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Invitation to the Helena, Alabama Hamfest

David Ihle WB5MSB with the Shelby County ARC sent an invitation for Nashville ARC members to attend the Helena, Alabama hamfest. It is an ARRL sanctioned hamfest held on October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Helena Amphitheater (map).

More information along with flyers for distribution can be found on the Helena Hamfest web site.

Dear Mr. Nutter,

I am writing to invite you and the members of Nashville ARC to a growing hamfest in Central Alabama. It will be held in Helena, Alabama, which is a suburb of Birmingham. The date is October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please announce the hamfest on your local nets, club meetings, and on the air QSO’s.

What will be there you ask. The event is sponsored by the City of Helena and the Shelby County ARC. It is located in an outdoor amphitheater which you can check out at . The amphitheater is located beside Buck Creek in downtown Old Town Helena. It has over 100 vendor areas with 120 volt electrical outlets. The location makes it very much a family affair with a large Kiddy Playground located in the middle of the park.

There will be over $900.00 in prizes given away. Prize tickets will only cost $0.50 each if you purchase $20.00 or more. Admission is only $2.00. More information on prizes will be sent later.
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2014 National ARRL Centennial Hamfest

From Brad WF7T, facilitator of the Tennessee Contest Group (K4TCG):

I encourage you guys to lend your support to the proposal to hold the 2014 National ARRL Centennial convention in Huntsville.

If you have never been to this Hamfest, then I encourage you to go this August. It continues to get better and better each year. It is great to have a major event such as this so close to us. The 2014 ARRL Centennial convention in Huntsville would be fantastic!

I sent a message to the ARRL president Kay Craigie N3KN, and copied the Delta Division (K5UZ) and Southeast Division (W4OZK) leadership, our section manager (N9DGK), the ARRL Contest Committee (, and the Huntsville Hamfest guys ( and Mark K0EJ is the co-facilitator of the TN Contest Group and would not need a copy of your responses if you choose to send one.

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