News on the Midland Hamfest.
Patrick Mullet <pat_mullet@...
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:38:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Patrick Mullet <pat_mullet@...
Subject: Midland Hamfest
To: "Pat Mullet, KC8RTW" <kc8rtw@...
Midland Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 1049, Midland, MI
For More Information Contact:
Committee Chairman, Midland Amateur Radio Club
Midland, MI 48642
For Immediate Release
Midland Amateur Radio Club Sponsors
Annual Hamfest and Computer Show
(Midland, MI, April 19, 2006) The Midland Amateur
Radio Club will be holding it's 32nd annual Hamfest on
Saturday, June 17th, 2006, to be held in the
Gerstacker Fair Center on the Midland County
Fairgrounds. The site is just north of US 10 on
Eastman Road, directly across from the Midland Mall.
Vendor set-up is at 6:30 am, with doors opening for
the public at 8:00 am. Tickets are $5.00. The MARC
Hamfest traditionally features commercial vendors as
well as table space available for amateurs with
equipment to sell and trade. A vast array of amateur
radio equipment and accessories, computers and
software, parts, coaxial cable and connectors will
greet visitors to the Gerstacker facility. The
Midland Amateur Radio
Club's large stock of vintage
and hard-to-find vacuum tubes will also available for
Outside, a large space will be available for trunk
sales, and visitor parking is free.
The Club will be offering VE exams on-site for those
wishing to earn their Ham Radio license, or those
wishing to upgrade and earn new privileges.
Registration for the exams begins when the Hamfest
doors open at 8:00 am; testing begins promptly at 9:00
am. Applicants need to bring two pieces of ID, copies
of any licenses and certificates that applicable and
two pencils. Calculators are optional. Test fee is
$14.00. If applicants choose to visit the Hamfest
after their tests, the gate fee is not included in the
testing fee. Candidates should take note that the
Technician Test pool will be changing on July 1st.
For those planning on staying overnight,
accommodations including the Fairview Inn, Hampton
Inn, Holiday Inn are available nearby.
Information & Table Reservations ($5.00 each) contact
P. O. Box 1049
Midland, MI 48641-1049
Bill Albe, N8FUZ (989) 835-4142 or e-mail:billalbe@...
Lee Hodges, KC8ITI (989) 652-6213 or e-mail:lahodges@...
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