Debco Electronics, Inc. Confirmed for #HamQuest2018!

The Greater Nashville & Middle TN HamQuest is pleased to announce that Debco Electronics, Inc. from Cincinnati, OH as the fourth commercial vendor at #HamQuest2018!  Debco is a supplier of electronics tools, supplies, and parts.  For more information on Debco and the products they sell please visit their web site at https://www.debcoelectronics.com/.  Debco Electronics’ booth will be located to the left of the stage area where the talk-in and equipment test stations were located the previous two years.

 

#HamQuest2018 Grand Prize Announced

The Greater Nashville & Middle TN HamQuest staff are pleased to announce that this year’s grand prize will be a Kenwood TM-281A mobile radio.  This is a 65w 2 meter mobile transceiver.  Click here or on the picture to the left to visit Kenwood’s web site for complete information about this radio.  Selling for around $135.00, this is a grand prize you will want to stick around for your chance at winning!  The drawing for the grand prize will take place at 12:00PM (noon) and you must be present to win.

Booth Spaces are SOLD OUT!

Booth spaces under the main pavilion are SOLD OUT!  Tailgate spaces will be available on a first come-first serve basis once again this year so plan on arriving early to be sure to get a spot in the boneyard.  We will also place your name on a wait list for a booth should one come available.  We may be able to open up more booth spaces if the demand is high enough but do not anticipate this happening at this time.  Please call Tom Parker, KB4SFN at 615-587-2337 to be placed on the wait list or to get more info on possible booth availability.

MESH Networking “Forum” Update

MESHNet forum with Tom Delker, K1KY.

Tom Delker, K1KY will be returning to #HamQuest2018 with the ever popular and in demand “forum” on Ham use of of MESH Networking.  Due to the popularity and length of this forum in the previous years, this year the “forum” will be a distributed interactive format where attendees can see and try out the technology hands-on.  The main information & demonstration location will be in booth #45 under the main pavilion with other “sites” set up throughout the #HamQuest2018 site.  As the plans and locations of this interactive activity of #HamQuest2018 are still yet to be finalized be sure to check with #HamQuest2018 staff and/or Tom Delker, K1KY in booth #36 on event day to ensure you have the most up to date schedule and MESHNet locations.

Booth Space Almost SOLD OUT!!

#HamQuest 2018 is just over three weeks away and booth space for HamQuest 2018 is almost SOLD OUT!!!  We have only a few of our $10.00 tables left as of 07/03/2018 11:15 A.M.  We are grateful to the amateur radio community’s support of the Greater Nashville & Middle TN HamQuest once again this year.  We have several of our regular commercial vendors & most of our past non-commercial participants returning once again this year.  We once again welcome Ham World, Inc. & TN07 Engineering back to #HamQuest.  Many of you will recognize a new name at #HamQuest this year as C.T. Morgan ^ Associates will be joining us in boothes #27 -31 for their first stop at the HamQuest.  Ted Randall and “The QSO Radio Show” will also be back on stage this year.  For the most current online map of our pavilion area vendors/participants click on the “Vendor/Booth Information” link under the “Activities” menu tab at the top of any page on our website.

N3FJP Amateur Radio Software Donates Certificate For Door Prize

The GNMTN HamQuest extends a big thank you to Steve and Kimberly Davis for the donation of a certificate for registration of the N3FJP Software Package without CD (a $49.99 value) for the lucky winner.  This includes more than one hundred programs in all that, when registered individually, would cost over $400.00!  For more information on what they offer, please visit their web site at http://n3fjp.com.

Booth Pre-registration Now Open!

#HamQuest2018 booth pre-registration is now open! Please click here to reserve yours today.  Booth layout and availability cabefound here.

  • Tailgate spaces are $5.00 each and do not include an admission ticket to enter the pavilion booth area.
  • Interior booths are$10.00 and include one admission ticket (no electricity available with interior booths.)
  • Back-in (outer) booths under the pavilion are $15.00 with electric hookup available and include one admssion ticket

HamQuest 2017 Door Prize Winners

  • Digital Multi-meter: Jerry Smith
  • $10 RF Connector Gift Certificate: RJ Jansen
  • ARRL Gift Certificates:
    • $25: Mike Davis, KM4EPO
    • $25: Eddie Brindley, W4EBX
    • $50: Roger Meghan, W4WTN
  • $100 DX Engineering Gift Certificate: Billy Walters
  • Grand Prize TYT-8600 25w 2m/70cm Mobile radio: Nancy Fire, K4SEW
Digital multi-meter: Mr. Jerry Smith