GLH-2015 Major Prize Winners

     Jason Saldua KK4VFJ of Mt. Washington, KY won the first prize, an Alinco DX-SR8T HF transceiver.
     Second Prize, an Icom V8000 VHF transceiver went to Shawn Cowden KG4KBU from London, KY.
     The Icom V80 VHF handheld went to Ken Heavrin KY4COP of Louisville, KY, our Third Prize winner.
     Roger Dowdy N4HZ from Cottontown, TN won the Family Astronomy Package with "Eclipse Shades" safe solar viewers, tickets to the Rauch planetarium and laminated Stargazing guides from BarCharts.com, all courtesy of StarGeezerAstronomy.com.
     Our Hamfest Volunteer drawing for a $50 ARRL Prize Certificate went to WCARS VE Jon Richardson KC9QLB of New Salisbury, IN.
     Congratulations to all our prize winners!

Special Thanks to KYDXA

     The Kentucky DX Association offered lots of information about DXing and their DX Spotting Network. Also a shout out to the Kentucky Contest Group who were on hand during the Q&A session in the second part of the presentation. For more information about KYDXA, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/kydxa.

Thanks to the ARRL

     GLH-2015 thanks all the folks involved with the ARRL Leadership Conference. It was obvious by the standing room only forums that the conference was a success. We are glad we were able to provide you with a place for the conference and thank you for the valuable information provided by all of the speakers and ARRL Representatives.

Busy, Busy, Busy

     Our Hamfest Elves have been busy this season working on bringing joy and happiness to all the hams, big and small, in the Kentuckiana Area this...
     Okay, we're not actually elves (even though some of us are short), but our staff and ARRL reps have already been working on GLH-2016. We are planning the largest hamfest since we first moved to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre (PSCC) back in 2004! The show will be pretty much the entire downstairs of PSCC as we again are host to the 2016 ARRL State Convention. Only a few things are planned right now, but we know it will be a very special show with some great events for hams to enjoy - beyond the tailgating and the "Ham-Mania" with vendors and sellers.
     As we move into an exciting year, we do need to emphasize how important participation is for a successful Hamfest. Our volunteer staff of eight tiny reindeer... uh... eight amateur radio operators... just can't be everywhere needed. We need your help during the show and we encourage anyone who enjoys the Greater Louisville Hamfests to volunteer as part of this year's organizing staff. Meetings begin at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month starting in February. We have about a 60-90 minute meeting discussing and planning the Hamfest. We hope you decide to join us in 2016.
     So, as we enter into this holiday season, think about how you could help us out next year, either in planning as part of the GLHA Staff or by volunteering your assistance at the hamfest. Most importantly, however, please take time to remember the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate it in all it's glory with your family, co-workers and friends.
     Have a Joyous Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
          Bob Myers, K4RVM
          GLHA Chairman

     P.S. Be sure to mark your 2016 calendar for Greater Louisville Hamfest 2016 and ARRL Kentucky State Convention on Saturday, September 10, 2016. More details coming here and in emails later.

Hamfests: Old Stuff & New Stuff For Any Ham Radio Buff (TM)

     We need enthusiastic hams ready to work behind the scenes to make the hamfest happen. This is what the Greater Louisville Hamfest Association does and we need your help to put together our 2016 show.
     Some activities include creating promotional materials such as flyers, emails and internet postings; contacting and corresponding with vendors and/or non-profit amateur radio related organizations; deciding on hamfest events, forums and prizes; arranging for and working with forum speakers before and during the show; keeping and entering information in databases; coordinating rental and purchased items; working at the hamfest setup and show performing operational functions.
     GLHA is a volunteer group and is not affiliated with any club or organization. Our goal is to organize and provide, to the community, the Greater Louisville Hamfest on the first Saturday after Labor Day each year.
     GLHA meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of each month at the downtown Louisville Red Cross. If you are interested being part of organizing the Louiaville Hamfest, contact Bob Myers at 502 618-4443 or any other GLHA Member.

GLHA Meeting Location:
   Louisville Red Cross
   510 E. Chestnut St.
   Louisville, KY
Time: 6:30pm
2016 Dates: Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 9, Oct 11.