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.
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.
Tailgating available in designated area, see below:
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
Admission ..$8.00 per person
(Age 12 years & younger free admission)
Dealer tables $15.00ea
Flea market tables .. $15.00ea
Tailgate spaces .Free - limited spaces in designated tailgating area
For more information on Lodging:
visit website Link for Lodging and Accommodations in Orange, Texas
2016 Grand Prizes:
Kenwood TS-480SAT HF radio
Kenwood TM-V71A 2M/440 dual band mobile
Kenwood TM-281A 2M mobile
Yaesu FT-60R 2M/440 Dual band HT
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.
2016 Hamfest Grand Prize Winners:
Jack Brossette WA5ETL
Art Mouton K5FNQ
Joseph Wedgeworth KG5INU
2017 PROGRAMS and FORUMS SCHEDULED
8:00AM - 8:55AM - TBD
9:00AM - 9:55AM - TBD
10:00AM - 10:55AM - TBD
11:00AM - 11:55AM TBD
All Meeting / Forum times and content are subject to change.
Forums and Programs are in the DuPont Room.
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.Es, 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
VENDORS Confirmed to be at Orange Hamfest
· Grapevine Amateur Radio http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/
· Houston Amateur Radio Supply http://harsradio.com/
Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.
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 Hamfest.
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, and smoked boudain, with all the trimmings.
Bring your chairs. No alcohol allowed. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m. Dont be late.
There will be a $10.00 per plate charge for Dinner!
Coke, sodas and other drinks will be available for a charge.
Contacts For Hamfest Information:
Rocky Wilson (409)-988-8906 or Email: email@example.com or
Chuck Vincent (409)-540-0477 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dealers, Vendor and Swap tables are located inside the air-conditioned Expo Center and will be available for $15.00 each for individuals, dealers and vendors.
They may be reserved in advance by completing the 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 reserves the right to limit non-Ham Radio oriented tables and their locations!
There are a limited number of tables for the non-Ham radio related. These tables will be located in the hall ways surrounding the outside of the main Expo Center main Hall.
Make your reservations now! Over 100 - 6 & 8 foot tables available in the Ball Room.
Approximately 0 tables are available as of Feb. 11, 2016. Tables are SOLD OUT
Please Check back again as tables may become available after cancelation.
Since the Ball Room tables are sold out, there will a limited amount of tables (6-8) in the Hallways.
Check with Table Sales for Hallway tables available.
Additional tables are 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 floor plan
To reserve tables fill out a 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 email@example.com
Must be postmarked by February 18, 2017
ORANGE HAMFEST TABLE RESERVATION FORM 2017 ****
Name__________________________________ Call __________
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 $__________________
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 ______
Page updated 6/7/2016