|[AMRadio] FW: HARA Arena to close|
k6xyz at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 29 20:33:16 EDT 2016
That's right Jim.....
I was there last Saturday and it was pitiful.
Now the ladies are selling used paperbacks and other kinds of unidentified
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w5jo at brightok.net
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 7:22 PM
To: Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net>; amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] FW: HARA Arena to close
The Oklahoma City hamfest, Ham Holiday, is an example of what you say. In
the past 10 years they have moved so many times that I call them gypsies.
About 10 years back they were in a State Fairgrounds building that allowed
people to drive in and unload, now you better bring some sort of conveyance
to move what you want to sell.
Attendance is less than half of what it was 10 years back, probably 150 vs.
around 500 in the past. Poor performance, but the people running the clubs
involved are not worried about heavy equipment. It doesn't take much to
move a 2 meter rig from the car to a table.
Even if they do find a good place, hopefully a better one, I predict
attendance will drop precipitously. I've seen it happen before; a longtime
hamfest changes venue and it takes years, if ever, for attendance to fully
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