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RARSfest 2024 Door Prizes

Grand Prize

Yaesu FTDX10 HF Radio

First Prize

Yaesu FTM-500DR Mobile

“Early Bird” Prize


ICOM IC-2730A Dual Band Mobile



Sponsored “Hourly” Prizes


In addition to the prizes described above, we draw for sponsored prizes at various intervals throughout the hamfest, which may or may not actually be hourly.

The drawings are from all eligible admission tickets purchased for the 2024 hamfest, except that the winners of the First and Grand Prizes are not eligible for Hourly Prizes in any subsequent drawings. Volunteers have to have purchased an admission ticket to be eligible.

Winning tickets for the Hourly Prizes are placed back in the barrel and are eligible for subsequent drawings, including the drawings for the First Prize and the Grand Prize.

You must be present to win an Hourly Prize. Winners' names and/or callsigns are announced over the public address system and posted on a board at the RARSfest Command Center in the area between the dealer booths and the flea market.

In a change to accommodate license candidates, Volunteer Examiners, and attendees at forums, winners have until 3:15 pm to collect their Hourly Prizes in person at the Command Center. ID may required. Don't send a friend to pick up your prizes, they won't be able to get them.

Prizes left unclaimed at the end of the hamfest will become the property of the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society.

“Hourly” Prize Sponsors


We are grateful to the following sponsors for donating Hourly Prizes for 2024.

  • Alpha Antenna – Five $100 gift certificates
  • Craig "Buck" K4IA – Assorted “Easy Way” ham books
  • Comet – Logoed Pilsner glasses; dual-band mini-flex HT antennas
  • HamCall – Callsign Database
  • Lido – HT cup holder mounts
  • MFJ – HF antennas, CW keys, coax tools, and more!
  • RT Systems – Gift certificate
  • Sol-Tac – Mini Luna Penlight & Square Keychain Light
The list above was last updated on March 18. Please check back often.

Please also thank our Hourly Prize Sponsors for supporting RARSfest!

Volunteer Prize


Yaesu FT-70DR
Dual Band FM/C4FM HT

  • Volunteers will be eligible for a special Volunteer Prize drawing if they register through the Volunteer Sign-Up System and show up for at least one two-hour shift
  • The drawing for the Volunteer Prize will take place at the RARS Gathering, Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh on May 28, 2024! You need not be present to win, but it would be fun if you were!
  • The purpose of this prize is to encourage people to volunteer at RARSfest, so RARS Board Members and members of the RARSfest Staff are not eligible.

A Few Important Points



  • The information on this page is subject to change at any time. Check back often for updates.
  • Complimentary admission tickets are not eligible for any prize drawings (except that volunteers will be eligible for the Volunteer Prize as described)
  • The winner will be responsible for all costs, including taxes, associated with accepting a prize
  • Proper ID may be required to claim a prize
  • Prizes are subject to commercial availability. RARSfest reserves the right to substitute cash or prizes of roughly comparable value (in RARSfest's sole judgment) for any prizes that are not commercially available at the time of the hamfest
  • The decision of the RARSfest Chair shall be final in all matters regarding prizes.