Orlando Hamcation?

Discussion in 'Hamfest and Convention Calendar' started by KN4DQE, Jan 9, 2018.

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  1. KN4DQE

    KN4DQE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I haven't seen anyone post about the upcoming Hamcation in Orlando - which is scheduled to happen between 2/9 - 2/11. Is this something that anyone is going to be attending? Considering I live in Orlando, and just obtained my license mid last year, I am planning on going on 2/10, Saturday.

    Here's the link: https://www.hamcation.com/
     
  2. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    I attended in 2014 and had a great time!!

    The gate to get in opens exactly at the time they announce. 9am nowadays for all 3 days! :)

    There will be a line, but it moves pretty quick. :)

    There is food and drink for sale, but it costs more than going to 7-11 or McDonald's , think of going to a County Fair type food.
    Bring your own water and a snack in a small backpack, or perhaps like a gym bag that has a carrying strap.

    There are inside vendors and outside ones, even if it rains you will have a great time!


    Location, Date & Time

    Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park
    4603 West Colonial Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32808

    February 9, 2018 | 9AM to 5PM
    February 10, 2018 | 9AM to 5PM
    February 11, 2018 | 9AM to 2PM
     
  3. KN4DQE

    KN4DQE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm looking forward to it! I hope that there are folks selling some used heliax cable and other such items!
     
  4. KM4WMC

    KM4WMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    You will enjoy it everything you want and dont want is there, Lots of give aways
     
  5. KA7RRA

    KA7RRA Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I went last year. That was my 3rd time going. It is worth it and fun to go to .... if you have time go to Gator land Park and you can feed the Aligators and Crocodiles by hand,they take groups of people and you can feed them on the other side of the fence.
    thye are about 10-12 feet away from you with no fence in between.. Its fun and safe
     
  6. VE3JMR

    VE3JMR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The preferred feed for alligators during this event is "pirate hams" So, if you know one, invite them and pay for their admission! The gators will love you...and them! :)
     
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  7. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    If you want a room, better find one NOW. I hesitated and the place I was planning to stay at sold out of the cheap rooms, and was up to $199. a night for the Hamcation dates.

    I found a room thru Expedia but it was not the place i wanted to stay at.

    Location, Date & Time

    Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park
    4603 West Colonial Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32808

    February 9, 2018 | 9AM to 5PM
    February 10, 2018 | 9AM to 5PM
    February 11, 2018 | 9AM to 2PM



    https://www.hamcation.com/attending-hamcation
     
  8. KC4LNX

    KC4LNX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Im 5 hours up the interstate in Ga. I've never been but im seriously considering it since it's in FL , easy to get to, and i will probably never go to Dayton.
     
  9. KC4LNX

    KC4LNX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Went to Huntsville hamfest for the first time to and really enjoyed it. Also a great side trip to the Marshall Space Flight Center.
     
  10. KN4DQE

    KN4DQE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I actually live about 15 min away from the fairgrounds - so for me it's an easy drive! :) I am looking forward to going for my first time!
     

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