Thanks for a Successful 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest!

The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest was a big success! We had a great turnout with lots of good deals, forums, and eyeball QSOs! Hope you didn’t miss it! Check out the hamfest photos in the gallery.

The pre-registration prize of an MFJ 259C antenna analyzer was won by Daren Bishop, W5DTB, from Midland.

The 3rd prize of an Astron SS-30M power supply was won by Ralph Sides, WI5N, from San Angelo.

The 2nd prize of a Heil ProSet Elite 6 headset was won by Thomas Ketchum, WA5TXI, from Navasota.

The 1st prize of an Elecraft KX2 transceiver was won by Lloyd Duck, W5LND, from Big Spring.

The Elecraft K3S raffle was won by Richard Cash, W4WU, from Cowpens, SC.

Congratulations to ALL the prize winners! Below is a video of the Elecraft K3S raffle drawing.

Meeting Highlights – February 11, 2019

At the general meeting held on February 11, officers for the 2019 – 2020 year were nominated and elected by proclamation. New officers are: President – David Overton, KF5WDJ; Vice-President – Dylan McPherson, KG5RKK; Secretary – Mitchell Martin, WA5ZAP; Treasurer – Steve Hopkins, K5RS; Directors – Bill Bentley, N5POB, George Robertson, KG5KUQ, and Roger Rose, W5LXS.

There was a discussion about acquiring an amplifier and tuner for the main station. The club currently owns an Elecraft KPA500 and KAT500 which are designated for the remote station. There is no time frame for the amp acquisition.

The upcoming hamfest was discussed. David Overton has five programs set up for Saturday morning. Hamfest registrations and table rentals are doing well. The need for volunteers was reviewed. All the prizes have been purchased.

St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest!

The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and ARRL West Texas Section Convention is fast approaching! This year the hamfest will be March 16 at the MLK Community Center.

We have some great prizes this year as well as raffling off another Elecraft K3S transceiver. David, KF5WDJ, has been working hard getting some interesting programs lined up for Saturday morning.

If we have your email address in the hamfest database you should have received an email about the hamfest. If we don’t have your email address the hamfest flyers are expected to go in the mail sometime next week.

Go to the hamfest website at to register, buy your K3S raffle ticket, and get all the latest info. We hope to see you there!