Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society Tailgate Swap 2024

Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society Tailgate Swap 2024

Are you ready for an electrifying experience in the world of amateur radio? Look no further than the Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society Tailgate Swap, set to take place on July 20, 2024, at the Lewis County Fairgrounds in Centralia, WA. Organized by the passionate community at CVARS, this event promises a day filled with radio gear, camaraderie, and exciting activities for amateur radio enthusiasts of all levels.

Event Details

  • Date: July 20, 2024
  • Location: Lewis County Fairgrounds, 1909 S. Gold St., Centralia, WA 98531
  • Website: CVARS.ORG
  • Sponsor: Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

What to Expect

The Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society Tailgate Swap is not your average hamfest—it's a celebration of all things radio! Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:

  1. Tailgate Swap Meet and Consignment Auction: Explore a treasure trove of radio gear, computers, and electronic goodies at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds. Whether you're hunting for that elusive piece of equipment or looking to upgrade your setup, you'll find it here.

  2. VE Testing: Are you ready to take your ham radio journey to the next level? VE Testing will be available at 10:00am, offering you the opportunity to earn your ham license or upgrade your existing one.

  3. Door Prizes and Raffle: Get ready for some exciting surprises! Door prizes and a raffle add an element of thrill to the event, with fantastic prizes up for grabs.

  4. Consign and Sell: Have equipment to sell? Participate in the Consignment Auction starting at 11:30am. CVARS accepts equipment consignments until 11:00am, with a 10% commission on sales.

  5. Networking and Community: Connect with fellow radio enthusiasts, vendors, and experts in a vibrant atmosphere buzzing with shared passion and knowledge.

Admission and Vendor Information

  • General Admission: $5.00 per person. Park in the designated lot and follow the signs to the swap meet.
  • Vendor Fees: $15.00 per car plus $5.00 per helper. Set up your space on Saturday from 7:00am to 8:00am. Spaces are under cover, so bring your own table.
  • Ham License Testing: Begins at 10:00am for those seeking to get licensed or upgrade.
  • Directions: Detailed driving directions are provided on the event website to ensure you arrive hassle-free.

How to Participate

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of amateur radio. Mark your calendar for July 20, 2024, and join us at the Lewis County Fairgrounds for a day of exploration, learning, and fun.

For more information, contact Grant Gienger at (360) 614-SWAP (cell), email swapmeet@cvars.org, or visit CVARS.ORG. Follow the buzz on social media using #CVARSHamfest.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society Tailgate Swap—where radio dreams take flight!

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