Happy New Year to everyone. CNYARA hopes you had a safe transition from 2019 – 2020.
Here it is the first of the year and we not only have a meeting coming up on the 7th of January at our usual location, Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota, but there’s a Ham Fest this month. First our meeting, if you can make it we meet at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted at 6:30 pm for food and fellowship. Everyone is invited. Being a member is not required. We would love to have you visit and put faces with voices and call signs and see what we are going to be doing this coming year.
Now for the second part of news. Marathon is holding a Ham Fest, the first of the year in this area on January 11th, 2020. The event is open from 7 am to Noon. More information including directions can be found at the following link. SARC Winterfest 2020
Again Happy New Year and We Hope 2020 is a great year for you and your family.
Want another and maybe the last Hamfest of the year. It’s getting colder and the Hamfests are getting slimmer to find, but there’s one more at least. Take an opportunity to check this one out if you can.
September 28, 2019, Elmira Hamfest, ARA of Southern Tier, Horseheads, NY ,
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Here comes another local ham fest. RAGS ( Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse) is coming the weekend of July 13th, 2019 at the Lakeland Fire Station, State Fair Blvd, Lakeland NY. It looks like it could be an interesting time with RW Antenna Store coming and also Universal Radio gift certificate give away. Want more information click the link below.
June 1 has the Rochester Hamfest and it will be held at a new location. It’s at the Hilton Exempt Club – 137 South Ave, Hilton, NY 14468
Reading over the information found at the following address https://www.rochesterham.org/hamfest.htm, it looks like it will be a great event to attend. So don’t miss out and make sure to check out the link for further information and see what you’ll be missing if you don’t attend.
June 1-2 has the Butler Pa., Breezeshooters Hamfest and this one is being held at the Butler Fairgrounds, of Butler PA – 1127 New Castle Rd. (Route 422), Prospect, PA 16052
This is another great event to be at with great door prizes and lots of vendors. Again, check out the link http://www.breezeshooters.org/html/our_hamfest-2019.htm for more information and see what you could be missing out on if you don’t get the chance to attend this one either.
Well this weekend is another Ham Fest, this time in Deerfield, NH. Get your self ready and get your friends ready and don’t miss this one either. Another near by large gathering of Amateurs and plenty of gear to purchase.
More information can be found here: https://near-fest.com/
Don’t miss your change for some great parts you need for the Ham Shack.
Hamvention is quickly approaching, May 17-19, 2019. While you’re there you can also take in the ARRL National Convention which is hosting a meet the authors this year. More information can be found here.
This is all being held in Xenia, OH at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. The go to event of the year for Amateur Radio operators.
Here are some links to assist you and give more information.
ARRL National Convention
Make your plans soon and get your gear and money ready.
We have another Hamfest coming up this weekend. Newark, NY is hosting the Drumlins Hamfest on April 27th, 2019 at the
Palmyra VFW Post 6778, 4306 Route 31, Palmyra, NY., Vendors at 7:00 AM, Public 8:00 AM-Till?
Some of the Vendors expected to be there are RW Antenna of Lockport, NY and KJI Electronics from Cedar Grove, NJ.
Here’s a link for more information: http://drumlinsarc.us/hamfest-info/
Interested in an early spring Hamfest? There’s one next month. Check out the link below from the Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association (W2RME). Door prizes, with the possibility of tailgating and your own tables to sell. Take the time and opportunity to check out the link if you’re interested in going. You never know what you might find there. Some treasure you’ve been looking for or some other item of interest.
CVARA Bullthistle Hamfest Link
You know it’s coming up on time when people start selling and buying used Radio equipment at Hamfests and Online. This post can help you with a little bit of a guide to buying used equipment. It’s always good to be cautious, but also to know your limitations while being prudent. So keep your eyes open for that perfect deal and know your budgetary limitations. The full article is here.
73 and Enjoy.
Interested in getting in an early Hamfest for 2019? Well look no further than down in the Southern Tier for the Cortland Hamfest of Jan 2019. It’s being held in Marathon, NY the 12 of January. General admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free. The fest will be open from 7 am to noon, so don’t miss an opportunity if you need some parts and pieces or are just looking for that great find.
More information can be found at this link: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/sarc-winter-fest