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GREATER LOUISVILLE HAMFEST 2018
& ARRL KY STATE CONVENTION

8:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Admission: $7 Advance, $8 Day of Show
Under Age 13 & Scouts in Uniform - 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, CLASSES, TESTING, CONTESTS & PRESENTATIONS
 

SCHEDULED FORUMS & CLASSES
(Events announced as they are determined.)
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8:00am - 2:00pm
Jacob Beam Room
RADIO MERIT BADGE CLASS FOR SCOUTS (Scouter Steven Driver, KD9HBY)

Scouts will be able to complete and earn a merit badge in one day! Boy Scouts can come and earn the Radio merit badge from Amateur Radio experts. Limited space. Contact (502 876-5498) for more information.

9:00am - 9:45am
Adam Shephard Room
ARRL FORUM

An overview of what the league has been doing throughout the year and its future plans for Amateur Radio.

10:00am - 10:45am
Adam Shephard Room
HOW TO GET STARTED IN CW CLASS (Dr. William D. Hicks Jr., KG4ZXN, ARES KY ASEC Region 5)

Always wanted to learn Morse code but didn't know where to start? This is the course for you! This course will present an outline and methods to get started in CW from someone who is still fresh from the learning process. With just 20 minutes a day you can have success as I have with 197 DXCC confirmed and 227 total in just short 2 years, including contacts with nearly every recent major Dxpedition. CW is a great mode if you want to make contact with that hard to get DXCC! This course will focus on several approaches using free software and other available methods to get you up and running. We will go through an outlined approach that will allow you to learn cw with a focus on getting you on the air and getting you in the pile ups to work DX that you never could before or start having rag chews at your leisure.

Attendees should bring a lap top computer with the following free software installed:

Just Learn Morse Code
CW Player
Pileup Runner

11:00am - 11:45am
Adam Shephard Room
HOW TO GET STARTED IN FT8 CLASS (Dr. William D. Hicks Jr., KG4ZXN, ARES KY ASEC Region 5)

This session will focus on getting started in the popular FT8 mode developed by Joseph H Taylor, Jr, K1JT. This mode is designed to work weak signals, allowing you to work the world when the bands are dead. You will also be able to work DXCC that you might never hear in any other mode. Best part is the computer does the work! We will cover an over view of the mode, including how to set up the software, common problems, operating tips and techniques.

Attendees are encouraged to read the WSJT-X User Guide and bring a laptop with the latest version of the WSJT-X software (for Windows XP thru Windows 10, Macintosh OS X 10.9 & later and Linux Ubuntu, RedHat & Raspbian). Help will be provided with the aspects of set up and you can even test your computer set up without a radio or interface.

SCHEDULED EVENTS
(Events announced as they are determined.)
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8:00am - 9:00am
Isaac W. Bernheim Room
Signups Begin for Amateur Radio Exams
8:00am - 9:00am
Salt River Expo Hall
Signups & Submissions for the GLH-2019 Logo Contest
9:00am - 12:00pm
Isaac W. Bernheim Room
W.C.A.R.S. VE Testing (Amateur Radio License Exams)

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
Salt River Expo Hall
GLH-2019 Logo Contest Voting

All entries will be displayed for your vote. Please take time to vote for your favorite logo and place your decision in the ballot container at the table.

12:10pm
Indoor Ticket Booth
Volunteer-Only Prize Drawing

Volunteers need to have their Volunteer-Only ticket stubs in the ticket container at the Indoor Ticket Booth prior to the drawing to be eligible to win the $25 gift card to a local restaurant.

1:15pm
Salt River Expo Hall
Prize Booth
Major Prize Drawings

Be sure to have your ticket stub in the ticket barrel early to win Door Prizes and Major Prizes. Major 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.

    • K2BSA Booth
                 Learn how Ham Radio can be used in your scouting program and find out about Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) at the Falls of the Ohio State Park, George Rogers Clark Homesite in Clarksville (1021 Harrison Ave)on October 21 and 22 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. See our GLH-2018 & Scouting page for full details.

  • 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-2289 BigEAR Portable 8-Band Dipole, 7.0-55 MHz, 1 kW
    3) MFJ-890 Atomic DX Beacon Monitor (14, 18, 21, 24, 28 MHz Bands)
    4) TYT MD-380 VHF/UHF 5W DMR Handheld Transceiver
    5) MFJ-131RC Atomic Analog 12/24 Hour Clock
    6) MFJ-131RC Atomic Analog 12/24 Hour Clock

    See our Major Prizes page for pictures and links to manuals.

    All scheduled forums, classes, testing, presentations, displays, exhibits, exhibitors, presenters, events and/or prizes are subject to change, substitution or cancellation as necessary and may occur without prior notice.