Ham Fests

Winterfest 2021:Canceled by Covid-19

From the SLSRC website:

August 28, 2020….

We live in unprecedented times which calls for hard decisions.  Some of those decisions are not easy to make.  This is one of them.

The Winterfest Committee along with the SLSRC Board made the tough decision that Winterfest 2021 will be postponed until January 22, 2022.  But we do have good news!

SLSRC will hold Winterfest 2021 virtually on-line Saturday, January 23, 2021, so save the date!!  It will be a day jam-packed with ham radio gear reviews, forums and events, so stay tuned!  You don’t even have to leave your house to join in the fun!

In full transparency, the factors in postponing an in-person Winterfest 2021 were:

One, the uncertainty of what the future holds for this pandemic and the health and welfare safety of our membership and the Amateur Radio community.  Keeping all our Winterfest vendors, patrons and volunteers safe is priority #1.

Two, the state of Illinois (Winterfest is held at Gateway Center in Collinsville) continues to have restrictions on gatherings of over 50 people.  There is no evidence this restriction will be lifted before there is a vaccination with herd immunity.

Three, per the venue, the club had to make a decision by July 31 to hold Winterfest in 2021 or postpone.  If we continued with Winterfest and canceled at a later date, the club would be financially responsible for the full contract amount.  If we postponed Winterfest to 2022, our contract for 2021 would become void, the deposit would carry over and the club would sign a new contract for 2022.  The club would not be financially obligated for 2021.

Four, the committee was not getting any commitments from our regular vendors due to their concerns with the Illinois restrictions.

The Winterfest Committee has also postponed the Friday night banquet and the W9DYV Wes Schum Symposium until 2022.

Again, we are saddened to make this decision but we hope you can join us online on January 23, 2021, for Virtual Winterfest 2021. Watch for more details as we get closer to the date.



Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest 2019

28th Annual

Sponsored by Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club

Saturday October 26, 2019
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S Geyer Road Kirkwood, Missouri

7:30 A.M. to Main prize
drawing at 12:00 P.M.

Talk in 147.75/147.15
Thanks to the Telephone Employees ARC

GPS Coordinates are   38.34.848N by 090.25.004W

Plenty of FREE Parking
2 Rooms FULL of Swap Tables and Vendors
Hourly Door Prizes
VE Exams

The Best Hamfest FOOD around
Breakfast made to order

Raffle Prize for 2018
Over $1500 in prizes to give away

Door prize every 30 minutes
1st – $300.00
2nd – $200.00
3rd – $100.00
4th - TBA
 Need not be present to win

We wish to thank our sponsors  and exhibitors who make the hamfest possable;

Exhibitors this year are;

Click on vendor to see their web page.

Associated Radio
 D&L Antenna Supply
 Mosley Electronics

Gold Medal Ideas

Sponsors who contribute are:

Click o the sponsor to see their web page.

Gateway Electronics

 DX Engineering
Fluid Motion, Inc. (StepperIR)

RT Systems
West Mountain Radio

Universal Radio

Ham Radio Delux

Easy Way Hambooks

 for their support of this event..

Children under 12 free

Tickets in Advance $4 each or 3 for $10
Tickets at the Door $7 each or 2 for $12
Your Admission ticket is a prize ticket

Click here for table and ticket order form


Vendor and Swap Tables
$15.00 for each Private Table
$15.00 for Commercial
Electric hookup is $15.00 limit one per vendor
Click here for ticket order form or contact
Phone: Janelle Brisbine at 563-726-3860
E-Mail: N0MTI

For information contact Steve Welton WØSLW
(314) 941-8500 or E-Mail: WØSLW

VE Exams begin at 8:30 AM Sharp!
for more information call 314-941-8500



Winterfest 2020

Winterfest 2020


Winterfest 2020 has been selected as the ARRL Midwest Conference!

Contest College 2020 January 25th

SLSRC is excited to announce Contest College at Winterfest 2020.  Contest College will start at 1 p.m. with 10+ hours of forums, presentations, Q&A and contesting discussion for the new and seasoned contester. 

Contest College Info

Saturday, January 25th 8 AM - 4 PM
Gateway Convention Center
Collinsville, IL 62234