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2012 WCRA Mid-Winter Hamfest - St. Charles, IL

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Premium Subscriber
Dec 11, 2004
Wheaton, IL
2012 WCRA Mid-Winter Hamfest Announcement

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The 2012 WCRA Mid-Winter Hamfest will be held at the Kane County Fairgrounds Exposition Center in St. Charles, Illinois on Sunday, January 22, 2012. This is the same location as last year! We’re planning a great hamfest that will include the usual flea market and commercial vendors but also several interesting and informative breakout sessions, on-site VE Testing, hourly prizes and more! Hamfest hours are 8am to 1pm and there will be plenty of FREE parking.

Flea market tables may be reserved in advance and are $25, $35 with electricity. Day-Of tables, if available, will be $30, $40 with electricity. Everyone at your table must have a hamfest admission ticket. Advance admission tickets are a bargain at $8 each and include four prize stubs! Day-Of tickets will be $10 and have only one prize stub. Children under 12-years of age are admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased by mail. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope plus your check or money order made out to WCRA Hamfest to:

WCRA Hamfest
Wheaton, IL 60187-1055

Your order must reach us no later than January 7, 2012 to ensure timely delivery.

General questions about the hamfest? Call us at (630) 604-0157 or via e-mail at info@w9ccu.org. Ticket questions should be directed to me…N9DKO@arrl.net. Or see our website for information.

Thanks and we hope to see you at the hamfest!


Richard Bauer, N9DKO
Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs​
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