NFARL and our sponsors are pleased to be able to present an event to raise funds that will be used to encourage youth to get involved in amateur radio and related STEM technologies.
We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy a morning of visiting with fellow hams, listening to and interacting with our speakers, and potentially winning raffle prizes.
The event is open to all and admission is FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors ... and your generosity in purchasing raffle tickets.
This year's speakers include Jamie Dupree, NS3T of Cox Radio, Mike Corey, KI1U of ARRL, and Glen Popiel, KW5GP!
Jamie Dupree, NS3T
Jamie Dupree, NS3T is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989. Jamie has covered 11 national political conventions, with his first being the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta.
Mike Corey, KI1U
Mike Corey, KI1U, joined the ARRL HQ staff in April 2010 as Emergency Preparedness Manager. Prior to joining League staff he worked in law enforcement in Indiana and Mississippi. He has also served as an emergency management volunteer, disaster response volunteer, reserve police officer, law enforcement academy and public safety instructor, and on emergency operations center staff. Mike has been licensed since 1988 and holds an Amateur Extra class license.
Glen Popiel, KW5GP
Glen Popiel, KW5GP of Southaven, MS is the author of ARRL’s “Arduino for Ham Radio”. By day, he is a Network Engineer and Technology Consultant for Ciber, Inc. and the Mississippi Department of Education, specializing in Open Source solutions. First licensed in 1973 as WN4FTX, and later WA4FTX, Glen holds an Extra Class license and has worked in the computer and electronics field for over 40 years. He is currently working with ARRL on a second Arduino book and other projects. His talk "High Adventure with the Arduino" will introduce the basics as well as many advanced uses of this incredible device. Glen will make his presentation via Skype.
We have lots of prizes to raffle – 35 and counting! First prize is a Kenwood TS590CS, second is an Icom IC 7100; third is a $1000 gift certificate toward anything Elecraft makes. The current prize list is here.
Raffle tickets are available now for a $5 donation per ticket or (5 tickets for $20). You may purchase tickets on-line at our Mart until November 11th, or at our ticket sales tables at HamJam until the mid-morning break.
FLEX Radio has donated two certificates for $ off on their products. If you are planning to buy a FLEX soon you may want one of the certificates. These certificates will not be included in the raffle as prizes, but will be auctioned separately at HamJam.
A subscription to CQ magazine will be given to the club with the most attendees! NFARL is not eligible for this prize, so encourage your members to join us.
A door prize – a hardback ARRL handbook – will be awarded to one lucky attendee. No purchase necessary -- just show up and be in the pool!
All net proceeds from HamJam go for youth education, scholarships, materials, and activities ONLY!
Support HamJam and Youth Programs today by purchasing raffle tickets in our Mart.
Please talk this up -- invite your ham and non-ham friends to this unique event.
It promises to be one of the southeast ham radio highlights of the year!!!