[AMRadio] Hamvention 2004

David Knepper cra at floodcity.net
Sun May 16 21:27:17 EDT 2004

  The weather did us in again!  I left before noon on Saturday because of an
all day rain.

  Weather on Friday was so, so.  It drizzled in the afternoon off and on.

  Terrible when so much time and money is invested in these few days.  Lots
of wondering if they should move the Hamvention back to the last of April

  Flea market was not that impressive.  Saw very little Collins or for that
matter much early equipment.  No doubt it finding its way to Ebay.  There is
no rain on Ebay!

  Dave, W3ST
  Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
  Publisher of the Collins Journal
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Brian Carling" <bcarling at cfl.rr.com>
  To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
  Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 9:19 PM
  Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Hamvention 2004

  > I'd be interested to kow how the weather was for Hamvention this
  > year.  I definitely enjoyed reading the "Chester's Almanac" though!
  > Hi Don - long time no see!
  > 73s - Brian AF4K
  > On 16 May 2004 at 22:47, Donald Chester wrote:
  > >
  > > I was unable to make it this year, due to time factor.  Wonder how the
  > > AM forum went?  I recall last year attendance was down.  Was it even
  > > lower this year?
  > >
  > > It  used to never get rained out, back when they held it the 3rd
  > > weekend in April.  Then someone got the brilliant idea of moving it to
  > > the 4th weekend in April, and it rained practically every year.  So
  > > they moved it to May to escape the rain and cold, and although there
  > > have been a  couple of rain-free events,  weather still seems to be a
  > > problem.
  > >
  > > Apparently, the 3rd weekend in April by some quirk of nature turns out
  > > to usually be dry in that little corner of the world.  After they
  > > moved it to the 4th weekend, I used to ask locals what the weather was
  > > like the week before, and inevitabley they would respond that the
  > > weather was fine then; that would have been a good weekend to have had
  > > the hamfest.  Of course that third weekend would sometimes be cold,
  > > and I have seen snow,  but the fleamarket rarely shut down.  I recall
  > > one year in their brochure they mentioned that in 22 years the hamfest
  > > had been rained out only twice.  I suspect that rain-free weekend in
  > > April is one factor in Dayton becoming such a ham radio mecca.  Too
  > > bad someone had to mess with the date.
  > >
  > > -k4kyv
  > >
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