It is with sadness we share the news that Nora Pointer’s, mother, passed away Friday, Jan 5, 2018. Both Don and Nora were with her in her final moments.
Fri06May20167:30 pmCrestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
We review the features of our Flex 5000A HF transceiver. It will be used in the trailer for Field Day operation. So if you come our for Field Day, you will be able to get some quality time with the radio. You will see how nice it works in contest conditions. Thanks to Don, K9KNZ for the use of the antenna; Granville, W9PNG for set up work; and Mike, N9NNL, for his help with the presentation.
Fri03Jun20167:30 pmCrestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
Jim, W9JPR, will review the plans for Field Day. This is always a entertaining and fun evening as we collectively reminis about past Field Day events. Be sure to join us at the June meeting.
He promises no rain at Field Day this year…..
Fri08Jul20166:30 pmCrestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
Hamfesters Celebrates Independence Day
We will have pizza from Beggars. Feel free to bring a side dish, cole slaw (put on ice), potatoes, veggies, or a yummy desert.
Fri09Sep20167:30 pmCrestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
Gregg, AB9MZ is going to review items and necessities that we should have in our "go-kit". This is a quickly assembled kit of radios, batteries, and other emergency gear you should have at home. He promises us NO Power Point slides.
Fri07Oct20167:30 pmCrestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
Steve Cooper will Enlighten Hamfesters with Music
Bandleader and Pop Historian Steve Cooper presents a video program of some of the funniest moments in music. Who can forget the great music and comedy of Spike Jones, Victor Borge and the "Hello Muddah" songs of Allan Sherman.
Fri04Nov20167:30 pmCrestwood Civic Center; 14025 S. Kostner Ave., Crestwood, IL
November Meeting The sunspot numbers are falling (the dreaded Solar Minimum) and High Frequency propagation is getting worse. This means we may need to resort to some interesting tricks to increase the odds of making a meaningful QSO. Come to the November meeting and find some tricks to improve your HF communications.
Gregg, AM9MZ, will discuss the reverse beacon network (RBN), WSPRNet, CHIRP, near-real-time critical frequency maps, and other tools that have become available to us. I will also share tips and tricks that I have collected over the past few year or so that can further help us in getting the most out of the solar and atmospheric conditions until we achieve better conditions for long distance communications.
Fri02Dec20166:30 pmPapa Joe's; 14459 S. LaGrange, Orland Park
Hamfesters is pleased to announce our Christmas Party. We will start with a cash bar before dinner. That will be followed by a banquet style dinner with plenty of great food and fellowship. You must have a ticket to attend the party (see order box below).
In addition we will have some great door prizes!
Date: December 2nd - doors open at 6:30 - dinner served at 7:30
Location: Papa Joe's 14459 S. LaGrange See MAP
Get your tickets at the October or November meeting from Jim, KB9CYL, or online $25 each person. Tickets ordered online will be held as "Will Call" at the door by Jim. If you wish to use a credit card and not PayPal, look around the order page for the option to use any credit card (look for the words: "Pay with debit or credit card" on lower right side of the PayPal page)
Order your tickets here
Notice The visuals for all Hamfesters’ presentations can be found here.
Get your Hamfesters shirts
We have polo shirts ($35) and T-shirts ($25) – your choice.
Hamfesters logo is embroidered, not stamped.
(color is Navy blue – camera altered the color)
Thanks to Cindy, N9CAS, for making this happen.
Hamfester of the Year !
Congratulations to Ed Broniarczyk, WA9EOL