FORT WAYNE, IN HAM FEST

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by K9FW, Nov 14, 2016.

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  1. K9FW

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    Went on Sunday 13, November. Very MANY tables empty. Not much happening. Was told Saturday it was really busy. Guess I went on the wrong day. Al K9FW
     
  2. W8AN

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    Ft. Wayne used to be a very good, LARGE hamfest. Then they closed the basement room. Then the upper floor room was sectioned off into a smaller and smaller area. Last time I went there, after traveling over 100 miles, gas price was over $3 a gallon, they charged me $10 to park plus $6 entry fee. I haven't been back.
    The parking fee is a real killer at that venue (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum). Apparently others have discovered the high price isn't worth it.
    Perhaps it's time for ACARTS to find a better location for their expo.
     
  3. K9FW

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    You must have driven an RV. Car parking fee was $4 at that time, now $5. The entry fee is $6 for Sat and Sunday. $3 for just Sunday.

    Yes, it is a lot smaller than it used to be. Seems that is the way of most Ham Fests in these days of a lot of internet sites selling Amateur items.

    Al K9FW
     
  4. W2NAP

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    fact they charge for parking, then tap the person for getting in the door. keeps me away.
     
  5. K9FW

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    The club does not charge for parking, the venue does. They charge this parking fee for all events.

    K9FW
     
  6. W2NAP

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    might be time for another venue.
     

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