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Hamfest 2004

Saturday March 13th

That's day after tomorrow!!

  W2CRA ~ Hamfest

 

 

 

 

North Hunterdon Regional High School

Route 31, just south of Route 78

Clinton, New Jersey

Talk in: 147.375 + no PL

Mapquest Map of Hamfest location

QSL Card checking by the NJDX Association! Bring your cards!

 

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The Cherryville Repeater Association Hamfest has a long and storied tradition.  Held for many years at the Hunterdon Central High School Gymnasium just north of Flemington, it was the first local hamfest on the calendar, and one of the most popular all year long.

In 1995, the Hamfest was scheduled for March 13th.  On the afternoon of March 12th, it started to snow.  For the first time in it's history, the hamfest had to be cancelled.  Knowing Hams as we do, we fully expected people to show up anyway!  It is a testament to the power of Amateur Radio that -- within just a few short hours -- the word spread that the Flemington Hamfest was cancelled.  That was the last event we had scheduled at the high school. 

To try and recoup our losses and provide the ham radio community with a hamfest from a known source as they expected, the club quickly put together a fest in September at what was to be our new site - the Warren County Fairgrounds.  That first hamfest at the fairgrounds, though less professional than our normal spring fest, was nonetheless a terrific group effort under difficult circumstances and turned out to be a great event.  Since then, we have returned to a spring date, and remained there for four years through 1999!

Starting in 2000, we moved back toHunterdon County, and what a great move it was! Our location is North Hunterdon Regional High School, conveniently located on Route 31 just south of Route 78 near Clinton. Everything is indoors, warm and dry. In the 2002 hamfest we have also added outdoor tailgating! We have it all. There will also be seminars given by some special people!

The date for the next Cherryville Hamfest is Saturday, March 13, 2004. It may not make us the very first hamfest of the year, but darn near it! Snow 'ya say?? Who cares! We're all indoors! Cold? Who cares! We're indoors! Boy, we're excited--and we hope you are too! If you missed the last ones, you missed some great ones. Ya better not miss this next one!

 



VE TESTING

As always, we will be providing comprehensive VE testing at the Cherryville Hamfest, and it is held in a nice warm classroom!
Walk-ins welcome, but let us know at w2cra@qsl.net if you're planning to take a test. All elements available.

SKYWARN TRAINING

Joe Miketta, from the Mount Holly NOAA National Weather Service office will coneduct SkyWarn training sessions starting at 10:00 a.m. These sessions have always been very popular with Cherryville Hamfest goers.