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CARA Hamfest - 2014!!

Sunday, September 14, 2013 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 Edmond Town Hall
45 Main Street, Newtown, CT
Talk-in: 147.300(+) PL 100.0


Admission $6.00
Indoor Tables $15.00
(Includes 1 admission)
Tailgating $10.00
(Includes 1 admission)
Children under 10 free





10:30AM - Raspberry PI

James Ritterbusch, KD1YV will be performing a presentation on the Raspberry PI.  "RPI" is the latest computer inovation that is being used a lot in the Amateur Radio Community to do all kinds of things including software defined radio, WinLink and creating your own repeater.  If you haven't heard about it, search Google for "Raspberry PI Amateur Radio" or check out - Better yet - just attend Jim's Seminar to learn all about it!


Commercial Vendors:

Each year we are successful at attracting several commercial vendors to our HamFest. This year we expect to have:
Make sure you give them a visit at the Hamfest and (at the least) save yourself the shipping costs. Watch this space for further additions... 


Raffles - 2 This Year!:

BaoFeng UV-5R+This year, we are holding several raffles for radios!  First off, we will raffle off two BaoFeng UV-5R+ dual-band handhelds (these are the "plus" units - the enhanced radios from BaoFeng).  These HTs have become very popular and many hams have multiple units.  A single radio plus tax and shipping would normally run around $40 or more.  Raffle tickets will be $5.00 each. Click on the radio image to find out more about the BaoFeng UV-5R+.

Yaesu FT-2900R

For our second raffle, we will raffle off a Yaesu FT-2900R plus a mag mount antenna, giving you  a complete mobile unit!.  This Heavy Duty 2M FM radio pumps out 70 watts and includes 200 memory channels and NOAA weather alerts.  This radio plus tax and shipping would normally run over $200 or more.  Raffle tickets will be $5.00 each. Click on the radio image to find out more about the Yaesu FT-2900R.


Etc. Etc. Etc.

Our list of offerings goes on and on!  In summary:


Seminars Raffle Ham Radio
Vendors Door Prizes Tailgating
Free Parking   Handicap Access
  Rain or Shine  

Talk-in on the CARA W1QI Repeater
147.300(+) PL 100.0 

(Close-in talk-in, 146.550 simplex)

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