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
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
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
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:
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Must be postmarked by February 17, 2014
ORANGE HAMFEST TABLE RESERVATION FORM-**
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 $__________________
REGISTRATION TABLE CONFIRMATION
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 ______
Page updated 2/17/2013