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RARSfest Event Schedule
As of March 23, 2023—Subject to Change

Location9:00 - 10:3010:30 - 11:3011:30 - 12:4512:45 - 3:00
Room No. 1
Sales Arena
ARRL Open Forum with Dr. Jim Boehner N2ZZ, Director, Roanoke Division, and Bill Morine N2COP, Vice Director, Roanoke Division ARRL NC Section Forum, ARES/NTS/Other, with Marv Hoffman WA4NC, NC Section Manager, and his staff NWS Basic Spotter Training with Virginia Enzor NC4VA, Emergency Coordinator Central Carolina SKYWARN An Introduction to D-Star, Fusion,and DMR Voice Mode Technology, with Brian Young KA9QJT
Room No. 2
West "Hall of Fame" Meeting Room
An Introduction to Amateur Radio Satellites - Working the Easy Satellites with Equipment You Already Own, presented by Philip Jenkins N4HF "Helping Hams: Ham Radio for Public Service Events," with Jeremy Lindsley K2HJX, RARS Public Service Director 11:30 SHARP Amateur Radio License Exams, administered by the RARS and FCHRE VE Teams, with Liz White, KO4CK. All applicants are requested to arrive at 11:30. No fee to take the exams, but if an exam results in a new license, a $35 fee must be paid to the US Dept of Treasury. Hamfest admission is not required to take an exam. All candidates must have a FCC FRN to take an exam. See here for more info.
West Side of
Dealer Booth Area
QSL card checking for ARRL and CQ awards by K4CIA
Central Carolina SKYWARN/NWS Booth with Virginia Enzor NC4VA and her staff
Visit the ARRL booth to meet our Roanoke Division Director and Vice Director, and the NC Section Officers and appointees. Update your ARRL, RARS, and QCWA national and local Piedmont NC Chapter 126 memerships.
East Side of
Dealer Booth Area
NC Ham Public Service Booth - Jeremy Lindsley K2HJX
Northeast Corner
The restaurant will be open from to
Main Stage Area
Information Table, PA Announcements, Prize Pick-Up, Lost & Found Grand Prize Drawing at 2:00 pm!
Outside the Jim
Graham Building
Northeast Corner
Satellite Communications Demonstration, with John Brier KG4AKV. Times below and To Be Announced.
10:42-10:55 AM AO-91 (FM) | | 11:00AM - 12:16 PM IO-117 Green Cube Digital Sat | | 1:17-1:35 PM RS-44 (SSB/CW)
Spectators are advised to arrive at least a few minutes prior to the noted times of the satellite passes
Volunteer Consignment Table
Bargains to be had at the rear west wall of the Flea Market, beyond the "milking parlor" (whatever that is)
RARS Project Table
Rear West Wall
Build a 2-meter J-pole antenna, learn to solder. Youths must be accompanied by an adult. Safety first! $10 for materials
Get on the Air Station
West Wall, past the Milking Parlor
Visit our Portable Operating Group's GOTA station and make a few contacts.
Don't have a license? No problem! Control operators are standing by to guide you.
Maker Island
West of the Booths
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Robot Corral
Northwest Corner
Competing FIRST Robotics Teams
Vehicle Displays
Northeast and Southeast Corners
Johnston Amateur Radio Society's EmComm Vehicle
KE4WMF/R's "Stealth GTI" Rover
IEEE Emergency Response Vehicle