Woodford County Amateur Radio Club


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A.R.R.L. Hamfest Search

UPDATED list from A.R.R.L.

Here are some updates and corrections to our recent listing Great Lakes
Division ARRL Sanctioned Hamfests:

Aug 12 – Central KY – Lexington, KY
Aug 12 – Midland Hamfest – Midland, MI
Aug 13 – Seaway Trunk Swap – Port Huron, MI
Aug 19 – Thunder Bay ARC Swap – Alpena, MI
Aug 20 – Warren Tailgate Swap – Cortland, OH
Aug 27 – Cuyahoga Falls Tailgate Swap – Stow, OH
Sep  9 – GRAHamfest – Wyoming, MI
Sep  9 – Greater Louisville Hamfest – Sheperdsville, KY
Sep 10 – Findlay Hamfest – Findlay, OH
Sep 16 – Richmond Fall Hamfest – Richmond, KY
Sep 17 – Adrian Hamfest – Adrian, MI
Sep 23 – GMARC Trunk swap – Shelby Twp., MI
Sep 23 – OHKYIN ARS Hamfest – Cincinnati, OH
Sep 30 – Paintsville Hamfest – Paintsville, KY
Oct  7 – Vette City Hamfest – Bowling Green, KY
Oct 7-8– GLD HamCon and Convention – Brooklyn, MI
Oct 21 – Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest – Muskegon, MI
Oct 22 – Kalamazoo Hamfest – Kalamazoo, MI
Oct 28 – Hazard Hamfest – Hazard, KY
Oct 29 – Massillon Hamfest – Massillon, OH
Oct 29 – USECA Hamfest – Madison Heights, MI



July 22, 2017

Setup 6:30 AM

Starts 8:00 AM

Lawrence County Community Center

205 Bulldog Lane

Louisa, Ky

Talk-in 147.390+ with Tone of 127.3

Door Prizes Hourly with Grand Prize of


Tables $5.00

$5.00 Per Person At The Door

Contact Tom Lykins-K4LID 606-638-4735

Testing at 11:00 AM

Weather Permitting We Will Have Tailgating

Refreshments Will Be Sold

Announcing the New CENTRAL KENTUCKY ARRL HAMFEST for 2017
Hamfest flyer is attached
Note the Lat-Long values are incorrect. The correct values are:
38.045842000, -84.459043000)
The 2017 Central Kentucky ARRL Hamfest will be held Saturday, August 12. If you 
have questions or would like to participate in our planning, you may contact 
Hamfest Chair David Richardson/W9KHZ at daveinlex3@gmail.com or (859) 983-1380); 
me, Bill DeVore/N4DIT at billdit@twc.com or (859) 273-8345; or Club President 
Smokey Wallace/KE6IVK, at ke6ivk@arrl.net or (859) 402-8208). 
Location this year will be at a new location, the Jackpot Bingo Hall, in the rear of
Eastland Shopping Center on Winchester Road in Lexington, Kentucky. See the map
on the attached flyer for directions to Eastland Shopping Center. 
Admission is $5.00 per person in advance, or $6.00 at the gate on the day of the
Hamfest. Admission includes one Grand Prize stub and the purchaser is eligible
for the hourly door prize drawings. Children 12 years-of-age or younger are
admitted free. Extra chances for the Grand Prizes may be purchased for $1.00 each,
or a set of six tickets for $5.00. Area clubs are encouraged to contact us to
reserve a table for your club members to use to display and sell their personal or
club equipment items.
There will be no setup Friday evening. Setup will start very early Saturday
morning. Make arrangements with Dave/W9KHZ (859-983-1380) to set a time of
arrival and if you need assistance setting up. Cost for tables inside the building
is admission for each person over 12 years-of-age, plus $10.00 per table. If you 
need electricity, you must bring an extension cord. As per shopping center security
and Lexington Metro Police, there will be no outside flea am allowed. Arrangements
are being made for a special area inside to be reserved for "tailgaters."
The Prizes. You need not be present to win one of the major prizes. We will
purchase items from our vendors who setup inside on hamfest day, and they always
have exceptional items to choose from. Door prizes will be announced hourly over a
PA system. You must be present to claim a door prize. 
Forums/Meetings/Special Events. Forums will be presented and meetings will be 
held throughout the day. The following forums and meetings are tentatively 
scheduled, more may be arranged so inquire at the Club/ARRL table. 
ARRL Great Lakes Division Meeting -- Tom Delaney/W8WTD, Vice Director 
Kentucky ARRL Forum -- Alan Morgan/KY1O 
Kentucky ARES -- Bill Hicks/KG4ZXN, Smokey Wallace/KE6IVK (Fayette County) 
KY-QRP Group Meeting 
(Others to be announced) 
Other Activities: 
Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society "Ernie Farmer Memorial Award" presentation 
FCC License Examinations (ARRL VEC), 
Fernie Williams/KE4MAI 
(see "License Exams" below) 
Meetings may be scheduled for groups such as contest groups, nets, QRP groups, 
or others (final forums/meetings, times and locations will be announced during
the hamfest) 
-- Food by the Bingo Hall Kitchen --  
License Exams. Amateur radio examinations (ARRL VEC) are scheduled to be 
conducted Saturday morning. Registration starts at 11:00 AM, testing at 11:15 AM. 
Preregistration would be appreciated, but not required. To advance register for 
the exam or information contact Fernie Williams/KE4MAI by e-mail 
(fernie@ke4mai.com) or by telephone (859) 652-3303. You will need: a check or 
money order for $15.00 marked payable to ARRL VEC; a COPY of your signed Amateur 
Radio license (if you are currently licensed); the original and copy of any 
Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination for any element you have 
passed during the past 12 months; photo ID, and social security card. 
If you are disabled, it is mandatory that you send a description of your 
disability and the test elements that you wish to take so that Fernie can 
prepare to accommodate you. Applicants should check in at the exam area 
(location will be announced Saturday) at 11:00 AM on Hamfest day. All written exam 
elements will be given. 
Parking is Free! A large parking area is outside the Bingo Hall, just look for the
giant water tower. Remember, the police will not allow any tailgating in the
parking area. . .this is beyond our control. 
Motels/Restaurants/Attractions. Motels and restaurants are located along U.S. 
60 (Winchester Road), and near all Lexington exits off Interstates 64 and 75.
Most motels are minutes from the Hamfest site. 
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at Exit 120 off I-75 (follow signs posted on I-64 
and I-75), and has modern, reasonably priced camping facilities. You may want to 
come into the area early on Saturday and tour the Horse Park. 
To contact the club, email info@bluegrassars.org or http://www.bluegrassars.org/


 ARCS_HF2017_Flyer Sept. 30 2017
You are invited to attend our first annual hamfest. See the flyer