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Hara Arena, On it's way down

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by WG8Z, Sep 26, 2020.

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  1. W4NNF

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    Me too, Rich...me too. I was wanting to go back one last time but the year I planned for my last Hara Hurrah turned out to be the year they moved to the fairgrounds. It just wouldn't be the same and I stayed home. Hoping there's at least Huntsville this year. :(
     
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  2. W9RAC

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    Im a couple hours away Rod, I just have not made a trip to the fair grounds either, something about it not the same for me. 73 RAC
     
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  3. WA8LGM

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    Goodbye Old Girl. You were great once and provided the best Hamvention (literally) in the world at the time before all of this Covid-19 stuff. Maybe next year we'll all get to go to another Hamvention at the new site in Xenia, Ohio.
    One can only hope.
     
  4. KL7AJ

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    It was derelict in 1955
     
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  5. WA8LGM

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    And who can forget the Great Hara Arena Ham Radio Shit Fest of 2014 (?). It made international news on several overseas news networks.
    Too many people too small drains. Whew!!!!
     
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  6. WW2PT

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    It was a hellhole, but I wish I could relive my first trip to Dayton in 1987. It was my baptism of fire in the ham radio business. Lol!
     
  7. WA3VJB

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    That time I got up on the roof to shoot some video of the fleamarket.
    I remember there were some rips and holes in the tarpaper covering the entire surface, and that there had to be some leaks of rainwater to the building below.
     
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  8. KA9JLM

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    Bummer.

    No more green hot dogs on Sunday. :(
     
  9. KQ8W

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    I went once and it never cultivated interest in me to return. Although, I did get to meet with the Kenwood representatives to discuss the addition of Smart Beaconing to the D710A.
     
  10. K8EEI

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    Went there with the local ham club on a school bus as a Novice in 1972 . Fun but I only had 100 bucks saved up at 14 years old . Bought a Matrix electronic keyer/paddle combo brand new . Ah yes . I remember it well .
     

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