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Re: [TenTec] Swapmeets in general WAS: Under the Dirt...a Diamond!

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Swapmeets in general WAS: Under the Dirt...a Diamond!
From: "Ken Simpson, W8EK" <W8EK@speakeasy.net>
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Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:57:59 -0500
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Hi Jim and others,

While not on your list of great hamfests like Dayton and TenTec, you 
should add Orlando HamCation.  They have topped 10,000 people for 
several years.  It is coming up in a couple weeks on February 10, 11, 
12, and 13.  Even with the miserable weather we had here in FL last 
year, most everything at Orlando HamCation was UP by 10% or so.  That 
includes the tailgate area, attendance, swap building, etc.  Only 
thing not up 10% was the commercial area, and that was because it was 
already full, and could not possibly grow any more.  Many people in 
the swap area reported "selling out" within a few hours.

I will be at the QCWA booth in the main commercial area most of the 
time, and will also be doing a QCWA forum at 11:15 AM on Saturday. 
Please stop by and say hello, and come to the forum.  This applies to 
anyone, but especially those licensed 25 years or more.

See you at Orlando HamCation.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
QCWA National Director
E-mail to W8EK@FLHam.net or W8EK@arrl.net
Voice Phone  (352) 732-8400

Jim Lowman wrote, On 1/26/2011 10:28 PM:
> Great find, Paul!
> This brings me to one of my major peeves about ham swapmeets today.
> Even 10 years ago, it was difficult to find any gear from the 50s or 60s 
> at our local swapmeet.
> It was mostly walkie-talkies and computers and related items, even 
> though there was a major computer swapmeet three weeks out of four each 
> month in the LA area.
> Have the online sites pretty much killed the great swapmeets of years past?
> Save for Dayton and the Ten-Tec annual get-together, that is.
> So, who still has a good ham swapmeet in his area?
> 73 de Jim - AD6CW
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