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Author Topic: Palm Springs Hamfest January 28 ARRL sanctioned  (Read 2904 times)
VE7REZ
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« on: January 04, 2012, 09:22:28 PM »

Palm Springs Hamfest is soon approaching. On January 28 plan on being there! Just $2 get you on the grounds and access to all there is to see and do!

This promises to be one of the most fun Hamfests of the season! Make this a Club outing or bring a Buddy!

Palm Springs rings of nostalgia and this Hamfest invites you to add to the fun by coming in your RAT ROD / Hot Rod or Classic Beauty. Special parking area to show off your gem. Or come in anything on wheels hi hi! Our food concession brings you back to by gone days of the burger joint hangout and Soda Jerk era. Great breakfast, Lunch and even healthy food all day long. The Desert RATS Club XYL's are whipping up some good ole fashion cooking to remind you of bygone days!

Over 30 commercial vendors and more too many to mention here go to our Forum at http//desertrats.x.am to find out all the things going on. To mention a few...See Yaesu, Alinco, Elecraft , HRO, RF Stuff, DX Store, Icom- D-STAR Group , AMSAT and other Demos plus more, Special Guest Gordon West, Kenwood is sending a Special drop by Guest

The Air waves are A-Buzz now and will be past January 28 the day of the event. Talk about it on your weekly NET or RAG CHEW and help us promote this grand event! Make this a Club outing and come on down ..... join us under the Palm Trees.

See the Military Radio Museum of rare and unnusual radios from all the WARS since Ham radio began.

Demos all day long.... RAFFLE DRAWS ALL DAY LONG Come see guest Announcer Chip Wallace 4 time Emmy and 3 time Golden Mike award winner!

ALINCO IS INTRODUCING THEIR NEW HF RADIO THAT IS SELLING FOR UNDER $600 dollars! Try it out right there.

The Desert RATS 2nd hand store will have dozens of bargains and will sell your used gear for only a 10% commission sell your used quality gear and buy some more! 9AM to 4PM

GIANT SWAP MEET no charge for Vendors just show up for the SETUP TIME 7 AM Saturday JAN 28 open to Public and Hams 9AM-4PM

So come and join in a good old Fashioned Hamfest in warm Palm Springs. Rondezvous with your on air Buddies. Last year over 700 Happy Hams had a blast!

Check out our Web site for more details and a map to find your way there http://desertrats.am

2 METER Talkin FREQUENCY 146.940 -PL 107.20

SPECIAL Desert RATS HAMFEST NET Thursday 6PM Friday and Saturday at 8AM 12PM 6PM on same freq.

Special Events Station 14.251 7.251 or spot us on http://www.dxsummit From 9AM till 4 PM

WE expect over 800 to join Us in sunny warm PALM SPRINGS, CA SEE YOU THERE!

BECOME A MEMBER ...JOIN THE DESERT RATS CLUB ! one of the most fun Clubs in ARRL
Memberships available online at our Web Site or at the entrance of our Event! Snowbirds especially welcome! We have members from all over North America .
A great Virtual Club too

Check out our online Merch. Store and buy, use and wear Ricki RATS Designer Clothing and merchandise ( Mugs , Pet wear, ladies/Mens/ kids/ Baby T-shirts and hoodies are our best sellors)
73
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VE7REZ
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 03:10:33 PM »



AMSAT Press Release

AMSAT area coordination Clint Bradford K6LCS will again be
attending Palm Springs Hamfest!

"Although we have recently lost two FM ham satellites - AO-51 and
ARISSat-1 - we still have "easy birds" of AO-27, SO-50, and the
ISS to work with minimal equipment," Clint reports.

"We have tentative passes of the ISS early in the morning, and AO-27
and SO-50 in the afternoon to work during the Hamfest."

If you are interested in working one of these passes with Clint,
download his four-page tutorial with frequency tables at ...

http://www.work-sat.com

Clint will have info at his table on working the satellites with just your
handheld radio, as well as info about the upcoming ARISS project in
April: students at Riverside's Flabob Airport are gearing up to speak
with an astronaut aboard the ISS.

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N5USS
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 10:45:19 PM »

Hello, is there a ham radio store in the Palm Springs area?  I will be in Palm Springs in about 2 months.
In all my travels I always look for a local ham radio stores.   I have found there are many that do not advertise in QST or CQ magazine and they are just not well known. 

Thanks! 
73's
Gene
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VE7REZ
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 12:36:28 AM »

Hi Gene unfortunately other than Radio Shack (sic) there are no Ham Stores in Palm Springs.  The closest is in HRO Anaheim/ Burbank/  or Los Vegas AES  where we here buy our stuff online.  You can get coax from a local supplier / home business ....depending on stock.
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