The Metropolitan Club

NFARL and our sponsors are pleased to be able to present an event to raise funds that will be used to encourage youth to get involved in amateur radio and related STEM technologies.

We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy a morning of visiting with fellow hams, listening to and interacting with our speakers, and potentially winning raffle prizes.

The event is open to all and admission is FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors ... and your generosity in purchasing raffle tickets.



This year, three outstanding speakers will join us and share with us their perspectives on ham radio.

Ward Silver N0AX, author of numerous amateur radio books and articles, including the ARRL Handbook and Ham Radio for Dummies.  He was the Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year in 2008.  Ward will be speaking on "Radiosport – Your Ham Radio Fitness Center."

Bob Schmieder, KK6EK, participated in (and led many) 16 Dxpeditions over the years.  He led the 2017 Expedition of the Year to VK0EK, Heard Island.  Bob will share with us his thoughts on "The Future of DX."  Professionally, he is a research physicist, with about 100 publications and four patents.

Dan Henderson, N1ND, and Daniel Davis, a member of the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors rounds out our speakers.  Dan Henderson is the Manager of Regulatory Information and Staff Liaison to the ARRL Legislative Action Program.  The League is very concerned that we seem to be having difficulty recruiting and retaining new amateurs.  Dan and Daniel will be speaking on "Movers and Makers – Reaching the Next Generation of Amateurs."

We are also happy to announce that ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, will kick off HamJam 2017 with a short address to conference attendees via Skype.

Raffle Prizes

We will have lots of prizes to raffle. [Note that the prize list has been updated with the call of each prize's winner.]

Raffle tickets are available for a $5 donation per ticket or (5 tickets for $20).  Purchase tickets at our ticket sales tables at HamJam until the mid-morning break.

You do not have to be present to win any raffle prizes.

Other Opportunies to Win

Door prize.  No raffle ticket purchase required.

Club with most attendees prize.  No raffle ticket purchase required.

HamJam Benefits Youth Programs!

All net proceeds from HamJam go for youth education, scholarships,
materials, and activities ONLY!

Support HamJam and Youth Programs by purchasing raffle tickets at HamJam.

Please talk this up!
Invite your ham and non-ham friends to this unique event.
It promises to be one of the southeast ham radio
highlights of the year!!!