Hammarlund Hullabaloo 2021



2021 Hammarlund Radio Hullabaloo Special Event Station


The 2021 Hammarlund Radio Hullabaloo special event station will again be operated by the High Appalachian Mountain Amateur Radio Society (HAMARS) on November 17-19, 2021. During last year’s event, 975 contacts were made in 49 states, 11 provinces and 30 foreign countries (5 continents).


This year’s event will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the opening of of the Hammarlund radio factory in Mars Hill, NC, in 1951.  The factory closed in 1973. Oscar Hammarlund was born November 19, 1861. So this is also the 160th anniversary of his birth. HAMARS is located in Madison County, NC. Crank up your Hammarlund radio and make contact with us. Contact by other radios are also accepted.


HAMARS will be operating as W4H from 1100 UTC, November 17 to 0100 UTC on November 20. Operations will be on phone (SSB, AM and FM), CW and digital (FT-8). Stations will be spotted on  DX Summit (dxsummit.fi). In addition to HF frequencies and modes, we will periodically be calling on the Mount Mitchell repeater (145.190), the highest repeater east of the Mississippi River. A commemorative QSL card will also be available. This year a special certificate will be sent out with your QSL if you confirm working W4H on any three modes AM, SSB, CW and digital.

QSL Information

Please send your QSL to:

Jerry Robinson, N4KJ

Secretary, HAMARS

PO Box 366

Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754-0366

SASE is appreciated

Also, send us a photo of you operating any piece of Hammarlund equipment and it will be posted here on our website.

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Charles    Jedlicka
(more at Hammarlund .org)