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Orange Hamfest - 2017


Orange Hamfest 2017

Hosted by: Orange Amateur Radio Club and Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club

When: Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 Where: Orange County Convention & Expo Center @ 11475 FM 1442 Orange, Texas 77632 (Coordinates:30 07.28N & 093 52.92W or 30.1244,-93.8922)

For Hamfest latest info & map @

http://www.qsl.net/w5nd/index_files/ HAMFEST%20INFO/hamfest%20info.htm

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

VE TESTING

VE testing will start at 10:00 a.m. No Pre-registering. Just bring the original and a copy of your current FCC License and any C.S.C.E’s, and Picture I.D. We will have the latest forms. $15 testing fee.

For info on Lodging and directions: visit website at http//www.qsl.net/w5nd

Orange Amateur Radio Club P.O. Box 232 Orange, Texas 77631-0232

Grand Prizes: Kenwood TS-590SG HF radio Kenwood TM-V71A 2M/440 mobile Kenwood TH-F6A 2M/220/440 HT CometCAA-500 MkII Ant. analyzer

Lots of Door Prizes given away all day!! The tickets for the Grand Prize and door prizes are: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00, etc. The Grand Prizes will be drawn at 1:30 p.m. You NEED NOT BE PRESENT for the Grand Prize drawings. You MUST BE PRESENT for all door prize drawings. Door Prize tickets will be put back in for The Grand Prize Drawings.

Notice !!! Friday Night !!!

Remember our Friday Dinner!!! All Hams and their family, who are in Town Friday (Feb. 24th) before the Hamfest, are invited to eat with us at the Expo Center. Featuring Bar-B- Que Brisket, smoked Boudain & links, with all the trimmings. No alcohol allowed.

Serving starts at 6:30 p.m.

Price per plate is $13.00 ea.

The Orange Hamfest is ARRL sanctioned.

Event Schedule:

6:00AM - Setup, Dealers & Tailgating 7:30AM — Hamfest opens for flea market, dealers & tailgating 10:00 AM —VE testing - Meeting Rm #2

8am-12noon —Programs & Forums 1:30 PM - Grand Prize Drawings 2:00 PM—Close

Event Fees:

Admission .....$8.00 per person (Age 12 yrs & younger free admission) Indoor Dealer tables ............ $15.00ea Indoor Flea market tables ..... $15.00ea Outside Tailgate spaces ...Free-limited spaces

Talk in Frequency is 147.180 +600 The PL is 103.5

Scheduled Forums/Programs:

08:00AM-09:00AM — TBD 09:00AM-10:00AM — R/C Models..... 10:00AM-11:00AM —- Using CHIRP for

HT programming 11:00AM-12:00Noon — ARRL Forums

+ Other Forums to be announced. Forums & times are subject to change

Contacts for 2017 Orange Hamfest Information: Rocky Wilson (409)-988-8906, email: n5mtx55@gmail.com

Chuck Vincent (409)-540-0477, email: batmo@aol.com

Dealers, Vendor and Swap tables are located inside the air-conditioned Expo Center Ballroom (10,800 sq. ft.) and will be available for $15.00 each for individuals, dealers and vendors. They may be reserved in advance by completing the Reservation form. Dealers, Vendors and Flea market set-up is 5PM-9PM Friday (24th) and 6:00AM-7:30AM Saturday(25th). Unre- served tables will be rented on a first-come/ first-served basis. Electrical power (110V out- let) is available for most table locations. Tables that are reserved but not claimed by 9:00AM Saturday (25th) will be rented. The Orange Amateur Radio Club/ Hamfest Directors reserves the right to limit non-Ham Radio oriented sales and their table location. Sale or display of firearms, weapons and sexually offensive materials is prohibited. Hamfest Direc- tors will be fair to resolve any disputes and have the final decision on any disputes. There are a limited number of tables for the non-Ham radio related sales. These tables will be located in the hall ways surrounding the outside of the Expo Center Ballroom.

Make your table reservations now!

No refunds on unclaimed tables. Reserved tables not claimed by 9:00AM the day of the Hamfest, will be re-rented!!! To reserve a table(s), fill out the following form, detach it on the dotted line and mail it to:

Orange Amateur Radio Club P.O. Box 232 Orange, TX 77631-0232

Mailed request must be Postmarked by February 18, 2017

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ORANGE HAMFEST TABLE RESERVATION FORM (MAIL-IN)–2017 Name__________________________________ Call __________ Address________________________________

________________________________

Provide Email address ______________________________for a confirmation in lieu of mailed hardcopy,

Number of Tables needed _______at $15.00 each. Confirm if electrical power is needed (Yes / No). Select one. No power cords or power strips provided or available. Please provide your own power cords. Power available from the 120volt outlets is on first come/first serve basis, but please share!

Total Amount Enclosed $__________________ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REGISTRATION TABLE CONFIRMATION Note: For a hardcopy confirmation of your registration, return this part of the form and send an SASE with your Table Reservation Form. We also can email you to confirm tables!!

Name and Call sign ______________________________________ Amount received ________________________ for ________ tables. Hamfest representative acknowledgment ________________________ Date ______

Your Email address______________________________________________

#OrangeTexas #hamfest #hams #hamradio #swapmeet #amateurradio #radioclubs

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