2020 TechFest Announcement
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Public: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Exhibitors: Set up 7:30am – 9:00am
Final Prize Drawing: 2:00pm
Gwinnett Medical Resource Center
665 Duluth Highway (GA-120)
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Have you ever thought about communicating with people in different countries, around the world, "off the grid?" Or, communicating with the astronauts on the International Space Station via a small handheld radio? How about becoming a weather spotter to help your community prepare for weather events? If you answered yes to any of these, then Amateur Radio may be for you!
The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society is sponsoring TechFest 2020 on January 18th, 2020. TechFest is a nationally recognized event that presents a show-and-tell of the various aspects of Amateur "Ham" Radio. TechFest 2020 will be held at the Gwinnett Medical Center's Resource Center, 665 Duluth Highway (GA120), Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The doors will open at 9:00am with events concluding at 2:00pm.
Raffle prizes include an ICOM IC-7300 HF Radio and a Yaesu FTM-400XDR/XE VHF/UHF Radio.
Door prizes include a Kenwood TS-590SG HF Radio, a Yaesu FT-4x Dual Mode HT Radio.
Planned exhibits include:
• Getting Started with Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio
• Digital Mode Hotspots
• VHF/UHF “Dxing” Fun
• How to Solder
• Lightning Protection and Grounding
Other attractions include: American Radio Relay League (ARRL) exhibit, Local emergency communications (EmComm), and forums on radio related topics.
TechFest 2020 is open to the general public, and is a free event.
Would you like to become an amateur radio operator? Do you know someone you would like to introduce to the hobby? TechFest 2020 will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about "Ham" Radio."