46th Annual RARSfest
ARRL NC State Convention
March 31, 2018 at NC State Fairgrounds

The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society annual RARSfest will be the host site for the 2018 ARRL North Carolina State Convention, located at the 100,000 square foot Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairground, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd from 8am until 3pm on March 31st. (Easter Saturday) This event will host tons of activities, shopping, and forums for all your Ham Hobbyist needs.

Tickets have gone on sale and you can pick them up now for the $8 pre-registration special, this price is for any tickets bought before March 24th!!!! Tickets purchased after March 24th, or at the door on day of event, will be $10. All pre-registration ticket purchases will be entered into a drawing for a 100.00 cash prize. Other door prizes will be drawn throughout the event, from all tickets, including the main prize at 2pm. For more information on tickets please visit http://www.rarsfest.org/admission.php

RARS will have their VE team on site for testing and this will start at 9am and be a walk in event. Anyone can take a test and we will accept walk-ins until 10am!! This is accessible from outside and no need to have a RARSfest ticket to test. Those wanting to experience the event, after testing, will need to purchase a ticket prior too or at the door. For more information on our License Testing please visit http://www.rarsfest.org/exams.php

There will be premier Amateur Radio vendors at this year’s event and the flea market is expecting to sell out roughly 230 tables, or more, by the end of March. This means aisles and aisles of great deals, wonderful clubs, and fun demos. For those still needing a table you can order one now by visiting http://www.rarsfest.org/fleamkt.php

The RARSfest planning committee is in full swing finalizing all the activities, forums, and events that will transpire during our one day Hamfest and hope you will check back with us, later in March, for the exciting information and schedules that will be posted. Until then take a browse through our website to see what is already in the works! http://www.rarsfest.org/ And if you see me walking around on Saturday then make sure to say hi!!

Tara Goodwin W4TSW (tarakm4zsz@gmail.com)