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Western Connecticut Hamfest

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    For Immediate Release
    Electronics and Amateur Radio Hamfest: August 29
    Sponsored by the Candlewood Amateur Radio Association
    Contact: John Morelli
    Telephone: 203-417-0160
    Email: W1JGM@arrl.net
    Website: hamfest.cararadioclub.org
    We are back for 2021, Candlewood Amateur Radio Association (CARA) will be
    hosting the Western Connecticut Hamfest and Swap meet on August 29th from 8
    am till 1PM. This annual event is held at the Edmond Town Hall, at 45 Main
    Street, Newtown, CT. This is “The Biggest Little Hamfest in Western CT” and is
    sure to have plenty for all electronics, maker, and Amateur Radio enthusiasts.
    Every year, enthusiasts from the greater Danbury area and surrounding states
    gather to swap gear, knowledge, and stories. This year there will be an amateur
    radio license testing session (9:30 am) as well as a presentation about emergency
    communication and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) at 10:30AM.
    Get those books out and get, or upgrade, your FCC Amateur Radio license at the
    same time you look around and find that piece of tech you can’t go home without.
    There will be electronics and radio equipment vendors, tailgating, and
    refreshments as well. Door prizes will be announced periodically, You are
    entered with your admission ticket. Raffle tickets will be sold for some great gear
    as well.
    There are still spaces available for tailgate sales spots or tables in our indoor area.
    At $15 and $20, respectively, these spots include one admission each. Get rid of
    that gear you don’t use anymore. There is sure to be someone there interested in
    your unused computer, electronic or radio gear. Regular admission is $7 at the
    door ($1 discount with the flyer, available at our website). Kids under 12 are free!
    For further information go to hamfest.cararadioclub.org or contact John Morelli
    W1JGM at W1JGM@arrl.net or 203-417-0160.
     

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