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2010 Swapmeets and Events

Sorry the 2010 Calendar is a bit behind....
This section hiJacked from ***2010*** www.AustinHams.org

Feb 8-12 ARRL School Club RoundUp
Mostly 20m in middle of schooldays

Feb 13 WCARC Georgetown Swapfest
Georgetown Community Center in San Gabriel Park 455 East Morrow St.
Admission $2, tables are $8
ARRL Exams will be given on-site
City Of Georgetown ordinance, tailgating and/ or selling any items in
parking is not permitted
7AM sellers setup, open our doors to buyers/everyone at 8:00
Rick W5NR@arrl.net or w5nr@suddenlink.net  www.wcarc.com

Feb 13 12th Annual  MSET / PHI STAT Air  Landing Zone Training Class
Helicopter Landings: 7:45 am – 8:15 am
LZ Class: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Shoreline Christian Center

Feb 14 Austin Marathon
Mainly APRS activity monitoring lead runners (trackers on chase-bikes)
John KG5O@arrl.net

Feb 20 SkyWarn 2010 our 20th Anniversary!
830am to 4pm at the UT Pickle Research Campus.

Feb 27 UT Project 2010
Please contact Dallas KD4HNX at mylastname@yahoo.com

Feb 27 Orange Hamfest 2010
8AM-3PM VFW Hall, Hwy 87,1 mi. N. of I-10  Orange, TX

Mar 13 Capitol 10K Packet Stuffing Party
“Usual Time” (8AM-6PM) at the Austin American Statesman main Office
Two Shifts- 8AM-1PM (lunch provided) 12noon-6PM or til all ~1300 are finished
Tables raised or the flyers on boxes to make the process easier
Thanks from Jann Girard Race Director Statesman Capitol 10,000
Who’s in??  We need 75-100 to make it an 8-hour slam-dunk
Please email me- Jeff N5MNW@arrl.net

Mar 13 Irving Amateur Radio Club Inc. 8th Annual Hamfest
Register online www.irvingarc.org/hamfest.htm
Early registration prices good through Mar. 7, 2010
Irving Amateur Radio Club, Inc. "The Friendly Bunch"  www.irvingarc.org
Coleta Taylor KD5QFH Ph # 972-579-9089 coleta.mt@verizon.net

Mar 12-13 50th Annual Acadiana Hamfest
Rayne Civic Center 300 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne LA 70578
Talk-in: 146.82(-) no PL
Acadiana Amateur Radio Association
Roland NA5Q na5q@w5ddl.org

Mar 20-Apr 24 MNW's March Saturday 8AM-noon Extra license upgrade class
Likely break for Belton Hamfest
Dallas KD4HNX mylastname@yahoo.com

Mar 20 Ride to the Ranch
Jim KB7UQD 310-9934

Apr 11 33rd Annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10K Race & Fun Run
Benefiting Meals on Wheels and more
Communications volunteers posted every half mile or so
Ham Communications Volunteers contact Jeff N5MNW@arrl.net

Apr 17 Belton Ham Expo Hamfest

Apr 17 American Heroes Airshow Camp Mabry

Apr 17-18 MS-150 (BikeMS BP150), Houston – La Grange - Austin biking event
Benefits Multiple Sclerosis research
Houston Hams contact- Mike
SA Ham volunteer contact- Lee N5NTG lee@besing.com
AustinHams volunteer contact- Roger W5WIA@arrl.net

Apr 24 40th annual 7290 Net Picnic
Riverbend Park in Smithville, TX  www.7290trafficnet.org

May 22-23 South Central Tour de Cure (Bikeride Benefiting American
Diabetes Association)
San Antonio to Austin, TX with overnight stay in San Marcos
ATX Hams contact – Jeff N5MNW N5MNW@arrl.net
Hays/Caldwell Hams contact – David KD5MML kd5mml@gmail.com
SA Hams Contact – Lee N5NTG info@sanantoniohams.org or lee@besing.com

Jun 11-12 Ham-Com (2011 Jun 10-11 ARRL NATIONAL Convention!!!, 2012 Jun 8-9)
Plano Centre 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Phone (orders): 469-361-2143 (option to leave message)
Fax (orders): 972-596-5078
Email (orders): office@hamcom.org

Oct 2 Belton Ham Expo Hamfest

Past Swapmeets

Sometimes History repeats itself

2009 Swapmeets and Events

Please note starting in 2009, plans are to only post the Date, Name of the Event and City for the various events.
If your event doesn't have a webpage with specific details regarding the event, then I'll be happy to post that information to this list.
Click here to send NE5B the Info.

To get your hamfest listed, contact ne5B-Ben to add events!

