Invitation to YL Hamfest 2008


Last update: 29.May.2008

Where and when

The YL hamfest will take place on July 19-20, 2008, on the bank of river Daugava near Ķegums in the territory of the guest house "Umuri".
Participants can arrive from Friday (July 18) 19:00. Official opening will be on Saturday morning. All HAMs with families are invited.

At the bottom of the page there are 2 maps which will help you to find the place.

Who organises, to whom address the questions

Latvian Amateur Radio League.

General questions please address to Imants (YL3GCT) +371 29209808 or sent questions by e-mail to LRAL board .

About the place of the event itself most precise answers can give Juris (YL3FT), +371 29111550


There will be the place for tents.

The guest house "Umuri" during these days will be used for wedding celebration, so not much hopes to get free room there.

But there are other guest houses and motels around.

For example Oškrogs (65038159) - 5-10 minutes walk from the event place.

For other accommodation possibilities around that place, you can find out from Juris (YL3FT) +371 29111550



If there are other persons willing to present something, please let us know by e-mail or at the Hamfest.

Please take with you amateur radio related photos/videos. The computer, projector and screen will be available.

Also please bring the technical constructions which could comprise interest for others.

Participants are encouraged to bring mobile transceivers/antennas for 80m operation from car batteries. If there are enough participants, mini contest will be organised.

There will be basketball area, ping-pong table with equipment.

The place is on the bank of the river Daugava, so fishermen can take the equipment (you need to obtain Fisherman's card in Latvia to do it legally). If there are enough enthusiasts, mini contest will be organised.

The Daugava river at that area is swift, so swimming is not advisable.

Of course traditional Hamfest activities also will be present.

More information will be added to this page

How to find

Use the two maps below. There will be the sign on the last turn from the highway. You can use 145.5 MHz for local contacts near Hamfest place. Or call Juris (YL3FT) +371 29111550 if got lost.

Interactive Google maps map:

Simple map:

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