The 41st Annual and Original
CHARLESTON HAMFEST, COMPUTER SHOW
and ARRL 2014 State Convention
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.
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.
10:00 AM ROANOKE DIVISION REPORT
Dr. Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, Vice Director
Dr. Jim gives us an update on happenings in the Roanoke Division.
10:30 AM ARRL UPDATE
Bob Allison, WB1GCM, Senior Test Engineer, Editorial Content Coordinator
Bob speaks about the work ARRL Laboratory does, with an emphasis on Product Review testing.
He also provides test data for QSTís monthly Product Review column, the magazineís most read column.
12:00 AM SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO
Terry Fox, WB4JFI, Retired Corporate Director of Television Engineering, Gannett Co., Inc.
Terry explains SDR, its use in present day radios, and posits its utilization in the future.
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 CSCEís you have, $15 fee, and two IDís, 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
Blue Collar Ants
dBj Radio & Electronics, LLC
Point of Contact:
Jenny Myers, WA4NGV, 2630 Dellwood Avenue, N. Charleston, SC 29405-6814 (843) 747-2324 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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