[AMRadio] hamfests

david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Fri Oct 19 07:15:11 EDT 2007

Bob, I believe that we should give more credit to women than we do.

Lots of women are hams and computer persons, etc. You would be surprised 
when you go to Dayton how many women attend and enjoy a "night out" with the 

So my point is let's not bash women by "assuming" that they don't have a 
curiosity or penchant for ham items, etc.  Who knows when your wife might 
remark: "how do I go about getting my ticket, too."  Of course, you would 
have to share your ham station.

My wife just got involved in emailing her friends and now I have to tear her 
away from the computer.  Next step is to get her an ARRL license manual.

Finally, did you ever notice that even hams display all kinds of items that 
are non-ham related on their tables along side a DX-100.

My final word on this subject.  I enjoyed the discussion not DEBATE.

Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Young" <youngbob53 at msn.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 1:46 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] hamfests

>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.
> Bob KB1OKL
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:12:42 -0400
> From: "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Hamfests
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
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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
> 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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