[AARA] AARA 55th Rayne Hamfest Update
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:
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/
*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
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,
*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.
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