ka1kaq at gmail.com
Mon May 21 10:52:12 EDT 2007
On 5/20/07, Geoff/W5OMR <ars.w5omr at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those who've not been to Dayton, but -have- been to Belton, imagine
> a 'good' Belton, outside, x100.
> Imagine the whole of the Bell County Expo Center parking lot filled with
> vendors, and you've got the outside area of Dayton. The inside was
> commercial stuff, and therefore not too interesting to me.
Sorry I missed you Geoff, I *did* keep my eyes peeled above average
crowd height in hopes of finding you. Missed a number of other folks
as well, but did manage to meet a few who henceforth were only known
via on air or online.
Forgot to bring a camera with me but 'VJB took plenty of pics and has
some posted over on amfone.net under QSO. I got home after midnight,
so I still have to put down my thoughts and sightings at some point
The best deal of the event for three of us (now known as the Eimac
Boys) was finding a guy with a huge case of NOS 4-400As and chimneys.
WA2PJP, W2XR and myself ended up with a dozen or more, leaving maybe
4-6 in the box. Bulk buying power got a price reduction from $100 ea
to $75 ea. Date codes from 88/89. It was all in the timing.
Most amazing find for me was the matching/correct RF ammeter for my
300G, verified by 'VJB. Paid a whopping $4, sure was pleased to find
it. Opted not to buy the beat up SX-88 with custom wood escutcheon for
Sure was a lot of stuff there, plenty of people too.
~ Todd, KA1KAQ
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