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NEAR FEST & New England Tech Trek... May 4th & 5th

Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by KA1PXZ, Apr 28, 2018.

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  1. KA1PXZ

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    New England's largest HAMFEST.... May 4th & 5th at the Deerfield (NH) Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH. Visit http://www.near-fest.com/ for more information.

    Flea Market, Commercial Vendors, Exhibits, Forums..... It's all there! Overnight camping available on the grounds both Thursday and Friday night......

    The New England Tech Trek (NETT) is a NEW event going on at the Deerfield Fairgrounds simultaneously with NEAR-Fest’s Spring Amateur Radio Festival. Sponsored by NEAR-Fest and the Deerfield Fair Association this is an event designed to showcase and demonstrate a variety of different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) technologies and subjects which are new and emerging or have become a part of everyday lives. This event focuses heavily on school age youth, but there are subjects to interest every age group.
     
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  2. N1VAU

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    NEARFEST...... NEARFEST.......... NEARFEST!!!!!!!!!

    (It's a great event + fleamarket, well worth going)
     
  3. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Friday looks rainy, but the deals are better...
    Saturday looks like perfect flea mkt weather...
    Decisions, decisions...:D
     
  4. K2HAT

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    I was there for the Fall 2017 Session...

    Interesting area weather wise Spring or Fall, you might have 30f at 7am and 72 at 2pm. :)

    Have fun!!!!
     
  5. KC1HLU

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    As a new Ham, I attended last October and again this May. Weather was really decent both times (we were there for both days each time). I was severely underwhelmed this May, based on my prior October experience and don't intend to attend another May event. Last October the flea market area was wall-to-wall, this May less than 25% of that area was occupied. HRO doesn't attend May Near-Fest as all their equipment gets shipped to Hamvention a mere 2 weeks later . . . understandable but disappointing. Only two larger commercial vendors there were DXEngineering and CSI's NJ representative (great folks). Topics for the seminars changed as much as a couple days before the event and Saturday was exceptionally "light" on the seminars. Based on the parking area attendance was extremely light as well.
     
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