Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council
(FGCARC)

The Thirty-Ninth Annual
Tampa Bay Hamfest


December 12 & 13 , 2014


Agricultural Show Center
2508 W. Oak Avenue
Plant City, Florida


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The Tampa Bay Hamfest is the largest amateur radio trade show on Florida's West coast.

We have moved to a bigger location in 2013.

We are now at the Florida Strawberry Festival (Agricultural Show Center building)

This facility has 21,375 of indoor climate controlled space. Tailgating is in front the building.

2508 W. Oak Avenue, Plant City, FL 33563

Directions Tampa, Bradenton, Ocala, Orlando, Miami

from Tampa, Florida area

1. Take I-4 E toward Orlando19.1 miles
2. Take exit 19 for FL-566 E  0.5 miles
3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd  0.9 miles
4, Turn right onto W Oak Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs
  0.2 miles
 

from Bradenton, Florida area

1. I-75 N to exit 261 to merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando19.7 miles
2. Take exit 19 for FL-566 E  0.5 miles
3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd  0.9 miles
4, Turn right onto W Oak Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs
  0.2 miles
 

from Orlando, Florida area

1. I-4 W toward Tampa62.9 miles
2. Take exit 19 for FL-566/Thonotosassa Rd  0.4 miles
3. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Plant City131 feet
4. Turn left onto Thonotosassa Rd  0.6 miles
5. Turn right onto W Oak Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs
  0.2 miles
 

from Ocala, Floridaarea

1. I-75 S toward Tampa 89.8 miles
2. Take exit 261 to merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando 11.3 miles
3. Take exit 19 for FL-566 E  0.5 miles
4. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd  0.4 miles
5. Turn right onto W Oak Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs
  0.2 miles
 

from Miami, Florida area

1. I-95 N toward Ft. Lauderdale  1.1 miles
2. Slight left onto I-95 Express Toll road   7.5 miles
3. Take the exit toward Florida Turnpike/Florida 826394 feet
4. Merge onto I-95 N  0.4 miles
5. Take exit 12A on the left for Florida 826 W/Florida Turnpike  0.7 miles
6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Turnpike and merge onto FL-91 N Toll road 149 miles
7. Take exit 193 toward US-441 Toll road  0.7 miles
8. Merge onto Hwy 60 W/FL-60 W/Rte 60 W/State 60 W/State Hwy 60 W/State Road 60 W/State Route 60 W61.6 miles
9. Turn left onto E Van Fleet Dr  0.6 miles
10. Take the 2nd right onto FL-35 N/US-98 N/Broadway Ave N Continue to follow FL-35 N/US-98 N  7.7 miles
11. Merge onto FL-570 W/Polk Pkwy via the ramp to Tampa Partial toll road 10.1 miles
12. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-4 W/Tampa and merge onto I-4 W   7.1 miles
13. Take exit 19 for FL-566/Thonotosassa Rd   0.4 miles
14. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Plant City 131 feet
15. Turn left onto Thonotosassa Rd   0.6 miles
16. Turn right onto W Oak Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs
  0.2 miles

The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council (FGCARC) is an organization of amateur radio clubs/groups from West Central Florida. 

The purpose of FGCARC is to bring together hams to share information and ideas.

FGCARC is an ARRL affiliated council.

The major project of the The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council is to sponsor the yearly Tampa Bay Hamfest.

Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.


Contact Information
Postal address:
PO Box 22042, Tampa, FL 33622-2042

Electronic mail:
Please contact FGCARC Hamfest Committee members directly: Hamfest Committee


Although we make every effort in making sure all information is accurate, we can not be held responsible for typographical errors.

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