2014 Socorro Hamfest
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sponsored by:

Socorro Amateur Radio Association,
Tech Amateur Radio Association,
City of Socorro, Yaesu
and the
Vertu Fine Art Gallery

The Socorro Hamfest is sanctioned by the American Radio Relay League.

October 24, 2014

Many thanks to all of you who attended the 2014 SARA/TARA Hamfest.

Free Admission  Tailgating  Swap Tables  Grand Prizes  Silent Auction
Door Prizes  Forums 


Banquet  Vendors
 Friends Donuts/Coffee Arts/Crafts Breakfast/Lunch SARA Hams

Talk-in on 146.68-; 100 Hz PL
W5AQA D-Star 444.500 linked to 055A

When and where

SARA/TARA Hamfest Banquet


  • Grand Prizes

    Arrangements will be made to deliver prizes not clained at the hamfest.

  • Prize Winner
    Yaesu FT 857D all-mode HF/V(U)HF transceiver
    Yaesu FT 8800R V/UHF mobile
    Yaesu FT 60Rs 2M/70cm FM handheld
    Yaesu FT 60Rs 2M/70cm FM handheld

    Need not be present to win. Grand prize winners will be announced here within 24 hours of drawings.

Half-Hourly Prizes  

    SARA Canned Hams

    ARRL Publications (Antenna Book, Repeater Directories, ...)

    So much more ...

    Must be present to win. 

ARRL VE Session

The TARA/SARA Hamfest will include a VE session for all theory elements.  Walk-ins Welcome
  • 11:00 - 11:55: Registration - Engine Bay, Main Table
  • 12:00: ARRL VEC Exam - - Hallway #2, Classrooms A & B


Last minute changes have necessitated reassigning locations for forums. Please check schedules at the hamfest on Saturday morning for the locations for forums. Thank you.

  • 08:00 Mesh Networking Overview
  • 09:00 ARRL
  • 10:00 Mesh Networking Hands-on
  • 11:00 State ARES/RACES meeting
  • 12:30 D-STAR Admins

Other Activities

  • Vendor setup: 16:00 - 17:45 October 17th
  • Ham's Tour of the VLA: Friday, Oct. 17th, 13:00, at the VLA site, 50 miles west of Socorro on Hwy. 60.
  • Silent Auction

Swapfest and Tailgate

  • Reserve tailgate spaces and indoor tables ($10 each)
  • Set up beginning at 07:30 October 17th
  • This year several area artists and craftspersons will have tables at the SARA/TARA Hamfest.  This will be an opportunity for all to stock up on fine arts notes and Christmas cards, crafts and jewelry.   


  • Al Braun, AC5BX, 722 California St., Socorro, NM 87801. Phone: 575/835-3456. E-mail:   


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