Hamvention Price Announcement

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W8HJR, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. W8HJR

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    A Message from Hamvention 2020 Management

    Hamvention has always strived to produce a very high-quality event for Amateur Radio enthusiasts from around the globe. We have always felt it is imperative that we give back to Amateur Radio at many levels. We have been very generous in our support over the years.

    Unfortunately, due to the economic pressures to present a show like Hamvention we find it necessary to make a modest increase in both our ticket prices and booth prices. Our general admission ticket price will increase $4 per ticket, flea market spots are going up $5 per space, and inside exhibitor booths are going up $30 per booth.

    The Hamvention Executive Team is asking for your support and understanding as we move forward together. Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, HamventionĀ® General Chairman
  2. KJ4PR

    KJ4PR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Still too cheap
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
  3. KM1H

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    It will cut down on the cheap hams and freeloaders, good riddance, and make it more enjoyable.
  4. K0UO

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    Well I guess they shouldn't have had the free Sunday last year.
    They would had enough money in the tickets even with low attendance on Sunday so there would nt have to increase the price for the rest of us!

    A lot of us were betting that would happen with the free Sunday.
  5. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey! I resemble that remark...

    Dan WQ4G
  6. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    And a lot of the petty thieves in that crowd which were often in wheelchairs
  7. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, I'm not in a wheel chair yet...

    Imagine some guy in a wheel chair with a R390 strapped across the arms of the chair and rolling towards the gate as fast as he can trying to make his get away.

  8. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    To put the ticket pricing in perspective,
    " . . . Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, announced this week that general admission would rise by $4 per ticket to $26 in advance or $31 at the gate for all 3 days . . ."
  9. K1SZO

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    How am I supposed to afford a Elecraft K4 + KPA-1500 combo with these $4 price increases!??!?
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  10. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nope, that trash element of the hobby would scoop small items off a display table into a bag hidden under a blanket across his lap.

    I have a few good stories of my own and others experience with that garbage after a few decades of selling so I wont post it here for the Trolls to get wound up.

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