Orange Hamfest 2022 is On!

   

                  Hosted by:

Orange ARC, Jefferson County ARC and Beaumont ARC

 

 

 

The Orange Hamfest is an ARRL sanctioned event.

WHEN: Saturday, February 26th, 2022

WHERE: Orange County Convention & Expo Center @ 11475 FM 1442   

Orange, Texas 77632

 

(Coordinates: 30 07.28N & 093 52.92W or 30.1244,-93.8922)

 

Hamfest TIME: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

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Map for directions to the Orange Hamfest >>>

 

Take the 869 Exit off of IH-10 going East or West and turn South on FM 1442 and

the Orange Co. Convention and Expo Center is half mile on the right. Follow the signs.

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Google Map and Directions from your starting point:

 https://www.google.com/maps/dir//''/@30.1208104,-93.9517098,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x863952c16b95ec97:0x6c6059f784b89da4!2m2!1d-93.8816688!2d30.120829!3e0

 

Tailgating available in designated area, see below:

 

Orange Hamfest Site Plan at OC Expo Center_Tailgating Area.jpg

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      The Orange County Convention and Expo Center is ADA compliant

 

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 Assistance Animals: Service and assistance animals are permitted in all public areas and at all times.

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Hamfest Event Schedule and Fees:

 

6:00AM - Setup, Dealers & Tailgating

7:30AM — Hamfest opens for flea market, dealers & tailgating

10:00 AM — VE testing in Meeting Room #2

8am-12noon —Programs & Forums

1:30 PM - Grand Prize Drawings

2:00 PM—Close

 

FEES:

Admission …. $8.00 per person

(Age 12 years & younger free admission)

Dealer tables ………… $15.00ea

Flea market tables ….. $15.00ea

Tailgate spaces ………. Free - there is limited spaces in designated tailgating area

 Friday Dinner …………$12.00 per plate

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For more information on Lodging:

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             2022 Grand Prizes:

 

1. Yaesu FT-DX10 HF+6M Hybrid SDR Xcvr

2. Heil ProSet 7 Headset

3. Wolf River Coils SB1000 TIA 10-80M Vertical Antenna with Mega Mount    

 

The tickets for the Grand Prize and door prizes are: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00, etc.

The Grand Prizes will be drawn at 1:30 p.m. You NEED NOT BE PRESENT for the Grand Prize drawings.

You MUST BE PRESENT for all door prize drawings.

Door Prize tickets will be put back in for The Grand Prize Drawings.

 

2022 Door Prizes

-100 ft ABR240-UF Coax -

-Extech EX330 Digital Multimeters

-TriCrimp Power Pole Crimp Tools w/connector kits

-Tripp Lite Isobar6 Ultra 6-outlet Surge Protectors

-ARRL Handbook and Gift Certificates-

 

Operating necessities and Much more!

 

 

2022 Hamfest Grand Prize Winners:

TBA

 

 

 

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                  2022 PROGRAMS and FORUMS SCHEDULED -

 

FORUMS

TIME

TOPIC

MEETING ROOM

8:00-9:00 AM

ARRL Current Issues-
John Robert Stratton N5AUS, Director, West Gulf Div.
Lee Cooper W5LHC, Vice Director, West Gulf Div.
Stuart Wolfe KF5NIX, Mgr., S. TX Sec.

LEPC Room

9:00-10:00 AM

ARES Current Issues Presenter: Jeffery Walter KE5FGA, Emergency Coordinator, S. TX Sec.

LEPC Room

9:00-10:00 AM

Prep for VE Testing

Agri-Life Room

10:00 AM

VE Testing

Agri-Life Room

9:00-10:00 AM

The SCR-299- Hallicrafters Radios in WWII Presenter: Steve Gomez KE5O

Meeting Room #2

10:00-11:00 AM

Every Day Is Field Day with Parks on the Air! Presenter: Phillip Baugh KI5OLV

Meeting Room #2

11:00AM-12:00 Noon

Portable and Emergency Power for Amateur Radio Presenter: Rick Beaulieu KG5AOK

Meeting Room #2

 *No pre-registration is required for VE Testing.  The FCC now requires new amateur radio applicants to create a FCC

user ID and register for a FCC Registration Number (FRN) on the FCC registration website before taking their examination. 

Bring your FRN, the original and a copy of any current FCC License and any C.S.C.E.’s, picture ID, and $15 (cash) testing fee.  

 

All Meeting / Forum times and content are subject to change.

 

 

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                 VE TESTING

VE testing will start at 10:00 A.M Saturday, Feb. 26th. No pre-registration is required for VE Testing. 

