[AARA] AARA News

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Tue Feb 28 10:55:53 EST 2012


The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (AARA) March 2012 
newsletter "LARC" is now on line and can be found at:
http://www.w5ddl.org/LARC/
in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format for viewing and printing.

*The AARA March General Meeting will be held on Saturday March 17, 2012 
at 6:00 pm at the Red Cross Building, *101 N. Pat St., Scott, LA.
not on March 1.  This will be our "Hamfest Banquet".  We will have a 
hamfest report, install new officers for 2012-2013, and have our annual
drawing for the handi-talkie to the lucky club member who attended 
meetings during the last year. *NO VE TESTING AT THIS MEETING!*
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    AARA 2012 52nd ANNUAL HAMFEST, RAYNE, LOUISIANA


    ARRL Louisiana State Convention


     The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. will hold their 52nd Annual Hamfest in Rayne, Louisiana on Friday March 9
     &  Saturdy March 10, 2012.
     It is the ARRL Louisiana State Convention. We are looking forward to seeing many of You there.  This will be one of our best!
     To get a preview of what will be going on this year, visit our websites at:
     AARA 2012 52nd Annual Hamfest in Rayne, Louisiana  <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/>
     AARA Clubsite Page with Hamfest information  <http://www.w5ddl.org/clubsite/>

     To see our AARA 2012 Hamfest flyer in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format or MS Word .DOC formats click here.
     Hamfest Flyer .PDF  <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/Hamfest%20Flyer.pdf>
     Hamfest Flyer .DOC  <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/Hamfest%20Flyer.doc>
     You will need to Pre-register as soon as possible as everything is based on a "first-come-first-served" basis.
     You will need to Pre-register for the "Crawfish Boil" by February 20, 2012.
     You can download the Pre-resistration form in Adobe Acrobat .PDF format or MS Word .DOC formats click here.
     Pre-registration Form .PDF  <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/pre-registration%20form.pdf>
     Pre-registration Form .DOC  <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/pre-registration%20form.doc>
     You may see this announcement several times before our Hamfest. I would suggest you check our website for additional
     updates.

     If you have questions on table reservations or Crawfish Boil reservations please contact:
     Rick Breaux N5RLM
          n5rlm at w5ddl.org
     If you have questions on RV reservations please contact:
     Ed Roy WA5TNK
          edroy at edroy.com

                   *2012 AARA HAMFEST VENDORS*
      Palmetto Antennas  <http://www.palmettoantennas.com>
      Regal-Brown  <http://www.regalbrown.com>
      The Sign Man of Baton Rouge  <http://www.thesignman.com>
      Austin Amateur Radio Supply  <http://www.aaradio.com>
      Gifts 4 Hams / Plaques  <http://www.gifts4hams.com>
      JMR Sales  <http://www.jmrsales.net>
      MCM-COMPUTERS  <http://www.manta.com/c/mmf3yw9/mcm-computers>  - Livingston, LA - Hebert McMorris WA5VPX - (225)698-3064 - hrmac at eatel.net

      You might want to visit these websites to make arrangements with them to have merchandise you might want them to
      bring to the AARA Hamfest.....you may save yourself some shipping./*  Support these vendors, remember, if they do well in
      sales, they will be back next year!*/

*Update:*
           Mark Spencer WA8SME will talk to some of the local teachers and students on Friday at 5:00 PM and
           do some experiments with robots.

           Some of the officials that will appear at the AARA Hamfest in Rayne, LA on March 10, 2012
           David Norris K5UZ, ARRL Delta Division Director
           Mark Spencer WA8SME, ARRL Education and Technology Program Coordinator
           Jim Coleman AI5B, New ARRL Louisiana Section Manager
           Roger Farbe N5NXL, New ARRL Louisiana Section Emergency Coordinator
           Gary Stratton K5GLS, Delta Division Assistant Director

     Norman Helms K5SAC, will manage the Texas Ham Playboys on Friday, March 9, 2012 for the Fais DoDo.
     The lineup will be:  Roland, K5EUO on guitar and vocals, Bubba (not a ham) on the fiddle and vocals,
     Larry, KE5RQ on drums, and Norman, K5SAC on the accordion and will manage the Texas Ham
     Playboys and he says:*"The Rayne Hamfest, Community coffee, chicken gumbo, crawfish, ham radio,
     and Cajun music all under the same roof -- just like being in Heaven"!*

     *As of February 28, it appears that all the tables have been sold out, therefore anyone wanting to
     sell out of their vehicles can do so FREE OF CHARGE!*





     Herman Campbell KN5GRK
     AARA President
     AARA Hamfest Chairperson

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