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Playground ARC Swapfest and Computer Show - Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Aug 11, 2007
Main Information
Admission: $5, accompanied ladies and children
under 15 are free
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday March 21, 2009
Place: Okaloosa County Fairgrounds
1958 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Tables: $10 each (does not include admission)
Must be prepaid to reserve a table.
Set-up times:
Friday, March 20 from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM;
Saturday, March 21 from 7:30 AM until 8:00 AM.
Talk-In Frequency: 146.79 (-) W4ZBB
APRS Beacon: 144.39 W4ZBB-4
Contact Info: Email us at parcfest@w4zbb.org,
or visit the PARC Web Site: Playground Amateur Radio Club,
or call us at: (850) 243-4315
RV Sites: Contact Fairgrounds at: (850) 862-0211
Main Prize Drawing Tickets: $1 each. Drawing
will be held at 2:00 PM, attendance is not required.
• Main Prizes: HF transceiver, others.
• Hourly Prizes: Miscellaneous amateur related
items and ladies’ prizes
• Homebrew Project Contest
From I-10: Take exit for SR 85, head south to Fort
Walton Beach. Take SR-123 south and then get
back on SR-85 (after 4 miles). Make a right at the
SR-189 intersection (light). The Fairgrounds will
be on your right after approx. 3 miles.
From US-98: Go north on Beal St. (SR-189).
Fairgrounds will be on your left after ~5 miles.
The Swapfest site is the Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds. Look for the main entrance door near
the center of the building. The loading door is
located at the back of the building.
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