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Attending HamCation

Dates, Times, Parking, Hotels, and More!

Event Information

HamCation 2024

All the information you need to attend HamCation is on these pages. We have location information, hours of operation, driving directions, local hotels & motels, along with a list of other area attractions. For any additional info or questions please feel free to contact us.

Location, Date & Time

Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park
4603 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32808

February 9, 2024 | 9AM to 5PM
February 10, 2024 | 9AM to 5PM
February 11, 2024 | 9AM to 1PM

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Ticket Info

Purchase tickets online or via mail. Parking at HamCation is FREE!

Tickets are available online, via mail, or at the event on the days of the event. We accept Cash and most Major Credit Cards.

For complete ticket information click below!

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Talk-In

Talk-in will be on the 146.760 (-600/ PL 103.5) KB4UT repeater. This repeater is a mix mode System Fusion repeater located in beautiful downtown Orlando and has good coverage throughout the central Florida region.

Backup talk-in will be on the 443.050 (+5.00 PL 103.5) repeater.

DSTAR: K1XC 146.820 -.600

HamCation Information Station

AM610 Radio

Amateur Radio and Information Radio will merge at the same venue in Central Florida. HamCation will utilize licensed, low power "HamCation Information Station - AM610" as a new tool to push information out to attendees’ to include, traffic, weather info, parking and event details, as they approach the event.

The City of Orlando is bracing to handle the influx of nearly 25,000 faithful “HAM” radio operators – increasing its population for the weekend. In addition, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), HAM radio’s national association, will have its North Florida Section convention going on there simultaneously this year. Due to construction of Interstate 4 and many surface streets that serves the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center – Helping the inbound find our parking lots is one of the key goals of the radio service.

The AM610 signal will be heard roughly 5-10 miles from the Central Florida Fairgrounds, directing approaching attendees to parking facilities. It is being provided as a service to HamCation by Information Station Specialists (theRADIOsource.com) of Zeeland, Michigan, which, this year, will utilize a newly designed, high efficiency/high capacity antenna to transmit the information signal. The HPR.0990 High-Performance AM Antenna and “RadioSTAT” portable transmitter system will be operated from and available for inspection at Booth 48 during the event.

radio Station

Event Location

Fairground Information

Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo
4603 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32808
P: (407) 295-3247
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Scooter & Wheelchair

Rent your scooter in advance for HamCation. Go to Yellow Scooters for more information. When you book the reservation, to pick up and return the scooter at the fairgrounds when you arrive, use “Other location not listed” and type ORLANDO HAMCATION. Yellow Scooters is handling all booking, delivery and pick-up of scooters at HamCation. Their direct number is: 1-855-274-3363.

Fairground Map

Fairgrounds Map
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Hotel/Motel

Accommodations

Looking for the perfect place to stay in Orlando? We have partnered with a select group of preferred hotels/motels to provide our vendors and visitors great accommodations at special rates.

If booking by phone be sure to mention 'Orlando HamCation' to get the special rate. Some hotels have provided a booking link to make reservations online. If there is no link, call the hotel directly.

ATTENTION:If you are contacted by one of the following travel companies: Conventioneers, Expo Housing Services, Global Services, Global Travel Partners, or Golden Pass LLC (or a company similar in name), DO NOT book your hotel room through them. This is a scam. They are calling from (407) 401-9919 or (702) 342- then the last 4 numbers are different. Orlando HamCation has not authorized any travel companies to call on behalf of Orlando HamCation or any hotel partners. These companies are charging many fees on top of a “so called” lower rate.

Drury Inn and Suites

Drury Inn and Suites
7301 West Sandlake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819
P: 407-354-1101 | View Website
Book By 01/12/24 For Best Rate!

To make a reservation CLICK HERE or you can call the accommodation and reference "10068204".

Rosen Inn International

Rosen Inn International
7600 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
P: 407-996-1600 | View Website
Book By 01/24/24 For Best Rate!

To make a reservation CLICK HERE or you can call the accommodation and reference "48672".

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
9000 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
P: 407-996-8585 | View Website
Book By 01/24/24 For Best Rate!

To make a reservation CLICK HERE or you can call the accommodation and reference "73626".

Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando - Nearest to Universal Studios

Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando - Nearest to Universal Studios
5893 American Way
Orlando, FL 32819
P: 407-226-0669 | View Website
Book By 01/12/24 For Best Rate!

To make a reservation CLICK HERE or you can call the accommodation and reference "HAMCATION2024".

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Studios

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Studios
5605 Major Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
P: 877-666-3243 | View Website
Book By 01/09/24 For Best Rate!

To make a reservation CLICK HERE or you can call the accommodation and reference "HAMCATION2024".

Comfort Suites Near Universal Orlando

Comfort Suites Near Universal Orlando
5617 Major Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
P: 407-363-1967 | View Website
Book By 01/09/24 For Best Rate!

To make a reservation CLICK HERE or you can call the accommodation and reference "DQ60N3 / HamCation".

Things To Do While In

Orlando

HamCation is the ultimate vacation destination no matter your likes. Besides the wonderful ham convention there is plenty to see and do in the local area. Below is just some of our suggestions.

Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort
Main Street
Orlando, Florida 32830
P: (407) 939-5277 | View Website

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center
SR 405
Titusville, Florida 32899
P: (855) 433-4210 | View Website

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
8449 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
P: (866) 622-0607 | View Website

Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32819
P: (407) 224-4233 | View Website

Sea World

Sea World
707 Sea World Drive
Orlando, Florida 32899
P: (407) 545-5550 | View Website

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32819
P: (407) 224-4233 | View Website

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