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Hamfesters Amateur Radio Club 75th Annual Hamfest

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-08-03 12:59 - (3727 Reads)
Hamfesters Amateur Radio Club
75th Annual Hamfest

Sunday August 10, 2008

Gates open at 6 AM, commercial exhibit buildings open at 8 AM
$500 Grand prize! Drawing at 1pm.

Will County Fair Grounds
Peotone, Illinois

I57 south of Chicago, exit 327
east 1 mile to the Fair Grounds

Directions to Hamfest site

Talk in: 146.52 simplex

Dayton 2008

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-05-27 01:38 - (3987 Reads)
Despite what you might think, spacesuits were optional at this years Dayton HamVention.

N9DII shared this photo and many others during the three day event.
Click here to check them out.

Click here to view a ))YouTube(( video of the story behind the spacesuit.

After the long winter it seemed like Dayton 2008 was here and gone too fast, now Field Day is only a few weeks away.

If you have stories, links or pictures, please share!

The 2008 Madison Hamfest

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-04-14 19:15 - (3692 Reads)
Saturday, April 19, 2008 (8:00am until 1:00pm)

Talk-in Frequency: 147.75/15 Mhz

The Madison Swapfest will be held at:

Mandt Community Center
400 Mandt Parkway,
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589

The Mandt Community Center is located in the Stoughton
Junior Fair Grounds on the south side of Stoughton.

Click here for directions.

Featuring vendors of new and used equipment for all aspects of Amateur Radio, Electronics, Computers, Computer Parts and Software. Hugh Flea Market all in the Mandt Community Center’s spacious 26,000 sq. ft. main hall!

Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase from the Mandt Center.

The doors will open to the public at 8:00am.
Plenty of spacious FREE PARKING!

Transmitter failure

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-04-11 01:40 - (3882 Reads)
Please be advised, the FM38 transmitter failed Wed night around 9pm.
FM38 may be down until Saturday.

AES SuperFest 2008

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-02-20 01:43 - (3834 Reads)
March 28, 2008 2:00 - 7:00 PM
March 29, 2008 8:30 - 3:00 PM

AES
5710 W Good Hope Rd
Milwaukee, WI

Talk-in:
145.130 -600 (127.3) N9LKH

Prizes, Special Pricing (TBA), VE Testing, DXCC Card Checking, Forums, Free Parking, Hot Food for sale, Latest Gear and manufacturers reps.

Click here for directions.

Mid-Winter Hamfest

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-01-23 16:16 - (3645 Reads)
Sunday, January 27, 2008

))DuPage(( EXPO
4050 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174
(Across the street from Pheasant Run MegaCenter)

  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Reserved flea market tables
  • Plenty of FREE parking
  • Hourly prizes
  • VE testing on site

Talk-in 145.390

36th Annual MidWinter SWAPFEST

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2008-01-03 02:17 - (3927 Reads)
The 36th annual WARAC swapfest is Saturday, January 5, 2008 from 8am - 2pm at the Waukesha County Expo Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Click here for more info.

AMATEUR RADIO Fest 2007

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2007-10-17 04:22 - (3982 Reads)
Saturday November 3rd, 2007
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

NEW LOCATION for 2007

The Elks Lodge
5555 W. Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
(Across The Street From AES)

Talk In will be on the MRC Repeater, 146.910, -offset, 127.3 PL

Make Your Computer Run Better

Author: John Flanagan - Published 2007-09-28 18:16 - (3811 Reads)
A program on this topic will be presented at the October meeting of his West Allis Radio Amateur Club by Stan Kaplan, WB9RQR. Each of Stan’s Seven Ways To Make Your Computer Run Better will be broad brushstrokes and he will elaborate on each one. You’ll recognize Stan as the author of the Computer Corner series of articles that have appeared in Badger State Smoke Signals for the last 10 years or so.

Don’t miss this chance to hear Stan in person and be able to ask him questions!

The WARAC meeting is at 7:30PM on Tuesday, October 9 at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7929 W Lincoln Ave in West Allis.

Please use the rear entrance (off the alley).

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