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Thursday, January 17 2019 @ 03:35 AM EST

Charleston HAMFEST

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The  46th  Annual  and  Original
and  ARRL  2019  State  Convention

at the same location as last year.


Comments: If you have any Comments, Suggestions, or Questions with regard to the Charleston Hamfest, Please send them to CARSinfo@wa4usn.org


Notice: This Hamfest is considered a family affair. C.A.R.S. reserves the right to eject any inappropriate materials from the premises. C.A.R.S. is not responsible for theft or accidents occurring at the Hamfest site.

Time: Doors open at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.
Dealers will be able to set up from 5 to 9 PM Friday and after 6:30 AM Saturday.

Location: Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd., N. Charleston, SC (32.885° N, 79.993° W).
Exit 213 off I-26, East Montague Ave.  .  The Center is close to Tanger Mall.

Talk in: The WA4USN linked Repeater System (146.790- No Tone Charleston, 146.940- Tone 123.0 Summerville and 147.045+ Tone 103.5 St. George).

Other area repeaters are 145.450-, 146.760-, 147.180+, 147.270+, 147.300+, 147.345+, 443.800+, and 444.825+ (all with Tone 123.0) and 147.150+ Tone 91.5

Tables: Pre-registered - $10.00 per 8ft table. At the door - $12.00 per table, if available. Chairs - $2.00 each.
Tailgating: Tailgating fee is $8.00 (must purchase admission ticket).

Camping: No camping facilities available. Self Contained Only parking available.

Prizes: Grand Prize: $400.00, Second Prize: $200.00,
Third Prize: $100.00.
Prizes will be drawn at 2:00 PM.
You need not be present to win.
Door prizes will be given away during the day,
must be present to win.

Tickets: Tickets will be sold Saturday morning at the door.
Admission $5.00 (includes 1 prize ticket). Additional prize tickets - $1 each or 6 for $5. Children under 12 admitted free.

Food: Light breakfast plus world famous C.A.R.S. Dogs
and BBQ Sandwiches available for lunch.

Activities: FORUMS (ARRL, Natural Disasters, etc.).

QSL Card Checker:You can't just show up with a hand full of cards. Anyone that needs cards checked should go to nj4f.webs.com , and go to the Card Checking link.
This will tell you what you need to do BEFORE the hamfest.

Forum and Activity Schedule:

  9:00 AM   Update on Digital Mobile Radio
plus 50 YEARS of CARS
                     Donald BryanT KB4RRC & Lloyd Mitchell KO4L

10:00 AM   RRL Update, Division Happenings
                     James Boehner N2ZZ & Marc Tarplee N4UFP

11:30 PM   Intro to Digital Modes on HF
                     Greg Keys KG4GEK

  1:00 PM   VE Exams
Volunteer Exams: ARRL VE exams will be given on site. P
lease bring your Social Security Number, original and copy of your amateur license (if licensed) and any CSCE’s you have, $15 fee, and two ID’s, one with a photo. Testing begins at 1:00pm on a WALK-IN basis. Call KT4YW, Sheila, at (843) 871-4368 or email aj4uq@arrl.net for more info.

Point of Contact: Steven Lamendola, KE4THX,
706 E. Saltash Aly.,   Goose Creek, SC 29445
(336) 740-4382   or   email: steven.lamendola@gmail.com

Hamfest Flyer, available at https://wa4usn.org/hamfestm.htm


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