Sunday at Hamvention is like any last-day at a large show: it starts out moderate and ends up sparse. This happens because of airline schedules and long rides ahead. That actually is an excellent sign, because it shows that Xenia's participants come from all over, not just locally. Actually, Hamvention's profile may be understated locally. There is a huge pool of folks in the Dayton-Columbus corridor ( namely Wright-Pat) who are NOT hams but certainly would like to check out Hamvention...curious about ham radio; hi- tech thing to do, etc. Free admissions on Sunday can drive an extra few thousand to come in and check out ham radio and a hi-tech hobby. Likely 99% of the admission tickets are sold before Hamvention, or on Friday or Saturday. So opening the show up for free on Sunday is no detriment to ticket sales, and it certainly doesn't take anything away from those who already bought tickets. In fact, if you are there to sell something, it is an excellent addition of new potential customers. I think its important that the WRONG impression not be interpreted: Hamvention is VERY healthy and DARA is doing this as a clever way to increase draw on the last day--for the benefit of vendors and flea sellers, and to give ham radio a higher profile in the area. Again, its a brilliant move!