Winterfest 2020

Saturday, January 25th 8 AM - 4 PM
Gateway Convention Center
Collinsville, IL 62234


Contest College 2020 January 25th

SLSRC is excited to announce Contest College at Winterfest 2020.  Contest College will start at 1 p.m. with 10+ hours of forums, presentations, Q&A and contesting discussion for the new and seasoned contester. 

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Winterfest 2020 has been selected as the ARRL Midwest Conference! Check back for updates because our Winterfest Committee is hard at work planning events, adding forum speakers, and gathering new vendors.

DX & ARRL Banquet January 24th

Join us at Genesis Banquet Center on January 24th for dinner and a night of DX and ARRL presentations.  Social hour will start at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m.  Presentations will start at 6:45 p.m. 

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Wes Schum W9DYV Radio Symposium January 24th

The W9DYV Radio Symposium is a full day of forums geared towards the history of Amateur Radio, restoration & collection of vintage equipment and homebrewing. 

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New for Winterfest 2020!

Laminated Commemorative Ticket with Lanyard

Come over to Education Alley to purchase a laminated commemorative ticket with a lanyard for $3 and help support a local Boy Scout troop.

Sponsored by the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club

Winterfest is the largest hamfest in the Midwest exceeding over 30,000 square feet of convention space.  Attracting over 80 vendors with 240 tables and 1,000+ attendees, this one day hamfest is a don’t miss opportunity!

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DX & ARRL Banquet – January 24th 5 p.m.

Join us Friday night, January 24th 6 p.m. at Genesis Banquet Center in South County for dinner and a night of Amateur Radio.  Social hour will start at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.  Presentations will start at 6:45 p.m.  Craig Thompson, (K9CT) will present on the recent Pitcairn DXpedition.  Howard Michel (WB2ITX) ARRL CEO, will give the ARRL presentation.  Door prizes will be drawn between presentations.  Vendors TBD.  Click here for more info about the DX & ARRL banquet.

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Contest College – 1 p.m. Gateway Center Jan 25th

New to contesting or want to gain some tips and tricks from seasoned contesters?  Contest College is for you!  If you’re new to contesting, have a few contests under your belt or have been contesting for years, Contest College is jammed packed full of information!  Come learn about the different contests, how to get the most out of your station, HF and VHF contesting tips, how to analyze your log after the contest and more.  10+ hours starting at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center during Winterfest.  If you are into contesting or want to get into contesting, Contest College is for you!  Click here for more info about Contest College.

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Winterfest 2020 At A Glance

Winterfest Promo Video