Have you been working on that DXCC Award or endorsement and have a few QSL Cards that need to be checked? Bring them with you to HamQuest 2019 and stop by the ARRL Booth up by the stage to get them checked so you can get credit for your next award or endorsement.
We are pleased to announce our door prizes worth over $450.00 for this year’s HamQuest. Drawings will begin at 9:00 AM, will take place at the top of every hour with the grand prize drawing being held at 12:00 PM. The current list of door prizes is:
- N3FJP Software Package without CD – a $49.99 value
- $100.00 DX Engineering Gift Certificate
- A Gift Certificate from The Wire Man.
- Three ARRL Gift Certificates – 1 $50.00 certificate and 2 $25.00 certificates.
- THIS YEAR’S GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT OVER $150.00: 1 Yaesu FT-70DR dual-band FM/C4FM 5 watt handheld transceiver with Nifty Manual.
You must be present to win. All door prize winners will be eligible to win the grand prize.
We are pleased to announce that the TN Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Communications trailer will be on display at the 4th Annual HamQuest. Based at the Missions Mobilization Center located in Mt. Juliet, this trailer is used to provide communications support for disaster relief operations in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is inoperable or otherwise inadequate to support the disaster relief mission. For more information on TN Baptist Disaster Relief visit their web site at http://tndisasterrelief.org/.
It’s hard to believe that the 4th annual HamQuest is only 6 weeks away! As preparations continue progressing along we have a few updates to share:
- First of all, we are once again an ARRL Sanctioned hamfest and will be giving away ARRL Store gift certificates as some of our door prizes.
- MAS Concessions will be returning as our food vendor this year. Let’s be sure to keep them busy like we did last year.
- We have a record number of booth spaces reserved this year (51 so far) but still have 7 available so don’t delay if you want to be under the pavilion.
- Door prizes will once again include a $100.00 DX Engineering gift certificate and a certificate for registration of the complete N3FJP Software Package without CD (a $49.99 value.) There will also be a great grand prize given away at noon.
- As in years past, you can get in to set your booth up beginning at 6:00 AM with gates officially opening at 8:00 AM.
Debco Electronics, Inc. from Cincinnati, OH will be with us again this year for HamQuest 2019! Debco is a supplier of electronics tools, supplies, and parts will be in the large corner space they were in last year. For more information on Debco and the products they sell please visit their web site at https://www.debcoelectronics.com/.
Registration is now open for HamQuest 2019 and we already have 36 out of the 51 available booth spaces reserved. If you wanted a booth at HamQuest 2018 and missed out due to the sell out now is your chance! To request your booth please click here, click on “Reservations” under the “Contact Us” menu item, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All booths are on a first come first serve basis so get your request in now while there are more booths to choose from.
We are now accepting reservations from our booth holders from HamQuest 2019 to be held on Saturday, July, 27. 2019. An e-mail was sent to everyone on our mailing list earlier this morning (April 1, 2019) with information on how to reserve your booth once again this year. If you did not receive this e-mail, please contact us at email@example.com call
Michael Wright, N4MAW at 615-210-5581.
General registration will open on May 1, 2019. Any booths not confirmed by this date will be available on a first come, first serve basis to anyone wanting a booth. To help ensure you get your booth again this year, we have added a new payment option. Beginning this year we accept credit and debit cards for payment. In order to cover our processing fees for accepting credit and debit cards, a $1.00 “Convenience Fee” will be assessed. As in years past we will also accept your personal or organization’s checks with no additional fees.
The fourth annual Greater Nashville & Middle Tennessee HamQuest will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019. We will be in the same location once again this year at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center located at 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37090.
Gates will open to general admission at 8:00 AM CDST to allow our vendors plenty of time to set up. Vendor setup will be from 6:00 AM until 8:00 AM CDST.
Admission will be $5.00 per person age 16 years and older, free for youth 15 years old and younger. Side (formerly called “back-in:) booths will consist of of a 10×12 space with one table & two chairs set up before you arrive, & A/C electrical hook-ups for $15.00 each. Interior aisle (formerly called “middle covered”) booths will consist of a 10X10 space with 1 table & two chairs set up before you arrive for $10.00 each. All booths in the pavilion include one admission ticket with additional tickets for others attending with you are available at the regular admission rate. Tailgate spaces will be $10.00 each this year and will include one admission ticket to the pavilion booth area with additional admission tickets available at the regular admission rate.
As with years past, our vendors from last year will have early-bird registration to allow them the opportunity to reserve the same booth space(s) they had last year. Open booth registration will begin on May 1, 2019. While we will try to accommodate everyone’s location preferences once open registration begins as booths are assigned on a first come first serve basis.