Belton TX April 2018

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by W5TTP, Apr 7, 2018.

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  1. W5TTP

    W5TTP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just my observations, but the attendance by both sellers and potential buyers seemed to be way down this year. The weather was lousy for the few tailgaters who chose not to move indoors. Yet, there were noticeable table vacancies, as well. I hope that this is just an off, one time event. I so look forward to the fest each season. The good news is that I still was able to hook up with some very good ham buddies. Chatting with them made the trip totally worthwhile. I am sure that I missed some, but maybe next time will be better. I sure hope so.

    Any other attendees observations?

    Chuck w5ttp
     
  2. N5SY

    N5SY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I had 6 potential choices of how to spend my time this weekend. I chose the one that was a. closest to home, b. involved high performance cars on a road course type circuit, and c. paid me instead of charging me an entry fee (in other words I had to work at Circuit of the Americas).

    Having said that, it seemed to me the October version was also smaller/less crowded that I remembered from past years. Here's hoping it is an anomaly not a trend.
     
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  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sad to say, Hamfests are bumming badly this year.

    Seems like every year it gets worse.

    I coffee break (Spouse Break) to see old friends keeps some people going.
     
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