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Saskatchewan Hamfest 2019

 

Saskatchewan Hamfest 2019 was hosted by the Battlefords Amateur Radio Association on Saturday July 26 and July 27. Hamfest will be held at the Legion Hall in Battleford, SK.

Things start on Friday evening with coffee, snacks and early setup at the hall. Those attending on Friday evening can Preregister for Saturday's Hamfest event. The Friday Saskatchewan 2 Meter Linked Net will be called from the Hamfest site. It will be a good time to relax and visit.

Hamfest will start Saturday morning with registration, the flea market and official opening. We are pleased to announce there will be lots of door prizes, as with previous Battlefords Hamfests. We can only tell you of some of the Door prizes, at this time.

2 - $50 gift certificates @ 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.

Plus, 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 at winning 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.


Hamfest 2019- schedule

Battlefords Area Repeater Information

How to get to Hamfest

Accommodations


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

Cheap at $10.00.

  BUT we’ll still give you a Special  Deal..

If you pre-register, you will get an additional 2 draw tickets!
You will have 3 chances at winning prizes. (instead of just 1)

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

Download and print the following form:

Click here>>> Pre-Registration Form <<<



Flea Market Tables Available - Bring your Fleas!

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 at the back of the hall going to the backyard.


Hamfest 2019 - schedule


Friday July 26, 2019

07:00 - 09:30 Evening - Pre-Registration - early setup
- Meet & Greet - coffee & snacks
[Sponsored by -  ?? ]
- Door Prizes for early attendance -
09:00 - IRLP Net

Saturday July 27, 2019 - (all day) - Great Door Prizes!

Morning
07:30 - 08:30 - Vendor set up
09:00 -            - Flea Market

Afternoon
12:00 - 01:00 - Lunch - tables moved
                      (as required)
12:30 - 01:00 - take down/ move Flea Market  tables
                          & setup for afternoon programs
01:00 - 02:30 - SARL Meeting
02:30 - 03:15. - Group Picture/ break
03:15 - 03:40  - Remember Summer – VE5SDH
                        -  1 minute silence for SK hams
03:45 – 04:45 – Presentation by - Jim VE5EV
04:45 - 06:00 -  Closing & door prize draws

Displays
Flex Radio
- SDR Remote HF Radio - VE5RAE/VE5KC
Nano-Node - VE5EV, Jim IRLP/EchoLink  on your own node.
SARL - Saskatchewan Amateur Radio League

 


Final draws for major door prizes at end of program.


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)
Western Development Museum - (N. Battleford 8km)
Gold Eagle Casino - (N. Battleford - free transportation available)


Major door prizes will be drawn for at the end of Hamfest.

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)

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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  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

Battleford Saskatchewan
Town website

Where to stay, Motels and Camping

Comfort Inn & Suites
610 Carlton Trail, North Battleford, SK
(306) 445-3678

Gold Eagle Lodge
12004 Railway Ave E, North Battleford, SK

(306) 446-8877

Tropical Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
1001 Hwy 16 Bypass, North Battleford, SK

(306) 446-4700

Best Canadian Motor Inns
971 Hwy 16 Bypass, North Battleford, SK

(306) 445-7747


Camp Grounds

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