[AMRadio] Re: Hamfests (Tolerance of scooters)

david knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Sat Oct 20 06:51:05 EDT 2007

If you have ever been to WalMart, you will see lots of folks on motorized 
"golf carts."   Any problem with that?  I just stay out of their way!

Some of these folks that you refer to are obese with attendent mobility 

Why can't we show a little tolerance regardless of the other guy's attitude 
or behavior!

Perhaps, someday, some of us will be in the same situation and have to 
resort to such conveyances whether at a hamfest or WalMart.

Have a great weekend and let's get on the air.


Dave, W3ST - W3CRA
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <W4AWM at aol.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Re: Hamfests (Tolerance of scooters)

> Hi Mark,
> The folks I am talking about banning from hamfest use of scooters are 
> various
> dealers and a few others that we all know around here.  They are 
> constantly
> zipping around the fests with sometimes little regard for the safety of 
> others.
> I have been around long enough to be able to tell when someone really 
> needs a
> scooter, and by the way, these folks that need them are either on a 3 
> wheeler
> or in a motorized wheel chair. Of one of those folks gets out of a chair 
> or
> off a 3 wheeler and walks around, I have no problem at all with that.  I 
> am
> talking about the 2 wheel scooters and motor powered bicycles that few in 
> need
> folks would ever be able to ride, and even if they could, they would not 
> be
> riding them in the manner described above.
> I am afraid that one day, someone is going to get hurt by one of these 
> folks and a lawsuit will ensue. That would be the end of hamfests around 
> here,
> or at least wind up with the knee jerk reaction of banning ALL wheeled
> vehicles regardless of the health condition of the user.
> Another thing is that most hamfests allow the free movement of cars and
> trucks during the hamfest. If you have ever been to Dayton, you know that 
> on the
> days that the grounds are open to hamfest goers, movement of 99% of all 
> vehicles
> is totally banned during hamfest hours. If you have a flea market spot, 
> you
> had better be in your spot by the given time and be prepeared to stay 
> there
> until the gates close. Emergencies are handled on a case by case basis, 
> but if
> the same person states that he or she has an emergency too often, they are 
> going
> to get kicked out or refused permission to move at the least. Scooters and
> such are banned except for actual medical need during show hours and as 
> far as I
> am concerned, should be banned at all times.
> 73,
> John,  W4AWM
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