[amsat-bb] AMSAT at Yuma Hamfest (17-18 February 2017)

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Feb 16 02:14:24 UTC 2017


AMSAT will have a booth at the Yuma Hamfest in southwestern Arizona
on Friday and Saturday, 17-18 February 2017. The hamfest will be at
the Yuma County Fairgrounds, located south of the I-8 freeway along
32nd Street in Yuma, across the street from Yuma International
Airport and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. More information about
the hamfest is available at:


Once again, thanks to the Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization - a
group whose sole purpose is to host this annual hamfest - for providing
AMSAT a booth. This has become the largest hamfest in Arizona, drawing
lots of hams from Arizona, Nevada, southern California, along with the
snowbirds spending their winter somewhere in the deserts along the
Colorado River. Hopefully there will also be some hams who come up from
northern Mexico, which is only a couple of miles from the hamfest site.

Along with the booth, there will be on-air demonstrations of satellite
operating during the two days - weather permitting. If you hear WD9EWK
on the satellites, including ISS and (if available) NO-84 passes, please
call and be a part of the demonstrations. The hamfest site is in grid
DM22qq. All QSOs made during these demonstrations will be uploaded to
Logbook of the World, and QSL cards will be available on request (please
e-mail me directly with QSO details, if you wish to receive a QSL card).

During the hamfest, I will use my @WD9EWK Twitter feed to post updates
and photos from the hamfest. If you don't have a Twitter account, you
can see these updates and photos at:



Twitter: @WD9EWK

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