[AMRadio] Hamfests


david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Thu Oct 18 20:19:25 EDT 2007


I don't think so.

The reason why the smaller hamfest are declining is that you need to 
volunteer your time to keep them going.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Hamfests


> On 10/18/07, david knepper <collinsradio at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone ever considered that our XYLs also enjoy attending  hamfests.
>> My wife enjoys accompanying me to hamfests because of the variety of 
>> items
>> for sale that are non-ham related.  Many ladies, as you know, are not
>> interested in rummaging through a box of old tubes or drooling over some 
>> old
>> boatanchor.
>
> Then take her to the neighborhood flea market or yard sales. Hamfests
> are R-A-D-I-O and related technology events, not a church rummage
> sale.
>
> We've considered it, and decided that this kind of junk is one of the
> leading contributing factors to attendance declining at hamfests.
>
> There are junk sales and flea markets every weekend, somewhere. Not so
> for hamfests.
>
> ~ Todd,  KA1KAQ
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