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The Maker Faire did not get a mention in the Key Klix though it does deserve being recognised as it was a success. The person who got CARA connected to this event has departed the club but I hope we can keep his great idea running. We generated so much interest in radio and our club while having a lot of fun checking out the Faire. The Faire organisers were very happy to have us at the event and wanted us to return so the opportunity is there.
I had the good fortune to attend this event on the Saturday. Several of us manned the booth and also took in the Fair. The reception we got was great there was tremendous interest in HAM radio and all manner of questions came forward about CARA, HAM and the trailer. We made some great contacts and I think presented the club in a very positive light. I hope we do the event again next year and ramp it up. We should show the APRS rigs built by club members. We should demo our radio gear especially home made stuff. We should demo fox hunting. The people that attend this event are the tinkerers and would love to see how and what you can tinker with in HAM radio. Cudos to Jerry for having the foresight to get us in this event as I for one had no idea about it or that it even existed. Anyone want to report on Sunday or just what they saw over the weekend?
Maker Faire Calgary 2017 is this weekend, Oct 28 & 29 at Spruce Meadows, in the Equi-Plex building. 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW Calgary
10 AM - 5 PM both days.
Tickets can be purchased on line and are available at: (not sure if general admission tix are available at the door)
Parking is in lots 7 & 8, accessible from Tournament Lane. Here is a Goog map link to the #7 parking lot outside the Equi-Plex:
CARA has a stall there and will be show casing its communications trailer.
This event is a great opportunity for CARA to get public exposure to the demographic of science and technology enthusiasts.
CARA members who would like to be part of the exhibitors team should contact Gord Hungerford VE6TI to join the schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org cel (403) 819-4043
Once you are on the list of CARA exhibitors, you MUST purchase your tix on line at: (you need the CARA exhibitor ID to register: 157)
Have fun and see you at the Faire !