HamCom at Plano Centre opens its doors Friday, June 7th at 8:00 AM and begins its 35th Anniversary celebration. The festivities continue until 6:00 PM on Saturday. As usual many great forums have been scheduled, but please be certain to attend the ARRL Forum at 11:00 AM Saturday in the Sonny Slope rooms.
Director Woolweaver will be presenting the 1st Annual West Gulf Division Awards to the winners of this year’s Ham of the Year, Young Ham of the Year and Excellence Awards. Also, back by popular demand, the ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR will be speaking at the ARRL Forum on Saturday. Rick has been licensed for 45 years, is an avid DX’er, and has been involved on the ARRL Board of Directors for 20+ years. He has also served on CQ Magazine’s DX Advisory Committee for 40 years. A dynamic speaker, Rick is always a crowd pleaser and speaking about Amateur Radio – The Greatest Hobby in the World, Part 2.” Be sure to plan on attending the ARRL Forum.
New to HamCom 2013 is the DFW Contest Forum to be held on Friday. The DFW Contest Forum kicks off at 12:00 noon with a light luncheon ($20) and special guest speaker Doug Grant, K1DG, followed by four hours of presentations on contesting. Presentations during the Contest Forum will cover topics from the beginner to advanced contest topics. To learn more about Doug, visit the DFW Contest website. Seating is limited so check at registration to see if tickets are still available for this event. Even if you can’t make the lunch, the other four hours are expected to offer a wealth of information and education.
Check at registration for the availability of W5DXCC Dinner tickets ($40) Friday, June 7th. Lone Star DX is proud to present its keynote presenter, Gene Spinelli, K5GS who was part of the 2012 ZL9HR DXpedition to Campbell Island. Come sit, relax, eat, ragchew, and listen to a great presentation. Every year the Lone Star DX Association dinner is one of the best events of Ham-Com and this year’s dinner looks to be extra special. LSDX is featuring a generously donated Yaesu FT2000 transceiver as its door prize!!
HamCom has arranged for some awesome Grand Prizes to be given away each day. Friday’s Door Prize is a Flex 3000 and Saturday’s is an ICOM IC-7600!
The West Gulf Division hopes that you will join us in celebrating HamCom’s 35th Anniversary!