CARS is sponsoring a half-day tailgate hamfest event that is open to all Amateur Radio operators and the public. Tailgate spots are available for those selling Amateur Radio related equipment. (or if your XYL needs you to clear out some unused equipment.)


  • Meet & talk all things Ham Radio.
  • Browse and buy equipment from local hams.
  • A 50/50 Raffle will be available with proceeds benefiting the Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service.
  • Prize drawings for attendees


Saturday April 23, 2022 9AM – 3PM. Tailgate setup starts as early at 8:15am.


Apostles Lutheran Church, 370 Johnstown Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322


Admission is $5/person with Children under 12 FREE. Tailgate spots are $10.00 and include admission for 1 person.

Talk-in on 146.820- MHz (162.2 PL)

Food Options

Food will be available on-site for purchase from VFW Post 2894’s “Lunch wagon”. Bring your appetite!


*** Download the TailGator Flyer Here ***