[AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators)

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Mon May 4 17:42:39 EDT 2015

Could be that geography wasn't high on the school curriculum in New

Probably from a seller's perspective, can buy low at Nearfest and sell
high at Dayton. What's not to like. Not uncommon; I saw it being done at
the hamfest I was at on Sunday.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 4 May 2015 18:18:21 +0000 (UTC) John Flood <kb1fqg at yahoo.com>

You must have forgotten that here in New England, we consider anything
south of Fairfield County CT, Mid Atlantic states!  There be dragons (and
NY Yankee fans) there!!!  One thing I did notice was what seemed to be
more licence plates from PA than I had noticed in the past at Near-Fest. 
After asking a couple of them there were two reasons they were there,
besides loving Near-Fest.  The first was they go to both Near-Fest and
Dayton and the second was that they pick between Dayton and Near-Fest and
they "like" the Near-Fest experience better.  In any event, thanks to all
of you who came out to Near-Fest this past weekend and hope to see you
and even more of you in the fall!

John Flood

From: "manualman at juno.com" <manualman at juno.com>
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net 
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] NEARfest (was Re: Radio Operators)

Isn't it the only major hamfest in New England with maybe Boxboro coming
in second. 
As far as the "entire Northeast" you obviously have never been to the
Sussex Hamfest in Northwestern NJ and there are several others here in
the "Northeast" that could be considered "great".
You need to cross the Hudson Larry once in a while.

Actually I went to a hamfest today, in PA, just over the Delaware River
from NJ. Great time, great weather and saw lots of stuff everywhere.
Vendor next to me was selling loads of 6L6GC's and EL-34's for $3.00 each
with quantity discounts. All used but tested good to very good. He had a
constant stream of buyers. Saw several AM'ers and even a few sideband
guys. I talk to them too.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sun, 03 May 2015 11:29:07 -0400 Larry Szendrei <ne1s at securespeed.us>
> NEARfest is by far the best hamfest in New England, and probably in the
entire Northeast.
> Long, rambling answer to a short question...
> 73,
> -Larry/NE1S

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