This year's prizes are an Icom IC-718 HF All Band Transceiver, an Icom IC-V8000 FM Mobile Transceiver and an Icom IC-V80 VHF FM Handheld Transciever. Check out our Main Prizes page for pictures and links to Icom for the latest specifications.
And remember, we sell extra prize tickets all day long at $1 each or $5 for six tickets. Extra prize tickets are good for the main prizes and for door prizes, so get them early for more chances to win!
Straighting Out the Show
We heard the complaints and this year we are going to straighten the hamfest indoors. No more oddly shaped mazes with tables seemingly scattered radomly throughout the facility.
Beginning this year, all tables will be in rows - just like the normal hamfests. We know this will make it easier to navigate and see everything the sellers have to offer.
Additionally, all spaces will have electricity, if they are pre-registered by August 26, 2013. A long extension cord will still be needed because the outlets may be up to 40 feet away.
Spaces will be in a row or on an end, subeject to availability. Separate "islands" are still available for sellers, but at least 8 spaces must be registered.
2013 GLHA Meetings
We meet at 7pm the second Tuesday of each month at the Red Cross downtown. Our upcoming meetings are as follows:
June 11, July 9, August 13.
Forums for GLH-2013|
Our team has been working to bring another exciting hamfest to Louisville! There are some great forums lined up.
Glenn Petri KE4KY got the opportunity to go on a DXpedition to New Zealand. At the 12pm Forum, he will share his exciting experience with us. You won't want to miss his tales of adventure.
Amateur Radio is about public service and nobody knows that better than John Hurt KI4USD with the Shelby County ARES and EMCOMM group. At the 11am Forum, John will talk about the progress of emergency communications in Shelby and surrounding counties.
Then there's digital communications in the form of D-STAR. In a 10am Workshop/Seminar, Doug House KF4REN and Guy Partridge K4KZH will provide a live demonstration through Brock Parsonís (KK4CZ) D-Star repeaters (KK4PGE) and internet Gateway. It's a great opportunity to learn what D-STAR is all about.
Of course, our hamfest wouldn't be complete if we didn't have an ARRL/ARES Forum. That begins at 9am with Kentucky Section Manager Jim Brooks KY4Z and Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver K8JE. They will bring us the latest happenings in Amateur Radio, our airwaves, in emergency communications and how the ARRL is working for all hams.
At 8:30am there will be a meeting of the Good Morning Kentucky Phone Net. Join them and catch up on the local traffic of the 3810 group.
Come early and stay late for these great forums. We know you'll enjoy these different ham radio experiences.
Hamfest Volunteers Wanted|
It takes more hams than just our committee to put on a hamfest. Each year we are grateful to those who volunteer to help at the show. Ticket checkers, ticket sellers, talk-in operator, outdoor ticket area setup and teardown, tailgating area assistance and indoor setup assistance are some of the tasks where help is needed.
Please consider assisting us at GLH-2013. We ask only an hour of your time, but you can offer more if you wish. It's our hamfest and it can only be a success if we all work together.
Thank You in Advance
The GLHA Team
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