MARA 2021 HAMFEST

Our date is set for 11 Sept.  Setup time is 0900 open from 1000-1600. The location will be the Big Lake Lions Club, at 2942 Lions Cir Big Lake.  Map below.

The Vice ARRL Northwest Director, Mark Tharp/KB7HDX has confirmed his attendance.  He is also a DXCC checker, so if you have QSL cards you would like to submit for that award, he will be able to do at the hamfest.. He will be bringing a lot of new ARRL and Ham radio info with him and wants to get our opinions on various items. We have Satellite presentations and VHF/POTO/SOTA and Winter Field presentations on the schedule.

Entry is $5.00 at the gate and 1 door prize tickets, additional door prize tickets will be a $1.00 with max of 10, Tables are $10.00 reserve them thru John/KL1XM, we still have tables available but are filling up quickly. The Barbee will be $5.00 ea. A special door prize will be an ICOM 2720H Analog, dual band VHF/UHF transceiver, just completely refurbished by the factory. 50/35W output and removable faceplate. Full band receive, Ham band transmit. 1 door prize ticket per person for $5.00. It is programmed with all the local frequencies/repeaters. Please note: for all door prizes you must be present to win. The grand door prize will be a round trip tickets for 2 on the train to Denali and back, starting at Anchorage.

We need volunteers to help on various tasks for the hamfest.  Please contact Chris/KL5BF to volunteer.  Will need VEs to conduct testing at 1300, will need folks at the gate and the MARA Country Store, setup and tear down crews. Folks can bring side dishes and desserts if they desire. Remember if you need a letter or tax receipt for your door prize you’ve collected, let us know. Please turn in all door prizes into Pam/KL3PAM.  Pandemic protocols, as appropriate, will be in place. Hand sanitizer station, and optional face masks will be available, especially for those not fully vaccinated.

Interactive MAP TO HAMFEST