We held our annual hamfest this year on September 30th, at the Paintsville Recreation Center.

We sold 74 admission tickets, 16 tables and 36 extra prize chances.

We gave 2 license exams. One of them passed and the other didnít.†† Those who passed will get a free one year membership to the club.

Overall, it was a good hamfest and everyone seemed to have a good time with plenty of prizes for the winners.

We would like to thank all of the members that helped with the setup and operation of the event.† There are a few that deserve special thanks for their services.† First of all, Paul Manuel, K4PDM, for his promotion of the event on several radio stations in eastern Kentucky. Paul works for Mountain Top Media and made sure all the radio stations in it ran spots for the hamfest and some talked live about it.† Also thanks go to Don Castle for letting us use his P.A. equipment for making the announcements at the show.† Foothills† Communications also ran an ad for us on their Info channel. Several companies donated items for our prize giveaways. They include N3FJP software, MFJ and ARRL. I probably missed some, but I donít know who they are.† We need to thank Bill Hamm for doing the concessions.† Everyone enjoyed the hotdogs.

We do plan to have another hamfest next year at the same place and on the last Saturday of September.† So keep us in mind and hopefully we will see you there next year.



We will be back with another hamfest next year and have already reserved the same venue for the end of September. See you then†

Everyone seemed to enjoy the fest and all enjoyed the hot dogs from the concession stand. The fire department ho did the concessions

said they would be back next year


The Grand Prize Winner, Bob Lundsford

Bob won an Anytone Dual Band Mobile Radio.