Hamfest 2011

The MARA Annual Christmas Hamfest, one of our enjoyable activities, was held this year on December 17, 2011. 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.

Lots of people this year by 8:00am

And lots of Christmas spirit

Maybe those tickets will win a prize!

The AMSAT & QCWA booth

No, not just sitting. They are in charge of the back door entrance for merchants and swap table vendors

Especially made for the hamfest

Talk-in operator

Our master-of-ceremonies

Put in those valuable tickets for the drawing

Hopefully finding just what they need

Meanwhile, VE testing is always a part of the hamfest

The most important part - the food! Josh made this grill yesterday and is, of course, the chief cook!

There he is - chief cook and grill maker

Prize winner of a magnetic mount antenna

Prize winner of a magnetic mount antenna

Winner of FT-1900r 2m rig

Winner of MFJ-259b analyzer

Grand prize winner of the Yaesu FT-450d rig

One club member who always is ready to help