Hello Fellow Ham,
North Texas Hams are preparing to gather here in Fort Worth in January. The Cowtown Hamfest has been approved as the 2012 ARRL North Texas Section Convention.www.cowtownhamfest.com
COWTOWN HAMFEST 2012 and the ARRL NORTH TEXAS SECTION CONVENTION 2012
Cowtown Hamfest, the original Hamfest in the Fort Worth Metroplex, and the ARRL North Texas Section Convention will be held, January 20-21, 2012 at Lockheed Martin Recreation Area, 3400 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109.
Doors will be open Friday evening the 20th from 3:00 pm until 8:00pm. Saturday the 21st we open at 8:00am and close at 3:00pm. Food, including Bar-B-Q sandwiches, burgers and dogs will be available Friday and Saturday. Morning coffee and breakfast will also be available. Door prizes will be awarded through out the event. A Kenwood V71A Dual Band Mobile will be given away each day. The grand prize, Kenwood D710 Dual Band APRS Mobile will be at the event’s end.
Volunteers are needed; free entrance will be given in return for a minimum of 2 hours volunteer time. Volunteer by contacting Ken Bush at email@example.com
or David Forbes at KC5UYR@compuserve.com
The event will feature large vendor areas, with over 100 tables, and an outdoor tailgate flea market. Several well known commercial vendors will be present. Vendors should go to the website for table availability and/or contact Kevin Vickers at firstname.lastname@example.org
. A complete set of educational programs and meetings will be conducted through out Saturday, and license examinations will be held both Friday and Saturday. Talk-in is available at 147.28, tone 110.9.
Cowtown Hamfest is sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Amateur Radio Club, W5SJZ, and by LMRA. The website is located at www.cowtownhamfest.org
, and personal contact can be made with the Hamfest Chairman, David Forbes, KC5UYR, KC5UYR@compuserve.com
Fellow Hams we have discounted pre-event hamfest tickets on the Cowtown Hamfest website, do not miss this opportunity. This is something we wanted to do for those who have supported us so well for the last five years. The prizes for attendance are some of the best ones we have ever offered. These are being offered by us in connection with Kenwood and Austin Amateur Radio Supply.
Hams please take this opportunity to mark your calendars and plan to attend the Cowtown Hamfest January 20th and 21st at LMRA. Take a few minutes to go to the website and get all the Hamfest details. You will find opportunities to purchase discounted pre-hamfest tickets and locate sales tables if you are planning to sell some of your gear. We will send an update including expected vendors in January.
All of us at Cowtown Hamfest 2012 want to thank all of our attendees and vendors for their participation. We provide the venue, our partners provide the classes, testing and items ham radio operators want to make their hobby and their place in the hobby more exciting. Please pass this information and email on to other clubs and hams so they will see the invitation. www.cowtownhamfest.com