HamJam 2014 will take place on Saturday, November 8th at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA.
NFARL and our sponsors are pleased to be able to present the event as a public service to the amateur radio community. 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 the potential to win one of our raffle prizes.
The event is open to all hams and admission is FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors ... and your generosity in purchasing raffle tickets.
This year's speakers are Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA; Martin F. Jue, K5FLU; and Carole Perry, WB2MGP.
Carl Luetzelschwab is a recognized expert on solar topics and propagation. He retired last year after 41 years of RF Design with Motorola and Raytheon (formerly Magnavox). Carl has been licensed since 1961 and his interest in propagation goes back to his college days at Purdue University.
His website contains selected articles about propagation from his monthly Propagation column in WorldRadio (now Practical Propagation in CQ Plus) and from his contributions to other amateur radio publications.
Martin founded MFJ in 1972 and has seen the company grow into a dominant force as an amateur radio equipment supplier.
He holds electrical engineering degrees from Mississippi State University and Georgia Tech, and has seen the company he started in a small hotel room in downtown Starkville, Mississippi, grow into an international concern with more than 200 dealers in the United States, 10 in Canada and 40 elsewhere in the world. In addition, MFJ is represented at about 25 hamfests every year.
Carole Perry is the highly recognized Youth Programs liaison for the ARRL and other organizations. Carole has moderated the Youth Forum and the Instructor's Workshop at Dayton Hamvention for many years. She is a popular keynote speaker and seminar leader at numerous teacher and radio conventions across the country.
Carole taught school on Staten Island from 1981 until her retirement in 2004, and created a curriculum to introduce amateur radio into the classroom. Her contributions to amateur radio have benefited hundreds of schools and thousands of students over the years.
She also was an executive vice president for 16 years for Rapidcircuit, a Brooklyn-based electronics company. When the company relocated, Carole went back to her first love of teaching.
A number of wonderful prizes will be raffled to help the sponsoring organizations offset expenses and hopefully have some funds left over for their scholarship funds.
Raffle tickets will be available this fall for a $5 donation per ticket or (5 tickets for $20). You may purchase raffle tickets on-line, from NFARL representatives, and at our ticket sales tables at HamJam until the mid-morning break.
You do not have to be present to win one of the top three prizes.
You must be present to be awarded one of the other raffle prizes.
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!!!