Hamfest 2012

The MARA Annual Christmas Hamfest, one of our enjoyable activities, was held this year on December 15, 2012. This popular event always draws participants, including dealers and sellers for the swap tables, from surrounding area and states. As always, there was plenty to see and do for everyone, including testing sessions, special classes and great food. Door prizes and main prizes were given and provided that "hamfest fix" during the Christmas season.

Our hamfest held at the Civic Center in the middle of Minden, LA

Christmas is in the air

Maybe those tickets will win a prize!

Our banner

Our leader making a point!

Lots of people...

Lots of tables....

Lots of treasures to be had...

Long-time MARA members

Vendors are busy...

Vendors are colorful...

Those on the stage help keep this together

Repeater talk-in is important

Back door chairman helps the vendors

Be sure and get those tickets in

Always present AMSAT and QCWA booth

Meanwhile VE testing going on

But everybody's favorite place!

And the chief help in the kitchen

Meanwhile, outside...

The cook preparing the hamburgers

Time for the drawing - spin those tickets!

Reaching for a winning ticket

And the 3rd place winner of the MFJ-259b Antenna Analyzer

2nd place winner of the Kenwood TM-V71A VHF/UHF rig

Grand prize winner of the Kenwood TS-480s rig