|[AMRadio] New England ARRL Convention in Boxboro, MA, and the ROWH|
manualman at juno.com
Mon Aug 25 02:32:47 EDT 2008
Great seeing see you and Steve at Boxboro and a bunch of other folks I've
talked with on the air. Great fun and laughs in the watering hole.
Attending the midnight Royal Order of the Wouff Hong ceremony was also a
highlight in my Boxboro attendance. Although the flea market area seemed
to be somewhat smaller in size then past years, from my side of the
table, there was a steady stream of buyers throughout the day. Many of
the conferences also seem to be well attended from what I was told or had
seen. All in all, a great two day activity and I even got free breakfast
On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 15:12:29 -0400 Larry Szendrei <ne1s at neandertech.com>
> I just got home from The ARRL New England convention in Boxboro, MA,
> after riding down and back with my friend Steve, KS1F (formerly
> The flea market was small compared to what I remember, especially
> considering the perfect weather both days - not many sellers, and it
> didn't seem very much trading was taking place. I was able to find a
> KHz IF transformer (I've been looking for some for years), as well
> several 262 KHz IF transformers, all NIB/NOS, and an xtal in a nice
> round ceramic holder for 3945, which is the frequency for the "Old
> Buzzard's Net - a daily AM net here in the Northeast. Also picked up
> few assorted other parts, nothing nearly as exciting as the former
> not worth listing here, but stuff that I will definitely use at some
> I also enjoyed looking at the vendor's display of the latest and
> greatest contemporary radio toys, but don't have the spare cash
> now to indulge in any of that!
> I enjoyed seeing many of my friends, dinner with KS1F, WA1QIX,
> W1IF, WA1SSJ, and a beer and an eyeball QSO with Pete, WA2CWA. This
> my #1 reason for attending these things any more.
> A highpoint was the midnight Royal Order of the Wouff Hong (ROWH)
> ceremony. If you ever get a chance to attend one of these, it's not
> be missed. A very well-known and active AMer from the state of Maine
> a prominent role in the sacred proceedings, but I can tell you no
> as I am sworn to secrecy -I may even be in mortal danger by
> this much!.
> We had hoped to meet up with Bruce, W1UJR, for the ROWH ceremony -
> was passing through Boxboro on his way home from the AWA conference
> Rochester. But he was running late, and only arrived after the
> was underway, so he resumed the long drive back to Woolich, ME. I
> a message from him when we got back to the room shortly after 0100,
> so I
> called him then only to find he had come, and gone.
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