2008 Swapmeets and Events

  • 1/11-12/2008 Fort Worth Hamfest - Friday 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm - Lockheed Martin Recreation Association, 3400 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX - Talk-In: 147.28 (+ offset, PL 110.9) - Contact: Robert Dickey, AK5V Email: ak5v(@)arrl.net.

  • 1/12/2008 San Antonio Amateur Radio Fiesta 2008 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    The NEW location is: Schertz Knights of Columbus Hall, 509 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, TX 78154

  • 2/9/2008 (PARC) - Pearland Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Sale 8am to noon.
    Pearland High School Parking Lot on Hwy 35 & Oiler Dr. Talk in on 147.220, 145.210 or 443.050 all have 167.9 tone.

  • 2/16/2008 Smithville - Johnny Pittman Memorial Swapfest Bastrop Amateur Radio Club at Riverbend Park in Smithville, TX
    7AM-? Talk-in: 443.750, 145.350 pl 114.8 www.bcarchams.org

  • 2/23/2008 Orange Hamfest 2008 8am - 3pm VFW Hall, Hwy 87 1 Mile north of I10. Talk in 147.180.
    More info Sheila Powell (409)-727-1071 Email: sheilapo@midcountypc.com or Delores Heintschel (409)-962-1435 Email: kc5neo@gt.rr.com

  • 3/1/2008 Greater Houston Area Hamfest 8am 2pm FortBend County Fairgrounds Rosenberg TX

  • 3/8/2008 Midland St. Patricks Day Hamfest
    ARRL West Texas Section Convention. Midland Lions Club 200 Plaza Ave.

  • 3/9/2008 Georgetown Sunday Swapmeet Setup 7am Open 8 - 3, talk in 146.640 (-) 162.2Hz

  • 3/21-22/2008 48th Acadiana Hamfest 2008 / ARRL Louisiana State Convention Civic Center - Rayne, Louisiana

  • 4/19/2008 Belton Bell County Expo Center

  • 5/3/2008 (PARC) - Pearland Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Sale 8am to noon.
    Pearland High School Parking Lot on Hwy 35 & Oiler Dr. Talk in on 147.220, 145.210 or 443.050 all have 167.9 tone.

  • 6/13-14/2008 Hamcom 2008 Plano Centre Plano TX
    Commercial Vendor Set on 6/12, Tailgate area opens at 7am Friday.

  • 7/12/2008 Texas City Hamfest 8AM and ends at 2PM.
    At The Doyle Convention Center an Air conditioned Hall. 100+ Tables inside, Major Vendors, LF & CW contests, Transmitter Hunt food and lots of prizes. Visit webpage for more info.

  • 8/1-2/2008 Austin Summer Fest / Texas State Convention/ Wyndham Garden Hotel 3401 South IH-35Talk-In: 146.34/.94 (no tone)
    Contact: Joe Makeever, W5HS w5hs at arrl dot net 512-345-0800

Contact ne5B-Ben to add events!

