$7 pre-registration   (Payment must be received by March 23)
$8 if purchased after March 23 or at the door.
A $100 prize will be drawn from pre-registrations.
Age 16 & under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
$100 pre-registration prize drawing at 10 AM
$100 prize drawings hourly from 11 AM through 2 PM
$400 main prize drawing at 3 PM
A gathering place for young hams and youths interested in getting their Amateur Radio license. Activities will include ham radio related games and activities. If you know a youngster in middle or high school who would benefit from meeting young hams and others interested in ham radio be sure to bring them along. Remember - RARSFest admission is free for age 16 and under.
| Hands-On Activities
Build a J-pole
Come to our project table and build your own 2 meter J-pole antenna.|
Other You Build It projects may be available while they last.
||NEW CONTEST THIS YEAR
"emcomm box contest" - See Details Here
| Forums &
WINLINK by Frank Pleshe - N3FRP
ARRL Open Forums
with Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson,W4PWF and Vice Director Jim Boehner, N2ZZ.
NWS/Skywarn - Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training
Emergency Preparedness the ARRL and You
by ARRL Regulatory Information Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND
ARRL Section, ARES/NTS Meeting
with NC Section Manager Bill Morine, N2COP and NTS/ARES staff.
Watch for updated forum and activities information here.
The complete schedule will be posted at RARSFest.
| QSL card
ARRL NC State Section appointed DXCC Card Checker Bill McDowell, K4CIA, will be Checking DXCC, WAS, WAC and VUCC QSL cards at the ARRL booth. Bill is also a Check Point for CQ awards.
NOTE from K4CIA:
Please come with all paperwork completed using the latest versions of the application and listing sheets available from the ARRL website at http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc. Most questions one may have can be answered by the DXCC FAQ available on the website.
If you have questions for K4CIA prior to the hamFest Bill can be reached via email at email@example.com or telephone 919-846-2317 in Raleigh.
| Walk-in VE Testing
RARS Volunteer Examiners conduct a W5YI VE Test Session at 9:00 AM.
Walk-ins are welcome until 10:00 AM. The current W5YI exam fee is $14.
A welcoming reception for vendors and dealers will be held Friday night March 29, 2013 from 7-8 PM in the Exposition Center. Enjoy fellowship, entertainment, and complimentary dinner.
(RARS members please bring a dish to share with our guests.)
146.64 Mhz RARS repeater. (Backup is 146.88 Mhz WB4TQD repeater.)
NOTE: The backup repeater will not be monitored unless needed.