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Hamfest Preperations

The Geek Garage, a local Boise, ID website devoted to Open Source Programming, Linux and Ham Radio, will be sponsoring a table at the local Boise Hamfest this month. We’ll have a modest PC running Ubuntu to show off Linux and a bunch of freely available Ham Radio related computer programs. I will also be demonstrating programming on Linux. We will also be handing out free Ubuntu CD’s and generally talking up Open Source, Linux and the Ham radio net we run on Saturday nights.

This will only be my second Hamfest as a Ham, my father used to take me to Hamfests when I was growing up, so I’ve been to plenty of them over the years. Last year I was able to find a old microphone for my Eldico radio set at the Hamfest. You can often find useful radio items at bargan prices and this is the reason most Hams enjoy going. Of course, getting together in large groups with the people you talk to on a regular basis and doing face-to-face QSO’s is also really fun!

If you are a Ham and live in the Boise area, come on out and join us at the Hamfest.

VOI sponsored Hamfest on Saturday April 22, 2006 at Vallivue Middle School in Caldwell. Further details as they become available!

Date: April 22, 2006

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am – Table Setup
9:00am – 1:00pm – Hamfest Open to general public.

Location: Vallivue Middle School
16412 S. 10th Avenue
Caldwell, ID

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