Great Lakes HamCon, October 7 & 8, 2017

From Larry, WB8R:


As you may have heard, Michigan is going to have a large annual hamfest which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The inaugural event will happen on October 7 & 8, 2017. Our goal is to turn this event into a world class ham radio convention destination located in the renowned Irish Hills. The Great Lakes HamCon is sponsored by the Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association.

MIS is a huge, modern facility that will be unique in the hamfest world. The event will take place in the infield of the 2 mile track. There is a very large paved area in and near the pit road. There are three 7500 sq ft buildings that will house commercial vendors and plans are to utilize the very wide pit road for the flea market (selling spaces to each side with a wide walkway down the center of pit road). In addition, there will be plenty of paved area in the infield for more flea market space.

MIS has a number of world class meeting rooms along pit road that are very well suited for meetings and get-togethers. Some meeting areas have complete A/V capability. While there will be many forums, there will still be adequate room for net and other organizational meetings. In addition booth space for your organization will be available.

Michigan nets and other ham radio organizations are urged to contact us early to reserve your spot. There will be many hams that are going to attend this event and it is a perfect opportunity to assemble your group for a meeting.

You can communicate with us at: and find our website at We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Larry, WB8R

Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association

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