Richmond ARC SWAP Meet and Emergency Comms Display

12 Feb

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, the Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) will be hosting its second annual Swap Meet and Emergency Communications Display at the South Arm United Church at 11051 No. 3 Rd. (southwest corner of No. 3 Rd. and Steveston Hwy.) in Richmond, BC.

Along with vendor tables, door prizes from local and national suppliers, and special raffles (licence pending), we expect a larger display of Amateur radio emergency communications equipment and activities, inside and outdoors (weather permitting), by local clubs and municipal emergency programs. The ‘RAR Café’ will be there to provide coffee, beverages and snacks.

General admission is $5 per person, with free admission to children 12 years and under. Vendor tables (six feet long) are $20 each ($25 if paid after Mar. 1st) and include two free admissions. There will be no charge for Amateur radio exhibitors but no sales activity will be allowed at exhibitor tables. Free parking is available in the church parking lot.

The event promotes Amateur radio by using the displays to inform the public about Amateur radio’s role in the providing of emergency radio communication, demonstrate how Amateur radio supports local community activities, and create greater public awareness of the need for emergency preparedness. The municipalities of Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Delta, Coquitlam and Abbotsford, and The Salvation Army were represented by the displays at last year’s event.

More information about the event and advertising opportunities is on the RARC event Web site at: http://www.richmondarc.ca/hamfest2018.html and you can soon even follow us on Twitter!

We look forward to your support and participation to help make our RARC Swap Meet and Emergency Communications Display a success on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

73 Urey Chan, VE7URE, President and Event Organizer, Richmond Amateur Radio Club

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