[Friends] Fwd: HAMFEST: Winterfest 2014 - Feb 23, 2014 - Annandale, VA

John Spickes ko3i at arrl.net
Fri Jan 24 16:25:56 EST 2014


Hi Friends,

Some of you might be interested in the hamfest announcement below.

73,
--John KO3I

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From: VWS Winterfest Hamfest <winterfest2014 at templaro.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM
Subject: HAMFEST: Winterfest 2014 - Feb 23, 2014 - Annandale, VA
To: winterfest2014 at templaro.com


Hello,

I'm writing to let you know about Winterfest, an annual ham radio flea market
in Northern Virginia that allows hams and other makers to get together and
find some bargains on radios, antennas, radio-related
publications, test gear and components. This regional hamfest
typically attracts
500-1000 attendees, with both commercial and hobbyist vendors selling radio
equipment at indoor tables and at an outdoor tailgating area. This year, in
addition to the indoor and tailgating sales, we're trying some programming
on technical topics. If this is popular, we will expand it next year.

More details are available online at http://www.viennawireless.org/
winterfest.php, but here are the essentials:

*DATE*: February 23, 2014. Tailgating starts at 6 am, the indoor sales
area opens
at 8 am. The event wraps up at 2 pm, but come early for the best stuff.

*LOCATION*: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little
River Turnpike Annandale, VA. Talk-in on the 146.91 repeater. GPS coordinates
are 38.833216N, 77.236872W.

*COST*: Tickets are $7 at the door. Outdoor tailgating spots are $15,
and available
the day of the event. Tables are $25. One indoor admission is included in
the cost of tailgate or table.

*SPONSOR*: This event is run by the Vienna Wireless Society, a not-for-profit
ham radio club located in Northern Virginia. This is an ARRL-affiliated
event. The proceeds from this event help support the activities of the
Vienna Wireless Society, which include community service, emergency
preparedness, and technical innovation.

**Tables Available**:  We still have some indoor table spots available.
Have radio-related stuff to sell: radios, antennas, parts for home
brewing? Spread
your treasures on our eight-foot tables (and the floor under them!).
Reserve a table by contacting tablesales2014 at viennawireless.org. Please,
keep the merchandise topical: radios, electronic parts, test gear, etc.

For the last two years, we have reached out to area ham exclusively by
emails. I don't want to bother people unnecessarily, so if you'd prefer not
to get these email messages, please reply and I can take your address off
the distribution list. This is the only email we're sending out this year,
so please copy it into your calendar app and/or stick it on your fridge.

I'd appreciate it if you could mention this event at club events and
to your friends, because word of mouth is our best means of letting
people know about this hamfest.

TNX ES 73 DE AI4SV,

Jack Welch,
Winterfest Coordinator
Vienna Wireless Society
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