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GREATER LOUISVILLE HAMFEST 2017
8:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Admission: $7 Advance, $8 Day of Show
Kids Under 13 FREE!

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 Hz)
F R E E    P A R K I N G ! ! !
Free Friday Night Camping (No hookups or dumping)


SCHEDULED FORUMS, MEETINGS & PRESENTATIONS

9:00 - 9:45    ARRL FORUM (by Steve Morgan W4NHO, ARRL KY Section Manager)
Steve will present an overview of what the league has been working on over the last year. ARRL represents Amateur Radio operators to keep the ham bands available. ARRL is a valuable resource for hams and are Amateur Radio's proactive advocate and representative voice in achieving regulatory and legislative success. Learn how the ARRL has been supporting Amateur Radio during this interesting and informative forum.

10:00 - 10:45    MAGNETIC LOOP ANTENNA FORUM (by Dan Hund KB4CF)
Magnetic Loop Antennas (MLA) are ideal any place where antennas aren't allowed and the exciting part is that you can make your own. Dan will discuss the theory, design and characteristic of an MLA. He'll talk about the construction of MLA and how to build it from scratch with a butterfly capacitor and motor control to tune the antenna. Then Dan will give you his experience on how to effectively use the MLA. If you're one of those who live in an area where outdoor antennas aren't allowed, or if you just want to experiment with making your own antenna, this is a forum you'll be wanting to attend.

11:00 - 11:45    SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO & FLIGHTAWARE AND ADS-B PRESENTATION (by Matthew Simons KK4ZDZ)
Using a SDR (Software Defined Radio) is becoming more common in Amateur Radio. An SDR receiver might simply be an analog-to-digital conversion chip connected to an antenna. Find out more about SDR in the first part of this presentation. Then learn how you can track aircraft around the world with FlightAware and ADS-B. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast is used in an aircraft to determine its position via satellite navigation and then broadcasts this information so it can be tracked. Learn about these exciting ways to expand your Ham Radio hobby!


SCHEDULED EVENTS
(Events announced as they are determined.)

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm    W.C.A.R.S. VE Testing (Isaac W. Bernheim Room)
         Signup begins at 8am.
    You Must Bring the Following:
    • $10 Fee - Exact Amount - Cash Only
    • A Valid Picture ID (Driver's License, etc.)
    • Your Original and One Copy of Your Ham License and/or Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE)

  • 9:15am - 12:00pm    QSL Card Contest - All Entries required by 9:00am (Information & Rules)

  • 9:15am - 12:00pm    Show Off Your Shack Contest - All Entries required by 9:00am (Information & Rules)

  • 12:20pm    Volunteer-Only Prize Drawings - Indoor Ticket Booth

  • 12:30pm    Contest Winner Announcements - Prize Booth

  •   1:15pm    Major Prize Drawings - Prize Booth - Prize Pictures & Information


    ALL-DAY EVENTS (8:00AM - 2:00PM)

  • INDOOR HAM-MANIA
    • Vendors and Flea Market
           New and used merchandise to see and purchase.
    • ARRL QSL Card Checking (ARRL Booth)
                 DXCC Card Checker Jim Vaughan K4TXJ will be on hand to check your QSL Cards. He can also check WAS and VUCC awards. (Note: DXCC Card Checkers cannot check CQ awards, but only ARRL awards.)
    • Hourly Door Prizes
                 Prizes drawn throughout the day. Must be present to win.
    • Extra Prize Tickets
                 $1 each or 6 for $5. Sold all day. Good for Door Prize and Major Prize drawings.
    • PSCC Concession Stand
                 Delicious food and refreshing beverages available until 2pm.
    • Major Prize Drawings
                 Drawings for the Major Prizes will be at 1:15pm at the Major Prize Booth. You do NOT have to be present to win.

  • INDOOR EXHIBITORS
    • American Radio Relay League
                 Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US and the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. ARRL's mission is based on Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
           ARRL has been advancing the art and science of radio since 1914. Meet your ARRL representatives and get your QSL Cards checked.

    • Jefferson County Search Dog Association
                 The Jefferson County Search Dog Association is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide qualified search and rescue dogs and handlers to assist requesting agencies in searching for individuals who are lost, victims of flash floods, tornados, earthquakes and other natural disasters.
           Meet the handlers and their trained search and rescue dogs. They can answer all questions about the importantace of amateur radio in their operations. They will also have material for kids and adults.

  • OUTDOOR TAILGATING
    • Visit the outdoor tailgating area for all kinds of amateur radio rigs, accessories and other items that might be just what you need for your ham shack. Tailgating participants start setting up as early as 6:30am and tickets can be purchased at the Outdoor Ticket Booth for $8 each.


    MAJOR PRIZES

    #1 MFJ-259C HF/VHF/220 MHz .52-230 MHz SWR Analyzer
    #2 MFJ-198B LaCrosse Wireless Weather Station with CPU USB Interface (NEW for 2017)
    #3 MFJ-2289 BigEAR Portable 8-Band Dipole, 7.0-55 MHz, 1 kW
    #4 MFJ-890 Atomic DX Beacon Monitor (14, 18, 21, 24, 28 MHz Bands)
    #5 & #6 BaoFeng UV-82HP Radio
    #7 & #8 MFJ-131RC Atomic Analog 12/24 Hour Clock
    Major Prize page


    Forums, presentations, displays, exhibitors, presenters and/or events are subject to change, substitution, unavailability or cancellation without notice.