The 43nd Annual and Original
CHARLESTON HAMFEST, COMPUTER SHOW
and ARRL 2016 State Convention
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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.
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.
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.
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
Pre-registered - $10.00 per 8ft table. At the door - $12.00 per table, if available. Chairs - $2.00 each.
Tailgating fee is $8.00 (must purchase admission ticket).
No camping facilities available. Self Contained Only parking available.
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 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.
Light breakfast plus world famous C.A.R.S. Dogs and BBQ Sandwiches available for lunch.
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 DIGITAL MOBILE RADIO AND OTHER DIGITAL MODES
John Crockett, W3KH, Vice President of Engineering SCETV, Manager of Transmitter Operations
10:00 AM ARRL UPDATE
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
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 email@example.com for more info.
AC & DC Electronics
dBj Radio & Electronics, LLC
Satellite TV Headquarters
South Carolina AREA 5
South Carolina Single Sideband Net
Swamp Fox Contest Group
Point of Contact:
Greg Amirault, KI4TVA, 109 Four Iron Drive, Summerville, SC 29483 (843) 469-5305 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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