|[AMRadio] Early Dayton Hamvention Report|
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Sat May 20 23:25:48 EDT 2006
Just arrived home (Sidman, PA) this evening Saturday) late.
Weather was terrific on Friday and Saturday; however, Saturday was simply
beautiful. Best weather that I can remember in the last 12 years. My face
is like the color of a beet! You could not have asked for better weather.
On Friday, there were lots of empty outdoor vendor spots but Saturday many
spots became filled. The bottom row next to the fence had wide open spaces.
Attendance was noticeably down on Friday but picked up on Saturday. I
thought that attendance was about the same as last year. No pushing and
shoving inside the Arena on Saturday. Had no problem moving about.
Noticed that ARRL did the full court press with a large delegation of ARRL
officials occupying a large portion of one of the halls. What was that all
Our Collins Forum that the CRA sponsors was very well attended. Thanks to
all who attended and to Jim Stitzinger who was one of the presenters. Room
5 was not a room but an open area inside the Arena floor - open at the end.
Somewhat distractful but manageable. I believe that we had over 70
On Friday, I traversed the fleamarket and saw very little Collins equipment.
A gentleman who stopped by my vendor spots told me that he sold two KWS-1s.
He admitted that he undersold one for $900.
Saw a Hallicrafter HT-20 in which the owner wanted $1,300. Did not sell by
late Saturday afternoon. Much of the older equipment looked rather warn and
needing extensive restoration. Saw a Globe King 400 with an extra meter and
in poor condition - asking price over $600.
Glad to be home. The two days went by so quickly as ususal.
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