[AMRadio] hamfests

Bob Young youngbob53 at msn.com
Fri Oct 19 01:46:18 EDT 2007

I agree with you Todd, I bring the XYL only because she is bored at home and 
doesn't drive. BUT... she knows the ham fests are going to be ALL boring 
radios with tubes, transmitters, wire  etc.  We have a deal, I told her I 
would continue to bring her as long as she doesn't bother me and want to go 
home until I'm ready to. Selfish? Maybe but then again I don't care how long 
she spends at the mall as long as I'm not there. I personally like the ham 
fests the way they are and would hate to see mittens, dishwashers, rocking 
chairs and other assorted junk being sold at them, the computer junk is bad 
enough. If I want to go to a mixed gathering of people buying all sorts of 
assorted junk I'll go to Walmart.


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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:12:42 -0400
From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Hamfests
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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 

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

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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