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Fair Radio and Dayton hamfest photos May 2023

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports & Videos' started by K4NYW, May 21, 2023.

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  1. K4NYW

    K4NYW Ham Member QRZ Page

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  2. KL7KN

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    Thanks for posting the images. Talk about echos of times past. My feet hurt just looking at the images.
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  3. KD4ULD

    KD4ULD Ham Member QRZ Page

    How was the attendance?
  4. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yeah I saw that pile of Johnson Rangers, for $100 your pick. That was something and then I think the next day was the two for one.
    Attendance on Friday looked really good, Saturday might had been down just a bit.

    Great WX in the daytime.
    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" miles of wire in the Air & On the AIR daily
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  5. KB8SKK

    KB8SKK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow, thanks for all the pic's.
  6. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    All that vintage gear, wow!
    Thanks once again for such comprehensive photo-taking.
    (I've seen your coverage of previous hamfests around the eastern region)
    I have cross-posted to an AM group on Facebook, with regards.
  7. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    All I have now is a TS-480 that sounds like a Johnson Ranger...
    I am not worthy for the AM gods. :oops:

    Gee, I wish I could have pick up the 2 for 1 deal there...
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  8. WA3VJB

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    I don't know if your TS-480 is in the same audio class as the Ranger, but I bet it can sound good, especially knowing you have an ear for it (from your recent receiver reviews).

    And, in my experience, quite a continuum of audio quality accompanies people visiting or taking up roost in this part of the hobby. Not a lot of judgment goes on, unless the person really wants to explore that topic regarding their radio.

    A great proportion of the enjoyment of AM on HF comes from the interaction, brand of rig come-what-may.

    In this clip, I busted into a raft-up of tall ships, using a 5 watt, $125 transceiver known as the Nouveau 75. Your sort of rig! But you probably ought to maximize your antenna array. I think being underpowered and undermodulated is the most difficult way to join an AM QSO.

    But do try, sometime, won't you?
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  9. KC8VWM

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    The Nouveau sounds pretty nice with your Sennheiser.
    I am going to look into one of those.
    Certainly, cheap enough.. lol

    I guess I could run it into a Heathkit amp. The Nouveau sounds surprisingly nice.
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  10. KE8BKA

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    Does anybody have the contact to the guy who was selling the retractable antenna? I stopped by at the end of the show Sunday and he wasn't around (I think he was probably already at the prize drawing with everybody else). It's in this picture
  11. KE8BKA

    KE8BKA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sorry meant to say retractable tower.
  12. KQ4B

    KQ4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks, Nickā€¦

    I enjoyed the walk thru some old memories.. And, I am glad you are still fanning the Boatanchors flame! I do miss those days,,,

    73, Larry Keith, KQ4B (From long ago!)

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