Thursday, January 10, 2013

Look what our Texas friends have planned

3400 Bryant Irvin Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Cowtown Hamfest and ARRL North Texas Section Convention, the original Hamfest in the Fort Worth Metroplex occurs in January. The event date, January 18-19, 2013 at Lockheed Martin Recreation Area, 3400 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109. 

Doors open Friday afternoon the 18th at 3:00 pm and will remain open until 8:00 pm. Saturday morning the 19th it opens at 8:00 am and will close at 3:00 pm. Catered food will be available Friday and Saturday. Morning coffee and breakfast snacks will also be available. Door prizes will be awarded through out the event. The prizes will be announced via the website and here next month. 

The event will feature large vendor areas over 100 tables and outdoor tailgate flea market. Several well known commercial vendors will be present. Vendors should go to the website for table availability and or contact Kevin Vickers. A complete set of educational programs will be conducted through out Saturday and VE Testing will be done both Friday and Saturday. Talk-in is 147.28 tone, 110.9. Volunteers are needed. Volunteer by contacting David Forbes .

The Fest will be available online at WWW.BATC.TV and will be streamed both days. Once at the site pick “member streams”, then select “K5PHD”. You will be linked up and can watch and listen. If you cannot come in person please connect online to watch the events. 

The Hamfest is open to everyone. It will have something for all. Those who are ham radio operators present and past are encouraged to attend. In past years, the response has been overwhelming. The radio club expects no less this year. There is no better time to find friends new and old. The best part of a Hamfest is visiting with your friends and finding out what has been happening to them in their lives. 

Cowtown Hamfest is sponsored by the Lockheed Martin Amateur Radio Club, W5SJZ and LMRA. Website is located at and personal contact can be made with David Forbes, KC5UYR.

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