[AARA] AARA 53rd 2013 Hamfest Update

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Fri Feb 22 08:50:37 CST 2013


*OK Guys & Gals - Here it is!*


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. Items for the action are still coming in, but we hope to 
e-mail a list of the auction items before the hamfest.  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/.  
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:*

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 or 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 
hamfest:*

*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: * The cut-off date for  Swap Table sales will be: _*MARCH 
1, 2013
*_                     The cut-off date for the Crawfish Boil was: 
*_February 20, 2013_**_
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*_/AARA Hamfest Website:/
http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/
/AARA Hamfest Flyer:/
http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/AARA Hamfest Flyer.pdf
/AARA Hamfest Pre-registration/
http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/Files/pre-registration form.pdf

I hope to see you at our hamfest.

73
Glen Thibodeaux KF5FNP
AARA 2013 Hamfest Chairman
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*Please Note: * The cut-off date for  Swap Table sales will be: _*MARCH 
1, 2013
*_                     The cut-off date for the Crawfish Boil was: 
*_February 20, 2013_*
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