[AARA] AARA Hamfest (Update)

Herman Campbell kn5grk at lusfiber.net
Wed Mar 11 14:55:16 CDT 2020

Friday and Saturday March*  *13th/14th, 2020*
                          ARRL LOUISIANA STATE CONVENTION
             Rayne Civic Center - 210 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne, Louisiana 70578

Friday March 13th 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday March 14th 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc.
              Co-Sponsored by: City of Rayne, Louisiana
/*Largest Hamfest on Gulf Coast!! Best food of any Hamfest*/
Talk-in:  W5DDL  146.820 MHz ( - PL 103.5)
Admission (one price covers both days) = Pre-Registration $5.00 - At the door $8.00
Ladies Bingo <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/bingo.htm>  $20.00 - Saturday 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
VE Testing <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/vetesting.htm>  - Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Main Prizes <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/prizes.htm>  SATURDAY GRAND PRIZE Ameritron AL-811 Amplifier with MFJ-994B Automatic 
Tuner You have to be present to win this prize due to shipping 
costs.OTHER MAIN PRIZES MFJ-259D Antenna AnalyzerMFJ-4230MV Power Supply 
MFJ-1126 Power Strip You do not have to be present to win these prizes. 
Tickets <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/ticket%20schedule.htm> for door 
prizes and main prizes are $1.00 each

This years hamfest is dedicated to SK club members:
*Larry LeBlanc - KE5KJD and Joy Breaux N5YCS*

Check website often for updates.

The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will sponsor its 60th Acadiana
Hamfest 2020 at the Rayne Civic Center on March 13th & 14th, 2020.  The
Crawfish Boil will be held again on Friday, March 13th due to the
tremendous success of this event in previous years.  The pricing of
crawfish will vary with the demand and supply at hamfest date.  Our
crawfish boil tickets are $24.00 per 4 pound order.  If the crawfish
price is high, you may get under 4 pounds per order.  If the price is
low, you may get more than 4 pounds per order.

The hamfest will be held at the Rayne Civic Center located at 210 Frog
Festival Drive, Rayne LA 70578.  From I-10 take Exit 87 South.  Stay on
LA 35 South to the first traffic light.  Turn right onto Oak Street.  Go
to the second street and turn right onto Gossen Memorial Dr.  Follow the
street to the Rayne Civic Center on Frog Festival Drive.

The City of Rayne has one of the finest RV camp grounds right on our
hamfest site.  Over 700 RV spaces are available with hookups ranging
from 30 to 50 amps, water and sewage on most sites and a dump site on
location.  Special rates are available for our hamfest guests.  Come
early and enjoy the rag chewing and eye-ball contacts.

There are numerous places to eat, shop, and stay overnight just a few
blocks from the hamfest site in the City of Rayne and the Acadia Parish
area.  Whether you live nearby or not, come join us!  If you are
traveling to join us, there are plenty of sight seeing opportunities
available in the Acadiana area to make your trip even more worthwhile.
Attractions include Mouton Accordions & Music, Grand Opera House of the
South, Crystal Rice Plantation & Heritage Farm and many more area
attractions noted at the Acadia Parish Tourism web site.  There are many
things to do before and after the hamfest.

Check out the local motels and restaurants in the City of Rayne,
           We look forward to seeing you at the hamfest.

Hope to see many of you there!

AARA Members


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