[AARA] AARA 53rd Hamfest Update

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri Mar 1 19:46:33 CST 2013

We have added a few things to our AARA Hamfest, please note high lighted 
in RED.

AARA 53rd Hamfest Update
March 8th & 9th, 2013 - Rayne, Louisiana

Fellow Hams,

As most of you know we have a "*Sold Out*" show again this year.  We are 
expanding into the second hall and are currently still taking swap table 
reservation, pending table availability from an outside source.  Because 
our hamfest is sold out we are allowing "*TAILGATING*" with the purchase 
of an admission ticket.  Parking spaces for tailgating will be in the 
front of the main building.  We have a limited amount of spaces and are 
first come first served bases.  We will have a *SILENT AUCTION* again 
this year.   Starting at 1000 on Saturday we will be showing ARRL movies 
in the Cafe CQ.  The following movies will be rotated during the day, 
/2009 DXpecition Desecheo Island,  Amateur Radio Today,  and Emergency 
Communications/. _As a reminder, only badge-holders are allowed in the 
event center prior to "General Public" operating hours_.   Listed below 
are some additional updates to our hamfest.

*Schedule Addition:*

AARA is happy to announce that Bob Hardie W5UQ will give a presentation 
on his DXpedition to Montserrat in July 2012.  Bob's presentation will 
be from 1800 to 1900 on Friday in our forum room. If you are unable to 
attend Bob's presentation on Friday, he will have a power point 
presentation showing at his table on Saturday. Bob has also been on the 
following DXpeditions:  VP2EEU Anguilla Feb. 1996,   ZF2UQ Grand Caymans 
twice July and Oct 2011, HP0/W5UQ/MM2 on Carnival Cruise Ship Oct 2011, 
and  VP2MUQ Montserrat w/Bill VP2MSJ, July 2012.

*Additional Attendees:*

Frank Krize K5SVC will be attending our hamfest.  Frank has been in 
business for 50 plus years specializing in surplus electronic parts and 
tubes.  Frank has over 1 million tubes in stock, but only brings the 
more common tubes to hamfest.  If you are having problems finding a rare 
tube, or just want to make sure Frank will have the common tube you are 
looking for with him at our hamfest, give Frank a call at 601-442-0973.

Hub City Amateur Radio Sales is already one of our vendors, but Jim just 
wanted to let the hams know that he now carries /Arrow Antenna/,
/Tarheel Screwdriver Antennas/, and /Peet Bros. Weather Stations.//

The American Red Cross will have a table set up with information on how 
you can become a member of a Disaster Action Team, better known as a DAT 
team. Training consist of one class 3 hours long.  For more information 
about how you can help in a disaster, stop by the Red Cross table.

AARA welcomes back "Poles & Things".   After a two year break Clint 
Brosenne W3ARS will be attending our hamfest again. So if you are in 
need of portable antenna poles, guy kits, nylon cord, etc. Stop by 
Clint's booth for your field day supplies.  You can check out their 
website at: http://www.w3ars.com/contesting.htm

*The following will have radios to demo at our hamfest:*

**FlexRadio *- Greg K5GJ will have a Flex-3000 to demo and possibly the 
NEW Flex-6000 also.
**Elecraft* -  Hams Dave N4ELM, Jim N5IB , Gloria WD5CMA, Dick N5KIP, 
and Dana AD5VC will be on hand to demo the K2, K2/100, KX1, and KX3 radios.
**Ten-Tec* - Hub City Amateur Sales will have an Omni VII there for demo.

*The following have contacted us and will be offering discounts at our 

*FlexRadio* will have sale prices on these radios at the show for 
customer purchases  $619 (FLEX-1500) and $1599 (FLEX-3000).
*Palmetto* Antennas will have a 10% discount on all items with a CSCE 
issued at the hamfest.

*Hub City Amateur Radio Sales***will have a 10% discount for ALL New 
Tech Licensees and General Upgrades. They must have their CSCE to get 
the discount. Also we will have the Baofeng UV5R Dual Band radio with 
programing software, programing cable, Speaker Mic, and extra Battery 
for $125.00.  We will also offer 10% off all Cubex Quad Beams ordered. 
Free shipping on all orders over $100.00 for out of stock items or 
special order items.

*Please Note: *Swap Table Reservations are CLOSED: _*
*_Crawfish Boil tickets are CLOSED *_
*_/AARA Hamfest Website:/
/AARA Hamfest Flyer:/
http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/AARAHamfest Flyer.pdf
/AARA Hamfest Pre-registration/

I hope to see you at our hamfest.

Glen Thibodeaux KF5FNP
AARA 2013 Hamfest Team Member



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