Wilkes Barre PA hamfest- Any good????

Discussion in 'Hamfest Reports' started by W3ATV, Jun 30, 2016.

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  1. WA2AAR

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    i look it up i miss it next year
    cant wait until Sellesville, PA in oct
    This one is a good one
  2. AB3TQ

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    Harrisburg was on Saturday July 2nd and Wilkes Barre was on Sunday July 3rd

    Good to know we still have several good regional fests. Quite a a bit more local to me, the two Reading PA (Berks County) clubs are hosting fests in the next two months. At Sinking Spring on Saturday August 6th and Leesport (a new location for their Third Annual) on Sunday September 18th. While nowhere near the biggest in the region, it is worth the trip for us local hams. And that newest fest on my calendar, marking only its third year, showed growth in year number two - and I see no reason why there would not be even more growth at the new location for year number three.

    I hope all the local hams will support both fests.

    Glenn AB3TQ
  3. W3ATV

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    I was at Sussex this past weekend. The best that I have seen in the region all year. I have not been to Sellersville in years. It was never that big. It used to be at the firehouse- no where as big as Sussex. Maybe it grew. That would be awesome.
  4. WA8UEG

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    Sussex is the star hamfest of the area, Wilkes Barre is much smaller but still worth attending and seems to have vendors with realistic pricing and often downright steals. I think Wilkes Barre would do much better if it wasn't a week before Sussex.
  5. AB3TQ

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    A reminder that the Reading Radio Club (Berks County PA) is hosting its fest this Saturday August 6th in Sinking Spring. I hope the weather isn't an issue for them.

    Unfortunately the Berks Amateur Radio Club has cancelled their September fest.
  6. WA2CWA

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    Having participated at both hamfests (Sussex and Sellersville) for many years, the Sussex hamfest is the premier hamfest in NJ. The Sellersville hamfest has also grown. Generally the paved area behind the firehouse is totally filled with vendors and roughly 100 feet away is the very large unpaved (somewhat grassy area) parking area where there are many more vendors. There is also a room for indoor vendors. Being in mid-October, it can sometimes be nippy weather early in the morning (especially if you're one of the flashlight people) but, as the sun rises, it generally gets comfortable. Sellersville is generally my last hamfest for the year.

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