[AARA] AARA 54th Acadiana Hamfest Update

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Thu Mar 13 11:59:00 CDT 2014


A little more than 24 hours left to the Acadiana Amateur Radio 
Association, Inc. (AARA) 54th Hamfest will
open their doors on Friday March 14 at 5:00 PM to the General Public.  
And Saturday at 8:00 AM to the General Public.
With your paid admission, you will be given a "*wrist band*" which must 
be displayed when entering the Hamfest Main
Building and Green Room for Forums. *Security will check you!**
Directions: *
      The hamfest will be held at our usual place, the Rayne Civic 
Center. The facility is located at 300 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne LA 
70578. Take I-10 Exit 87 South. Stay on LA 35 South to first traffic 
light. Turn right onto Oak Street. Go to the second street and take a 
right onto Gossen Memorial Dr. Follow the street to the Rayne Civic 
Center. Click here to see the map to the hamfest site 
<http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/festmap.htm>. Talk-In Frequency 146.820 pl 
103.5 - W5EXI EchoLink Node 370324.

*Admission: *$5.00 at door plus you get one free raffle ticket.
Raffle Tickets: *1-$1.00, 6-$5.00, 15-$10.00, 25-$15.00, 35-$20.00, 
50-$25.00, 125-$50.00, 275-$100.00  etc. *
*The hopper for tickets for Door Prizes and Main Prizes will be located 
at the podium at rear of main hamfest building.
Our 54th AARA Acadiana Hamfest is dedicated in the memory of Keith 
Hendrick K5UFO.**
Remember to help support our Commercial Dealers & Vendors....if they 
show a profit it will be a good incentive for **
**them to return next year.****

Weather Report:  Nice Friday possible light showers Saturday late evening.

*Everyone Come Out and Have a Nice Time*!

*Friday Schedule:*
Friday, March 14
0900                Dealer & Flea Market setup
0900                RV Park opens
1200                Pick up Pre-registration packets
*1700 -- 2000    Registration and Hamfest Opens to General Public*
1800                Crawfish Boil -- Other refreshments on site (see 
menu below)
                          Fais-Do-Do -- French Music by the Texas Ham 
Playboys, Dancing and Good Food! -- ENJOY!
                          A Wouff Hong Ceremony will be held after the 
Crawfish Boil.

*Saturday Schedule:*
Saturday, March 15 (Schedule)  Times and schedule listed below may not 
be correct at this time
0700 -0800     Dealer & Flea Market setup
0700                RV Park Registration Open
0700                Breakfast for Table Holders Only
0700                Registration Desk Opens
*0800* *Hamfest re-opens to General Public*
                         Café CQ -- Opens for Breakfast
0830-1200     Bingo by Weston, KB5WI
0900-1030     ARRL VE Testing -- by Greg K5LFT (Fish Bowl Room). Please 
bring copies of FCC License (no copy machine on site),
                         Photo ID, CSCE's and $15.00 cash.
1000 - 1100  DXCC Card Checking 1-  John Uhl W5ZE
1100               Café CQ -- Opens for lunch
                         Fox Hunt -- Nick Pugh K5QXJ
                        (Bring your Fox Hunting equipment and see who is 
1400                Grand prize drawings
1500             Hamfest Closes

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