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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

Yaesu FT-991, 160-6m, 2m, 70cm

100w transceiver


Second Grand Prize

Elecraft KX3 160-6m, 10w transceiver


Third Grand Prize

Rigol DS1102E 100MHz oscilloscope +

"Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs," by N1II


Fourth Grand Prize

Circuit Specalists Deluxe solder station


Saturday Night

Yaesu FTM 400XDR 2m/70cm

mobile transceiver

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

Anytone AT-878UV 2m/70cm HT, analog FM and DMR

Butternut HF2V 80-40m

Vertical Antenna

Friday Night Mixer

Advance-registration Prize


Two drawings for a NanoVNA-F vector network analyzer,

50kHz to 1 GHz

Mixer Prize


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

doors and donors

2020 Door Prizes and Sponsors/Donors



We offer raffle prizes in seven categories:

Grand prizes

Banquet/breakfast prizes

Mixer prize

Advance-registration prize

Door prizes

Volunteer prize

Survey 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.

We will have one large bucket for all tickets. Everyone's raffle tickets will be eligible to win all grand prizes if you do not need to be present to win.


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.


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. If you win a prize where you need not be present to win, we will contact you and send you the prize.

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Banquet prizes

Each banquet – Saturday breakfast and dinner, as well as Sunday breakfast – will have a prize raffle.


Advance registrants for banquets automatically will be entered into each banquet’s raffle. Walk-in meal purchases will be added to the appropriate raffle-ticket bin near the registration table. (A very limited supply of banquet tickets may be available for sale at the event. Check with registration personnel.)


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 prizes at the Saturday and Sunday breakfasts and Saturday dinner.

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Mixer prize

Raffle tickets will be handed out at the mixer. We will call this by raffle ticket number so keep one half and put the other half in the raffle jar. The mixer raffle ticket will be drawn from this jar.


The winner's number 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 prizes

One ticket per advance 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 these prizes 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 these prizes.

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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 the grand prize ticket jar. Winning tickets will be drawn hourly at 10 minutes before the hour each day. Here's the schedule:


Friday, Sept. 18: 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. 19: 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 4:50pm.


Sunday, Sept. 20: 9:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.


Once the staff records and posts the winner, winning tickets are put aside. These tickets will be returned to the bucket before the drawing time for the grand prizes. This way the door prize winners ticket will still have a shot at the grand prizes 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

The raffle announcer 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

There will be three volunteer raffle prizes. Volunteer raffle prizes are to encourage volunteering for a minimum of four (4) hours at the event.

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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Survey prize

This prize aims to encourage attendees to fill out our after-event survey before they leave the convention. The survey's must be filled out and left at the registration desk by noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, in order to qualify. (But we still want your survey, even if you miss the deadline.)

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