[amsat-dc] Enjoy the Hamfest Tomorrow!

Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680) patrick.l.kilroy at nasa.gov
Fri Mar 30 08:15:58 PDT 2012

The AMSAT booth will be in the Cow Palace.  

We will have Dave Taylor, W8AAS, and Ken 
Perko, WA3WHE, staffing the booth with me!  

Do drop in!  See details below.  

And see Bob WB4APR's message way below too.  

73 de Pat Kilroy, N8PK
AMSAT Area Coordinator (one of 'em)


Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest

Saturday, March 31, 2012 (Now one day only!)

Maryland State Fairgrounds 
2200 York Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093

Served by MD 45 (York Rd), Interstate 83 
(I-83), and the Timonium Light Rail stop.  
Admission $9 per person.  

The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club (BARC), 
sponsor of The GBH&C, targets Amateur Radio 
and electronics enthusiasts of all ages and 

The Maryland State Fairgrounds is located in 
the heart of the Mid-Atlantic Region and 
adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay attracting 
civilian, government, and military attendees 
from Maine to Florida every year. 

The show has one building with Commercial 
and Flea Market style vendors.  It is Saturday 
ONLY from 7am to 3pm for attendees.  No need 
to worry about rain or inclement weather, the 
entire show will be indoors, the building 
will also be heated if necessary.  Food will 
be available for purchase. 

There is free parking available in the Midway 
of the Fairgrounds and limited handicapped 
FIRST SERVED!  No additional spaces will be 

Door prizes will be given throughout the day 
and you must be present to win.  DXCC, WAS 
and VUCC card checking will be available from 
9 am to 12 pm and VE Exams will be held at 
the nearby Crowne Plaza Hotel.  

Talk-in on 146.670 MHz- (PL 107.2)  

The show will be held rain or shine and is one 
of the largest shows on the East Coast.  

Even more info at: http://www.gbhc.org

Do not miss this event.  

Copyright (c) 2012 Baltimore Amateur Radio Club

-----Original Message-----
From: ARRL Members Only Web site [mailto:memberlist at www.arrl.org] 
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 10:33 AM
To: Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680)
Subject: Timonium Hamfest Tomorrow and Info on a Balloon Launch

*  Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest

*  Trackers needed for balloon launch

===> Tomorrow from 7am to 3pm is the Greater Baltimore Hamboree and
Computerfest.  Card checking will be available for DXCC, WAS, and VUCC
from 9am - 12pm. There will a Laurel Amateur Radio Club VE Test Session
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Md beginning
at 9am.  

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Greater Baltimore Hamboree & Computerfest
Location: Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD
Website: www.gbhc.org
Sponsor: Baltimore Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.67 (Pl 107.2)
Public Contact: Bill Dobson, N3WD
PO Box 120
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: 443-590-1444
Email: w3ft67 at yahoo.com
Note: The Maryland Emergency Phone Net, MEPN, will
hold it's meeting at this hamfest.  The precise
location and time is to be announced.  Listen at
6:00 PM EST daily on 3820 kHz for details.


===> Here's a request from TC Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, for folks to 
track a balloon launch . . . 

We are launching a balloon from US Naval Academy tonight Thursday 29
March about 6:30 PM which will have only a CW beacon on 28.223 MHz
(Dial USB).  We will depend on DF bearings and signal strength to track
it.  It will only be at about 16,000 feet, no where near the normal
height of balloons.  But it could last 10 days.

See details on http://aprs.org/balloons.html


ARRL Maryland-DC Section
Section Manager: James E Cross III, WI3N
wi3n at arrl.org

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