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Re: [WestMichiganHams] Hamfest this Saturday

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  • Richards
    I wonder if, perhaps, maybe this should have been sent out a month ago so folks could plan for it better... ///////////// K8JHR ///////////
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 5, 2008
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      I wonder if, perhaps, maybe this should have been sent out
      a month ago so folks could plan for it better...

      ///////////// K8JHR ///////////

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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
      > potluck,
      > camping, demonstrations, and exhibits. We have listened to your suggestions!
      > OVER 22,000 SQUARE-FEET INDOOR FACILITIES with CONVENIENT ACCESS and FREE
      > PARKING.
      > 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.
      > cut here
      > NAME_________________________________________________ CALL _____________
      > DATE ____/____/ 2008
      > ADDRESS _____________________________________________
      > COMPANY_____________________________
      > 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
      > Home Page http://www.qsl.net/kb8vee/
      > E Mail kb8vee@... Home Phone is (231) 865-1558 Cell Phone (231) 206-0422
      >
      >
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