frequency simultaneously.

You can read inductance in uH and capacitance in pF at RF frequencies.

Large easy-to-read two line LCD screen and side-by-side analog meters clearly display your information.

Built-in frequency counter, Ni-MH/Ni-CD charger circuit, battery saver, low battery warning and smooth reduction drive tuning.

Super easy to use! Just set the bandswitch and tune the dial -- just like your transceiver. SWR and Complex Impedance are displayed instantly!

Here’s what you can do

Find your antenna’s true resonant frequency. Trim dipoles and verticals.

Adjust your Yagi, quad, loop and other antennas, change antenna spacing and height and watch SWR, resistance and reactance change instantly. You’ll know exactly what to do by simply watching the display.

Perfectly tune critical HF mobile antennas in seconds for super DX -- without subjecting your transceiver to high SWR.

Measure your antenna’s 2:1 SWR bandwidth on one band, or analyze multiband performance.

Check SWR outside the ham bands without violating FCC rules.

Take guesswork out of building and adjusting matching networks and baluns.

Accurately measure distance to short or open in failed coax. Measure length of a roll of coax, coax loss, velocity factor and impedance.

Measure inductance, capacitance. Troubleshoot and measure resonant frequency, Q of traps, stubs, transmission lines, chokes, tuned circuits, baluns.

Adjust your antenna tuner for a perfect 1:1 match without creating QRM.

MFJ-259C is a complete ham radio test station with frequency counter, RF signal generator, SWR/Resistance/Reactance/Coax Analyzer, Capacitance/Inductance Meter and much more!

Use 10 AA or Ni-MH batteries (not included) or 110 VAC with optional MFJ-1312D.

Compact 4W x 6 3/4H x 2D inches





MFJ 949E Antenna Tuner



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More Hams use MFJ-949s than any other antenna tuner in the world! Why? Because the worlds leading antenna tuner has earned a worldwide reputation for being able to match just about anything.

Full 1.8-30MHz Operation
Custom designed inductor switch, 1000 volt tuning capacitors, Teflon insulation washers and proper L/C ratio gives you arc-free no worries operation with up to 300 Watts 1.8 to 30 MHz.

Tunes any Antenna
Tunes out SWR on dipoles, verticals, inverted vees, random wires, beams, mobile whips, shortwave receiving antennas.... Nearly anything! Use coax, random wire or balanced lines. Has heavy duty 4:1 balun.

Custom Inductor Switch
The inductor switch is the most likely component to burn up in any antenna tuner. MFJs inductor switch in the MFJ-949E was custom designed to withstand the extremely high RF voltages and currents that are developed in your tuner.

8 Position Super Antenna Switch
Lets you select two coax fed antennas, random wire/balanced line or built-in dummy load through your MFJ-949E or direct to your transceiver.

More hams use MFJ-949s than any other antenna tuner in the world!
Has MFJs full size 3 inch lighted Cross Needle Meter (not a puny "meter" you cant read). Lets you easily read SWR, true peak forward and average reflected power simultaneously on 300 Watt or 30 Watt ranges. Lamp has on/off switch, requires 12 VDC or 110 VAC with MFJ-1312D, $14.95

QRM-Free PreTune
MFJs QRM-Free PreTune lets you pre-tune your MFJ-949E off-the-air into its built-in dummy load! Makes tuning your actual antenna faster and easier.

Plus much more!
Full size built-in non-inductive 50 Ohm dummy load, scratch-proof Lexan multi-colored front panel, superior cabinet and construction and more!




A Special Thanks to our Major Door Prize Donors !

Click on their logo's to learn about them.

















The club will also sponsor a used cellphone recycle collection station during the hamfest. Bring your old cellphones to donate to our drive. They will be sent to a cellphone recycle station. Help us keep a heathly environment !



Auction begins at 10:00 AM. 15% Commission charged on all items sold. You may buy back your own items at no charge. Seller must be present when your items are being auctioned. MARC reserves the right to limit the amount or type of items sold at the auction. No Computer Equipment.


Tables are $14.00 per 8 foot size. Mail your request for advance tables and tickets to Terry Russ, N8ATZ. 
3420 Briardale Drive NW, Massillon, Ohio  44646
(330)  837 - 3091

EMail to


Mobile Checkins & Directions provided on the 147.18+  Club Repeater.


Some of previous years attendee's

The American Radio Relay League

Quarter Century Wireless Association

M & K Engraving            Radio Shack


Webster Communications

The Weller Man

KLD Enterprises            GEM City TV

A - 1 Rechargers            Mercury Media

International Computer Exchange   


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CLICK HERE for the table layout of this years Hamfest

CLICK HERE for directions to the Hamfest


This page was last updated on - 10/10/19