Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council

The 41st Annual
Tampa Bay Hamfest

December 9 & 10 , 2016

Strawberry Festival Grounds
Expo Hall
Plant City, Florida

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Photos from the 2014 Hamfest in Plant City

Photos from the 2013 Hamfest in Plant City



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

Join us in our new buildings in 2016.

Florida Strawberry Festival grounds,
Expo Hall

Plant City, Florida 33563

For 2016 we have moved to a new building, still on the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds, just a different building.  We will now be in the Expo Building for the hamfest. 

Parking and tailgate will be on the block East of the Expo Building . 

We gain two large forum rooms and a smaller room for forums and testing, a big plus from the previous location.

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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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