Belton this weekend? March 14, 2020

Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by KJ5T, Mar 9, 2020.

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  1. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good advice for any hamfest, pandemic or not.
     
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  2. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hmmm, Same day as the Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry in Nevada.
    Coincidence ??!!
     
  3. KB0MLR

    KB0MLR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The gout and enlarged prostates are not contagious.
    At least I don't think so...
     
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  4. WC5P

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    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.
     
  5. KJ5T

    KJ5T Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I'll be there but but fist bumps only this time around.
     
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The new in, Is kicking each others shoes.
     
  7. WD5GWY

    WD5GWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
    James
    WD5GWY
     
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
     
  9. WD5GWY

    WD5GWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
    James
    WD5GWY
    (oh, and one lucky ham bought a very good matchbox I had)
     

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