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Saskatchewan Hamfest 2019

Saskatchewan Hamfest 2019 sponsored by the Saskatchewan Amateur Radio League and hosted by the Battlefords Amateur Radio Association , July 26 and July 27 at the Legion Hall in Battleford, Saskatchewan. See below for information on getting to the Hamfest this year.

Early birds get special bonuses!

Register Early for chances on one of the special prizes plus get extra chances at door prizes.
See below for more information!

We start Friday evening with a meet and greet.  This will also be the time for early setup at the hall. We will all check in to the Friday Saskatchewan 2 Meter Linked Net, before winding things down for the evening. It will be a good time to relax and visit.

Hamfest starts Saturday morning at 8:30, with registration, the flea market and the official opening. There will be lots of door prizes, merchants in our community have been very generous with their donations. We will also have some silent auctions to add to the fun.

Thank you to all the Sponsors who have helped make Hamfest 2019 possible. Please see the complete list here

Some of the items that will be available:

2 - $50 gift certificates from Radio World Central

- ARRL 2019 Handbook - ARRL Antenna Handbook - Grounding & Bonding
- 100 Years of QST - RGSB International Antennas - RSGB Morse Code Radio Amateurs
Donated by VE5KC.

This is only a small part of the list, many more door prizes to come!

(check back, updated information to come)

73.. Ken - VE5KC


TGIF - Get an early start Friday night!

Last chance to "Pre-register" and get extra chances to win door prizes!

This years Hamfest will have a meet and greet Friday night, starting at 7 PM. - coffee and snacks available. This is a chance for those who come the day before to have a visit. If anyone wants to provide some entertainment you will be more than welcome. Vendors can also setup in advance. This will allow you more time to get a good night’s rest and be ready for the next day.


How to get to Hamfest

Battlefords Area Repeater Information

Registration


Flea Market – Fleas Wanted!

Accommodations

Things to do for Non-Ham family members

Battlefords Amateur Radio Association

Sponsor List

Email Contact


Admission: $10.00
Flea Market tables & Tailgaters: Free

(space available on first come first served)

$10.00 admission gives you a chance to win many great door prizes.

Pre-Registration

Special Bonuses for Pre-Registering!

If you pre-register before July 15 you could one of these prizes:

Win a TID TD-M558 VHF Mobile Radio courtesy Matrix Law Group – Cliff - VE5JV
(Everyone that registered before July 15 will be entered in this draw!)

Win a Friday Night VIP prize package – see details on how to enter
                             (Must register before July 15 & enter for draw)

Register here: https://ham-radio.ca/pages/sask-hamfest/2019/friday-vip.php

Winners will be drawn on or before July 18th, 2019.

Everyone who pre-registers before July 27 will get two extra draw tickets!
You will have three chances at winning door prizes. (instead of one)



Pre-Registration by Mail or on Friday night - July 26.

Download and print the following form:
(if your software supports it you can fill in this form before printing)

Click here>>> Registration Form <<<

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Flea Market - Bring your Fleas (we’re getting ours ready)!

Tailgater Sellers - Welcome!

We have the opportunity for tailgate venders to set up in the backyard which is fenced on three sides. Tailgaters must provide their own tables, shelter or whatever they need for their setup. The tailgate of your truck or van may be all you need. There is a door going to the backyard for easy access.

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Things to do for Non-Ham family members

- Shopping & Restaurants - (1/2 block from Hamfest)
- Tot lot & kids paddling pool - free - (1 block)
- Fred Light Museum - (4 blocks)
- Fort Battleford - (2km)
- Paved & maintained hiking trails along river.
- Western Development Museum - (N. Battleford 8km)
- Gold Eagle Casino - (N.B)  free rides available


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Please plan to take in the whole day, a lot of work and planning go into a Hamfest. Your full participation and involvement is part of making the event a success.  Better still book a motel or campsite and make a holiday of the weekend. There are lots of things to do and see in the Battleford’s area.

We have the hall for the full day, so there is no problem with scheduling to go later in the day..

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Battlefords Area Repeater Information

(Primary Repeaters)

Call

Frequency

Location

Tone

VE5BRC-1

147.240 (+600)

Battleford

none

VE5BRC

146.880 (-600)

South of Battleford

none

VA5LLR

145.390 (-600) 

Lizard Lake
(between Saskatoon & Battlefords

none 

Talk in frequency - 147.240

146.88 & 147.24 are linked
No tone is required


(Backup if repeater not working, 146.520 simplex)

Repeater Status


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How to get to Hamfest

[GPS coordinates: 52°44′11″N 108°18′38″W]


Battleford - south of N. Battleford on Hwy 4 just off of Hwy 16


Hamfest. location in Battleford, camp grounds near by.


Turn east into Battleford at traffic lights, junction of Hwy 4 & 40


Battleford Legion - Hamfest. 2019


You have arrived at Saskatchewan Hamfest 2019

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Battleford Information and Accomodations

Battleford Saskatchewan
Town website

Comfort Inn and Suites - North Battleford

Where to stay, Motels and Camping

Destination Battlefords

Expedia

 

TripAdvisor
 

Trivago
 

Eiling Kramer Campground
15th St and Central Ave, Battleford, SK.

Battlefords.com

Tourism Saskatchewan

Located in the town of Battleford only a few blocks away from the Hamfest. location.

Reservations recommended
Day, Weekly and monthly rates available.

Call for the current rates

Tel: (306) 937-6212 / (306) 937-6216
Email: parks@battleford.ca

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