​  Greater Louisville  

  Hamfest 2020  

8am - 2pm Saturday, September  12, 2020

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

Celebrating 60 Years

of Kentuckiana Hamfests!

Whatever the Weather We'll Hamfest Together

Tickets $7 Advance, $8 (Cash Only) Day of Show, Under 13 Free

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (CTCSS 79.7 HZ)

Please take our  July GLH-2020 Survey  to help decide about this Hamfest.

Help Us Make Our Final Decision This Year

Happy 4th of July! We hope everyone has a safe Independence Day holiday weekend.

As mentioned last month, we want to do another survey this month to make a decision to proceed with or to cancel this year's Greater Louisville Hamfest. We are again asking for your assistance to take the July GLH-2020 Survey to let us know your feelings about attending the hamfest. We will share these results by this Email List, at our website (LouisvilleHamfest.com) and on our Facebook page. The survey will end at noon on July 20, 2020.

Our criteria for our decision whether or not to have GLH-2020 will be based on your survey responses, CDC requirements, state-governed requirements and guidelines established by Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. We will publish our findings and decision by Friday, July 24.

It's been a difficult year for everyone and we want to be sure the time is right to safely enjoy and celebrate our 60th Anniversary. We hope you will take our 2-question survey to help us make this very important decision.

Survey Link: https://louisvillehamfest.com/survey/index.php/161565

Bob Myers K4RVM, GLHA Chairman
 

Decisions

​Making decisions in uncertain situations is difficult, to say the least. With the outbreak of COVID-19 this year, all of us have experienced life changes. It changed the way we do things and the things we do.

We thank those who took our hamfest survey. The input was very helpful. We also reached out to some of our vendors. TAW Amateur Radio, Debco Electronics and Transel Corporation are ready for our September Hamfest. So is the GLHA Team and many hams.

 

So, what is our decision about GLH-2020? Plans are continuing for a very exciting show. There are some factors we need to consider before we make a final decision.

 

Firstly, our main guideline will be from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and the guidelines on opening businesses and events.Secondly, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, the location of our hamfest, must adhere to these established guidelines and we will be required to follow those rules.Thirdly, but the most important of all, is the concern for the health and safety of everyone at the hamfest. We don't want the coronavirus to spread throughout the amateur radio community.

 

It's still a waiting game. Our next Greater Louisville Hamfest Association meeting will be on Tuesday, July 21st, when we will make our final decision on whether or not to have a hamfest. Things can change in just one month and, with businesses starting to reopen, things could get better or get worse. We can't predict the future. If all goes as planned, online ticket sales will open on Friday, July 24th.

Another survey will be conducted in mid July. We encourage you to take part, because it will play a tremendous role in our decision. We have been monitoring the news, the directions of other hamfests and what guidelines businesses are taking in reopening.

Today was the first day in several months I have eaten inside a restaurant. It was nice seeing life returning, but it is very far from what used to be normal.

So, keep your calendar marked for GLH-2020 on Saturday, September 12th beginning at 8am. Along with vendors, inside tailgating, flea market tables and outdoor tailgating, the Scouts will have a booth and a Radio Merit Badge class, KYDXA will present a forum on DXing, Jim Vaughn will be doing QSL Card Checking, we will have big Major Prizes and a slew of Door Prizes. More will be announced, so let's hope for good health for all.

Bob Myers K4RVM, GLHA Chairman

 

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