Welcome to the HRAC 2023 Firecracker and ARRL State Convention. The premiere amateur radio event in  Pennsylvania and largest electronics tail gate/flea market in Central Pennsylvania. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, July 1, 2023.

This year we celebrate our 52nd annual event. Please take this opportunity to not only attend an actual Hamfest, but also participate in the State Convention. There promises to be many great speakers in addition to many new and used equipment dealers.

There will be covered pavilions and picnic tables available, including areas set aside for clubs and discussion groups. Being an ARRL sanctioned event, there will also be several speakers and multiple educational opportunities, as a well a QSL card checking.


The Hamfest itself opens to the public starting at 8:00 AM and our seminars and presentations will be at 8:30 AM.

Schedule of Events Under Development


The following is a list being compiled of vendors and prize suppliers in alphabetical order committed to attending or being represented at the HRAC 2022 Firecracker and ARRL State Convention:

KJI Electronics (Yaesu Authorized Dealer)
RT Systems, Inc. (Promotional Giveaways)
Satellite Sam
Sauder Electronics
Tough-Grid (Product Discounts Post Event)
Yaesu (Promotional Giveaways)

many, many more to come…

NEW! Visit KJI Electronics website, order ahead and pick-up at Firecracker Hamfest.

NOTE: This list is growing everyday! Please check back frequently for an up-to-date list of vendors and speakers scheduled to appear. If you are interested in being a vendor, please feel free to contact Terry Snyder (WB3BKN) at wb3bkn1@gmail.com.

In addition to a whole host of amateur radio and electronics on display and for sale, there will be a delicious offering of food available from Rolling Smoke BBQ. Breakfast items will be served starting at 6:30 AM and include eggs dishes and other hot breakfast offerings. Then later in the morning, the main servings of smoked BBQ will be available. And if you haven’t tried Rolling Smoke BBQ, you’ll want to attend for the meats alone! Full menu pending and will be posted shortly.


Not only do we want you to attend the Firecracker Hamfest and ARRL State Convention to enjoy Pennsylvania’s premiere amateur radio event, but we need your help!  You do not need to be a HRAC Member to assist. If you enjoy these types of events and can spare a little time, please signup here as a volunteer.


Thank you for your continued support of HRAC and amateur radio. Please visit us often and stay tuned for announcements on future events.


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Mapping/APRS Coordinates

Saturday, July 1, 2023
Open to Public Starting at 8:00 AM

Postal Employees Picnic Grounds
1500 Roberts Valley Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112


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