[CQ-Contest] Hamvention - New Venue, etc.
nss at mwt.net
Sun May 21 17:47:58 EDT 2017
What was/is the washroom capabilities like?
in the photos I saw some porta potties.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 5/21/2017 11:50 AM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> For a "first effort" I give DARA a solid "589".
> Friday morning traffic was a learning experience, but Saturday AM the
> County-Mounties were in place on the main approach routes, and things were
> remarkably smoother. Lesson learned, correction applied.
> Parking was a non-issue --- lots of room, and even though I ended up on the
> southwest-forty Saturday, the John Deere powered shuttles were prompt and
> "Don't Cry For Me Hararena" (sung to the tune of "Don't Cry For Me
> Argentina"). In addition to the permanent buildings for "inside vendors"
> there were a number of large tents with additional vendors/clubs under
> cover. All the buildings were clean and free of barnyard odors (hey, it's a
> County fairground in farm country!) Forums were in two spacious climate
> controlled buildings, and seemed there were more than usual forums. Hot
> weather/humidity Friday afternoon made a couple of the buildings "sticky",
> but Budweiser had a semi-load barley pop on hand to stave off the threat of
> heat stroke.
> Lots of food vendors in a central food-courtyard setting, much more variety
> than the "church basement" style at Hara.
> I'm not a flea market guy, so can't comment much on that, but it looked
> about as big as the Hara parking lot site. Looks like the racetrack infield
> still had room for expansion. Downside, due to a couple of passing
> rainstorms, it got kind of swampy out there by late today (Saturday).
> The contest banquet was great. TIM was so damned dapper it made my eyes
> I'll come back next May.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> "Just a Boy and his Radio"™
> On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 10:43 Pete Smith N4ZR <pete.n4zr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As one of those who couldn't go this year but hopes to go next time, I'd
>> sure like to see contesters' comments about what was good, bad or ...?
>> 73, Pete N4ZR
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