Report: Athens Hamfest 2023

Athens Hamfest 2023 took place on Sunday, April 30, 2023, and it was a success!

The early morning rain and cool temperatures helped fill the indoor-sales area but clearing skies after 8am kept the outdoor flea-market area busy.

Twenty volunteers helped make this a successful event:
Gary Carter, KD8MSR
Mike Cooper, KC8WMY
Bob Curtis, KD8FRQ
Carl Denbow, N8VZ
Curt Duncan, KC8QDP
Constantine Faller, KC8JXA
Scott Green, KD8KZG
Kirk Groeneveld, KC8JRV
Lance Groeneveld, KD8KMZ
Drew McDaniel, W8MHV
Eric McFadden, WD8RIF
Miles McFadden, KD8KNC
Rob Rose, KE8JDA
Robin Rose, KE8JDB
Paul Schulz, WD8SCV
Brian Shapiro, KC8ZUF
Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ
John Thomas, KC8JWZ
Bob Weber, KE8WWG
Joe Weber, KE8LRZ

The VE session resulted in three new Technician Class licensees, one upgrade from Technician to General, and one upgrade from General to Extra.

ACARA Treasurer Drew McDaniel, W8MHV, reports that the hamfest brought in 214 attendees, the highest number seen since 2014.

I wish to thank all the volunteers and all the attendees for making Athens Hamfest 2023 a success!

Eric McFadden, WD8RIF
President, Athens County Amateur Radio Association