Club callsign of the Kankakee Area Radio Society
                  is W9AZ
KARS is an ARRL Special Service
                Club

THE KANKAKEE AREA RADIO SOCIETY'S
35th ANNUAL HAMFEST
KARS ANNUAL HAMFEST
                          - KARSFEST
((Sunday, July 15th))
Will County Fairgrounds
Peotone, Illinois

Excellent Hamfest
VE TESTING

KARSFEST 2018


Handicap Accessible
I-57 to Peotone Exit 327 (East)
Click for <Google Map> Directions

TALK-IN W9AZ Repeater 146.94 (-600) (PL 107.2)
APRS 144.39 follow the KARSFEST Beacon HFEST-15p
Download the KARSFEST 2018
Flyer in Adobe Acrobat form...
karsfest.pdf

(((Click here to order advance tickets and indoor tables)))

Air Conditioned Indoor Exhibits

Huge outdoor Flea Market
Rain or shine
All Outdoor Flea Market Roads Paved


TICKETS / TABLES
Double stub advance tickets $8
(by mail must receive by July 5th)
Single stub ticket at gate $10

Indoor Tables $10 for the first table, $8 thereafter

$ Cash Prizes $

SET-UP INFORMATION

(Indoor Vendor) Saturday 6-8:00 PM - Sunday 6-8:00 AM
(Outdoor Flea Market Tailgaters)
Sunday, 6:00 AM

Free (Saturday evening) Overnight Parking, $20 With Electric
Good 20 amp RV hookups - Toilets and Showers

Indoor Vendor Sales Begin on Sunday (Building Opens at 8:00 AM)

Good Food Available for Breakfast and Lunch


www.w9az.com
E-Mail Questions to K9XI at
karsfest@gmail.com

Vendors / Tickets
Ph: (815) 348-7752

For Ticket and Table Requests
Send Request and SASE To:

ART REIS, K9XI
308 EASTGATE CT
NEW LENOX, IL 60451


Please ensure mailed requests
are received by July 5th

ARRL VE TESTING

ARRL VE Amateur Radio Exam Testing
Time:  10AM to 12PM
Walk-Ins Only

KARSFEST FLYER

Download the KARSFEST 2018 Flyer
in Adobe (ACROBAT READER) form...
karsfest.pdf

Please pass flyers around at your next
club meeting, and to your friends.


Check out these past memorable KARSFEST shows...


KARSFEST 2009
Main Attractions:
FORUM
WINLINK 2000
Introduction of
The IL State Wide WL2K System
By
ARRL Illinois Section Emergency Coordinator
Brad Pioveson, W9FX
and Grundy County ARES
ARRL IL ASEC / Digital, Art Bertheaume N9ZZK 
DEC, Grundy Co EC, Bob Cockream, AB9EE 
John Watters KC9KKO

Our thanks to Brad for kicking off the
Winlink Initiative here at KARSFEST.

Card Checking by AI9L, AF9H
ARRL Representatives



KARSFEST 2008
Main Attractions:
FORUM
DSTAR Repeater Systems
By Mark Thompson WB9QZB
and Kermit Carlson W9XA

Our thanks again to Mark and also to Kermit for
presenting the DSTAR forum at KARSFEST.
 

Card Checking by AI9L, AF9H
ARRL Representatives


KARSFEST 2007
Main Attractions:
FORUM
DSTAR Systems Introduction
By Mark Thompson WB9QZB

Our thanks to Mark for bringing the DSTAR forum to KARSFEST.

Card Checking by AI9L, AF9H
ARRL Representatives



KARSFEST 2005
Main Attractions:
V31JP DXing from Belize
by Joe Pontek, K8JP, V31JP
Joe graced us with his presence and presentation
about the experience of DXing and Contesting
from his home off the Carribean coast.
Meeting of the Society of Midwest Contesters - SMC

Card Checking by AI9L, AF9H

ARRL Representatives


KARSFEST 2003
Main Attractions:
KARSFEST, paid tribute to
Radio Sport Contesting, and the SMC
Society of Midwest Contesters president, Paul Gentry K9PG
was honored this year, with a plaque, presented by
National Contest Journal editor, Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA.
K9PG has led the SMC to 3 consecutive wins,
a "3-Peat", of the ARRL November Sweepstakes


KARSFEST 2002
Main Attractions:
VP6DI DXPedition to Ducie Island
by Ducie op, N9TK
(The Newest/ Hottest DXCC Entity!!!)
This was the first public showing of Ducie, anywhere!
Meeting of the Society of Midwest Contesters - SMC

Card Checking by W9VA

ARRL Representatives


KARSFEST 2001
Main Attractions:
9M0M DXPedition to the Spratly Islands by Spratly op, WB9Z
Meeting of the Society of Midwest Contesters - SMC
All brought to you, by your friends at KARS

Another fabulous show
in store for
KARSFEST 2018
Club callsign of the Kankakee
          Area Radio Society is W9AZ



KARSFEST is an ARRL Sanctioned
        Hamfest
KARSFEST is an ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest
Meet ARRL Representatives
Join ARRL while you are here at KARSFEST
ARRL VEC
Amateur Radio Exam Testing
Walk-Ins Only
10am-12pm
(Please register early)


Easy to reach I-57 to Peotone Exit 327 (East)

TALK-IN W9AZ Repeater 146.94 (-600) (PL 107.2)
APRS 144.39 KARSFEST Beacon HFEST-15p
Grid Sq EN61CH

Choose a format to enter KARSFEST coordinates into your GPS unit
Decimal degrees GPS Coordinates 41.32617° ¦ 87.79450° W
Deg°Min'Sec"GPS Coordinates 41°19'34.2" N ¦ 87°47'40.2" W
Deg°MM.MM' (APRS) GPS Coordinates 41°19.57' ¦ 87°47.67' W
On APRS follow the KARSFEST Beacon HFEST-15p

Your hamfest dollars help KARS sponsor
the 146.940 145.130 and 444.800 repeaters.
Two WIDE-n APRS super digipeaters
W9AZ-2 near Governors State Univ since 2001 (440 ft)
  W9AZ-1 in Kankakee since 2008 (300 ft)
  and the W9AZ RF/Telnet DX Cluster (300 ft).

35 ACRES - FREE PARKING

Air Conditioned Indoor Exhibits
Many Many Popular Big Name Vendors!

Huge outdoor Flea Market
Rain or shine
All Outdoor Flea Market Roads Paved

No charge for outdoor Flea Market space
Free Overnight Parking Available - $20 With Electric (Fairground admin increase 2009)
Good Food and Drink Available for Breakfast and Lunch

Meet Representatives of The ARRL Central Division
Join the American Radio Relay League at KARSFEST


To view a GOOGLE MAP
of the Will County Fairgrounds,
Home to KARSFEST
CLICK HERE
to Get EXACT driving instructions to KARSFEST!

Last Updated August 16 2017

See you in Peotone, IL
At KARSFEST 2018...
Sunday, July 15th
73'
From the Kankakee Area Radio Society
W9AZ
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