Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by KJ5T, Mar 9, 2020.
Good advice for any hamfest, pandemic or not.
Hmmm, Same day as the Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry in Nevada.
The gout and enlarged prostates are not contagious.
At least I don't think so...
Well, here we are, two days out. If the local DFW TV weather forecasts are to believed, the Saturday rain will not hit until about noon.
I have not seen any news about cancellation yet, but I wonder how many folks will avoid attending due to the threat of Chinese cooties.
I guess I will just play it by ear and decide tomorrow night.
I'll be there but but fist bumps only this time around.
The new in, Is kicking each others shoes.
Well, much smaller crowd than usual. But, overall, still pretty nice. Commercial vendors that normally show up, (like Flex Radio just 50 miles south of Belton)
didn't show up. One I did hope would show up "The Wireman" didn't show either. Guess, I'll just have to order from him online!.
I just hope that HAMCOM in Plano, TX will still be going as it is an ARRL event.
Bummer. I hope you had a good time.
Don't count on the ARRL to make a better turn out in Plano, If they did not support the one in Belton.
Belton isn't an ARRL event. But, I am hoping things will level out and HAMCOM will still go on. I know people will not show up for the same reasons
that other events around the country are being canceled or low attendance.
Those that did make the Belton hamfest, varied in age from 3 year olds all the way to guys in their 80's. I'm almost 70 and I couldn't see not going and
setting up. (a good friend and I usually try to get a couple of tables inside to avoid bad weather.......and being closer to the bathrooms! )
I did get to see quite a few people I know that attend the spring and fall Belton hamfests. So, it wasn't a complete bust.
Besides, I bought a project TS-930S and a very good working ICOM 7100.
Altogether, things worked out well.
(oh, and one lucky ham bought a very good matchbox I had)