Although some of these Hamfests are not local, they are generally within a day's drive

The Midland Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce the 2015 St. Patrick's Day Hamfest and ARRL West Texas Section Convention will be held Saturday, March 14.  The Hamfest will again be held at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena.  This is a modern facility with
LOTS of parking!

We are again offering the Early Bird Special on our popular "Package
Deal".  The "Package Deal" is one pre-registration ticket and 20
extra chance tickets.  The "Package Deal" is normally $20.00 but
until December 31, 2014, you can get it for only $18.00!  That's
$10.00 less than if you purchased those tickets separately!

All the details about the hamfest and the Early Bird Special are at
http://hamfest.w5qgg.org>.  You can purchase the Early Bird Special online or download the registration form and mail it in.  Table
rentals are also available now for only $12.00 per table.

We hope you'll make plans now to attend.  Please forward this email
to your friends and club members so they may make plans to attend
and take advantage of the Early Bird Special too!


Midland Amateur Radio Club
St. Patrick's Day Hamfest Committee - 2015

Sponsored by the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club

Expanded Hours!  Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8 am - 3:30 pm

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds
4200 Highway 36
Rosenberg, Texas

www.houstonhamfest.org for detailed information.

-----Hamfest Talk-in --  146.94 (-) PL 167.9 ----- 

Featured Speaker: Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, Nobel Laureate and originator of
many programs for amateur digital modes including, WSPR and WSJT for both
UHF/VHF and HF Communication. 

On-line seller Table selection

Early Registration $8 includes two raffle tickets; $10 at the door, includes
one raffle ticket.

Raffle -- valuable prizes to be won; Additional Raffle tickets $1 each, 7
for $5

CW Pileup Contest - How well can you copy code in a pileup?

Equipment test station - spot check equipment before you buy

Tailgate area - 7AM early seller/buyer access

Special seller parking for easy unloading and table access

Great Sessions

Special Event Station KK5W, live during the Hamfest.

Keynote Speaker:  Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, ARRL Membership and Volunteer
Programs.      "Logbook of the World"


MF/HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with C4FM (System Fusion) Digital capability

MFJ-225, 1.8 - 170 MHz Graphic Analyzer

Other Prizes TBD - Check website for updated list

For detailed info, pre-registration and table selection, please go to:
Every pre-paid admission receives two raffle tickets

Door prizes drawn every 10-20 minutes.

Admissions:     On-Line reservations up until March 14, 2015 - $8; includes
2 raffle tickets and special VIP express entry. At-Door: $10 - Includes 1
raffle ticket.  Scouts in uniform & children under 14 free!
Tailgate    $5 per vehicle.  No individual admission required to
tailgate area.

Tables:      All tables - $15 (choose tables on-line in advance).
Those with 5 or more tables receive 2 free admission         

Electricity available to pre-registrants ($5 total).  On-site registration -
electricity as available

Set-up available: Friday 3-7 PM, Saturday 6-8 AM

Contact Michael Wrenn, K5WRN: 
SALES@houstonhamfest.org or cell:

Note:  The GHH reserves the right to change this information.        

You can also search for Hamfests at the ARRL Hamfests and Convention Database