|[AMRadio] Re: [Collins] Hamvention 2004|
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Mon May 17 10:14:50 EDT 2004
Missed you at Dayton this year.
The AM Forum went well. We were in Meeting Rm #2. Not so cavernous as one
of the big rooms. We had 65 attendees. Happily the PC projector worked
well and Don, K1DC's presentation of his restoration of the Collins 30-FX
was a high point.
Friday looked threatening from time to time, but was a mild day and a good
one for the flea market. As previously noted Sunday was surprisingly busy
and very nice WX.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at hotmail.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>; <dcsfree at worldnet.att.net>;
<nj2r at earthlink.net>; <pjdobosz at juno.com>
Cc: <collins at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 6:47 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Re: [Collins] Hamvention 2004
> 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
> It used to never get rained out, back when they held it the 3rd weekend
> April. Then someone got the brilliant idea of moving it to the 4th
> in April, and it rained practically every year. So they moved it to May
> 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
> 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.
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