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From: Andy Protigal <awprotigal(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 4:02 PM
Subject: Invitation for AMSAT to attend hamfest - Howard County MD, on
To: <Martha(a)amsat.org>, Dave Taylor <w8aas(a)verizon.net>, David Parkison <
Dave Taylor recommended I reach out to you to extend an invitation for
AMSAT to attend the Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA) annual
hamfest, called CARAFest, on October 6, 2019. The hamfest takes place at
the Howard County Fairgrounds. Please also refer to the CARAFest website
We always welcome AMSAT participation at our events since many of our
members and guests, to include myself and of course Dave Taylor, are avid
satellite enthusiasts. Of course, Dave is in a class of his own and we are
very proud that he is also a member of CARA.
We were thinking it would be constructive to set up a table in the indoor
spaces where AMSAT could layout brochures, information, gadgets, etc. Of
course, a demo would be awesome(!) if it could be arranged. Otherwise,
show-n-tell works fine, too. The table would be complimentary. If AMSAT
can attend, then we would promote that fact on both the CARAFest website,
and on the CARA Club website, and likewise via social media, etc., to get
the word out.
We'd also like to help celebrate the AMSAT's 50th anniversary - in some way.
Please let us know if you would be interested. Some information for your
- CARAFest POCs are Andy Protigal (CARA Vice President and also AMSAT Life
Member) and David Parkison (CARA Treasurer and CARAFest Vice Chair). Our
email addresses are awprotigal(a)gmail.com and trainman195(a)gmail.com,
- CARAFest will be held rain or shine at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210
Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794 on Sunday October 6, 2019. Set
up will take place on Saturday, 1200-till whenever.
- We typically expect anywhere from 300-500 attendees, with more than 100
- We anticipate having at least one open forum, to be offered by Tom
Abernathy, W3TOM, who is the ARRL Atlantic Division Director
Thank you very much, and we hope AMSAT will be able to join us in October.