SPECIAL DEAL and BONUS SALE now at the Greater Louisville Hamfest Store Through Thursday, July 20, 2017
Now through July 20, 2017 we have a SPECIAL DEAL - when you purchase your GLH-2017 Admission Ticket for $7 you also get a FREE Extra Prize Ticket. And, if that wasn't enough, we are also having a BONUS SALE on Extra Prize Tickets - Buy 10 Extra Prize Tickets for just $6.99!!! This is the time to save at the Greater Louisville Hamfest Store! And if you purchase anything from the Greater Louisville Hamfest Store between now and midnight July 9, 2017 you will be entered in our final Mystery Prize drawing. (Complete details.)
Congratulations to Phil Parrish W4AIN. He was the winner of our first Mystery Prize - a $25 Gift Card to Texas Roadhouse. You can see a video of the drawing on our Facebook page.
Forums at Greater Louisville Hamfest 2017
We are excited to have Dan Hund KB4CF bringing us a 10am program in his Magnetic Loop Antenna Forum. If you don't know about these great little MLA antennas, you will after this forum. Dan will tell you about them and explain how to build your own. The MLA is the perfect antenna for those living in an apartment or area where typical outdoor antennas can't be used. So if you need a stealthy antenna to get on the air, want to try to build your own antenna, or just want to expand your knowlege about antennas, you'll want to see what this forum has to offer.
ARRL representatives will be on hand, not only at the ARRL Booth, but also to bring you up to date on how they have been supporting our hobby in their 9am ARRL Forum.
Matt Simons KK4ZDZ will be conducting the 11am forum, which, word has it, will be about digital modes.
Contests - New and Old
This year our new contest will be the Show Off Your Shack Contest where you provide a picture of your ham shack and fellow hams at the show can vote on their favorite. There will be two categories - Best Shack and Worst Shack - you choose which category you want to try for. This could also provide the opportunity for a before and after photo. We will have more details soon, but you can only enter one photo for each category and you can't have anything that will identify the ownership of your shack. Photos must be no larger than 4x6 and must be taken landscape mode. Photos cannot include a person, a pet or any identifying information (like your name or callsign). Each photo will be reviewed and any identify information will be blacked our with a marker, if necessary. We hope you'll participate in this fun new contest.
We are also bringing back the QSL Card Contest. The card can be yours or one you received. You may also create your own card. This year we are allowing only one QSL card per person, to keep it fair to everyone.
Both contests will take place at the hamfest. Photos and QSL cards must be submitted before 9am to be entered into the contest. Voting will be by your peers (no hinting about your shack, please) from 9:15 until noon. Contest winners will be announced at 12:30pm and prizes will be awarded at that time. If the winner is not present, the prize will be mailed to the address provided at signup.
Just 1 Hour Needed to Volunteer for Help at the Hamfest
All we ask is one hour of your time to be a volunteer at the hamfest. That will get you a free Admission Ticket to GLH-2017, a nifty Volunteer Badge and you will be entered into our for-volunteers-only drawing for one of two $25 gift cards at a popular restaurant. We need volunteers to help make the hamfest a success and that's why we want to offer something to reward those who help.
GLHA Team Members will be at local club meetings with Volunteer Signup sheets to let us know you want to help. We even provide space so you can include a preferred time to help.
We hope this year you will give just one hour of your time to help us with GLH-2017 so together we can provide another successful hamfest.