Orange Hamfest 2017

                  Hosted by:

Orange Amateur Radio Club and

Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club

 

The Orange Hamfest is an ARRL sanctioned event.

 

WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2017

WHERE: Orange County Convention & Expo Center @ 11475 FM 1442   

Orange, Texas 77632

 

(Coordinates: 30 07.28N & 093 52.92W or 30.1244,-93.8922)

 

Hamfest TIME: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

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Map for directions to the Orange Hamfest >>>

 

Take the 869 Exit off of IH-10 going East or West and turn South on FM 1442 and

the Orange Co. Convention and Expo Center is half mile on the right. Follow the signs.

Orange Co Convention Center and Expo_road directions

 

Tailgating available in designated area, see below:

 

Orange Hamfest Site Plan at OC Expo Center_Tailgating Area.jpg

 

 

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Event Schedule and Fees:

 

6:00AM - Setup, Dealers & Tailgating

7:30AM — Hamfest opens for flea market, dealers & tailgating

10:00 AM — VE testing in Meeting Room#2

8am-12noon —Programs & Forums

1:30 PM - Grand Prize Drawings

2:00 PM—Close

 

FEES:

Admission …..$8.00 per person

(Age 12 years & younger free admission)

Dealer tables ………… $15.00ea

Flea market tables ….. $15.00ea

Tailgate spaces ……….Free - there is limited spaces in designated tailgating area

 

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For more information on Lodging:

visit website  Link for Lodging and Accommodations in Orange, Texas

 

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2017 Grand Prizes:

Kenwood TS-590SG HF radio

Kenwood TM-V71A 2M/440 dual band mobile

Kenwood TH-F6A 2M/220/440 HT

   Comet CAA-500 Mk II Antenna analyzer

 

The tickets for the Grand Prize and door prizes are: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00, etc.

The Grand Prizes will be drawn at 1:30 p.m. You NEED NOT BE PRESENT for the Grand Prize drawings.

You MUST BE PRESENT for all door prize drawings.

Door Prize tickets will be put back in for The Grand Prize Drawings.

 

2017 Hamfest Grand Prize Winners:

 

Kenwood TS-590SG

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Kenwood TM-V71A

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Kenwood TH-F6A

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Comet CAA-500MkII

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                  2017  PROGRAMS and FORUMS SCHEDULED

 

8:00AM -   8:55AM - TBD

 

9:00AM -   9:55AM -  Remote Control (R/C) Model planes

 

10:00AM - 10:55AM    - Using CHIRP to program your HT

 

11:00AM - 11:55AM – ARRL Forums

 

 

All Meeting / Forum times and content are subject to change.

 

Forums and Programs are in the DuPont Room.

 

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                 VE TESTING

VE testing will start at 10:00 A.M Saturday, 25th. No Pre-registering.

Bring the original and a copy of your current FCC License and any C.S.C.E’s, and Government photo I.D.

$15.00 testing fee. Prefer cash.

We will have the latest forms available

 

VE Testing to be held in Meeting Room No. 2

 

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VENDORS Confirmed to be at Orange Hamfest

 

  

 

 

 

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Hamfest Sponsors

 

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http://www.n3fjp.com

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

 

 

 

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FOOD and Drinks:

To be available from food concessions for breakfast and lunch!

 

Kolaches (both boudain and sausage/cheese) and donuts for breakfast

 

Gumbo and pulled pork sandwiches with condiments for lunch

 

Full menu to be announced and available at 2017 Hamfest.

 

Food Concession purchases will support the Orangefield Project Graduation 2017

 

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                Notice !!!  Friday Night !!!

        Remember our Friday Dinner (Feb. 24th) after Hamfest Set-up!!!

All Hams and their family, who are in Town Friday before the Hamfest, are invited to eat with us at the Expo Center.

Featuring Bar-B-Que Brisket, smoked boudain and links, with all the trimmings.

No alcohol allowed. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m. Don’t be late.

   There will be a $13.00 per plate charge for Dinner!

       

Coke, sodas and other drinks will be available for a charge. 

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Contacts For Hamfest Information:

 

Rocky Wilson (409)-988-8906 or Email: n5mtx55@gmail.com   or

Chuck Vincent (409)-540-0477 or Email: batmo@aol.com

 

Dealers, Vendor and Swap tables are located inside the air-conditioned Expo Center Ballroom (10,800 sq. ft.) and

will be available for $15.00 each for individuals, dealers and vendors.

They may be reserved in advance by completing the Table Reservation form.

Dealers, Vendors and Flea market set-up is 5PM-9PM Friday (24th) and 6:00AM-7:30AM Saturday(25th).

Unreserved tables will be rented on a first-come/ first-served basis.

Electrical power (110V outlet) is available for most table locations.

Tables that are reserved but not claimed by 9:00AM Saturday (25th) will be rented.

The Orange Amateur Radio Club/Hamfest Directors reserves the right to limit non-Ham Radio oriented sales and their table location.

The sale or display of firearms, weapons and sexually offensive materials is prohibited.

Hamfest Directors will be fair to resolve any disputes and have the final decision on any disputes.

There are a limited number of tables for the non-Ham radio related sales.

These tables will be located in the hall ways surrounding the outside of the Expo Center Ballroom.

 

Make your reservations now!  Over 100 - 6 & 8 foot tables available in the Ball Room.

 

Approximately 100 tables are available as of Dec. 2, 2016.

 

Additional tables may be available outside the Ball Room in the Halls for non-Ham radio related items and exhibitors.

 

No refunds on unclaimed tables.

Reserved tables not claimed by 9:00AM the day of the Hamfest, will be re-rented!!!

 

 

Expo Center Hamfest_table assignments.jpg

 

                                        EXPO Center Hamfest Table floor plan

 

 

 

To reserve tables – fill out a Table Reservation form and mail to:

 

Orange Amateur Radio Club Inc.

P.O. Box 232

Orange, Texas 77631-0232

 

For questions you can email us at n5mtx55@gmail.com

 

Must be postmarked by February 18, 2017

 

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ORANGE HAMFEST TABLE RESERVATION FORM –2017 ****

 

Name__________________________________ Call __________

Address________________________________

               ________________________________

Provide Email address ______________________________for a confirmation in lieu of mailed hardcopy,

 

Number of Tables needed _______at $15.00 each. Confirm if electrical power is needed (Yes / No).                                                           

 

No power cords or power strips provided or available. Please provide your own power cords.                                                            

 

Power available from the 120volt outlets is on first come/first serve basis, please share!

 

Total Amount Enclosed $__________________

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REGISTRATION TABLE CONFIRMATION

Note: For a hardcopy confirmation of your registration, fill in this part

Of the form and send an SASE with your Table Reservation Form. We also can email you to confirm tables!!

 

Name and Call sign ______________________________________

 

Amount received ________________________ for ________ tables.

 

Hamfest representative acknowledgment ________________________ Date ______

 

Email _______________________________________________

 

 

Page updated 12/2/2016

 

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