Slidell EOC HamFest - Cancelled
sponsored by the Ozone Amateur Radio Club


Hello Fellow Hams, Vendors and Flea Marketeers,

 To All:

Governor John Bel Edwards just ordered that COVID-19 Phase 2 restrictions be extended another two weeks.    After much debate the Ozone Amateur Radio Club (OARC) Hamfest committee has decided it is best to cancel our October 9-10, 2020 Hamfest and Symposium.  

 This cancellation decision was not an easy task and was made on the following: 

  1. With schools reopening and out of state visitors coming in to give much needed Hurricane help to Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas it was predicted that more outbreaks will convince our Governor to continue his phase -2 orders well into October;
  2. we would not be able to run a hamfest with phase-2 mandates of only 50 people in the auditorium at one time;
  3. possible comorbidity factors could keep many attendees away;
  4. and last, but not least, we are concerned with the health of all our fellow hams.

 We are hoping that the COVID-19 virus is well under control by the summer of 2021.  Currently we are working with the Slidell Auditorium management to get a new contract in place for late July of 2021.  As soon as we sign the contract we will let you know. 

 Please feel free to forward this email as needed.

 To Vendors:

If you have already paid your table fee(s) you will be receiving your money back.  Our Treasurer will contact you to make sure he has your latest address for the refund check.

To Flea Marketeers:

If you have already paid your flea market table fee you will be receiving your money back.  Our Treasurer will contact you to make sure he has your latest address for your refund check. Our email address is


73 for now,

David Hartley


OARC Club President and Hamfest Chairman


Central Electronics Web Site.
There are videos on their site of the presentations
that are being added.  To view, click on the above
link for a listings of the videos currently posted.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express information


This space under construction:
  If you click on the pictures you will be taken to google maps and when you click on that picture on the left you can see what the inside of the building looks like.  

Here is a link about the Slidell Auditorium   

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

Confirmed List of Vendors:
The Sign Man, MCM Computers, TN07, N5IW Connectors, and Bamcom

Test Session: Test Session is Cancelled.  Please read.....




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