Slidell EOC HamFest
sponsored by the Ozone Amateur Radio Club

The Storm did not affect us at all.  See you at the Hamfest

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -  at the John Slidell Park Gymnasium, 105 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA. Open to the Public 8:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (includes 1 Raffle Ticket free).  Extra Raffle Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Back doors open at 6:00 a.m. for the Flea Market people to get in and set-up on the day of the Hamfest. The kitchen opens at about 6:15 or so with coffee and Apple Fritters.    OARC Members  working the hamfest need to be at the gym for 6:00 a.m.   We do ask Commercial Vendors to do their set up on Friday, July 19th starting from 12:00 p.m. and be finished by 6:00 p.m.
Hamfest Flyer

Please click the Icon Above to see the entire Hamfest Flyer

There will be a 6 passenger golf cart to help bring attendees from the front parking lot to the gym and back starting at 7:30 a.m.

Campground Information:Pine Crest RV Park

Central Electronics Web Site.

Amateur Radio Symposium July 19-21, Slidell, LA
Bob Heil - K9EID will be giving a W9DYV forum on Friday and a Q & A session on Saturday.   Time for Forum is TBA
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 126 Holiday Blvd. Slidell, LA
For Reservations: 985-649-2170 Mention Hamfest for
Special Rates
Updated Schedule 6/19/2019

Map Directions from LaQuinta Inn to the Hamfest link is em-
.      Click on picture to the right to make it bigger.


                     1st Main Prize a Yaesu FT 991A
                     2nd place Prize is a Yaesu FTM100DR
                     3rd Prize is a Yaesu F70 DR
                     4th Prize is a $100.00 Gift Cert. from DX  


Talk in will be on 147.270 repeater +600 PL 114.8.

Public Contact:

       Dave-K5OZ - Chairperson
       Ron-WB5CXJ - Co-Chairperson

Forum Schedule:  HamFest Schedule
Other Links are at the bottom of this page.

Confirmed List of Vendors:
The Sign Man
Be Ready Solar
MCM Computers
N5IAW Connector's Guy
TN07 Engineering
Palmetto Antennas
Cajun RF

Test Session:  When Scheduled; Test session will be held at the Latter Day Saints Building, 480 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA at 8:30 a.m.  More info on the ARRL website when scheduled.

Parking Lot

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If you are up grading your License, please bring any CSCEs that you have, a copy of your CSCEs and a copy of your License. Bring copies that you can leave.  We do not have a copy machine.

The test fee is $15.00 and we prefer exact cash if possible.  Anyone with special needs, need to contact 2 weeks before the session so we can be prepared.  If we do not have enough VE's present, we may not be able to accommodate you.

If you are testing for the first time, we recommend getting your FRN number before you test. Otherwise, you will have to use your Social Security Number on all of the paper work.

Please check the ARRL site for more info on what to bring and how to get an FRN number.  If you test without the FRN, you will be issued a FRN number when you get your license.

Please feel free to email if you need for more information.
HamFest Flyer         HamFest Schedule         Flea Market Registration Form

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