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Fresno, CA Hamfest

We would like to invite everyone to the BIG Fresno Hamfest, April 30 - May 2nd at the Ramada Inn (Hwy 41 and Shaw Ave) in Fresno, CA. The talk-in will be on 146.34/94 (PL 141.3)

Check out the FARC Hamfest Link for latest information:

This years Hamfest will also be a Pacific Division Convention.

Here's a summary of speakers and events:

Saturday's luncheon Keynote Speaker: David Doody, Flight Operations Manager for JPL's Cassini's mission..."The Cassini mission to Saturn is the most ambitious effort in planetary space exploration ever mounted. A joint endeavor of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (known as ASI for its acronym in Italian), Cassini is sending a sophisticated robotic spacecraft to orbit the ringed planet and study the Saturnian system in detail over a four-year period. 

Sunday's breakfast keynote speaker will be Rob Hill, Antenna Magic, Maxwell Equations.

Technical Forum's:
ARRL's Dan Miller - 4 hour emergency communications forum (Friday Afternoon)
Craig Carter, K6QI, PSK-31
Wayne Overbeck, N6NB, Antenna forum
Wayne Overbeck, N6NB, Contesting forum
Mike Staal, K6MYC, M2 Antennas, Weak Signal VHF forum
Emily Clark, W0EEC, Amateur Satellite forum  
Bob Valleo, W6RGG, ARRL Pacific Division Director, ARRL and BPL forum

Other Activities:
Golf tournament (9:00 AM - Friday)
Auction and swap meet
Ladies wine tasting tour
FCC Examinations (all classes) 
Hidden transmitter hunt 
Sunday morning breakfast get-together
Prizes galore - drawing every hour

I hope to see everyone there!


Dave Smith / W6TE 
FARC Forum Committee Chairman

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