Duke City Hamfest Raffle Prizes/Prize Policy

Raffle prizes         Door Prizes        Prize Rules

Grand Prizes

Prize list may change slightly based upon availability

or a manufacturer coming out with something that really knocks users' socks off.

Click on images for specs


First Grand Prize

Icom IC-7300 160-6m, 100w transceiver


Second Grand Prize

Elecraft KX2 80-10m, 10w transceiver + mic and paddle

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Third Grand Prize

Rigol DS1102E 100MHz oscilloscope +

"Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs," by N1II +

W1REX "O'scope FUN" wave generator (assembled) for learning how to use the oscilloscope


Saturday Night Banquet

Yaesu FTM 400XDR 2m/70cm mobile transceiver

Fri. a.m. breakfast

RigExpert AA-55 Zoom

Antenna Analyzer

Sat. a.m. DX/Contesting Breakfast
Sun. a.m. WWV Centennial Breakfast

Two drawings: For adults: Icom ID-4100A, dual-band D-STAR mobile radio (l.); and for youth, BTECH 5x3 2m/1.25m/70cm HT (r.)

Butternut HF2V 80-40m

Vertical Antenna

Friday Night Mixer

Advance-registration Prize


Elecraft K2 Wattmeter (assembled), range 0.1 to 200 watts, 1.8-54 Mhz

Mixer Prize


Heil Pro Set 6 headset w/HC-6 mic element


2019 Door Prizes and Sponsors/Donors

American Radio Relay League: two $50 and two $25 gift certificates for ARRL publications

Anonymous donor: Heil HM-20 mic (new); ARRL Antenna Handbook, 23rd edition (new)

Bilal Company - Isotron 20, 20m antenna

C. Crane - SSB Skywave AM, FM, Shortwave, Weather, VHF, Aviation and SSB  Bands Portable Travel Radio

Cheesecake Factory - two $25 gift cards

CQ Amateur Radio - one-year subscription to the digital edition

Desert Gems Studio - 1 amethyst necklace and two pair of amethyst earrings

DX Engineering - two $100 gift certificates

Easy Way Ham Books - six books

Four State QRP Group - two 80-meter Cricket QRP transceiver kits

Gigaparts - hats, antenna tape measures

Ham Radio Deluxe - Registration key for one copy of HRD's comprehensive ham-radio software suite

Hamtest On Line - two-year subscription to their Technician-class study course

Main Trading Co. - two $25 gift certificates

Mastrant - three $20 and four $10 gift certificates for antenna guying supplies

N3FJP - Logging software

New Mexico Hamvention, Inc. - Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit; Arduino starter kit; 2m-70cm mobile mag-mount antenna; 2m-70cm base-station antenna; Icom ID-31A 5w UHF D-Star HT; Icom IC-V-86 7w 2m analog HT; AnyTone UV878 dual-band, analog/DMR HT

Red Lobster - three $10 gift cards

The DX Store - Comet CAA-500MKII antenna analyzer

Tigertronics - SignaLink USB sound card for digital communications

Quicksilver Radio - two pair of locking pliers, one straight, one curved; two weather-resistant PowerPole assemblies

Wired Communications - eight spin-to-win opportunities at the Wired Communications sales area

Yaesu - hats 


We offer raffle prizes in six categories:

Grand prizes

Banquet/breakfast prizes

Mixer prize

Advance-registration prize

Door prizes

Volunteer prize


General rules applying to all categories:

1. To purchase raffle tickets during the event, you need to present your hamfest badge to verify that you are registered.


2. Any free registrations (educators, speakers, students, volunteers, hosts/staff, etc.) may purchase raffle tickers but will not receive a free raffle ticket.


3. We'll ask you to sign a thank-you card for any prize donated by a vendor or a manufacturer. It's a courtesy we like to extend to those who have supported this event. It's an especially nice touch when it comes from the prize recipient.


4. The hamfest board and staff are eligible to win prizes if they are present at the time of the drawing.


Rules specific to each category:


Grand prizes

All paid advance registrants and walk-in registrants will receive one grand-prize raffle ticket each.


Tickets are $2 each for these prizes. You can buy them during advance registration or at the convention prize table, and you can buy as many as you want.


Each of the grand prizes will have a clearly labeled bucket at the prize table.


