[AMRadio] Dayton Hamvention 2005

Donald Chester k4kyv at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 17 20:03:30 EST 2004

The original date for Dayton was the 3rd weekend in April.  It might have 
been snowed on and was often unseasonably cold, but it hardly ever got 
rained out.  I  remember in the mid 70's one of their brochures promoting 
the hamfest made it a point to claim that in 22 years, it had been rained 
out only twice.

Then some genius decided to move the event to one week later, the last 
weekend in April.  Almost every year after that, it got rained out.  I think 
in was something like five rainouts in seven years.   I attended several 
years in a row in the midst of rain, and each time the locals said that the 
week before the weather had been dry, and would have been a good weekend for 
the hamfest.

Finally, they moved it to mid-May.  The weather has been wamer, but it still 
seems to  get rained out more often than at the old date of the 3rd weekend 
in April.


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