2007 Swap Meets

  • 1/13/2007 San Antonio Swapfest 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Same location as last year, Little Joe’s Country Gold, 7405 Old Pearsall Road.
  • 2/4/2007 GeorgeTown Swapmeet 8am - 2pm $Free for Shoppers - Show Barn San Gabriel Park GeorgeTown TX
  • 2/17/2003 Bastrop Amateur Radio Club - Smithville Swapfest at Riverbend Park in Smithville, TX 7AM-? Talk-in: 443.750, 145.350 pl 114.8 www.bcarchams.org
  • 2/17/2007 PARC (Pearland Amateur Radio Club) @ The High School Parking lot on Hwy 35 & Oiler Dr. 8am TO 1pm $Free! Talk in 147.220.
  • 2/24/2007 Orange ARC & Jefferson County ARC Hamfest VFW Hall Highway 87 North, Orange, TX. Talk-In: 147.180
  • 3/3/2007 Greater Houston Hamfest
  • 3/10/2007 St. Patricks Day / ARRL West Texas Section Convention / Texas VHF/FM Society Winter Meeting Midland TX click here for more info.
  • 3/10/2007 Irving ARC Hamfest, Betcha Bingo Hall, 2420 West Irving Blvd, #125, Irving, TX. Talk-In: 146.72/12 (PL 110.9).
  • 3/16-17/2007 Oklahoma State Convention/ Green Country Hamfest, Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway, Claremore, OK. Talk-In: 147.09+ & 444.35.
  • 3/24/2007 Amateur Radio Club of Parker County Ham Fest, National Guard Amory, 716 Charles Street, Weatherford, TX. Talk-In: 147.040 (PL 110.9).
  • 4/14/2007 Belton! (Saturday 7am) - Belton! tarc.org (Spring Edition)
  • 6/2/2007 Pearland Tailgate Sale @ Pearland Highschool Parking lot on FM518 & Oiler Dr. 8am to 1pm Come Sell, Buy & Visit.
  • 6/8-9/2007 HamCom Plano TX
  • 6/30/2007 Lufkin TX The Deep East Texas Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 1st Radio Swapfest at Family Life Center of the Denman Avenue Baptist Church. Setup at 7:00 selling at 8:00-Noon. There is no charge for tables or tailgate area. Talk-in will be on 146.94 ( - offset, PL 141.3).
  • 7/26-29/2007 Central States VHF Conference in San Antonio
  • 8/3-4/2007 Austin Summerfest (note venue and hotel name change) Wyndham Garden Hotel - Austin (was Woodward Hotel & Conference Center) 3401 South IH-35 & Woodward St. Joe W5HS@arrl.net (512) 345-0800 www.AustinSummerFest.org
  • 9/15/2007 PARC (Pearland Amateur Radio Club) @ The High School Parking lot on Hwy 35 & Oiler Dr. 8am TO 1pm $Free! Talk in 147.220. Buy Sell or Visit!
  • 10/06/2007 Belton! (Saturday 7am) - Belton! tarc.org (Fall Edition)
  • 10/13/2007 Paris Texas Hamfest VE Testing..Forums ..Door Prizes..Indoor Fleamarket...Outside Tailgating..Food..Drinks…Fun... Talk in: 147.040 pl 100.0+ Admission $2, Flea Market Tables:$15, Tailgate: $10.00 Unlimited space. Contact Richard Lenoir KI5DX 903-783-0968 Paul Green KC5OOS or Karmyn Green KE5GKD 903-739-9694 Special Guests: RAD-COMM RADIO AND JUBILEE ENTERPRISES
  • 10/27/2007 Brenham Swapmeet Washington County Fairgrounds on FM577 Talk in on 147.260
  • 11/10/2007Corpus Christi - Costal Bend Hamfest 8am - 2pm Hilltop Center 11425 Leopard St Corpus Christi 361-815-7461
    Come join us for informative forums, a swapmeet, BBQ Lunch, and a raffle with the Grand Prize of an ICOM V8000 2m Radio.
  • 11/10/2007 NCTech Azel TX 8am-Noon Sponsored by Tri-County Amateur Radio Club of North Texas.
  • 12/8/2007 Austin Radio Round Up

2005 Texas HamFests

Jan 8, 2005
8am - ??
Swapfest 2005
San Antonio TX
Little Joes Country Gold
VE Exams, Indoor Tables, Card Checking and more
Jan 15, 2005
8am - 2pm.
Wintercom 2005
Arlington TX
Hosted by: The College of Engineering - UTA
February 5th 2005
Georgetown Sunday Swapmeet
Georgetown TX
Williamson County Amateur Radio Club
February 19th 2005
8am - ?
Smithville Swapfest
Riverbend Park Smithville TX
Bastrop Amateur Radio Club
February 26th 2005
8am - 3pm
Orange Swapfest 2005
@ VFW Hall Hwy 87
1 mile North of IH-10
Orange, Texas
Orange Amateur Radio Club
March 5, 2005 9am-1pmBrazos Valley Amateur Radio Club
Sugarland TX
Mix-n-Match Swapmeet
Exam Sessions, Tailgating Indoor space.
March 19th and 20th, 2005 Midland Amateur Radio
Midland, Texas
Saint Patrick's Day Hamfest
and West Texas Section Convention
April 30th, 2005Belton Ham ExpoSponsored by the Temple Amateur Radio Club Click Here for Details
June 3rd - 5th, 2005HamCom
ARRL West Gulf Division Convention
Arlington Convention Center
Free Admission for Volunteers!Click Here for Details
July 9th, 2005
8am Until...
Texas City Hamfest
Sponsored by the Tidelands Amateur Radio club
Place: Doyle Convention Center, 21st street at 5th Avenue in Texas City. Large Air Conditioned Center with plenty of free parking.

Talk in: 147.14 Tone-167.9 (encode and decode)
Time: open to public at 8AM
Admission: $5 At door, $4 Pre-Register
Tables: $7 swap - 15 Vendor (Vendor does not pay admission Fee)
Activities: Left foot cw contest, Xmtr Hunt 2 mtrs, VE Testing, Prizes Hourly and Grand. Food Vendor. A large attendance of Major Vendors and Sign Man.
Always 2nd Saturday in July more Details

August 5th & 6th, 2005
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Austin Summerfest
Texas State Convention
Red Lion Hotel Sponsored by: Austin ARC, Austin Repeater Org., & Texas VHF-FM Society .
For more information Click Here, or send email.
September 24th & 25th
9am - 9pm
October 22nd, 2005
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brenham SwapmeetSponsored by the Brenham Amateur Radio Club. Location: Washington County FairGrounds - Brenham Texas.
For more information Click Here, or send email.
November 4th, 5th
Friday 4pm - ????
Saturday - Sunrise - Noon
Ausitn Radio Roundup Click here for info

