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Louisville Ham Radio


Greater Louisville Hamfest Updates

Greater Louisville Hamfest 2015via GLHA Chairman K4RVM:

Lots of events going on at Greater Louisville Hamfest 2015 on September 12. The Kentucky DX Association has 2 big forums about DX Clusters and answers about how you can get the best out of DXing. These are the guys to ask and learn from.

And learning is what the ARRL Kentucky Leadership Conference is all about. Learning about Emergency Communications, working with The Red Cross and Search & Rescue groups is just part of the conference. You can also hear how the ARRL works for you, how you can become part of the Leadership and even join in on communications traffic in your area. There are lots of ARRL Leaders and Representatives at the conference and a little something for everyone.

The details are at http://louisvillehamfest.com/details.htm where you can also download our GLH-2015 mailing and the ARRL Kentucky Leadership Conference Brochure.

Now keep in mind that time is running out for your chance to save $1 on admission and get a free Extra Prize Ticket with each Admission Ticket purchased. The deal won’t be happening at the hamfest, and even though you can still get your ticket for $7 on Friday, you won’t get an Extra Prize Ticket. That deal is only by mail-order or purchasing tickets from one of our GLHA Team Members prior to the hamfest. More tickets will be distributed Tuesday and reps should be at upcoming club meetings.

Now remember, you don’t need to send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your order. You can pick up tickets at the show. Tickets the day of the show will be $8.

And if you need to get tables at the hamfest, time is running out. Each table is $12 and includes electricity. The deadline to order is August 29 and we must have your payment for us to reserve a table for you. All the details are at LouisvilleHamfest.com by clicking the Ticket Information or Space Information buttons in the menu at the top of the page. Tables can be reserved and tickets can be ordered with the forms on any of our GLH-2015 flyers, mailings or forms. Don’t miss out!

We are also looking for volunteers to help at the hamfest. If you would like to help, please send an email to chairman@louisvillehamfest.com to let us know. It takes lots of hams to make a hamfest a success and we hope you will lend just an hour of your time to make the Louisville Hamfest the best it can be.

We’re looking forward to a big show this year and are excited about all that is going on. Details are on our website anytime you need them. Looking forward to seeing everyone at GLH-2015!

Greater Louisville Hamfest 2015
8:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Admission: $7 Advance, $8 Day of Show
Kids Under 13 FREE!

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (PL 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (PL 79.7 Hz)
Free Friday Night Camping (No hookups or dumping)

Greater Louisville Hamfest – September 12, 2015

It’s almost that time again.  The Greater Louisville Hamfest is coming soon.  Below is GLHA chairman Bob Myers’s email regarding the upcoming event:

Hi Fellow Hams!

It’s predicted the weekend will be hot and muggy. The great outdoors might be on hold unless it’s at the local pool or water park. Of course, you can always take in a movie or spend a day with your XYL at the air-conditioned mall. On the other hand, you could also just stay at home and relax… but what to do at home?

Well, maybe this weekend would be a good time to prepare for Greater Louisville Hamfest coming your way on Saturday, September 12 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville. Do you have old rigs and things just sitting around your ham shack gathering dust? Why not clean up the shack, gather up those things you don’t use anymore and sell them at the show to share with other hams? A table at the show is $12 and the Admission Ticket is $7 if you order by mail. And did I mention that if you get your ticket by mail it will come with a free Extra Prize Ticket?

So, how to get that order in? Well just go to LouisvilleHamfest.com and download a copy of the Space and Ticket Form, Flyer or Mailing. Print it, fill in your order and send us a check and a SASE. Don’t wait long – the deadline for registration is August 29 – less than a month and a half away. If you don’t want to include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope, you can pick up your tickets at the show.

Oh, did I mention mailing? It’s not sent out yet (it will be mailed out later this month), but it is on the website at this link:http://louisvillehamfest.com/mailing.htm where it can be viewed and downloaded. It’s got all the information and events of GLH-2015.

So enjoy your weekend! Keep cool. Be sure to stay hydrated if you’re outdoors and wear plenty of sunscreen. And be sure to sit down at your computer for a spell and surf to LouisvilleHamfest.com to see what’s happening. And there’s a link to our Facebook page there too, if you want to give us a shout.

See you at the show!

Bob Myers K4RVM

P.S. Here’s the info on the hamfest:

Greater Louisville Hamfest 2015
       Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00am – 2:00pm

         Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
     Admission: $7 Advance, $8 Day of Show
Kids Under 13 FREE!

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (PL 79.7 Hz)
           and 443.700 MHz (PL 79.7 Hz)
           F R E E    P A R K I N G ! ! !
           Free Friday Night Camping
            (No hookups or dumping)

Dayton Hamvention 2015

The Place to be for Radio Amateurs

The hamfest-on-steroids that is the Dayton Hamvention will be back at Hara Arena May 15-17, 2015.  Last year the flea market and inside exhibits drew nearly 25,000 attendees to buy, sell, and trade their goods, take license exams, and meet up with old and new friends in the amateur radio community.  As if that wasn’t enough, attendees have the opportunity to win some major prizes just for showing up.

A special event station will be operated from the inside exhibit area on (+/- QRM) 40M at 7.050 / 7.227, 20M at 14.050/ 14.270, and 10M at 28.050/ 28.470.

This year’s Hamvention hours are as follows:

Flea Market
Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Inside Exhibitors
Friday: 9;00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased online here.  For more information, visit the Hamvention website at hamvention.org.

GLHA Announces 2015 Louisville HamFest Date

The date for the 2015 Greater Louisville HamFest has been announced as Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 0800-1400 Eastern time.  As usual, the event will be held at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

The GLH includes both indoor and outdoor vendor spaces, license testing, presentations, prizes and more.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door and include entry for the door prizes and main prize drawings.  Tickets ordered by mail also include an extra drawing ticket.  For ticket purchasing and more information, visit the GLH website.