View Full Version : Live broadcast of Huntsville Hamfest Aug 15-16
08-09-2009, 02:58 AM
You guys have probably watched us at previous hamfests. We will be broadcast the Huntsville AL hamfest live on the internet again starting with our live drive on Aug 14th at 0800 Cdt. The room has video and also a chat room for you to chat with other hams around the world. We have been viewed in over 150 countries over the past 8 years. There will be prizes to lucky viewers throughout the live event. We gave away over $2500 in prizes our last event.
Please join us as a virtual attendee of the Hamfest. That site is http://w5kub.com or http://wa5kub.com
73, Tom W5KUB
I will be watching online! Thanks, Tom... this is a great thing you do for those of us who cannot attend. I'm a Dayton regular, but I've never been to the Huntsville Hamfest, so this is a great way to live it vicariously. Thanks again!
73, de Tim, W3HR
08-09-2009, 08:12 PM
Looking forward to it again Tom. Y'all watch your speed. :D
08-11-2009, 03:24 AM
first of all i was only going 89 in a 60 when officer fritz stopped me. I was sweating it for a while, but i appreciate all the people around the world in the chat room taking up a collection to bail me out. you guys were lucky as somehow i managed to squeak out of the ticket. glad you will be watching this weekend. We have prizes for viewers, maybe you will get lucky.
we go live as we hit the road from Memphis to Huntsville Al on friday at 0800 central
08-11-2009, 05:14 PM
I'd like to see a video of the traffic cop encounter. Is it online? How did you talk your way out of the ticket when you were so much over the speed limit?
BTW: Thanks for the atomic clock! Unfortunately, it exploded and left a crater 2.5 miles wide... :)
08-12-2009, 03:57 AM
Well we have a video slide show that tells the story of when we got stopped. We had just made it near the TN state line coming from KY. KY has such bad coverage we could not keep the video running. I was driving and my co-pilot knew nothing how to even try to get the broadcast back on.out of no where we were eyeball to eyeball with one of Millerville?? finest. she pulled us over, and ran my Tn tag which says W5KUB and emergency below it. after about 5 minutes she comes to the window and asks if i know why she stopped us. well the answer was yes ma'am. then out of no where a pickup came by us doing like 90 mph and screaming breaks and almost hit someone. the police had already had my license and was looking at it. she threw it back to me and said "I will be back!!!!" and she went after the guy. Knowing she had already ran our tags, and the fact she yelled very clearly that she would be back, we sat there , and sat there for 1 hour. during this wait i was on the phone with my wife who was updating the chat room that we had been busted. there happened to be a sign on the side of the road that said call THP at *??? so we called it. We stated that we were stopped and that the police left and we "thought " she said she would come back.(actually the word thought was not was not exactly correct as she was pretty clear. anyway they said they didnt have a woman working, we gave them her name and they said "oh, that is middletown?? and transferred us to their dispatcher. I talked to the dispatcher who called the police woman. the message we got back was that we were free to go. I really appreciate all those on the chat room that were going to bail me out. lol. we do have a video explaining this at http://w5kub.com you will need to go to the bottom of the page and click on the dayton hamfest video link to go to the dayton video page. Right now everything defaults to the Huntsville Hamfest which is happening this weekend. Be sure to tune in and watch us drive live friday morning (aug 14) at 0800 and the hamfest on sat and sun. 73 tom w5kub