[AARA] Paris TX. Hamfest #6

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Mon Oct 4 15:49:55 EDT 2010


Please help us get the word out. We are less than one week away! Please 
forward and help us get this info out Thanks !

You are invited!

The Paris Texas Hamfest #6

"The Best One Yet"

Friday and Saturday October 8 and 9, 2010

Red River Valley Fairgrounds

570 E Center St, Paris, Tx (N33.67114 W95.542603)

VE Testing , Commercial Vendors, Perfect Weather, Indoor Flea market, 
Out Side Tailgating (The largest tailgate area of any hamfest in the 
area), Live Music on Saturday , Arbonet-4 High Altitude balloon Launch, 
Food Drinks and BIG FUN!

Many Special Guests this year!
Austin Amateur Radio Supply
Clear Signal Products
And Representatives from The ARRL

Talk In Frequency: WB5RDD 146.760+ PL203.5 and N4RAP 444.500 PL 114.80

Admission $2
Flea Market Tables $15
Tailgate $10 for unlimited space
RV Camping! W/ hookups $20 per night . W/No hookups FREE
Tent Camping Free!

Dealer Setup At noon on Friday

Doors open to the public at 5:00 PM Friday Night (we are cooking again 
this year!) Doors close to the main hall at 9:00PM. Bring a guitar or 
your favorite instrument for some picking and grinning under the stars.

Overnight Security will be provided to watch over the building.

Dealer Setup at 6:00 am Saturday Morning. The Doors open to the public 
at 8:00 AM.

VE Testing at 9:00 AM

Arbonet-4 Balloon Launch at 9:00 AM (See note below)

Bring A lawn Chair Saturday morning for music by Doug Stone KF5CQN and 
his wife Jayleen KF5HGS

Door prizes and fun all morning! Refreshments served in the morning and 
food will start by 10:00.

Last Door prize Drawing will be around noon

Get here early it is going to be a blast!

For info Call:

Richard KI5DX 903-737-0773 or 903-669-9059

Christy N5RDJ 903-517-4483

**Note:*  ARBONET-4 Info

The launch of ARBONET-4 will take place on Saturday October 9th, 2010 
from the Paris , TX Hamfest
(www.paristexasradio.com ).

The Paris hamfest will be held at the Lamar County Fairgrounds, 570 East 
Center Street , Paris , TX 75460.

The ARBONET-4 launch is planned for 9:00 AM from the parking area of the 

ARBONET-4, the fourth in the ARBONET series of High Altitude Balloon 
flights will be a demonstration and training flight utilizing beacons on 
three different amateur bands: 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 centimeters.

*ARBONET-4 Fast Facts*


Scheduled Launch Date: Saturday October 9th, 2010
Scheduled Launch Time: 9:00 AM CDT
Launch Site: Paris Hamfest - Lamar County Fairgrounds -- Paris, TX
(N33.67114 W95.542603)
Flight Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Follow us on Twitter: @ARBONET

*Payload Details:*

Voice Beacon: K5ARB -- 435.025 MHz (FM)
CW Homing Beacon (5 WPM): K5ARB- 147.475 MHz
APRS: K5ARB-11 - 144.390 MHz
Hellschreiber / CW Beacon: W5BL - 50.500 MHz

*Reception Reports:*

The ARBONET team requests reception reports from observers who receive 
transmissions from any one of the various payloads aboard ARBONET-4. 
Reports may be submitted via the reception report page at 
www.arbonet.net <http://www.arbonet.net/>.

Hamfest Press Release

'Hamfest' planned

Paris, Tx -- Amateur "ham" radio and electronic hobbyists will attend 
the 6^th annual Paris Texas Hamfest Friday October 8 from 5:00pm to 
8:00pm and Saturday October 9, 8 til noon, at the Red River Valley 
Fairgrounds located at 570 e center st.

A "Hamfest" is a gathering of radio hobbyists from all over the country 
who take part in discussions, check out the latest equipment and ideas. 
In addition to used equipment being bought and sold by individuals, 
dealers will also be on hand with new radio and computer gadgetry for 
sale. Admission is $2.

Tables for vendors are still available. To reserve a table, call Richard 
Lenoir at 903-737-0773 or 903-669-9059.

Official examinations will be offered for anyone wanting to obtain a new 
or upgraded Amateur Radio License from the Federal Communications 
Commission. Applications must be at the site no later than 9:00 a.m. 
Pre-registration is not necessary, but applicants must present two forms 
of acceptable identification including one picture ID. Applicants must 
bring the original of any ham license they currently have.

For more information on this event go to _www.paristexasradio.com_ 
<http://www.paristexasradio.com/> or call one of the above phone numbers.


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