Fill out the ticket, writing your name, call sign (if any), address, and phone number in the spaces provided. Then put your ticket in the prize bucket of your choice.


Drawings for these prizes will be held on Sunday starting at noon.


For some grand prizes, you must be present to win and for others there is no need to be present. Read the label on the buckets to be sure which is which.

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Banquet/Breakfast Prizes

Each breakfast -- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday -- and Saturday night's banquet will have a raffle drawing.


Pre-registrants for the breakfasts and banquet will be automatically entered into each meal’s raffle. Walk-ins will need to fill out raffle tickets and submit them as they enter the banquet. (A very limited supply of breakfast and banquet tickets may be available for sale at the convention. Check with the registration desk.)


The ticket winner's name and call sign (if any) will be announced up to three times. If no one claims the prize, we'll draw another ticket and continue until the prize is claimed.


You must be present to win the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfasts and Saturday banquet prizes. The Friday Lunch raffle will be held during the Friday night mixer. The Saturday Lunch Raffle will be held at the Saturday night banquet. You do not need to be present to win the lunch prizes.

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Mixer Prize

Raffle tickets will be handed out at the mixer. Please fill yours out and put the completed portion in the raffle jar. Keep the other half. The mixer raffle ticket will be drawn from this jar.


The ticket winner's name and call sign, if any, will be announced up to three times. If no one claims the prize, we'll draw another ticket and continue until the prize is claimed.


You must be present to win.

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Advance Registration Prize

One ticket per registrant will automatically be put in the advance-registered prize bucket for you. No ticket to fill out! These tickets only go to people who register in advance before the cut-off date published on the convention website.


The convention staff will draw for this prize at the Friday night mixer, announce the winner, and hand the prize to the winner or ship it to the winner after the event is over.


You do not need to be present at the drawing to win this prize.

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Door Prizes

You won't need additional tickets for these. We'll draw door-prize winners using tickets we draw randomly from each of the grand prize ticket buckets. Winning tickets will be drawn hourly at 10 minutes before the hour each day. Here's the schedule:


Friday, Sept. 20: 10:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 1:50 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m., and 4:50 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21:  9:50 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 1:50 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m. and 4:50 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 22: 9:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.


Once the staff records and posts the winner, the winning ticket goes back into an envelope at the back of the bucket from whence it came. These tickets will be returned to the bucket itself before the drawing time for the grand prize that bucket represents. This way the door prize winners ticket will still have a shot at the grand prize the bucket represents but not be eligible for any further door prizes.


You must claim your door prize before the final drawing of the day. If prizes are unclaimed, we will add it to the prizes drawn at a shotgun later that same day: at the Friday night mixer for Friday's unclaimed door prizes, Saturday night Banquet for the Saturday unclaimed door prizes. The tickets will then be drawn from the banquet raffle jar. All remaining door prizes will be raffled off during the final raffle on Sunday at noon.


You must be present to win.


The number of prizes available will determine the number of door-prize drawings on any particular day.


Drawing Process

An announcer, who will be selected for each raffle drawing in advance by the Prize Committee, will clearly describe each prize before pulling a ticket.


Tickets will be drawn one at a time for each prize, in full view of everyone in the grand foyer. The announcer will then announce the winner.


If the winner is not present at that time, the winning ticket will then be handed to Staff for recording on the prize board.


If the door prize is not claimed by the end of the day ( 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon on Sunday), it will be raffled off at the mixer or banquet at the end of the day or the noon raffle on Sunday.

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Volunteer Prize

This prize is to  encourage volunteering for a minimum of four (4) hours at the convention.


Registered Volunteers will be entered for a prize drawing.  Each volunteer will receive one ticket for every four hours served. DCHF Board Members and staff are not eligible for this raffle.


If your ticket is pulled, and your DCHF contact verifies that you worked the 4 hours at your post, you get the prize.


The prize will be selected to be useful for hams and non-hams alike. The drawing will be made on Sunday.


You do not need to be present at the drawing to win this prize.

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Copyright © 2019 New Mexico Hamvention Inc., all rights reserved. The Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention is organized annually by New Mexico Hamvention, Inc. Established and Incorporated in 1971, New Mexico Hamvention Inc. is an approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN: 23-7117777

New Mexico Hamvention, Inc.

P.O.Box 30394

Albuquerque, NM  87190-0394

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