2020 Raffle Prizes


*** You do NOT have to be present to win the Raffle Prize. ***


For 2020, we will be raffling off an ICOM IC-7300 and

a Yaesu FTM-400XDR/DE.

You will have two chances to win the raffle prize.



WD4JEM Eddie Foust


KD4HNX Dallas Mellichamp













The Raffle Prize drawing will be held at 2:00pm at the GARS

table, immediately after all the Door Prizes have been given away. Raffle Prize tickets are separate from Door Prize tickets. Raffle Prize tickets must be purchased. The Raffle Prize will only be drawn from the Raffle Prize tickets. Door Prizes will only be drawn from the FREE Door Prize tickets, so be sure to get your FREE Door Prize ticket when you enter the TechFest venue.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 tickets for $20.

Tickets will be available for sale at TechFest.

Get your raffle tickets at the front desk.

GARS representatives will also try to visit area clubs with raffle tickets for sale.

2020 Door Prizes


*** You MUST be present to win a Door Prize. Unclaimed Door Prizes will be redrawn at 1:30pm until a winner is found. ***

Door Prize Drawings start at 10:00am and continue every hour at the top of the hour until our final Door Prize Drawing at 2:00pm when we will give away our Grand Door Prize listed below.

All attendees of TechFest should receive one FREE Door Prize Ticket upon entering TechFest (not to be confused with the Raffle Prize tickets that are available for purchase). FREE Door Prize Tickets will be drawn to win all the Door Prizes listed below.











Kenwood-TS-590SG Craig Bailey KN4DLS











Yaesu FT-4x Dual-Band Ht Mark Clark NI2Y

Additional Door Prizes

ARRL – (www.arrl.org)
1 – $50 ARRL Gift Certificates
2 – $25 ARRL Gift Certificates

1 – ARRL Handbook 2020 Six-Volume Set

1 – N3FJP Software Package

by Times Microwave


License manuals:

Operating Manuals:
How to Get on HF
How to Chase, Work & Confirm DX
Prepper Communications
All – The Easy Way

And MANY More!

2020 Forums

9:00 AM Lightning Protection and Grounding – Greg Abernathy, AI4UD

10:00 AM Digital Mode Hotspots – Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH

11:00 AM Getting Started with Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio – Dave Slotter, W3DJS

If conditions permit, a LIVE demo of remote station operation will be performed!

1:00 PM VHF/UHF “DXing” Fun –  Kevin Scott, K4GTR
Propagation Types, How to Find Out When the Bands are Open and Methods to Push Your Signal to the Max!

Chili Contest


Bring a crock pot full of chili to enter the contest. Bring your award-winning chili in the morning and give it to the food staff. A panel of three judges picks the winner at 11:00am. The winning cook’s picture will be in the February GARzette and the winner gets bragging rights for a year! Click on Chili Contest in the menu above to view our prior winners.

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2020 Free Stuff

The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society is please to provide free coffee all day, and a free lunch to attendees! Stop by for hot dogs, chili and more!

Also Free:

General Admission



Door Prize Tickets

DX Engineering – (www.dxengineering.com)
* Stickers

2020 Chili Cook-Off Winner

2020 Chili Contest


1st Place Chili Winner          2nd Place Winner
Jean Delashmit                     Randy Collins 
(KM4FVO)                            (N4COR)



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

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