Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by W9KHZ, Jul 6, 2018.
1230 Eastland Pkwy. Lexington, KY August 11, 2018
CENTRAL KENTUCKY ARRL HAMFEST for 2018
1230 Eastland Dr, Lexington, KY
The 2018 Central Kentucky ARRL Hamfest will be held Saturday, August 11.
Location this year will be at the same location as in 2017, the Jackpot Bingo Hall, in the rear of
Eastland Shopping Center on Winchester Road in Lexington, Kentucky
Admission is $5.00 per person in advance, or $6.00 at the gate on the day of the
Hamfest. Admission includes one Grand Prize stub and the purchaser is eligible
for the hourly door prize drawings. Children 12 years-of-age or younger are
admitted free. Extra chances for the Grand Prizes may be purchased for $1.00 each,
or a set of six tickets for $5.00.
Area clubs are encouraged to contact us to reserve a table for your club members to use to display and sell their personal or club equipment items.
There will be no setup Friday evening. Setup will start very early Saturday
morning. Make arrangements with Dave/W9KHZ (859-983-1380) to set a time of
arrival and if you need assistance setting up. Cost for tables inside the building
is admission for each person over 12 years-of-age, plus $10.00 per table. If you need electricity, you must bring an extension cord.
As per shopping center security and Lexington Metro Police, there will be no outside flea am allowed. Arrangements are being made for a special area inside to be reserved for "tailgaters."
The Prizes. You need not be present to win one of the major prizes. Door prizes will be announced hourly over a PA system. You must be present to claim a door prize.
Forums/Meetings/Special Events. Forums will be presented and meetings will be held throughout the day. The following forums and meetings are tentatively scheduled, more may be arranged so inquire at the Club/ARRL table.
ARRL Great Lakes Division Meeting -- Tom Delaney/W8WTD, Vice Director Kentucky ARRL Forum -- Alan Morgan/KY1O Kentucky ARES -- Bill Hicks/KG4ZXN, Smokey Wallace/KE6IVK (Fayette County) KY-QRP Group Meeting (Others to be announced)
Other Activities: Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society "Ernie Farmer Memorial Award" presentation
FCC License Examinations (ARRL VEC), Fernie Williams/KE4MAI (see "License Exams" below)
Meetings may be scheduled for groups such as contest groups, nets, QRP groups, or others (final forums/meetings, times and locations will be announced during the hamfest)
-- Food by the Bingo Hall Kitchen --
License Exams. Amateur radio examinations (ARRL VEC) are scheduled to be conducted Saturday morning. Registration starts at 11:00 AM, testing at 11:15 AM. Preregistration would be appreciated, but not required. To advance register for the exam or information contact Fernie Williams/KE4MAI by e-mail (email@example.com) or by telephone (859) 536-3393. You will need: a check or money order for $15.00 marked payable to ARRL VEC; a COPY of your signed Amateur Radio license (if you are currently licensed); the original and copy of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination for any element you have passed during the past 12 months; and photo ID.. If you are disabled, it is mandatory that you send a description of your disability and the test elements that you wish to take so that Fernie can prepare to accommodate you. Applicants should check in at the exam area (location will be announced Saturday) at 11:00 AM on Hamfest day. All written exam elements will be given.
Parking is Free! A large parking area is outside the Bingo Hall, just look for the giant water tower.