News Release December 20, 2017: Greene County Fairgrounds/Expo Center Building Expansion

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8KSU, Dec 20, 2017.

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  1. W1YW

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    The only animal I saw at Hamvention was a delicious slice of cow in a ribeye sandwich. Man, my mouth is already waterin' for another one!
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  2. NK9Y

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    It's the corn fed beef from up north which gives that taste. You won't find quality beef down south.
  3. W1YW

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    MMMmmmmmMM! Yet another reason to put Hamvention on the calendar:)!
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  4. W4JF

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    What a bunch of school girls. Oh it's too hot, Oh it's too wet, Oh I have to walk a little, Oh it's raining, Oh I had to sit in my comfortable environmentally controlled automobile longer than I wanted, Oh I'm so weak and tired. Geeze, stay home if you can't handle the environment and logistics. That means more flea market deals for me...mud or no mud.
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  5. WW1I

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    The lack AC is no minor issue. I grew up in Indianapolis. I've attended Indy 500s since 1969. I've worn a winter parka and I've worn shorts and a T-shirt. Buildings without AC in that area are not appropriate. Each year, it will be a roll of the dice. One of these years, it will be well north of 100 degrees inside the buildings and they'll need to call "knock-it-off" and shut it down. This venue, no matter how much work the team puts into it, is simply not close to appropriate for the mission. Not in the world of close.
  6. N7XGR

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  7. K2HAT

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    Can't see the drawings all that great, but it looks like there should be indoor bathrooms. :)
    IF they can get the building up in time, at least it should be better than a tent.

    Being May in the Northeast, there could be any type of weather, from 35f to 100f.

    I suggest wear hiking boots at any Hamfest, or at least Bring some, and as I learned in the boy Scouts, Be Prepared. ;)
  8. K2HAT

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    I wonder what the plan is for the muddy roads.

    Looks like the New Bldg plan might happen in time. :)
  9. K3GM

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    I've run through all of the pages, and a recurring complaint is that the buildings at Greene County Fairgrounds are not air conditioned. While the Hara complex did indeed have A/C, it was never used there. The doors were always open and they didn't want to turn it on unless they were kept closed. I don’t think air conditioning was ever used at all — at least in the last 10 years. The weather was just plain hot last year with a lot of humidity. Given the unpredictable weather in that region in May, the post-2018 Hamvention complaints could be that the buildings were unheated. One thing for sure: This year I'm bringing over the calf muck boots just in case.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  10. K7DMK

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    The Yuma Hamfest was essentially rained out last year. I was there. The outdoor flea market was a complete washout. It doesn't rain often in Yuma, but it sure did last Feb.
    Dave, K7DMK

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