Due to summer vacations (mine included), we will not be having a monthly meeting on Monday, August 14th. Please enjoy the night off.
The 2023 MARC Hamfest is on Sunday August 13th at the Kimberton Fire Company grounds, Route 113 (742 Pike Springs Road) (GPS: 40.12748, -75.56726) west of the intersection with Route 23 in Kimberton, PA.
The maps show that Kimberton is northwest of King of Prussia and just west of Phoenixville, PA. Talk-in is available on the MARC linked repeater systems with coverage to the north and west and near Kimberton provided by 145.13 MHz PL 131.8 repeater in Paoli PA and to the south and east by 147.06 MHZ PL 131.8 repeater in Newtown Square PA.
Doors open for sellers not before 0700 and for buyers at 0800. Doors close at 1200. Admission is $10 and entitles you to a door prize ticket. Sellers have an outdoor tailgate space for $8 (one car width, head -in parking) not including admission. An indoor table is available for $10 each for 1 to 4 tables or $8 each for 5 or more tables not including admission. Reservations for indoor tables are required by emailing email@example.com. The 2023 Hamfest flyer is available here.
Food and beverage sales are provided by authorized vendors only. Unlicensed children and spouse with a licensed Ham admission are free.
MARC sponsors a VE Test Session at the Hamfest at 1000, arrive by 0945 in the Pavilion. See MARC ARRL VE Test Session for additional information. QSL card checking for DXCC including 160 meters, Worked All States, VUCC and Worked All Continents will be provided by Bill N3WD.
This is a great day in the country! Come to the MARC Hamfest in the morning and spend a leisurely afternoon in nearby Valley Forge National Historic Park.