Prior Year's Hamfests - on page for reference purposes only
January 17, 2004
Irving TX WinterCom.org - Arlington TX
Febuary 1, 2004
GeorgeTown SuperBowl Swapmeet San Gabriel Park
San Gabriel Park Community Center, Georgetown TX
Exams- 8:30A.M. Setup-10AM, open to public 12noon-3PM
Rick w5rht@arrl.net 863-2428 or Lori km5mq@arrl.net 255-6753
www.wcarc.com Talk-in on 146.64(-) or backup- 145.130(-)
Febuary 21, 2004
8am - noon
Smithville Swapmeet RiverSide Park (look for the Caboose down by the river
Click here for more info!
Talk-In 145.350 - (114.8 Hz Tone)
or 443.750 + (114.8 Hz Tone)
Feb 28, 2004
8AM to 2:30PM
Orange Hamfest
Orange, Texas
VFW Hall on Hwy 87, 1 mile N of I-10 Free admission Talk-in frequency; 147.180 VE testing, Paved parking Commercial tables $15, swap tables $10 Commercial Vendor Set up: Friday 5:30PM-9PM Swap tables Saturday 7AM Contact Joan Lexa 409-886-1892 WA5LFS@pnx.com Box 232, Orange, TX 77630
March 20th 2004
8am - Noon
Brenham TX
Washington County Fairgrounds
talkin this year will be on 145.390 +600 tone 103.5, check the BARC website or Email KA5BKG - Club President for more info.
May 22nd, 2004BeltonSponsored by the Temple Amateur Radio Club Click Here for Details
June 5th,2004 Alvin Tailgate Auction Click here or here for more info.
June 18-19 2004 HAMCOM
Arlington Hamfest
Click Here for Details
July 10, 2004
Texas City Hamfest
Texas City, TX
Doyle Convention Center, corner of 21st street and 5th Avenue North. (Same Place as Last year) admission $4 advance/$5 at the door, $6 tables available Plenty of Free Parking! Click here for More Info
Aug 6th-7th Austin Summerfest/
Texas State Convention
Red Lion Hotel Austin ARC, Austin Repeater Org., & Texas VHF-FM Society More info contact: Joe W5HS@arrl.net 512-345-0800 or Click here for more info.
September 4, 2004 (8am - noon)Tomball Tailgate Swap Meet
Tomball TX
Step by Step School - Covered Arena Plenty of Covered Tailgate space. contact Cal White WF5W
September 11, 2004 (8am)Katy Swapmeet
Katy TX VFW Hall
More info
September 17 & 18, 2004Lake Murval Swapmeet and Cookout Lake Murval near Gary TX in Panola County (about 40 miles north east of Nacogdoches)
For more info Click here or Email w5pup@texramp.net
or mail to
Betty Moreland, W5PUP
427 CR 193
Gary, TX 75643
Phone: 903-685-2365 
October 2nd, 2004BeltonSponsored by the Temple Amateur Radio Club Click Here for Details
Nov 6 2004
Austin Radio RoundUp AARC-ARO Hamfest St Louis Catholic Church 7601 Burnet Rd, Wozniak Hall
$1 door fee, Tables-$10/$15
Jeff N5MNW@arrl.net or Lori KM5MQ@arrl.net 512-255-6753
Register online
Click for More info
November 13, 2004 Azle TX NTECH North Central Texas Emergency Communicators' Hamfest

The ARRL North Texas Section will be presenting topics, and so will the Parker County RACES team.
There will be a W5YI VE Test Session.
Several commercial vendors are already paid and signed up.
There is still room for additional indoor and outdoor vendors (tailgate, etc).
The hamfest is conveniently located only 17 miles NW of downtown Fort Worth, Take Highway 199 NW to Azle, take the Denver Trail exit and proceed 1/4 mile to the
Ash Creek Park entrance (just past the library).
Talk in is on 147.16+ Repeater PL 110.9
APRS Locator will be for callsign WC5C on Nov 13
Anyone needing advance information call (817)444-5117 Thomas Dunn KD5UEP or (817)444-5165 David KB5YLG.

November 13 2004
Corpus Christi
Where:    Solomon Ortiz Center
          402 Harbor Drive
          Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
WHAT:     Swapmeet, Forums, Food, VE Testing, etc.
Who:      Hams & Vendors
Talk-in:  146.88 repeater (- offset, 107.2 tone)
November ??, 2004 CLARC Hamfest Bay Area Community Center
8am Setup, 9:30 open to the Public
Talk in 442.750+ and 146.64- Click Here for Details

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