We Need A Few Good Hams – Hams@Market

2 Aug

Higganum Village Farmer’s Market Public Safety Appreciation Day, Higganum Village Town Green, Corner of Route 81 and Route 154 in Higganum, CT3:30PM to 6:30PM, Friday August 12. (Setup is 2:30-3:00PM).

Hartford Farmer’s Market at Billings Forge (right near the intersection of Capital Avenue and Broad Street, next to the Firebox restaurant and within walking distance of the State Armory building in downtown Hartford).

  • Thursday August 18, 11AM – 2PM (Setup 10AM).
  • Thursday, August 25, 11AM – 2PM (Setup 10AM).

Recap from Our First Market

It was a tremendous time at last week’s Hartford Farmer’s Market at Billings Forge. I can’t thank Rita and the rest of the Billings Forge team, and Concetto Dimauro and Tony from Chet’s Italian Ice for all their help.

We introduced a lot of people to ham radio. Many people were familiar with the amateur radio response to the Springfield Tornado, the Joplin tornado, Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and other disasters. However, a lot of questions were asked about “what is ham radio.”

In other words – people understand it’s important – they understand it’s valuable – but they don’t know what “it” is!

These farmer’s markets are just like GOTA at Field Day – a special opportunity to introduce the public to ham radio, get them on the air, and hopefully some will eventually join us after getting their Novice, General, or Extra tickets!

We have four more market’s scheduled right now and we need your help to make it a success. If you can help out with any of these events it would be very much appreciated – even if it just means hopping on the air so that our visitors – especially kids – have someone to talk to! Please RSVP to Josh, AC1N.

Again, here are the times, dates and locations with maps:

Higganum Village Farmer’s Market Public Safety Appreciation Day – 3:30PM to 6:30PM, Friday August 12. (Setup is 2:30PM-3:00PM).

Hartford Farmer’s Market at Billings Forge (right near the intersection of Capital Avenue and Broad Street, next to the Firebox restaurant and within walking distance of the State Armory building).

  • Thursday August 18, 11AM – 2PM (Setup 10AM).
  • Thursday, August 25, 11AM – 2PM (Setup 10AM).
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  1. Higganum Village Market Today! « W1CWA - August 12, 2011

    […] out and join us at Higganum Village Farmer’s Market. We’re appreciative to have been invited to participate in the market’s special Public […]

  2. Higganum Village Market Recap « W1CWA - August 15, 2011

    […] and everyone else who helped make this and the other events this summer possible. We have two more Markets scheduled in Hartford on the 18th and the 25th, both from 11AM to 2PM at Billings Forge. Bill and Don, K1IN will be […]

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