WIMU Hamfest 2017

We are pleased to announce the revival of the WIMU Hamfest! This great traditional hamfest will be held in Bear Lake Utah June 16-18. Bear Lake is a great destination point for families to vacation while attending the hamfest. Activities will be held at the garden city conference center and park. Outdoor vendors, swap meet, women and youth/child activities, fox hunt, special event station, and much more is planned for the hamfest.


WIMU (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Utah) Hamfest for many decades was the rocky mountains premiere hamfest. It has been awhile since the WIMU was held. However 2017 is the year for the revival of this great tradition in the ham community. If you are interested in volunteering and helping organize the event please email wimuhamfest@gmail.com


Registration is now open using paypal. Select the link below to register for the event, and purchase meal tickets for the saturday lunch and sunday breakfast.

Click Here To Register

***Vendors, please contact wimuhamfest@gmail.com for reservation information***


Conference will be held in Garden City, Utah (Town Info). Garden City is one of many towns surrounding Bear Lake. The Bear Lake area features several RV parks and rental units. The hamfest date was selected to be off peak to enable availability and lower cost housing.
Scroll down the bottom of this page for google map of locations


There will be two organized catered food events. Saturday BBQ lunch and Sunday Breakfast in the park. You can purchase in advance your meal tickets on the registration page. There will be limited number of meal tickets at the registration desk the day of the event.

Click Here To Order Meal Tickets


WIMU is proud to be the official ARRL hamfest of Utah for 2017!


Bear lake area has housing options from hotel style rooms to condominimums and cabins starting at $75 a night. Several large RV parks in the area offer full hookups starting at $17 a night.

Click here for locations


Friday - June 16, 2017

12:00pm - 5:00pm Registration/Information Desk
12:00pm - 5:00pm Vendor Area
12:00pm - 11:00pm Special Event Station
12:00pm - 4:00pm Measuring Tape Yagi Workshop
4:00pm - 5:00pm Transmitter Fox Hunt (Foot & Motor)

Saturday - June 17, 2017

9:00am - 5:00pm Registration/Information Desk
9:00am - 5:00pm Vendor Area
9:00am - 12:00pm Swap Meet
9:00am - 11:00pm Special Event Station
11:30am - 12:30pm BBQ Lunch

Sunday - June 18, 2017

9:00am - 11:00am Breakfast In The Park
11:00am - General Meeting And Grand Prize Drawings


We will have two craft activities for the women. There will be a $5 supply fee for each craft. The craft supply can be purchased in advance on the registration page or at the registration table the day of the event. Saturday afternoon bingo will be held in the main hall and will be open to all participants.

Click Here To Order Craft Kits


Soldering Workshop
Fidget Spinner Obstacle Course
Fox Hunt
Rocket Launch Workshop
Youth GOTA Station


The special event station will be operating on Friday and Saturday at WIMU. Please check in and take your chance to operate the special event station. Youth/Children are encouraged to participate in the GOTA Staiton


Talk-In Repeater will be on 147.02+ pl 100hz

WIMU Hamfest will also be beaconing on APRS.


Saturday - June 17, 2017

9:00am - 10:00am DX Association Presentation
10:30am - 11:30 Solar Power and Battery in the Field
1:00am - 2:00pm ARRL Forum
2:30pm - 3:30pm Taking Communications Off The Grid
4:00pm - 5:00pm Antenna Design and Construction


We will have an antenna building workshop for you to make your own Measuring Tape Yagi antenna.

Click Here To Order Antenna Kit


There will be an hourly door prize drawing. Door prizes not claimed by Sunday morning will redrawn in the general meeting. Must be present to win.
Grand Prize will be drawn Sunday morning in the general meeting. Must be present to win.
Each Youth will win a prize


Friday - June 16, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm Youth Fox Hunt
2:00pm - 3:00pm Craft Activity
3:00pm - 4:00pm Youth Fidget Spinner Obstacle Course

Saturday - June 17, 2017

9:00am - 10:00am Craft Activity
10:00am - 11:00am Youth Rocket Launch Workshop
1:00pm - 2:00pm Youth Soldering Workshop
2:00pm - 4:00pm Family BINGO


Comms To Go (link)
Davis County Club
HAM Radio Signs By Lorna
Just For Fun Electronics (link)
Sew Sassy Embroidering
Signal Stuff Antenna
Ventenna Company


Grand Prize TBA (Big 3 Mobile Radio)
Main Door Prize TBA (Big 3 HT Radio)
Bioenno Power (link)
N3FJP Amateur Radio Software (link)
Signal Stuff Antenna (link)
Main Trading Company (link)


Saturday 9am - 12pm there will be space on the west side of the complex for a tailgate swap meet. No registration or cost, first come first serve for space.


Sew Sassy Embroidering will be on site taking orders for the official WIMU 2017 shirt. Visit them to place your order.

Anderson PowerPole Station

Need Anderson PowerPole's Installed on a device? Need Anderson Extenstion Cables? We will have a table setup with connectors and cables. Parts will be sold at cost or bring your own parts and you can assemble your cables.