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May 12, 2018 East Greenbush NY EGARA Hamfest :)

Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by K2HAT, Apr 12, 2018.

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  1. K2HAT

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    EGARA Sets May 12, 2018 for Next Annual Hamfest

    East Greenbush Fire Company, 68 Phillips Road in East Greenbush, N.Y. 12144

    Talk-in will be available on 147.270 (+), PL 94.8 Hz. GPS Coordinates are: N 42° 35.687’ — W 73° 43.230’

    It's official! Hamfest 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 12th! As in the past, it is presently slated to be held at the East Greenbush Fire House, using the facility's covered pavilion to make it a "rain or shine" event.

    The 2018 Hamfest will mark the 15th year that EGARA has held the annual event -- and it's expected to be better than ever!

    Based on past experience, over 200 hams are expected to attend, along with vendors who will be selling both new and used gear. Tailgaters will also again have the opportunity to sell, buy, and swap radios, accessories, antennas and more.

    The plan is also to expand the menu offerings provided by the club. Many of those who attended the Hamfest last May remarked about the excellent quality of the food, including the fresh, juicy hamburgers and the deli-style hotdogs. EGARA again plans to team up with its restaurant supply house to provide top-quality food and beverage items at reasonable prices.

    Raffles and giveaways will also plentiful throughout the day, ending with a drawing for the grand prize. Last year it was a brand new Yaesu FT-7900R dual band mobile radio and antenna. Runner-up prizes featured a dual band HT radio and a 50/50 raffle.

    Vendor Set-up: 6:00 a.m.

    General Public: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    General Admission: $6


    Pavilion: $6 per table (Tables provided) Contact KC2FCP to reserve a table; they sell out fast...

    Tailgating: $6 per 8 foot space
    Hot Food All Day!
    Breakfast: Sandwiches ,Doughnuts

    Lunch: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

    Hot and Cold Drinks

    Door Prizes*
    Drawings starting at 10:00 a.m.

    Grand Prize: Mobile Radio {Might be a Dual band FT-7900 again for 2018 } :)

    Grand Prize Drawing at 1:00 p.m.



    05/12/2018 Start Date: 05/12/2018
    End Date: 05/12/2018
    Location: East Greenbush Fire Company
    68 Phillips Road
    East Greenbush, NY 12061
    Sponsor: East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association
    Type: ARRL Hamfest
    Talk-In: 147.270 (PL 94.8)
    Public Contact: Tom Scorsone , KC2FCP
    1310 10th Avenue Watervliet, NY 12189
    Phone: 518-272-1494
  2. K2HAT

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    Here is the front of the Firehouse. Look for the yellow Hamfest signs I will put out for the Hamfest!
    I do not have this car now though.....

  3. K2HAT

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  4. K2HAT

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    One week away!!!
  5. K2HAT

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    I will be there, rain or shine! There will be a 50-50 and there will be another raffle for some HT's
  6. KI2L

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    I will be there with a veritable truckload of stuff. I have several new in the box Astron Power Supplies, one 50A/13.8V, two 70A/0-30V. Have some hardline, test equipment, vintage meters and parts. Probably won't get in until later in the morning however.
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  7. K2HAT

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    Forecast for tomorrow, Looks like cool weather and a chance of rain, wear a jacket and hat!! Rain or Shine, this will be happening!! :)

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