WCRA 2018 Mid-Winter Hamfest
Ham Radio, Computer, and Hobby Electronics Flea Market

The 2018 WCRA Hamfest is being held at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center (N 41.9056, W 88.34232) in St. Charles, Illinois. Come enjoy the 51st annual observance of this great event in warm, well-lit, open, indoor spaces. There is plenty of free parking right next to the building along with handicap access. Talk-In will be on the WCRA 145.31/-(107.2) repeater.

January 21, 2018, 8AM to 1PM
Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center
525 S. Randall Road, St Charles, IL


Forums for the 2018 Hamfest

09:00 - West Mountain Radio
10:00 - Fritz Bock, Emergency Coordinator for Illinois, of the ARRL, discussing current topics of disaster communications.
11:00 - Ron Morgan, Section Manager for Illinois, discussing the State of the ARRL and how it effects Illinois hams.

General Admission

Adult admission costs $8 in advance, and includes four raffle tickets.
Admission is $10 at the door, which includes one raffle ticket.
All Scouts under 18 years old and in official Scout uniforms are admitted for free.
Children age 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, are admitted for free.

Vendor Info


Eight foot tables cost $30 ($25 before 11/1, $35 after 1/1). Each vendor is provided with one chair. ($2 each additional chair)

You may request tables using this form. A letter to vendors is available here.


Electrical service is $15 per drop.

The 2018 Hamfest flyer is available here