Hamfest 2016

Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association
presents our 31st annual

HAMFEST 2016

Sunday, September 11th;  Gates open at 7:00 am

Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Only $6 per person includes hourly door prize drawing, plus 8’x8′ “tailgate” space

MAKE IT A HAM’S DREAM WEEKEND – 2 HAMFESTS!

BRING YOUR TICKET STUB FROM BOXBORO ON SATURDAY AND GET INTO OUR FEST FOR HALF PRICE !!
ONLY $3 !!

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  • Delicious Food served all day
  • More major prizes; more hourly prizes
  • Hourly demonstrations: What’s hot in ham radio now?
  • VE exam to be held at 9:00am (off site)
    • Cornell Co-Op Ext. (Solar Bldg)
      50 W. High St / Rt 67 west
      Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Lots of gear and accessories to haggle over
  • Fox-hunt on the fairground property
  • Under-cover tables available for $10 each
  • Reservations and prepay welcome and encouraged

Directions

  • I-87 to Exit 12
  • West on Rt 67 to Ballston Spa
  • At intersection of Rts 50 & 67, follow 50 North; look for HAMFEST signs
  • In village, turn left at Citgo station Prospect Street; up hill on left

Talk-In

  • K2DLL Repeater System
  • 147.000 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz or
  • 147.240 Mhz, PL 91.5 Hz

For information or reservations contact:  Jim Polewczak – KG2H
231 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.   Email: kg2h@arrl.net
Phone: 518-703-9558


If you would like to help us out by distributing some flyers, a PDF document of the Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association HAMFEST 2016 Poster is available. Please tell your friends and post where appropriate Thank you for your assistance!

While we were challenged by the date change for Boxboro hamfest to be in conflict with ours, we are making the best of it! Get out and enjoy your weekend, by making it a twofer, Boxboro on Saturday, Ballston Spa on Sunday! You never know where you will find the best deals!

Warren County Radio Club is Offering Technician License Class

Our friendly neighbors to the north, the Warren County Radio Club, W2WCR, will be offering a Technician License class on October 22 and 23rd. In one weekend you can be licensed! Train all day Saturday, review and take the exam on Sunday!

Registration is required by September 20th in order for you to be prepared. Get full details and register on the W2WCR Technician Class registration site.

Unusual August Meeting – August 8, 2016

SCARA will hold an UNUSUAL August meeting at the Wilton Emergency Squad, on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 7 PM (not the usual 7:30).  The topic for the meeting will be our annual hamfest.  

As you may know, we have been severely affected by the Boxboro hamfest moving its date to the weekend of our hamfest.  Our hamfest WILL be held on Sunday, Sept 11 as planned, but our vendor list has been severely affected. 

The purpose of this club meeting will be to get your thoughts and ideas, have volunteers make commitments and sign up for assignments.  I am attaching the hamfest flyer, Please pass it along to all you ham friends. We need as much word of mouth advertising as we can get.  

Please be sure to come.

Thanks and I will see you there.

Jim KG2H