The  43nd  Annual  and  Original
and  ARRL  2016  State  Convention

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. Satellite Hdq will be donating a RC Quad Copter as a door prize this year.

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.

Photos of February 2, 2013 Hamfest: Click Here

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:

                     John Crockett, W3KH, Vice President of Engineering SCETV, Manager of Transmitter Operations

                     Mark Tarplee, N4UFP, South Carolina Section Manager
                     Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, Roanoke Division Chairman
                     Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, ARRL Marketing Manager, Newington, Connecticut

11:30 AM   A CONTESTING PRIMER   The Fundamentals of Contesting
                     Alan Fitzsimmons, W4ANT

  1:00 PM   VE Exams

Volunteer Exams: ARRL VE exams will be given on site. Please 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 sheilafrank614@gmail.com for more info.

Confirmed Dealers:

Point of Contact: Greg Amirault, KI4TVA,
109 Four Iron Drive,   Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 469-5305   or   email: geamirault@sc.rr.com

Charleston Hamfest Location Map: Click here --> Click to download Charleston Hamfest Location Map

Pre-Registration Form: The Pre-Registration Form is at the bottom of the front of the Hamfest Flyer.

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