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Seeking a few good hams!

Have you previously enjoyed attending the Duke City Hamfest and Convention? Do you want to help produce and host the premiere amateur radio event in the state of New Mexico? Maybe you have some great ideas for making the event even better. If so, we want you!


The Duke City Hamfest and Convention Board of Directors is seeking volunteers who are willing to help plan, prepare, and host the annual Hamfest and Convention. Many hands make light work!


Volunteers can expect to spend about 5-10 hours per month on BoD activities during most of the year. This includes our monthly meetings and working on tasks between meetings. Beginning around June of each year, the time commitment goes up a bit, as we become busier finalizing plans. The last few weeks prior to the event can be very busy, but is rarely chaotic due to planning and preparation throughout the year leading up to the event.



  • Willingness and desire to help put on an excellent Hamfest for the New Mexico and greater Southwest amateur radio community – there’s no “honorarium” positions on the BoD; we all help out!

  • Attend monthly meetings throughout the year (either virtually or in-person depending on BoD preferences), with more frequent meetings in the couple of months immediately prior to the Hamfest.

  • Promptly reply to communications sent by other members of the BoD.

  • Be able to attend and help out during the actual Hamfest, which is traditionally held over the third weekend of September.

  • For those who are physically able, assist with setup the Thursday prior to the Hamfest, and teardown Sunday afternoon.

  • Ability to work on various tasks throughout the year and proactively communicate with other members of the BoD when issues are encountered.

  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changes – both during planning and the Hamfest itself.

  • Members of the BoD do not need to be licensed amateur radio operators, although a majority of the BoD must be licensed.

  • Access to email and the Internet, as the BoD communicates largely via email and online file sharing.


If you are interested in volunteering, or have questions, please contact, or speak with any of the current members of the Board of Directors.




Board of Directors

New Mexico Hamvention, Inc.


Credit: Isleta Resort and Casino/Hamfest images by Tom Winfield, WA9LKD; Pete Spotts, NM5PS

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