Welcome to Thomasville Amateur Radio Club’s Annual Hamfest & Tailgate page. The date for the 2014 Hamfest is confirmed as being March 29th, the time is 8:00 am, and the location is the same as the last three years, Morningside Methodist Church at the corner of Pinetree Blvd and Smith Avenue (aka Hwy 84) on the east side of Thomasville, GA just off the US 19 exit. See the map below.
The event will be held rain or shine. Admission and tailgating is always free. There will be plenty of room for outdoor tailgating under the shade trees and if you want an indoor table there is a nominal fee of $5.00 per table.
We’ll also have plenty to eat, so come hungry. Our Georgia Section Manager will have an ARRL booth, we’ll have VE test sessions at 10 am the morning of the hamfest, we’ll have a kids lounge, and we’ll be cooking up some other events as we get nearer to the hamfest date.
We’ll have prizes and drawings hourly, starting at 9 am. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be gotten at the event or in advance from the club. The Grand Prizes are yet to be determined for 2014, but they will be along the lines of last years prizes of a Yaesu FT-7900R 2m/440 FM transceiver and an FT-60R 2m/440 HT. You won’t need to be present to win either of the top two prizes.
For boneyard items - if you are looking to “try before you buy” we will have a power supply and antenna available for both HF and VHF/UHF.
If you need more information please contact Mike KE4FGF at email@example.com. You can reach him by phone at 229-224-5185.
Talk-in will be on the 147.195 repeater: 141.3 tone and positive offset.
Please put this event on your calendar. Check back often for current information, as we’ll be updating the page more often with news and information as we get closer to the event.
This is an ARRL sanctioned Hamfest