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Joseph A. Counsil

Oct 7, 2022, 2:39:35 PM10/7/22
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FYI - Winterfest in Collinsville, IL, 28 Jan 2023

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Subject: Winterfest Announcement
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2022 13:22:58 -0500
From: Rebecca Carroll <kc9...@slsrc.org>

Winterfest 2023 is back at the Gateway Convention Center (Collinsville,  IL) with over 180 vendors, 240 tables, 1200+ attendees, and 30,000 square feet of indoor vendor space. This hamfest is a don’t miss opportunity with Education Alley, all-day forums, and a DX/ARRL Friday night banquet!  Winterfest will be held on January 28th, 2023.  All current info can be found at the link below.




Winterfest is the largest annual Hamfest in the Saint Louis metropolitan and bi-state area and draws ham attendees from the states of MO, KS, IL, IA, and IN. SLSRC plans to make this Winterfest the largest and best in the history of the event.


ARRL Midwest Division Convention

Winterfest has been chosen as the ARRL Midwest Division convention in 2023. The Midwest ARRL Division covers the states of MO, IA, KS, & NE. In addition to the convention meetings, there will also be QSL card checking and VE testing. Additional details related to the ARRL Midwest Division Convention will be found at the Midwest Division website - http://www.arrlmidwest.org/.


W9DYV Symposium

The W9DYV Radio Symposium, January 27, 2023, keeps Wes Schum’s innovative spirit alive by educating Today’s Hams on the hobby’s rich technological history,  encouragement of at-home experimentation, and by providing grassroots introductions to latest-generation communications techniques. No matter your particular Ham Radio Interest, Winterfest’s excellent array of Symposium forums, commercial vendors, and bone-yard treats will relegate Covid to the rear-view mirror, bring smiles to your faces – and more rigs and accessories to the shack!


Education Alley at Winterfest

Education  Alley is a whole section concentrating on youth in Amateur Radio, STEM projects, robotics, space, ARISS, satellites, and the maker community.  If you would like to sponsor a table for a young amateur radio operator or group to help showcase their project or event, please contact the planning committee at winte...@slsrc.org.  


DX & ARRL Banquet

Friday, January 27, 2023, Winterfest will sponsor a DX and ARRL banquet. Please join us for a social hour starting at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The Winterfest planning committee is looking for table sponsors and vendors for the banquet. If your company or club would like to sponsor a table, donate a door prize or set up a booth, please contact the planning committee at winte...@slsrc.org.


Vendor tables are currently on sale for $30.00 per table/floor space if you get them before December 31, 2022. Tables will be going fast so don’t wait.  Visit our website at winterfest.slsrc.org to purchase tables and check out all the exciting changes that are coming.

For more information regarding Winterfest, visit our website or contact us  at  winte...@slsrc.org.


Thank you for your support.

Winterfest  Committee

Rebecca Carroll - KC9CIJ
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