Eastern NM ARC Hamfest / Tailgate 2024

Eastern NM ARC Hamfest / Tailgate 2024

Calling all amateur radio enthusiasts! Get ready for a day filled with radio activities, learning opportunities, and community engagement at the Eastern NM ARC Hamfest / Tailgate. This event, hosted by the Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club, will take place on May 25, 2024, at the McDaniel Building in Clovis, NM. It's a perfect occasion for both seasoned hams and those new to the hobby to dive into the world of amateur radio.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Location: McDaniel Building, 1017 Mitchell Street, Clovis, NM 88101
  • Website: KA5B.org
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In: 443.45 (131.8 tone)

Highlights of the Hamfest:

  • Testing and Meetings: Begin your day early with testing at 8:30 AM if you're looking to get licensed or upgrade your existing license. Follow it up with the club meeting at 10:00 AM to catch up on all the latest in the club and the hobby.
  • Varied Communication Modes: Explore numerous communication modes that amateur radio has to offer—from Morse code and FM to digital modes like Echolink and PSK31, and even amateur television.
  • Emergency Communications and More: The club plays a crucial role in storm spotting and emergency communications, providing vital services to the community. This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about these critical operations.

Join the Community:

  • Membership: Interested in joining the Eastern NM Amateur Radio Club? Attendees are encouraged to participate in a club meeting and consider becoming a member. Membership runs annually, and the club meets on the third Saturday of every month at the same location as the Hamfest.
  • Elmering: New to ham radio? No problem! The club offers mentoring to newcomers to help them get started and advance in the hobby.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Smitty Smith, K5UOT
  • Phone: 575-366-3377
  • Email: webe6hams@q.com

This Hamfest is not just about buying and selling equipment; it's about growing the amateur radio community, sharing knowledge, and enjoying the myriad aspects of this fascinating hobby. Whether you're aiming to communicate across the globe or even with astronauts, this event promises to be a gateway to expanding your horizons. Don't miss out on the Eastern NM ARC Hamfest / Tailgate 2024—mark your calendar now and prepare for a fun and informative day!

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