Orange Amateur Radio Club and
Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club
The Orange Hamfest is an ARRL affiliated event.
WHEN: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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
Kenwood TS-480SAT HF radio
Kenwood TM-281A 2M mobile
Kenwood TH-K20A 2M HT
LaCrosse WS-2810-2-IT Weather Station
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.
2015 Hamfest Grand Prize Winners:
PROGRAMS and FORUMS SCHEDULED
8:00AM - 8:55AM - ARRL Forum in DuPont Meeting Room
Updates and presentation from American Radio Relay League officials
9:00AM - 9:55AM - Orange County R/C Club - Chris Somers
Remote Control (R/C) planes and latest technology
A Quad copter outdoors demonstration is scheduled
10:00AM - 10:55AM George Thomas - W5JDX - Producer/Director at Amateur Logic.TV,
contributor to Ham Nation & Solder Smoke podcast.
The forum is in DuPont Meeting Room
11:00AM - 11:55AM - D-STAR Forum
All Meeting / Forum times and content are subject to change.
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 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/
FOOD and Drinks:
To be available from food concessions for breakfast and lunch!
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. 27th) 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 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: 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 (27th) and 6:00AM-7:30AM Saturday(28th).
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 (28th)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 - 8 foot tables available in the Ball Room.
Update- as of Feb. 14 there are about 10 tables still available in the Main Ball Room.
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 20, 2015
ORANGE HAMFEST TABLE RESERVATION FORM –2015 ****
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 2/14/2015