58th AARA HAMFEST 2018 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

March 9 & 10, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018
0830 ICS - 100, 200, 700 Training - Skip Breeden  -LA DOTD Director of Emergency Operations  Free (limit 25 seats) 
         Pre-registration required - Contact Brandon Stelly at:  KG5LQM
0900 Dealer & Swap/Flea Market Setup
0900 RV Park open - (Sign in at Front Desk)
1200 Pick up Pre-registration packets - (front Desk)
1200 Plate lunches served for workers & dealers / vendors
1500 – 2000 Registration and Hamfest Opens to General Public - New Time
1800 Crawfish Boil – Other refreshments on site (see menu below)
1800 Fais-Do-Do Music by local DJ
1900 Friday Prize Drawing
2000 Hamfest Closes 

Time and Forum assignments are still under construction - Check Forum Page for updates.

Saturday, March 10 (Forums - To be held in the Green Room - Times & Position subject to change.  Check website for updates.
                                                                Green Room A                                                                                                    Green Room B 
 0900 -1000
Session I
Louisiana Council of Amateur Radio Operators - Matt Anderson KD5KNZ  0900 -1000
Session I
AMSAT - Nick Pugh K5QXJ
 1000 - 1030 :30 minute break  1000 -1030 :30 minute break
 1030 - 1130
Session II
Louisiana ARES  1030 -1130
Session II
Louisiana Contest Club
 1130-1200  :30 minute break  1130 -1200 :30 minute break
 1200 - 1300
Session III
 ARRL - David Norris K5UZ - Delta Division Director  1200 -1300
Session III
YAESU Repeater Forum
 1230 - 1330 BINGO ROOM - SKYWARN - Roger Erickson KD5BUI - NWS Lake Charles

0900

FISH BOWL ROOM - VE Testing - Saturday 0900
Click here for more information                  http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/vetesting.htm


Saturday, March 10, 2018 (Schedule)
Times and schedule listed below may not be correct at this time - Check out our website for details.

0700 - 0800     Dealer & Flea Market setup
0700                 RV Park Registration Open
0700                 Breakfast for Table Holders Only
0700                 Registration Desk Opens
0800                 Hamfest re-opens to General Public
0800                 Café CQ – Opens for Breakfast
0830-1200        Bingo by Sandra Allen -  XYL of John Allen NŘJA and Ramona Jobe KG5HNO
0900 - 1030     ARRL VE Testing – by Greg K5LFT (Fish Bowl Room). Please bring copies of FCC License (no copy machine on site), Photo ID, CSCE’s and $15.00 cash.
1050 - 1200     Go-Kit Owners Table Display & Q&A
1100                Café CQ Opens for lunch
1100                Fox Hunt Nick Pugh K5QXJ - (Bring your Fox Hunting equipment and see who is best).
1250 - 1400    QRP Rig & Go-Kit owners table display & Q&A
1400               Grand prize drawings
1500               Hamfest closes    

DXCC CARD CHECKING - Saturday all day by Bobby Baker WM5H of Monroe, Louisiana - Cell 318-732-9239
                                                                 
See rules: http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-field-checking

CAFE CQ MENU (Refreshments)  

Friday Noon - Shrimp Fettuccine for workers & dealers / vendors.  The cost will be between $10-$12 per plate with drinks also available for purchase.
Friday Night (6:00 PM)- BOILED Crawfish (Pre-registration Only - see website) $24.00 =  4 pounds crawfish, 2 potatoes and 1 corn 
                        $8.00 Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with potato salad
                               $7.00 Chicken & Sausage Gumbo w/o potato salad

Saturday Breakfast (0830) Nigh

                            $3.50 Egg and sausage sandwiches
                            $3.00 Egg sandwich
                            $150 Sausage biscuit
                            $ .50 Biscuits
Saturday Lunch (1200)
                     $9.00 BBQ pork steak plate lunch with rice, dressing
beans, potato salad and slice of bread.
                           $3.00 BBQ Burger
                           $8.00 Chicken & sausage gumbo with potato salad
                           $7.00 Chicken & sausage gumbo w/o potato salad
                           $.50 Chips
   
                             Catering by Chris Trahan - boogtrahan@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                               
Coffee, Soft Drinks, Iced Tea & Water Available All Day

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Ladies Hi Q SWEETS (AARA Club Ladies)

On Friday Evening & Saturday, the Hi Q Sweets Ladies will be serving a variety of Homemade Cookies, Cakes, Brownies, Fudge, etc.
                                                    Can Soft Drinks (regular and diet), Bottled Water and Coffee.

TAILGATING IS FREE !
Friday & Saturday in designated area in front main building parking lot.

ATM on Site

Friday and Saturday schedules may change as Hamfest date gets closer. Please check back often.

Check our website for more information and updates at:
http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/

Update: 3/07/2018