59th AARA HAMFEST 2019 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

March 8 & 9, 2019

The times and schedule slots may change as time gets closer to hamfest dates - please check back often for updates.

Friday, March 8, 2019
0800 ICS - 100, 200, 700 Training - CANCELLED - The AARA would like to thank Skip Breeden for volunteering in the past and we are looking for him to teach at the 2020 AARA Hamfest.
0900 Dealer & Swap/Flea Market Setup
0900 RV Park opens - (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 9 2019 
                                    Forums - To be held in the Green Rooms -
Times & Position subject to change.  Check website for updates.
                                                                Green Room A                                                                                                    Green Room B 
Session I
0800 - 0845
Louisiana Council of Amateur Radio Operators - Matt Anderson KD5KNZ  Session I
0800 - 0845
AMSAT - Nick Pugh K5QXJ
0845 - 0900 :15 minute break  0845 - 0900 :15 minute break
Session II
0900 - 0945
Louisiana ARES  Session II
0900 - 0945
Louisiana Contest Club
0945 - 1000  :15 minute break  0945 - 1000 :15 minute break
 Session III
1000 - 1045
 ARRL - David Norris K5UZ - Delta Division Director  Session III
1000 -1045
YAESU Repeater Forum
1045 - 1100 :15 minute break 1045 - 1100 :15 minute break

Session IV
1100 - 1145

David Assaf III W5XU - DXpedition Lecture - Mellish Reef VK9MA Session IV
1100 - 1145
DWARN Forum

1230 - 13:30 - Bingo Room - SKYWARN CLASS - Roger Erickson KD5BUI of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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, Ramona Jobe KG5HNO & Dee Dischler - XYL of Tom Dischler W5OHJ
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
1030                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               Main Prize Drawings - Must be present to win Grand Prize
1500               Hamfest closes    

                                                                                                           CAFE CQ MENU (Refreshments)  

Friday March 8th

Dinner (18:00)
$24.00 4 lb. order (+/- depending upon market price) Boiled Crawfish, Corn, Potato, Trays and Napkin.
$1.00 Crawfish Sauce
**Must pre-register by March 5th ** If the vendor has extra crawfish you can purchase directly from him at the event. There is NO GUARANTEE that extra crawfish will be available)**
$7.00 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo w/Rice
$1.00 Potato Salad

Saturday March 9th

Saturday Breakfast (08:00) by Hi-Q Sweets Shop
Coffee, Donuts, and other delights

Lunch (10:30)
$9.00 BBQ Pork Steak w/ Rice Dressing, Baked
Beans, Potato Salad & Bread
$7.00 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo w/Rice
$1.00 Potato Salad
$3.00 BBQ Hamburgers (with or without sauce upon
request)
$0.50 Chips
Food provided by Jamie Conques from Rayne, LA


                                                                                                                             
   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: 3/6//2019