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    <font size="4">The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will sponsor
      its 56th Annual 2016 Acadiana Hamfest and the ARRL Louisiana State
      Convention, at the <b>Rayne Civic Center, </b></font><font
      size="4"><b><span class="_xdb"></span></b><b><span class="_Xbe">210
          Frog Festival Dr, Rayne, LA 70578</span></b> on March 11 &
      12, 2016. The Friday Crawfish Boil will be held again on Friday,
      March 11th @ 1800 hrs, due to the tremendous success of this event
      in
      previous years.<br>
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      The <font color="#cc0000">Preregistration deadline</font> has
      been changed from February 15, 2016 to<b> March 6, 2016.</b>  You
      can go to our hamfest website and download the preregistration <br>
      form, flyer, schedules, etc. here:<br>
      <br>
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www/w5ddl.org/hamfest/">http://www/w5ddl.org/hamfest/</a><br>
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    <p><big>Want to see who the major vendors are? OK....In no
        particular order, we will show you who is coming...up first on
        the list is <b>Houston Amateur Radio</b>.<br>
        <a
href="https://www.facebook.com/Houston-Amateur-Radio-Supply-Inc-142029575842636/?fref=ts"><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.facebook.com/Houston-Amateur-Radio-Supply-Inc…/…">https://www.facebook.com/Houston-Amateur-Radio-Supply-Inc…/…</a></a></big></p>
    <font size="4"></font><big>Our very good friend Phil Parton with <b>KENWOOD
      </b>will be joining us again for this years event. Phil has been
      with us for several years and we always welcome him back. <b>KENWOOD
      </b>has some of the finest radios around. If you want to come see
      the latest from them, it will be on display at the hamfest. Phil
      will be able to answer any of your questions and then you can
      purchase that radio you have had your eye on at one of the vendors
      at the event. What more could you ask for???<br>
    </big><big><a href="http://www.kenwood.com/usa/com/amateur/"
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      <br>
      What big three radio manufacturer do you like? Well if one of them
      is <b>Yaesu</b>....you're in luck because they will be at our
      hamfest March 11-12...Come by say hello to the factory rep and you
      will be able to put your hands on the latest and greatest that
      Yaesu has to offer. Then after you test drive it at the booth,
      there will be major vendors that will be able to sell you that
      radio you just fell in love with. Come on down and enjoy the show!</big><big><br>
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.yaesu.com">http://www.yaesu.com</a><br>
      <br>
      Interested in running your station with solar? <b>BeReadySolar</b>
      will be on site to help you get the most out of your purchase and
      help you design a system that will be perfect for any setup. Stop
      by and give them a look!</big><br>
    <big><a href="https://www.bereadysolar.com/" target="_blank"
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      <br>
      Looking for a name badge with your call sign? Need a new hat? How
      about a stamp to use on all those raffle tickets you are going to
      buy? Well....<b>The Sign Man of Baton Rouge </b>can fix you up!
      He always has great deals on accessories so come get you
      something.</big><br>
    <big><a href="http://www.thesignman.com/" target="_blank"
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    <big>Palmetto antennas always has a HUGE assortment of connectors
      and adapters. If Jerry doesn't have it you don't need it.... Cable
      and wire...he has it!</big><br>
    <big><a href="http://www.palmettoantennas.com/" target="_blank"
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      Of course we have <b>Main Trading Company </b>coming back this
      year. Richard, Tammy and the gang are all gearing up to give you a
      heck of a deal...Let that bell ring for you!<br>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.facebook.com/Main-Trading-Company-100510066676516/?fref=ts">https://www.facebook.com/Main-Trading-Company-100510066676516/?fref=ts</a><br>
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    <big>Got confirmation that <b>ABR Industries</b> will be joining us
      this year as well. They have some fantastic coax assemblies. Go
      check them out but then come buy their stuff in March at our
      hamfest..<br>
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://www.facebook.com/ABRindustries/?ref=ts&fref=ts">https://www.facebook.com/ABRindustries/?ref=ts&fref=ts</a><br>
      <br>
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    <p><big>Want to bring your RV to the show? No problem! There are
        over 600 RV spaces at the Rayne Civic Center. $20.00 per night
        is the rate. Where else can you find a better deal. Sites
        include water and electrical with a dump station on the
        premises. Link to the website found below.<br>
        <a href="http://w5ddl.org/hamfest/rvinfo.htm" target="_blank"
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    <big>Need a hotel room while visiting the hamfest? <b>Best Western
        Hotel Rayne </b>
      has a hamfest special rate just for you. Be sure to call the hotel
      directly and mention the AARA hamfest to receive the
      rate.337-334-0060 Special Room Rate $74.99 for King Bed &
      $82.49 for Double Queen.<br>
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