The Metropolitan Club

NFARL and our sponsors are pleased to be able to present an event to raise funds that will be used to encourage youth to get involved in amateur radio and related STEM technologies.

We hope you will be able to attend and enjoy a morning of visiting with fellow hams, listening to and interacting with our speakers, and potentially winning raffle prizes.

The event is open to all and admission is FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors ... and your generosity in purchasing raffle tickets.


This year, three outstanding speakers will join us and share with us their perspectives on ham radio.

Ruth Willet, KM4LAO will speak on what attracted her to ham radio, her adventures with ham radio, and what she has learned along the way.

Ruth passed earned her Technician license in June 2015, General in January 2016, and Extra in May 2016.  She says that she loves having a new and different experience every time she gets on the air!

She mainly operates SSB and CW.  You will often find her chasing parks for National Parks on the Air.  She has completed CW Academy Level 1 and is working to improve her code speed.  She takes advantage of every chance to use CW and treats every contact, whatever mode, as a learning experience that can teach her more about becoming a better ham radio operator.

Paul Newberry, N4PN worked an amazing 73 counties as a rover in the GQP this year.  Paul is a legendary raconteur, and we look forward to hearing him weave insights from this year's GQP and other ham events into lessons we can all use.

Paul operates most contests including most state QSO parties. He is a member of the DXCC/CQ Honor Roll (383 countries) and DXCC #1 Honor Roll.

He is currently President of the GEORGIA CONTEST GROUP and has been QSL Manager over the years for ET2US, FA3OA, HL9KQ (K4BAI), KZ5BC (W4YWV-sk) - Panama Canal Zone, OQ0JH/Congo, SV0WQ/Dodecanese (Rhodes Island), TL8SW, VS1GZ, VU2JA, 3V8CA, 9U5JH/Rwanda-Burundi, 9U5JH/Burundi, XW8AH, ZE8JJ & ZL1KG.

Jay Slough, K4ZLE will talk about the VP8 DXpedition.

Jay has operated from about 50 different DXCC entities.  He wrote a column for The DX Magazine, called DXegesis in an attempt to help new DXers short circuit the learning curve in becoming a proficient DX operator.  He and Jim, K8IKE, have made several technical presentations at the QRP ARCI Four Days in May conference.  Jay has been the long term moderator for the DX forum at Hamvention® and Emcee for the DX Dinner held on Hamvention® weekend.

He is the president of Gateway Global Outreach, a small Christian mission organization, and makes frequent trips to east Africa and other countries where he attempts to spend some time on the ham bands.  He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and the University of Memphis.

Raffle Prizes

We will have lots of prizes to raffle.

Raffle tickets are available for a $5 donation per ticket or (5 tickets for $20).  Purchase tickets at our ticket sales tables at HamJam until the mid-morning break.

You do not have to be present to win the top prizes.  You or your proxy must be present to be awarded one of the other raffle prizes.

Other Opportunies to Win

Youth Prize. Bob KI4GHT has graciously donated a special raffle prize that will only be available to YOUTH attending HamJam.  When qualified YOUTH (under 18 and in possession of a ham license) arrive at HamJam, they will be given a FREE ticket that will be entered in the special YOUTH raffle.  Bring a youth and make sure they receive their special YOUTH Raffle ticket!

Considering buying a Flex 6300, 6500, or 6700?  FlexRadio has donated two discount certificates good toward the purchase of a new 6300, 6500, or 6700.  Value of the certificate varies based on purchase.  The certificates will be auctioned separately and are not part of the Raffle.

Door prize.  No raffle ticket purchase required.

Club with most attendees prize.  No raffle ticket purchase required.

HamJam Benefits Youth Programs!

All net proceeds from HamJam go for youth education, scholarships, materials, and activities ONLY!

Support HamJam and Youth Programs today by purchasing raffle tickets in our Mart.

Please talk this up!
Invite your ham and non-ham friends to this unique event.
It promises to be one of the southeast ham radio
highlights of the year!!!