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Orlando FL Hamcation February 12, 13, 14,

Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by W8EK, Jan 21, 2010.

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  1. WB0MMZ

    WB0MMZ Ham Member QRZ Page


    Thanks Ken
    I will be arriving Thursday night and will be there when the doors open. I am really looking forwRd to it. I will be there Saturday as well. Going to the Daytona 500 on Sunday. See you there. 73, Joe. WB0MMZ.
  2. W4PG

    W4PG Super Moderator Lifetime Member 279 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I'm walking out the door in about an hour or so for the 1.5 hour drive to Orlando so see you all there!! Gonna be rainy today, but will stay inside and look for all the tailgating stuff Saturday when the weather is supposed to be better.

  3. KJ4OLL

    KJ4OLL Ham Member QRZ Page

    What a dedicated group we were, standing in the rain @ the entrance gate @ 12:00, 12:01..etc, until some show person remembers "oh, there must be an event today, I'll go see what all these people at the gate want.....
  4. W4PG

    W4PG Super Moderator Lifetime Member 279 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    It was just a light drizzle when I got here about 1PM but a bit later began to pour. Nice day to keep inside and check the commercial vendors, not a day to be outside. Tomorrow is supposed to be partly cloudy so should be good for tailgating!!

    Picked up a new screwdriver antenna. My old High Sierra was destroyed when the driver side rear tire, where my antenna was mounted, decided to let the tread come apart and slam the antenna (not to mention nearly destroying the wheel well!).

    Ssshhh!! No one tell the XYL I picked up a new Icom ID-880H mobile, really small and compact, for my car!! Also picked up a neat little suction cup mount for the remote head. I hope it works . . .

    ..........Bob <---------wishing you all were here!! :D
  5. WA4LZC

    WA4LZC Subscriber QRZ Page

    Which one did you get??? I have the Little Tarheel II on my car and I plan to ground mount a Tarheel A-300 in my yard......:D:D
  6. W8EK

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    Thanks very much to all of you who attended the Orlando
    HamCation this past weekend. At this point, every indication
    is that it was larger than last year. Please mark your
    calendar now for next year -- February 11, 12, and 13, 2011.
    Not on Valentines Day next year!

    I wish we could have controlled the weather, especially on
    Friday with the downpour of rain. It was interesting to
    note that those from South Florida, and even Central Florida,
    thought it was really cold. Those from Minnesota or Virginia
    thought it was fine.

    We had a lot of very positive comments. Most vendors in the
    swap building reported record sales, with most selling all
    they brought, or very close to it. One person said they had
    brought 15 "major radios" to sell, and had sold 13 of them
    by Friday afternoon. Some even went home and got more
    things to sell! This was true if they were selling ham gear.
    The people reporting average sales were the computer
    vendors, or those selling jewelry. Is it possible that
    HamCation is going back a "real hamfest" selling ham

    Thanks to all who attended. See you there next year.



    Ken, W8EK

    Ken Simpson
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  7. K3ROJ

    K3ROJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bad weather up north

    Wish I could have made it but the bad weather here in Baltimore put a stop to that. I heard that Flex Radio was going to show off their new Flex 1500 QRP radio. I have one on order but won't get here until perhaps March.
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