Hamvention 2019 Attendance Up

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W8HJR, Jul 16, 2019.

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  1. WB8VLC

    WB8VLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    If we do it by the average hammy weight then I think 2019 is certainly a winner, weight wise that is.

    In 1994 the average males weight was 15 pounds less than today so let's just say 175 lbs in 1994 for the average hammy.

    Yeah I know some of you are saying that you saw a lot of hammy's ridding around in scooters that were probably pushin 300 to 500lbs and even with 6 HT's on the belt this number goes up 5 to 10 lbs but we really shouldn't be counting accessories and I'd still bet that in 1994 there were a lot of HT's on the average hammy belts so we'll just do hammy weight with zero accessories.

    Since we need to do an apples to apples, or maybe I should say bacon to bacon, comparison let's say 175 lbs average hammy lbs in 1994, no added HT's etc either so in 1994, 175 hammy lbs is equal to 190 hammy lbs in 2019.

    1994 hammy lbs: hammys weight in hamvention=6.125 million lbs.

    In 2019 Lbs we have 175 +15 =190 lbs.

    190 times 32472=6.16968 million lbs thru the hamvention door on the flooring etc.

    Yep hamvention 2019 is/was a winner, hammy weight wise that is.
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  2. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    It really was fun this year! Lots of folks and lots of fun!
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  3. BG5DON

    BG5DON Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wish I could go next year....
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  4. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    DX is especially welcome, and we hope you get a chance sometime!

    Chip W1YW
  5. N0BZ

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    I drove from Colorado to Hamvention and really enjoyed myself. I would love to go again. Two suggestions though - there should be more places to sit in the shade. It was hot and there were few places to rest. 2nd is water. There should be places to fill up a canteen. The heat can cause dehydration which cal lead to heatstroke. Big problem! Next time I will bring a backpackable chair and water.
  6. N9ZA

    N9ZA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you to the volunteers and staff who made it possible! My dad and I have made it an annual trip for the two of us, the last two years. We have both had a great time and look forward to next year!
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  7. W4NNF

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    Well, alrighty then. LOL

    But what on god's green earth is a "hammy"? :rolleyes:
  8. WA9RHD

    WA9RHD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not the world's largest ham radio show ---- TOKYO is the largest -- Japan has the most HAMS of any country in the world!!!
  9. K5TGS

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    I attended the 2019 event, our first time ever. I don’t have Hara to compare it to, but I found the Fairgrounds to be very nice. Doesn’t surprise me that a record attendance was achieved. I also think the free entrance on Sunday was a great idea. Let folks see what it is all about and they will be a paying customer next year.

    We are going back next year.

    Tim K5TGS
  10. KD4MOJ

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