Welcome to the Indiana Section

We want to welcome you to the webpage for the Indiana Section of the American Radio Relay League.  This webpage is undergoing some upgrades and modernization so look around.  There is a lot of good information about what is happening in the Indiana Section.

If you have questions, e-mail the Indiana Section Manager, Jimmy Merry KC9RPX, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What is the ARRL?

The ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States.  Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs.  The ARRL is defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.

How is the ARRL organized?

The ARRL is divided in to 71 administrative sections across the United States and its territories.  The ARRL membership in each section elects a Section Manager every 2 years.  The Section Manager is responsible for managing the ARRL Field Organization programs in their respective sections.  The Section Manager appoints coordinators or section staff to help manage the programs.  Be sure to check out the "Meet the Section Staff" to learn more about the different programs.


2021 Indiana ARRL Hamfest Schedule

(As of 22 May 2021)


June 12

Monroe Co Tailgate Fest

8 am to 12 pm

Southside Christian Church

500 E Empire Mill Rd



July 9 & 10

Indianapolis Hamfest

2021 - ARRL – Indiana Section Convention

Marion County Fairgrounds

7300 E Troy Ave – Indianapolis



July 10

Auburn Hamfest

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

1600 S. Wayne Street – Auburn



July 31

East Central Indiana Hamfest

Randolph County Fairgrounds

1885 S US Highway 27 - Winchester, IN



August 7

Elkhart East Hamfest

August 7, 2021

Norther Indiana Event Center

21565 Executive Parkway

Elkhart, IN



August 14

Hendricks County Tailgate Fest

Avon United Methodist Church

6850 E. Highway 36 – Avon


August 28

North Central Indiana Hamfest

Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds

1029 W. 200 North, Peru, Indiana

9am – 2pm



September 11

Tippecanoe County Hamfest
Tippecanoe County 4H Fairgrounds
1406 Teal Road - Lafayette, IN
8 AM - 2 PM

October 2

Hoosier Hills Ham Club Hamfest

Lawrence Co. 4H Fairgrounds

11265 US Hwy 50 W – Bedford, IN



October 16

Shelbyville Tailgate Hamfest

Blue River Valley ARS

8 AM - 12 PM

Shelby Co Fairgrounds

500 Frank St. Shelbyville, IN




Hamtober Fest

7 AM - 12 PM

Lynnville Community Center

416 W ST RD IN-68 - Lynnville, IN



November 13 & 14

Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo

2021 - ARRL - Central Division Convention

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

4000 Parnell Ave – Fort Wayne



November 27
Wabash Valley ARC - Turkey Fest
8 am to 12 pm
Clay Co. Fairgrounds
6550 N SR IN 59 - Brazil, IN

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