Come one, come all, to the 2017 Maker Faire in the heartland of Texas! Recently the ARRL President, Mr. Tom Gallagher encouraged hams to attend this event-
“Gallagher suggests radio amateurs consider attending Maker Faires — not only to promote and give a presence to Amateur Radio but to learn what they have in common with makers, many of whom already are licensees.”
I’ve never attended a Maker Faire before, so figured why not volunteer for the event! (comes with a free tshirt!) I’m interested in all things creative technology! I may even bring a radio with me and setup a rapid deployment station in the parking lot and try to get some on-lookers! I figured this would be a fantastic opportunity to be able to meet new folks that share similar interests, & maybe promote amateur radio in the process!
Here’s the website to the event if you’re interested, it’s being held at the Palmer Events Center May 13 & 14, 2017. So share the word – if you’re in Central Texas – and around for the event, stop on by! Hope to see you there!