Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club Inc

* SELARC *

32nd Annual
Hammond Hamfest

  SATURDAY - JANUARY 19, 2013

              06:30  Vendors begin set up

                      WB5NET Talk-In begins - 147.000MHz(-600)

              08:00   Doors Open for General Admission

              08:30   VE Testing - La Veranda Room

                           TYRONE BURNS N5XES

              09:00   Forum: National WX Service - Pontchartrain Room

                           TIM DESTRI KF5OPC, NOAA

              10:00   Forum: LCARC Coordinating Committee - Pontchartrain Room

                           MATT ANDERSON KD5KNZ, LA Council ARC Chairman

              11:00   Forum: ARRL & ARES - Pontchartrain Room

                           JIM COLEMAN AI5B,  LA ARRL Section Manager
                                                      ROGER FARBE N5NXL,  LA ARES SEC

              12:30   Forum: Lightning Protection - Pontchartrain Room

                            RAY MAY K5AZU, SELARC

              13:30  Final Door Prize and Grand Prize Drawings

               Hamfest Officially Closes at end of Prize Drawings. Thank You for Coming!!

 

 

 

AMATEUR RADIO EXAMINATIONS
Volunteer Examiners will administer Amateur Radio Exams at 8:30AM in the La Veranda Room. You must bring a PHOTO ID, your ORIGINAL LICENSE and PHOTOCOPY of your LICENSE and any CERTIFICATE OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF EXAMINATION and PHOTOCOPY of the CSCE, and the TEST FEE of $15 for your exam. All individuals to be tested must register before testing begins.

SWAP TABLES
A limited number of "Swap Tables" are usually available the day of the Hamfest on a first-come/first-served basis from the Table Manager (limited to two per individual). Only prepaid tables have been reserved by the Table Manager. Remaining tables will be rented for $15 beginning at 8:00am. Neither SELARC nor the host facility shall be responsible for the security of goods, vehicles or equipment used in association with the Hamfest. No New Equipment, Commercial Dealers or inappropriate goods will be allowed for sale on Swap Tables. In the event the Table Manager deems an item should not be offered for sale at a Swap Table, it must be removed or the table will be forfeited and a refund as deemed appropriate by the Hamfest Chairman will be given. Do not leave unwanted items on tables when leaving; a clean-up fee may be charged for the next year's hamfest!

PARKING & LOADING
Free parking is available in facility parking lots. Vendors may unload at rear of the exhibition area‚ but vehicles must be returned to the parking lot immediately upon unloading. Vehicles parked or driving on the grass are subject to ticketing or towing.

PRIZES & DRAWINGS
By purchasing prize tickets you will automatically be entered into all DOOR PRIZE drawings throughout the day, as well as the MAJOR PRIZE DRAWINGS. To claim a DOOR PRIZE, the winning ticket must be presented to SELARC officials at the drawing site before the immediate following drawing. All winning door prize tickets will be returned to the drum for a chance at the major prizes. WINNER OF THE SELARC MAJOR PRIZES NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN. If not present, winner of these PRIZES will be contacted using the information as supplied on the ticket. If insufficient information is supplied, an alternate ticket will be drawn and awarded the prize in the event the winner cannot be determined within 10 days following the hamfest.

MAJOR PRIZES: (Winner Need NOT be Present to Claim Prize)
      GRAND PRIZE..... Icom IC-7200 HF Transceiver  
 OR.....$500.00 CASH 
      SECOND PRIZE.... Icom IC-V8000 2-meter FM Transceiver
 OR.....$250.00 CASH
      THIRD PRIZE.....   MFJ-259B Antenna Analyzer
 OR.....$100.00 CASH
      FOURTH PRIZE.....Icom IC-V80Sport 2-meter FM Handheld

HAMFEST COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND THANKS:
We appreciate the efforts of the following individuals who have made the 2013 Hammond Hamfest possible: Carol Redmond KE5GOC, Chairperson; Dave Catania N5QOX, Tickets/Prizes; Patti Faurie KE5NG concessions & Table Manager; Tyrone Burns N5XES, James Redmond K5QNT & VE Team; Stephanie Poole, Quality Inn Operations Manager. We extend our THANKS to ARRL, REGAL-BROWN, HUB CITY AMATEUR RADIO SALES, MCM COMPUTERS, HAM WORLD and the VENDORS, DEALERS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES whose generosity makes it possible for us to continue to offer this FREE hamfest as a public service to the amateur radio community of the Gulf South.