The Paris Texas Hamfest #6 – Oct 8-9

You are invited!
The Paris Texas Hamfest #6
“The Best One Yet”

Friday and Saturday October 8 and 9, 2010
Red River Valley Fairgrounds
570 E Center St, Paris, Tx (N33.67114 W95.542603)

Paris, Tx — Amateur “ham” radio and electronic hobbyists will attend the 6th annual Paris Texas Hamfest Friday October 8 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday October 9, 8 til noon, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds located at 570 e center st.

A “Hamfest” is a gathering of radio hobbyists from all over the country who take part in discussions, check out the latest equipment and ideas. In addition to used equipment being bought and sold by individuals, dealers will also be on hand with new radio and computer gadgetry for sale. Admission is $2.
Tables for vendors are still available. To reserve a table, call Richard Lenoir at 903-737-0773 or 903-669-9059.

Official examinations will be offered for anyone wanting to obtain a new or upgraded Amateur Radio License from the Federal Communications Commission. Applications must be at the site no later than 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary, but applicants must present two forms of acceptable identification including one picture ID. Applicants must bring the original of any ham license they currently have.

For more information on this event go to

VE Testing , Commercial Vendors, Perfect Weather, Indoor Flea market, Out Side Tailgating (The largest tailgate area of any hamfest in the area), Live Music on Saturday , Arbonet-4 High Altitude balloon Launch, Food Drinks and BIG FUN!

Many Special Guests this year!
Austin Amateur Radio Supply
Clear Signal Products
And Representatives from The ARRL

Talk In Freqs WB5RDD 146.760+ PL203.5 and N4RAP 444.500 PL 114.80

Admission $2
Flea Market Tables $15
Tailgate $10 for unlimited space
RV Camping! W/ hookups $20 per night . W/No hookups FREE
Tent Camping Free!
Dealer Setup At noon on Friday

Doors open to the public at 5:00 PM Friday Night (we are cooking again this year!) Doors close to the main hall at 9:00PM. Bring a guitar or your favorite instrument for some picking and grinning under the stars.

Overnight Security will be provided to watch over the building.

Dealer Setup at 6:00 am Saturday Morning. The Doors open to the public at 8:00 AM.

VE Testing at 9:00 AM
Arbonet-4 Balloon Launch at 9:00 AM

Bring A lawn Chair Saturday morning for music by Doug Stone KF5CQN and his wife Jayleen KF5HGS

Door prizes and fun all morning! Refreshments served in the morning and food will start by 10:00am. Last Door prize Drawing will be around noon. Get here early it is going to be a blast!

For info Call
Richard KI5DX 903-737-0773 or 903-669-9059
Christy N5RDJ 903-517-4483

The launch of ARBONET-4 will take place on Saturday October 9th, 2010 from the Paris , TX Hamfest ( ) . The Paris hamfest will be held at the Lamar County Fairgrounds, 570 East Center Street, Paris, TX 75460 .

The ARBONET-4 launch is planned for 9:00 AM from the parking area of the fairgrounds. ARBONET-4, the fourth in the ARBONET series of High Altitude Balloon flights will be a demonstration and training flight utilizing beacons on three different amateur bands: 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 centimeters.

ARBONET-4 Fast Facts
Scheduled Launch Date: Saturday October 9th, 2010
Scheduled Launch Time: 9:00 AM CDT
Launch Site: Paris Hamfest – Lamar County Fairgrounds – Paris, TX
(N33.67114 W95.542603)
Flight Duration: Approximately 2 hours

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Payload Details:
Voice Beacon: K5ARB – 435.025 MHz (FM)
CW Homing Beacon (5 WPM): K5ARB- 147.475 MHz
APRS: K5ARB-11 – 144.390 MHz
Hellschreiber / CW Beacon: W5BL – 50.500 MHz
Reception Reports:

The ARBONET team requests reception reports from observers who receive transmissions from any one of the various payloads aboard ARBONET-4. Reports may be submitted via the reception report page at


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