[amsat-dc] FAR-Fest & AMSAT are a GO

Pat Kilroy Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov
Thu Sep 7 10:24:38 PDT 2006


ALL IS GO for the AMSAT table at the FAR-Fest this
weekend.  Please stop by the table on either or both
days to say hello!

More FAR-Fest 2006 events are described in the link
above and the text below.

FYI, the CARA-fest will be on Sunday, October 1.

73 de Pat N8PK


Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 10:03:16 -0400
From: "ARRL Web site" <memberlist at www.arrl.org>
To: all at amsat-dc
Subject: MDC Section News for September, 2006

Upcoming Hamfests


Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th are the dates for
this year's FARFest held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in
Gaithersburg, Maryland.  As always there will be two days of tailgating
and vendors.

This is also the site of our Maryland-DC ARRL Section Convention.

On Saturday at 9:00 am, there will be a safety talk by Heru Walmsley,
W3WVV. There will be some very interesting demos that you won't want to

At 10:00 am, we will hold the ARRL Forum, which is a gathering of
National, Division and Section leadership to give you updates on
current and future happenings.

At 10:45 am, we will host Harold Kramer, WJ1B, the Chief Operating
Officer from the ARRL Headquarters as our keynote speaker.

Harold will talk about the League's response to Katrina and
preparations for future major disasters.

At 11:30 am, Doug Lindsey, KB3HER, our SEC will hold a practicum on
digital/Winlink operations.

 From 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm, Bill Neeriemer, W3STG, will hold a
session on the NIMS ICS-100 course and from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm will
have a session on NIMS ICS-700.

Both of these courses will review the information you will need to be
able to go on-line and complete the test to receive the

Most Emergency Management Offices will need their Amateur Radio
volunteers to have these certificates by the end of the year.

On Sunday, Bill will run the courses from 9:00 am until 10:30 am for
ICS-100 and 10:30 am until 12:00 noon for ICS-700.

 From 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm, Doug will repeat his digital/Winlink

For those who are interested in becoming amateur radio operators or
wish to upgrade their licenses, there will also be an amateur radio
test session administered by the Laurel Amateur Radio Club VEC on
Sunday morning at 9:00 am.

Bill Dobson, N3WD will be checking QSL cards for ARRL WAS, ARRL 5BWAS,
ARRL VUCC, ARRL DXCC and 3905CCN awards from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon
on Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.

Proceeds from FARFest support the Foundation for Amateur Radio's
Scholarship Program.

For more information, look at <http://www.amateurradio-far.org/>.

CARA Hamfest

On October 1st, the Columbia Amateur Radio Association will host their
CARAfest2006, an amateur radio and technology festival, at the Howard
County Fairgrounds.

Free amateur radio licensing examination testing will also be

For more information, look at <http://www.carafest.org>.



Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 00:00:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: amsat-dc-digest at AMSAT.Org
Subject: AMSAT-DC-digest V2004 #121

AMSAT-DC-digest       Friday, August 11 2006       Volume 2004 : Number 121

 >-----Original Message-----
 >From: Pat Kilroy
 >Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 9:50 AM
 >To: amsat-dc at AMSAT.Org
 >Subject: [amsat-dc] AMSAT at FAR Fest 2006
 >I'd like to set up an AMSAT table at the annual FAR-Fest hamfest next
 >month in Gaithersburg, September 9-10.
 >Anyone like to join me for one of those days?
 >     FAR Fest 2006 Web Page
 >     http://www.farfest.org/
 >Any ideas on a new display, topic or demo to have on hand there to add
 >interest?  I'm open to advice and suggestions.
 >Pat Kilroy, N8PK


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 11:01:55 -0400
From: "MARTHA SARAGOVITZ" <amsat at verizon.net>
Subject: [amsat-dc] FARFest

The 48th annual FARFest will be held at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds
on September 9th and 10th.  I am looking for volunteers to "man" the booth.
I most likely will be able to do Sunday with help.  Bob Carpenter will be
working the flea market this year and will not be able to volunteer.
  73- Martha

End of AMSAT-DC-digest V2004 #121

At Tuesday 8/29/2006 12:07 PM, Pat Kilroy wrote on
the wa3nan e-mail list re FARFEST VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT:
>FAR Fest Volunteer Manpower Contact:
>Vikki Gigante, KA3PVS, at 301-874-5947
>or vikkig at adelphia.net.
>Talk-in on 146.955 MHz FM, courtesy the
>Montgomery Amateur Radio Club.



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