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The 285 TechConnect Radio Club produces an annual TechFest in November. The TechFest has 5 hours of presentations on technical topics related to amateur radio, plus a “demo corner” where club members show off some of their operating technology.


The 2020 TechFest will be on Saturday, November 7th, at The Bridge Church at Bear Creek, 3101 S. Kipling St. It's just up the hill East on Dartmouth from Kipling Parkway, on the South side of Dartmouth. Here is a map.

The TechFest will commence at 9:00AM, with doors open earlier for admission, and run until 3:00. Admission is $10 cash at the door. We ask that attendees pre-register by e-mailing Bob - KDØBRA at bobdotson (at) Please bring a sack lunch, or plan on patronizing a nearby restaurant.

Please be aware that while we are currently optimistic about going ahead with the TechFest, the coronavirus situation might require restricted attendance, and possibly cancellation. We will provide updates as we know more.

2020 TechFest Flyer This is an American Radio Relay League sanctioned event. We will have ARRL prize certificates, and promotional information regarding the ARRL and the amateur radio hobby.

  • Mark - NØMTN: Summits and National Parks “On the Air” - SOTA & NPOTA
  • Dave - WBØGAZ: The NanoVNA
  • Larry - KØNA: TBD
  • Lunch
  • TBD
  • TBD


No TechFest this year.


The 2018 TechFest was held at The Bridge Church at Bear Creek, 3101 S. Kipling St. This new location provided a great room, plenty of parking. and easy access from Hwy. 285.

We extend our thanks to the ARRL, and The RF Adapter Guy for providing door prizes.




We had 113 hams and soon-to-be hams at our 2015 Fall TechFest.


This year's prizes & winners

  • FT-60R dual band hand held with programing software - K0LPR
  • Diamond SX-200 SWR & POWER METER 1.8 mhz-200mhz bands - K0FYI
  • RigBlaster Nomic 58008-959 sound card interface - KE0GDS
  • Palstar DL1500 Dummy Load - N0BCB
  • Arrow Antenna 52-4S 6meter Beam - KD0YMG
  • Baofeng UV-5R Pro (for hams <17 yrs , new or studying for license hams) - KE0GDS
  • ARRL Gift Certificates - WB0IXV, KB0LMQ, K0LJW


Our 2014 Fall TechFest was held November 1, 2014. 101 hams and soon-to-be hams attended. Check out our photos.








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