Hamfest 2014

The MARA Annual Christmas Hamfest, one of our most enjoyable activities, was held this year on December 20, 2014. 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, great food, and many door prizes and main prizes to provide that "hamfest fix" during the Christmas season.

This year's hamfest is dedicated to the memory of our beloved president, Dusty Collins, N5COL, who became a SK in June of this year. His dedication, hard work, and countless hours spent for the benefit of our amateur radio club will be forever remembered by our members. We will remember his sometimes pointed wit and his ability to 'get things done' for our organization. He was rather the 'glue' which held together our club in many respects.

In honor of Dusty's work, a percentage of the profit from this year's hamfest will be donated to the ARRL Louisiana scholarship fund, which is used for further education by worthy Louisiana recipients.

Hamfest 2014

Hamfest 2014


Buy those prize tickets

Our mc with lots of door prizes

Our tribute to Dusty, N5COL

The most important place - the food booth

The hamburger 'fixins'

The hamburger cook delux!

Ten-Ten represented

QCWA table

Good vendors present

Good vendors present

ARRL Forum with Delta Division Director & LA Section Manager

Spin those tickets!

4th prize winner - an Icom T70A ht

3rd prize winner - an MFJ-259c antenna analyzer

2nd prize winner - a Kenwood TM-V71A

SOMEONE got a new car!