[AARA] AARA 55th Rayne Hamfest Update

Herman Campbell Kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Tue Mar 10 12:11:44 CDT 2015

*2015 Rayne Hamfest Update

Only 9 days left to another SOLD OUT hamfest. If you haven’t been to the 
best hamfest on the Gulf Coast yet, this is the year to attend. Gas is 
cheaper than ever, the crawfish are larger than ever, the Texas Ham 
Playboys are fired up, door prizes awarded every 30 minutes, over $2,500 
in raffle prizes, 6 great forums, 13 Factory Representatives and 
Dealers, Hundreds of items on individual tables, ARRL Table, DXCC Card 
Checking, VE Testing, Radio Test Table, On-Air demonstrations, FOX hunt, 
Great food and homemade desserts, and Weston KB5WI says all the ladies 
bingo cards are lucky! What else could you ask for? Please visit our 
website for more details and the latest information:

*On-Air Demonstrations*

The following will be conducting Live On-Air demonstrations of their 
products on Friday and Saturday. Stop by their booth to see some of the 
best HAM equipment in the World in operation. Don’t forget to ask about 
special hamfest prices.

Expert Linears America http://www.expertlinears.com/

FlexRadio Systems http://www.flexradio.com/

Elecraft http://www.elecraft.com/

*Change to Forums Schedule*

This year each forum will have 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after 
their scheduled time slot for setup and take down. We did this so there 
is not a mad rush of people trying to enter and leave the forum rooms at 
the same time.

*Talk-in Frequency/ Yaesu DR-1X Repeater*

The Talk-in frequency is 146.820 (PL 103.5)  EchoLink Node: 370324. Our 
club has one of the new Yaesu DR-1X Analog/Digital repeaters. The 
repeater is set so an analog signal in produces analog signal out, and a 
digital signal in produces a digital signal out. So this is your chance 
to try out that new Yaesu digital radio you have.

*Go-Kit and QRP Rig Displays*

New for year we will have a display area for Go-Kits and QRP Rigs. 
Owners of these displays will be available to answer any questions you 
may have. Check the schedule below for details.

For those Hams that will be displaying either a Go-Kit or QRP Rig please 
email Galen Wilson KF5BET _<galenw at cox.net>_ <mailto:galenw at cox.net>so 
he knows how many rigs will be on display.  Attached is the form that 
will be displayed with your rig, please fill out the form before you 
arrive so set up will be faster.  Please set up your display as soon as 
you arrive at the hamfest, table space for your display will be 
provided.  The hamfest opens to the public at 8AM on Saturday, if you 
arrive before 8AM let someone at the admission desk know you are there 
to set up you display so we can get you in early to set up. The display 
area will be in the NW corner of the building, look for the signs on the 
wall. Go-Kit owners be back at your display for 1050 for Q&A.  QRP Rig 
owners be back at your display for 1250 for Q&A.  Check our hamfest 
schedule page at _http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/schedule.htm_for more 

*Free Shipping*

If you would like to get FREE shipping on that Radio, Amplifier, Beam, 
Power Supply, Rotator, Mast, etc. Contact our dealers to make sure they 
put one on their truck for you. http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/dealers.htm

*And the most important thing—FOOD!*

*Café CQ MENU*

*Friday *- Chicken & Sausage Gumbo w/Potato Salad, Shrimp & Crab Stew, 
Coffee & Soft Drinks.

*Saturday (Breakfast 0700)*- Coffee, Plain Biscuits & Sausage Biscuits, 
Egg Sandwiches.

*Saturday (Lunch 1100)*- Shrimp & Crab Stew, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo 
w/Potato Salad, BBQ Hamburgers and BBQ Sausage Poboys.

***                                Ladies Hi Q SWEETS*

*Friday Evening & Saturday*- The Hi Q Sweets Ladies will be serving a 
variety of Homemade Cookies, Cakes, Brownies, Fudge, etc.,   Can Soft 
Drinks (regular and diet), Bottled Water and Coffee

*End of QSO*

Thanks for taking the time to read our hamfest update and I hope you 
plan on attending. If you have attended in the past THANKS!! We are 
trying to grow our hamfest, so please let us know how we can improve.

Best 73,

Glen Thibodeaux


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