Larry Krainson, W1AST, writes on the Project BIG E mailing list:
Greetings All. We’re hard at work getting things into place for this year’s Big E. For 2023 it runs Sept 15 to Oct 1. The booth has been reserved, insured, the paperwork signed, and bills paid.
A few of us have been talking about making some changes to make the booth more approachable to the public, more visible and more welcoming.
We’re reducing the number of people in the booth per session to 3 instead of 4 to 6. We’re removing the special event station which removes the need for internet and an op. The space will be used differently. We hope to make the displays; other than the Morse code keys; more hands-on and accessible.
We’re in the midst of applying for another ARDC grant. The application will be completed by April 1 with the hopes of getting another grant and being able to reimburse everyone for admission and parking costs. Those are the two largest costs of the booth.
Also, we will put in place a much better sign up and data collection method. We had a few issues with the data collected last year and must fix that this year.
In April, we will start the planning meetings. The zoom link will be posted here.
For now, we are looking for clubs and individuals to sign up and volunteer. Without you all who volunteer, the booth will fail, so please volunteer. Here is the sign up for link:
If you can not click the link, please copy and paste it into your browser.
Thank you for your volunteering and help to make The Big E Booth a BIG SUCCESS this year!
Larry Krainson, W1AST