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Do join us on Sunday June 19, 2016 for the BARC Father's Day hamfest in Upperco, MD. This exciting event features a giant flea market for traditional tailgating and food. Vendors include Sauder Electronics. Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. -- flyer in .pdf format --
The Snack Shack Truck returns for 2016 with his fabulous bacon cheeseburgers which were a hit at the 2015 event.
Remember, we are the last area hamfest before ARRL Field Day for those last minute shoppers.
It has come to our attention that the Manassas Hamfest has also moved their Hamfest to our date. We have tried to work something out but have not been able to. We signed our contract with the Fire Company last year on Father's Day before we left the 2015 show. We understand that this WILL affect some of our vendors and attendees.
Therefore, for 2016 only WE are lowering our Tailgate prices to $5, Admission will still be $5.
We hope that this will help some of our vendors that would have attended both shows.
ARRL Field Day for 2016 is June 25-26, 2016. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. We will again participate with the Hanover Area Hamming Association at their site at the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds--South Hanover, PA. Our Field Day event details.
We had a blast as we operated as Special Event Station W3B from 8 PM EDT Friday, September 12th through 10 PM Sunday, September 14th 2014 commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. This was the actual 200th anniversary. Thank you to those operators who helped with the event. QSLs for W3B are only for this timeframe.
QSL any of our contacts (any on-air activity): US-send SASE; DX-send SAE w/$1USD or use the bureau. For any direct mailing, an SASE or postage is required. Our mailing address is "Baltimore Amateur Radio Club-W3FT, P O Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136"; please mark your inbound envelope with the event name (if applicable). Logbook of the World is loaded promptly after any contacts are made.
13 Colonies Special Event: July 1-6, 2014 -- 24 hrs. a day
BARC participated as W3FT in the 13 Colonies Special Event as a sister event to the July 4th celebration. We represented the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangle Banner. This was an important part in history and a huge event for BARC. Congratulations to those hams who made a clean sweep by working all the 1x1 stations plus the bonus stations. We hosted hams from all over the area as operators--a hearty Thank You to those who helped. We have uploaded to Logbook of the World and over 500 QSL requests by USmail and the bureau have been answered.
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