Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council

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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An invitation from the new West Central Florida Section Manager.


"I would like to invite you to join me at the 39th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest on Friday December 12th and Saturday December 13th.  The hamfest is located at the Agricultural Show Center, near downtown Plant City and is used for the annual Strawberry Festival.  The grounds and facilities are very good and I believe you will enjoy them.  The Tampa Bay Hamfest also serves as the annual ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention and has since the inception of the Section in 2000.

Please come by the ARRL Booth and attend the ARRL forum to meet me and my staff and to hear what is going on in the section.

I extend my thanks to the Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council for the fantastic job and many hours of work that they put into organizing and carrying out the hamfest each and every year."

Darrell KT4WX


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 at our new location in 2014.

Agricultural Show Center
2508 W. Oak Avenue
Plant City, Florida 33563
This facility has 21,375 of indoor climate controlled space. Tailgating is located in front of the building in the spacious parking lot.

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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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