I wonder if, perhaps, maybe this should have been sent out
a month ago so folks could plan for it better...
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Tom VanderMel KB8VEE wrote:
> Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
> We?re bringing back the 'Good Old Days' at
> West Michigan?s Largest Hamfest & Computer Fair.
> Support your Michigan linked repeater system. Be there!
> GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
> I.R.A. 'GOOD OLD DAYS' HAMFEST
> Convenient location with spacious facilities at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds.
> Located 14 miles west of Grand Rapids, two miles north of I-196 at exit 62.
> FREE tables and FREE trunk sales spaces (tickets required). Friday night
> camping, demonstrations, and exhibits. We have listened to your suggestions!
> OVER 22,000 SQUARE-FEET INDOOR FACILITIES with CONVENIENT ACCESS and FREE
> FREE 8' tables (indoors) and FREE trunk sale spaces (outdoors). Sellers and
> dealers must reserve
> tables and/or trunk sale spaces with a prepaid ticket order! Tables/spaces
> first come, first served.
> Tickets: $5.00 ea. through June 6th; $6.00 ea. on June 7th. NOTE: Prepaid
> ticket reservations held until
> 0745 Saturday then released (no refunds). All reservations with SASE please.
> Camping, tables, and trunk
> spaces are not an admission to Hamfest; tickets are required. Friday night
> set-up available after 7 p.m. or
> 6:00 a.m. start on Saturday. CAMPING: $10 fee, showers and electricity
> available for camping. There is a
> $5 additional fee for any electrical hookup. Food and drinks available in
> comfortable indoor eating facilities.
> Many sit down "Eyeball QSO areas." Children under 12 years admitted free
> accompanying an adult.
> Handicapped parking and access. In case of rain, trunk sellers could move
> indoors if space is available.
> .FAMOUS "ROADKILL-CHILI" POTLUCK FRIDAY EVENING
> .MDXA ISLAND ACTIVATIONS FORUM - 9:00 A.M.
> .GETTING YOUTH INTO HAM RADIO FORUM - 11:00 A.M.
> .NEWS-TV, SKYWARN & EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXHIBITS
> .ARRL CERTIFICATION FOR DXCC, VUCC AND WAS AWARDS
> .VE AMATEUR EXAMS - 12:30 P.M. START
> Bring a main dish to pass and join in the fun at 6:45 P.M. after
> helping with setup. Enjoy "Eye-ball QSOs," entertainment, awards,
> and surprises. Last opportunity to purchase reduced-price Hamfest
> tickets. GRARA Club meeting held immediately after the potluck.
> Over 125 people attended the potluck last year.
> All walk-ins. Technician, General and Extra Class. Please bring
> original and a copy of your license, any C.S.C.E.'s with some form
> of photo ID and a check made out to "ARRL / VEC".
> INFO: Call Kathy at (616) 698-6627 after 4 p.m.
> (E.D.S.T.) for info and discount rate motels.
> Check out the IRA Web-site at: www.w8hvg.org.
> Talk-In will be on 147.160 link system (94.8 pl).
> Write for reservations & tickets to: I.R.A. Hamfest,
> 562 92nd Street SE, Byron Center, MI 49315.
> Camping fee: $10.00; w/elec. $5.00 more. Tickets:
> $5.00 ea. before June 6th; $6.00 ea. on June 7th.
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> NAME_________________________________________________ CALL _____________
> DATE ____/____/ 2008
> ADDRESS _____________________________________________
> CITY ____________________________________ STATE ______ ZIP ___________ PHONE
> ( ) ____________
> NUMBER OF TABLES ____ TRUNK SALES SPACES ____ NUMBER OF TICKETS ____
> CAMPING: Y / N (circle)
> ELEC. REQ'D: Y / N (circle) KIND OF MERCHANDISE
> TOTAL ENC. _____________ MAKE CHECKS OUT TO: INDEPENDENT REPEATER
> ASSOCIATION, INC.
> INCLUDE S.A.S.E. AND MAIL TO: I.R.A. HAMFEST, 562 92ND STREET SE, BYRON
> CENTER, MI 49315
> .D-STAR WHAT IS IT? DEMO AND FORUM - 10:00 A.M.
> .LINK REPEATER SYSTEM OPERATION EXHIBIT
> .GRAND RAPIDS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - DOWNTOWN
> Dale Williams, ARRL Michigan Section Manager - Moderator
> .DX-PEDITION VIDEOS AND AWARDS EXHIBIT
> DEALERS: BRING YOUR HAM
> EQUIPMENT, COAX, COMPUTER
> EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, WIRE,
> ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EQUIPMENT,
> BOOKS, PARTS, JEWELRY, CAPS,
> SWEAT-SHIRTS, JACKETS, ETC,
> TO SELL .......... BE THERE!
> HAMS: BRING YOUR RADIOS, BOOKS,
> ANTENNAS, COAX, COMPUTERS,
> AND EQUIPMENT TO SHOW, TRADE
> OR SELL ........... BE THERE!
> COMPUTER HOBBYISTS: BRING
> YOUR EXCESS HARDWARE, BOOKS,
> SOFTWARE, PARTS, ETC., TO TRADE
> OR SELL ........... BE THERE!
> EVERYONE: LOOK AT ALL THE
> ACTIVITIES ........... BE THERE!
>>From Tom VanderMel KB8VEE Michigan Region 6 Emergency Coordinator
> Assistant Director for Member Services Great Lakes Division ARRL
> General Manager Tool Max Industrial Supply
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