Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council
(FGCARC)

The 41st Annual
Tampa Bay Hamfest


December 9 & 10 , 2016


Strawberry Festival Grounds
Expo Hall
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 area in 2016.

We are now at the Florida Strawberry Festival (Expo Hall)


Lemon St. & Palmetto Ave, Plant City, FL 33563






Directions Tampa, Bradenton, Ocala, Orlando, Miami

 

from Tampa, Florida area

1. Take I-4 E toward Orlando

19.1 miles

2. Take exit 19 for FL-566 East

  0.5 miles

3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd that turns into Lemon St.

  0.9 miles

4, Turn right into the parking lot at Palmetto 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 Orlando

19.7 miles

2. Take exit 19 South for FL-566 East

  0.5 miles

3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd that turns into Lemon St.

  0.9 miles

4, Turn right into the parking lot at Palmetto Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs

  0.2 miles

 

from Orlando, Florida area

1. I-4 W toward Tampa

62.9 miles

2. Take exit 19 for FL-566 East

  0.4 miles

3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd that turns into Lemon St.

0.9

miles

4, Turn right into the parking lot at Palmetto Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs

  0.6 miles

 

from Ocala, Florida area

1. I-75 S toward Tampa

89.8 miles

2. Take exit 261 to merge onto I-4 E toward Orlando

11.3 miles

2. Take exit 19 for FL-566 East

  0.5 miles

3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd that turns into Lemon St.

  0.9 miles

4, Turn right into the parking lot at Palmetto 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 826

394 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 W

61.6 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

2. Take exit 19 for FL-566 East

  0.5 miles

3. Merge onto FL-566 S/Thonotosassa Rd that turns into Lemon St.

  0.9 miles

4, Turn right into the parking lot at Palmetto Ave.
Look for hamfest parking signs

  0.2 miles


The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council (FGCARC) is an organization of amateur radio operators 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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