Looking forward to seeing you at the
42nd Annual Durham Hamfest!

April 28th, 2018
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road South, Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7

09:00am until 12:00 noon
Adult admission is $7
Children under 12 are free!

The 42nd Annual Durham Hamfest is a radio/electronics flea market and hobby show. The event brings together manufacturers, equipment retailers, and anyone looking to buy and sell used radio gear. We cater to amateur radio, CB, and shortwave but welcome all radio communication enthusiasts warmly. Come see what's for sale, grab a complementary coffee, and make new friends in the hobby.

Photo of 2017 event

If you have some old radio gear you're interested in selling, are a vendor needing a targeted clientele or generally have something to market to radio enthusiasts, please check out our vendors page.

What To Expect

The event is mostly a flea market with some groups, companies, and demos mixed in. We recommend arriving before the doors open to get your admission ticket and get in line in order to grab the best deals as soon as the show starts. All tables are cash only. Few vendors, if any, will bring electronic card readers. Door admission is also cash only. The Pickering Recreation Complex does not have an ATM on site, so make sure you stop by your bank on the way.


Door Prizes

You must be present to claim a door prize. If door prize is not claimed another ticket will be drawn. We will start the door prizes at 10:00am.

2018 Door Prizes

ICOM ID-4100
Icom Canada has graciously donated an Icom ID-4100 D-Star mobile radio. Since the introduction of D-STAR in 2001, Icom has been committed to improving and advancing the D-STAR experience. The ID-4100A and it’s advance technology does just that! The upgraded user interface and new enhancements provide a product other digital voice modes cannot match!
RAC Logo
Radio Amateurs of Canada have donated a 1 year membership with their organization. Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada. It is a not-for-profit membership association with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representing the interests of Amateur Radio all across Canada.
N3FJP has donated a copy of his Amateur Contact Log software. In the beginning of his amateur experience, his Dad, Fred - WB3DLV (now a silent key who LOVED CW), and him used index cards to keep track of their contacts. After he started computer programming, he knew he wanted to create a program that would perform all the functions his Dad and he used to dream about when he was a kid. The result of this dream is Amateur Contact Log. Not only have their ideas been included, he has also incorporated many of the fine suggestions he has received from thousands of AC Log users around the world. He hopes you enjoy using AC Log as much he enjoys creating and supporting it.
Radioddity has donated one of their GD-77 handheld radios. The GD-77 is a Tier 1 and 2 dual band (2m/70cm) analog and digital handheld that is really quite impressive. It comes complete with a battery, belt clip, antenna, charging base and programming cable.
Sew Special
Sew Special Embroidery has donated two black deluxe hats with your callsign embroidered on it! These hats are always a hit at the Hamfest so don't wait too long to place your order.

Talk In Frequency

Repeater: VE3SPA
Freq: 147.375 MHz
Tone: 103.5 Hz
Input: +600 kHz



Take exit #399 (signs for Brock Road - not Street) off Highway 401.
Turn left onto Brock Road.
Turn left onto Kingston Road/Highway 2.
Turn left onto Valley Farm Road.
Find the Pickering Recreation Complex on the left.

Public Transit

Take the 900 PULSE bus to Valley Farm.
Walk 5 minutes south on Valley Farm Road.
Find the Pickering Recreation Complex on the left.


Disability parking is available at the complex near the alternative entrance (see below), but space is limited and we do not have preferential parking over other complex users. Follow the parking signs to the lot in the rear of the building off Diefenbaker Court. This lot is the preferred parking lot for the event.

In previous years it was brought to our attention that some of our attendees have parked on the streets around the complex. We do not advise this. The city of Pickering does ticket the area regularly, especially on weekends.