[AMRadio] Butler Hamfest

david knepper collinsradio at adelphia.net
Sat Jun 10 06:35:09 EDT 2006

Fine on everything, Mark.  I have been going to Butler - except this year - 
for more years than I can remember.

Lots of junk as they say.  You have to get there early, however.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Foltarz" <Foltarz at rocketmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Butler Hamfest

> --- david knepper <collinsradio at adelphia.net> wrote:
>> When I made that remark about going to Dayton, I was only indicating that
>> you never know what you will find at these smaller hamfests.
> Concerning Butler, that is quite accurate.
> I have found  two R390As, several Hammarlund receivers, tons of mil 
> surplus,
> tubes, Collins gear and a Globe Champ 150 at Butler.
> I know there is lots more but it gets hazy going to the Spring and Fall 
> meets
> on and off after 15 years.
> But mostly, it is a nice affair. Camping and picnics are standard 
> operating
> procedure.
> The only  hassle I remember was last year I believe when we moved our 
> cookout
> from "AM Row" to under the shelter - man it was hot.
> A guy with the hamfest came over and began waving his arms and flapping 
> his jaw
> about "how we can't be in there" and "how much it was going to cost the
> hamfest" for "renting  the space."
> Somebody had the presence of mind to offer him a hot dog and soda, he 
> declined
> but didn't make us move.
> So if that is the worst of it so be it.  Better than Dayton as far as 
> hassles
> are concerned.
> I didn't make it this past weekend, but I'll be there for the fall meet if 
> I
> can shoe horn in the corvair engine & trans into my VW camper....
> de KA4JVY
> Mark
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