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  • Pete Spotts - NM5PS

8/24/2019, T-shirts: Looking to enhance your ham-radio sartorial splendor? Turn heads with a DCHF convention T-shirt. But as per our last email blast, your chance to enhance comes to a close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. We must end advance orders for convention T-shirts then to give our supplier time to produce them. The sizes available? Small through 3X. The price? $11 each. We will have a *very* limited number of shirts available at the convention for $15 each, sizes Large to 3X. Emphasis on the "very limited." So to ensure you snag one, get your order in. You'll find the form and additional information about the T-shirts at:

  • Pete Spotts - NM5PS

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

Do you have a Scout in your family, immediate or extended, interested in radio communication? Is said Scout interested in snagging the Radio Merit Badge? At the Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention, we're hosting an all-day Radio Merit Badge course sponsored and conducted by members of the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details and schedule, visit the course registration page. You'll find it here.  

As an added bonus, each Scout taking the course will receive at no charge a Morse-code sender kit, designed by Rex Harper, W1REX, of The kit requires a small amount of soldering. But when it's finished, each Scout receiving one will have a fully functioning Morse code sender (the key is built in), with the code emerging either as sound or via a bright light-emitting diode.

These kits were designed last year for the 100th Anniversary of Troop 329,

Limerick, ME. The celebration morphed into a full-fledged District Camporee where about 90 Scouts built the kits out in the field using battery-powered soldering irons. Rumor has it that residents noted an unusual uptick in the number of "fireflies" in the woods that night. ;-)

  • Pete Spotts - NM5PS

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

7/29/2019:  As of today, we have filled all of our allotted RV sites at Isleta's RV Park. However, the park (which does not take reservations) may still have slots available to general guests on a first-come, first-served basis. So you still may be able to find space when you arrive. 

If you'd rather avoid the uncertainty, here are alternative RV parks that take reservations. 

American RV Resort, 13500 Central Ave., SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87121. Website: You'll find a map here.

Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post, 14305 Central Ave., SW., Albuquerque, NM, 87121. Website: You'll find a map here.

Cottonwood RV Park, 1703 Main Street, Los Lunas, NM 87031. You'll find a map here.


These are variously a 20- to 30-minute drive from Isleta. 

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