Orange Hamfest 2014

                  Hosted by:

Orange Amateur Radio Club and

Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club


The Orange Hamfest is an ARRL affiliated event.


WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

WHERE: NEW Location!!   

Orange County Convention & Expo Center @ 11475 FM 1442   

Orange, Texas 77632

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



TIME: 7:00 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.




There is Paved Parking,Some flea market tables still available.


Event Schedule and Fees:

5:00AM - Setup, Dealers & Tailgating

7:00AM — Hamfest opens for flea market, dealers & tailgating

10:00 AM — VE testing in AgriLife Room

8am-12noon —Programs & Forums

1:30 PM - Grand Prize Drawings

2:00 PM—Close



Admission …..$6.00 per person

(Age 12 years & younger free admission)

Dealer tables ………… $15.00ea

Flea market tables ….. $15.00ea

Tailgate spaces ……….$  5.00ea - Available on a first come first serve basis in designated

                                                                   tailgating area!



For more information on Lodging:

visit website  Link for Lodging and Accommodations in Orange, Texas



Grand Prizes:

Kenwood TS-480SAT HF radio

Kenwood TM-281A 2M mobile

Kenwood TH-K20A 2M 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.


Grand Prize Winners:


Kenwood TS-480SAT



Kenwood TM-281A



Kenwood TH-K20A







                          MEETINGS and FORUMS SCHEDULED

Forum and Program Schedule:


8:00AM -   8:55AM - Broadband-Hamnet (HSMM-Mesh) Forum in DuPont Meeting Room


9:00AM -   9:55AM - D-STAR forum in DuPont Meeting Room


10:00AM - 10:25AM - ARRL Forum in DuPont Meeting Room


10:30Am - 10:55AM - ARES forum  in DuPont Meeting Room


11:00AM - 11:55AM - Open


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



                 VE TESTING

VE testing will start at 10:00 a.m. No Pre-registering.

Just bring the original and a copy of your current FCC License and any C.S.C.E’s, and Picture I.D. We will have the latest forms


VE Testing to be held in Meeting Room No. 2



VENDORS Confirmed to be at Orange Hamfest









FOOD and Drinks:

To be available from food concessions for breakfast and lunch!

Menu to be announced and available at Hamfest.



                Notice !!!  Friday Night !!!

        Remember our Friday Dinner (Feb. 21st) 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, Links, and smoked Boudain, with all the trimmings.

Bring your folding chairs. No alcohol allowed. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m. Don’t 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:





Dealer, 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 (21st) and 5:00AM-7AM Saturday(22nd). 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 will be rented. The Orange Amateur Radio Club reserves the right to limit non-Ham Radio oriented tables and their locations!


Make your reservations now!  Over 100 tables already sold/confirmed.

There are less than 12 tables still available as of 2/17/14.


No refunds on unclaimed tables.

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



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


Must be postmarked by February 17, 2014





  Name__________________________________ Call __________






Provide Email address ______________________________for a confirmation in lieu of hardcopy,


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


Total Amount Enclosed  $__________________





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

Of the form and send an SASE with your Table Reservation Form


Name and Call sign ______________________________________


Amount received ________________________ for ________ tables.


Hamfest representative ________________________ Date ______


Email ___________________________________________



Page updated 2/17/2013


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