2017 Radiofest Information
1-630-691-0500 Front Desk/
1-630-691-8221 Hotel Fax
When making reservations you must mention you want the ARCI discounted rate.
Check-In: 3:00 P.M.
Check Out: 12:00 P.M.
August 4, 5, 6, 2017
SAME LOCATION !
550 N. Shriners Drive
Addison IL. 60101
Hilton Garden Inn
551 N. Swift Road
The Medinah Shriners facility is located at the junction of I-355 and Army Trail
Road in Addison, IL. This is a very convenient location that can be easily accessed from
all directions within the entire Chicago area.
The outdoor parking areas are well suited for Radiofest. The swap meet will be
located in its own large parking lot at the west end of the facility. There will be plenty of
seller spaces available with lots of room between rows for maneuvering a small truck or
a vehicle with a trailer. The seller’s lot is also totally out of the main traffic flow, which
should be good news for those walking around the swap meet.
Directly adjacent to the seller’s lot is the main parking lot, with over 170 spaces available for buyers and other visitors. It is an easy walk from one lot to the other, with plenty of spaces available.
The indoor banquet facility is equally as impressive as the outside: modern, beautifully maintained, and very spacious. We will only use about a third of the ballroom (and still have plenty of space) for the auction and banquets, along with an adjacent space for our equipment display and contest areas.
Finally, we will be using one of the large “classroom” spaces for our speaker presentations, located right down the hall from the ballroom.
Our official hotel for Radiofest 2017 is the Hilton Garden Inn: located directly
adjacent to the Medinah Shriners, complex, and a very short walk from the banquet
facilities and parking lots. Medinah Shriners and Hilton Garden Inn are completely
independent entities, but they coordinate closely on events. Our contact at Shriners helped
us negotiate a really great rate with the hotel at a rate of $95 per night. This is a really
nice hotel at a really nice price. You won’t be disappointed!
Reservations for the hotel are now open!
Radiofest remains close to both Chicago airports (20 miles from O’Hare and 26 miles from Midway). Hotel reservations for August 4-6 2017 must be made directly with the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is offering discounted rates for radio show attendees starting at $95.00 for standard rooms. You must mention ARCI to get the discounted rate.
We strongly recommend that you make your reservations early.
GPS coordinates for Radiofest
Longitude - 88.040649
***Check back for updates.***
RADIOFEST 2017 FEES
Selling Spaces - 1st $45.00 Pre-registration, $50.00 Onsite; Additional Spaces $25.00 Pre-registration, $35.00 Onsite; Sunday Only $30.00
Banquet - $40.00 each
Entertainment: Sweet Pepprika
6’ TABLE RENTALS - $15.00 each
Only through pre-registration
Pre-Registration Available After 3pm
Main Auction at 6:30pm
7am Registration / Radiofest Opens
Flea Market All Day (West Lot)
Special Event Ham Radio Station - All Day
Educational Programs (Room B)
Old Equipment Contest (Music Room)
Banquet & Entertainment (Crescent Ballroom)
Free Seller’s Raffle at 9:15am
Donation Auction at 9:30 am
Flea Market Until Noon (West Lot)
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMS (As of March)
RADIOFEST PROGRAM PLANNING IS IN PROGRESS
PRELIMINARY TOPICS INCLUDE:
How to Set up Your Turntable
Crystal Set Performance Basics
Bill Ross Memorial Ham Radio Forum
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT DISPLAY
POST WORLD WAR II ELECTRONICS
Commemorate the post-war history and evolution of radio and electronics. If you have any items you wish to display, please fill out the form in this issue or contact the organizers.
With Awards For:
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Muchow “Best Of Show” Award
People’s Choice Award
Chairman’s Trophy; Best Historical Display
1st, 2nd, 3rd Per Category
Radios and Apparatus Pre-1930
Radios/TVs Thru WWII (1930-1945)
Advertising / Premiums
Catalin & Rare Plastic Radios Speakers
Vacuum Tube Audio
Ham Radio forum Update:
Bob Nickels, W9RAN will present " A Systematic Approach to Powering Up Equipment"
Note: This will take the place of the originally-scheduled "Show & Tell" portion of the Forum
Update for page 20 of the August ARCI news:
The First Division Museum is currently closed for a major renovation and upgrade. The museum will reopen in late summer 2017. This includes the Tank Park.