HamFest 2014 is this Sunday, October 19, our 32nd year.
Just think of the technology difference between then and now...!!!
The HamFest 2014 Workgroup is pleased to report that table sales are at 80% and we have added a few new vendors this year! Among them are SeeMe CNC 3D Printers, TechCare-TronLabs, The HAM-sters and DEBCO Electronics. They join our veteran vendors, some of whom are Chicago Surplus, Electronic Assembly Equipment, Amateur Accessories, Grace Technology, Dit and Dash, and more. For links to these companies, click HERE to see the Kalamazoo HamFest 2014 Vendors list.
As of Wednesday evening, there are only 32 tables left!!
Don't wait, see KalamazooHamfest.com!!!
As of approximately 2 PM this afternoon, the W8VY Repeater Downtown Link is back on the air! The link was taken off the air months ago due to the demolition of the building under it on the campus of Western Michigan University, leaving a hole in coverage for lower power transmitters anywhere in the downtown valley area.
Another location was arranged, new equipment was purchased and installed, with the final piece of equipment (antenna) brought online this afternoon.
Thanks to Art Snapper — NK8X, James “JeRB” Buchanan — K8WPI, Ron Schubot — N8CML, John Mathieson — AC8JW, and Jack Price — KA8AOB for their combined contributions in time, materials and/or labor. (This list isn’t necessarily all-inclusive. Updates will be made as necessary!)
Try it out! 147.00 minus offset and a CTCSS (PL) of 127.3hz
Thank you to everyone involved in this project.
UPDATE 10÷19÷14: The new downtown link is temporarily out of service from October 19th until further notice, due to the need for some final maintenance and readjustment before being permanently returned to service!
The second HamFest 2014 meeting for September will be held Monday evening, September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the American Red Cross, 5640 Venture Ct. in Oshtemo.
HamFest 2014 is less than 1 month away!
We can always use additional volunteers to help ensure the continued presence of the Kalamazoo HamFest! It's YOUR event! YOUR investment of time and effort will directly affect the benefit to YOUR Amateur Radio community!
Details at http://kalamazoohamfest.com/
The following evening,the KARC Board of Directors has their monthly meeting at the same location! Meeting begins at 6:30.