Timonium Hamfest

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Tue Mar 6 20:28:17 CST 2007


AMRAD has a table at the Timonium Hamfest on March 31 and April 1.  It 
is in the Cow Palace.  We can get out pass on Friday afternoon and set 
up if we wish and the show opens on Saturday at 6AM.

I plan to set up our demo for the MiniVNA, the SDR-IQ and would like to 
see Maitland and the USRP on 1.2 GHz.  We should have an 8 foot by 8 
foot space with 8 feet along the front for the display.  This display 
worked well at Winterfest.

I also have an outdoor flea market space and plan to bring my van up to 
that space.

We will need AMRAD members to man the space in the Cow Palace on 
Saturday and Sunday. The more members we have the more we can get out 
and see the flea market etc.

Saturday is hectic and our display must tell the AMRAD story in one or 
two glances.  We need to grab the attention of technically minded hams 
and explain why AMRAD is for them in only a few second.  Many non-hams 
will be cruising by and we can try to interest them in ham radio and 
AMRAD but again on a technical basis but most will keep on cruising.

Sunday is typically more ham radio related and things are less hectic so 
Sunday should give us a chance to talk to people more and encourage them 
to join up with our efforts.

This will be our best chance of the year to reach the most potential 
members as this fall's Gaithersburg hamfest has been canceled.

Frank K0BRA

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