The FCC now requires new amateur radio applicants to create a FCC user ID and register for a FCC Registration Number (FRN) on the FCC registration website before taking their examination. 

Bring your FRN, the original and a copy of any current FCC License and any C.S.C.E.’s, picture ID, and $15 (cash preferred) testing fee.  

 

We will have the latest forms available

 

VE Testing to be held in Agri-Life Room

 

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VENDORS Confirmed to be at Orange Hamfest

 

 

               https://abrind.com/

ABR Industries is a full-service cable assembly and bulk cable facility. 

 

 

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        email: [email protected]

 

 

 

·       Joel Swapp Hat Embroidery

 

 

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Hamfest Sponsors

 

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http://www.n3fjp.com

 

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOOD and Drinks:

To be available from food concessions for breakfast and lunch!

 

Sausage Kolaches and donuts for breakfast

 

Gumbo and pulled pork sandwiches with condiments for lunch

 

Full menu to be announced and available at 2022 Hamfest.

 

Food Concession purchases will support the 4-H Group of Orange County

 

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                Notice !!!  Friday Night !!!

        Remember our Friday Dinner (Feb. 25th) after Hamfest Set-up!!!

All Hams and their family, who are in Town Friday before the Hamfest, are invited to eat with us at the Expo Center.

Featuring a smoked chicken leg quarter, a smoked boudain link or a beef link,                                                                   baked beans and potato salad with all the trimmings.

No alcohol allowed. Serving starts at 6:30 p.m. Don’t be late.

   There will be a $12.00 per plate charge for Dinner!

       

Coke, sodas and other drinks will be available for a charge. 

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Contacts For Hamfest Information:

 

Rocky Wilson (409)-988-8906 or Email: [email protected]

 

Dealers, Vendor and Swap tables are located inside the air-conditioned Expo Center Ballroom (10,800 sq. ft.) and

will be available for $15.00 each for individuals, dealers and vendors.

They may be reserved in advance by completing the Table Reservation form.

Note change, only one admission ticket included with table purchase(s).

Dealers, Vendors and Flea market set-up is 5PM-9PM Friday (25th) and 6:00AM-7:30AM Saturday (26th).

Unreserved tables will be rented on a first-come/ first-served basis.

Electrical power (110V outlet) is available for most table locations.

Tables that are reserved but not claimed by 8:30AM Saturday (26th) will be rented.

The Orange Amateur Radio Club/Hamfest Directors reserves the right to limit non-Ham Radio oriented sales and their table location.

The sale or display of firearms, weapons and sexually offensive materials is prohibited.

Hamfest Directors will be fair to resolve any disputes and have the final decision on any disputes.

There are a limited number of tables for the non-Ham radio related sales.

These tables will be located in the hall ways surrounding the outside of the Expo Center Ballroom.

 

Make your reservations now!  Over 110 - 8 & 6 foot tables available in the Ball Room.

 

Approximately 55 - tables are available as of Jan. 3, 2022.

 

Additional tables may be available outside the Ball Room in the Halls for non-Ham radio related items and exhibitors.

 

No refunds on unclaimed tables.

Reserved tables not claimed by 8:30AM the day of the Hamfest, will be re-rented!!!

 

 

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                                        EXPO Center Hamfest Table floor plan

 

 

 

To reserve tables – fill out a Table Reservation form and mail to:

 

Orange Amateur Radio Club Inc.

P.O. Box 232

Orange, Texas 77631-0232

 

For questions you can email us at [email protected]

 

Must be postmarked by February 18, 2022

 

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ORANGE HAMFEST TABLE RESERVATION FORM –2022****web

 

Name__________________________________ Call __________

Address________________________________

               ________________________________

Provide Email address ______________________________for a confirmation in lieu of mailed hardcopy,

 

Number of Tables needed _______at $15.00 each.  Confirm if electrical power is needed (Yes / No).                                                           

 

Number of additional admission(s) at $8.00 each:_____________________

 

Note change, only one admission ticket included with table purchase(s).

 

No power cords or power strips provided or available. Please provide your own power cords.                                                             

 

Power available from the 120 volt outlets is on a first come/first serve basis, please share!

 

Total Amount Enclosed $________________________ (make checks or M.O. payable to Orange Amateur Radio Club)

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REGISTRATION TABLE CONFIRMATION -web  2022

Note: For a hardcopy confirmation of your registration, fill in this part

Of the form and send an SASE with your Table Reservation Form. We also can email you to confirm tables!!

 

Name and Call sign ______________________________________

 

Amount received ________________________ for ________ tables.

 

Hamfest representative acknowledgment ________________________ Date ______

 

Email _______________________________________________

 

 

Page updated 1/3/2022

 

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