The list of vendors for the 2022 Yuma Hamfest & ARRL Southwestern Division Convention will continue to be updated right up to the time of the event. Here is a list of the vendors that have attended in the past.
Ham Radio Outlet
Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) is the largest supplier of Amateur Radio equipment in the world, with over eight million dollars in inventory. They have thirteen stores nationwide, and HRO Phoenix will be at the hamfest with items available for sale.
The Yaesu brand is well known among ham radio aficionados and is synonymous with premium quality ham radios. From stationary multi-feature communications equipment to portable devices, YAESU has consistently represented the best in communications equipment to the world's top DX'ers for over half a century.
FlexRadio Systems will have their line of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) products on display, including the FLEX-6400(M), FLEX-6600(M), FLEX-6700, Maestro and Power Genius XL Amplifier. FlexRadio products have evolved into the most popular amateur SDR products available today, and started amateur radio’s Software Defined Radio revolution.
Amateur Radio Equipment for DXers
Chino Valley, Arizona
(866) 899-DXIS (3947)
The people from the DX Store are DXers and they know what world-class DXers require from an equipment supplier. The DX Store was a contributor to the 2006 Peter Island and 2007 St. Brandon Island DXpeditions. They offer Alpha, Bird, Comet and Daiwa wattmeters, Behringer and Heil audio/broadcast products, tune control products from Better RF, Create log periodic antennas, connector products from Amphenol and DX Connectors, INRAD roofing filters, Comet and Maldol antennas, Samlex power supplies, cable from Belden and Times Microwave and Vibroplex products.
Costa Mesa, California
Richard Hammerschlag (WD6X) and his wife Tina run the Hi-Tech Liquidators store in Costa Mesa, where they sell industrial electronics surplus and close-out bargains. They will have a lot of those bargains at the hamfest.
Impulse Electronics carries series DC12 VERSA-GO-BOX and MINI-GO-BOX; DMR and Analog Radios from TERA and AnyTone; Powerpole connectors; Bioenno Power Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries and chargers; West Mountain Radio power products; Red/Black zip cord power wire; power cables; Powrwerx power supplies. They offer an inline wattmeter that measures the amps, volts, watts and amp hours of your batteries and rig.
Roger Deane (KD6CNY)
Wired Communications promises you quality LED Lights, Cables, Connectors, and Adapters at bargain prices and with a full one year warranty. Adapting one standard to another can be a pain, but at Wiredco.com we have most all the Popular Computer Cables, Audio Connectors, Video Adapters 12V LED RV Lights, and Ham Radio Accessories that you may need.
Palomar Engineers provides ferrite and iron power core products for radio communication and filters for RFI/EMI interference and noise suppression. They also provide antenna products including common mode feed line chokes, and broadband impedance transformers for antenna and transmission line matching and receiver noise reduction. Their products have been used in everything from ham stations to the International Space Station.
Mark chose to retire and closed Micro-node International.
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is one of the latest commercial protocols being adapted for Amateur use. Like D-STAR, DMR is digital and repeaters are typically networked. The PAPA System has placed 12 DMR repeaters on the air in Southern California and networked them with other California DMR repeaters, as well as those around the world.
RF Gear 2 Go
RF Gear 2 Go specializes in HF, VHF and UHF radio "gear" for the hobbyist and the professional. RF Gear 2 Go (a division of Cybergear, Inc.) was started due to how few choices everyday consumers had in getting state of the art communications gear to meet their everyday or off-grid communication requirements.
On The Go Products
On The Go Products offers custom embroidery services, offering amateur radio caps, shirts and other products.
BPH Embroidery offers hats, shirts and other products embroidered on site with your name and call sign in many thread color choices. We are ham radio operators local to Yuma and can do custom work off site.
Tote-A-Lee Yours provides a range of handmade fabric items like purses, tote bags, coin purses, etc.
Beamspeed Internet Service
Beamspeed provides wireless high-speed Internet connectivity to the Yuma, Wellton, San Luis, El Centro area. They are also providing Internet access for vendors at the Yuma Hamfest.
Yuma County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Cook of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office will be present with information and numerous materials and supplies for those who want more information about being prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (as AMSAT is officially known) was first formed in the District of Columbia in 1969 as an educational organization. Its goal is to foster Amateur Radio's participation in space research and communication.
Arizona Repeater Association
The Arizona Repeater Association ("ARA") was founded in 1967 and is a registered Arizona non-profit corporation. The organization is dedicated to the construction and maintenance of Amateur Radio repeater sites in Arizona.
Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA)
The Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA) is a statewide organization comprised of Amateur Radio Clubs from all parts of Arizona, working for the betterment of Amateur Radio statewide.
The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the United States, with more than 156,000 members. The booth will be manned by state and division-level officers of the ARRL, who are there to answer your questions.
DXCC Field Checkers
DXCC field checkers representing the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) will be present at the Yuma Hamfest to process those contacts for the DXers.
Civil Air Patrol
Yuma Composite Squadron 508
The local squadron for the Civil Air Patrol, one of 1500 squadrons with 60,000 members across the country, provides emergency services, aerospace education, and disaster relief missions for citizens. Members have the opportunity to participate in local events and parades, air/ground SAR missions and training, tours of military bases and airports, leadership training, and much more.
American Red Cross
The Red Cross will have their Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV) on display at the Yuma Hamfest.
Besides the vendors in the main hall, tailgaters are scattered all over the fairgrounds, many selling items just outside their RVs. The cost of a tailgate spot is $10 for Friday and Saturday (if you pre-register), so anyone with extra ham stuff is welcome to set up shop and offer their goodies for sale.
Tailgaters had everything from the usual RF castaways to some really good bargains. Notice the terrible weather so common to Yuma, officially the sunniest city in the country.