[CQ-Contest] Hamvention - New Venue, etc.

Ria Jairam rjairam at gmail.com
Sun May 21 22:15:54 EDT 2017

There were indoor restrooms and also porta potties.

Porta potties were plentiful and mostly used by men because the women's
restrooms really didn't have a line. It's funny because it's usually the
opposite at a non-ham event.

As far as the condition of the facilities they were pretty clean. They even
had showers. A definite upgrade from Hara.

Ria, N2RJ

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:

> What was/is the washroom capabilities like?
> in the photos I saw some porta potties.
> Joe WB9SBD
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> 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
>> efficient.
>> "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
>> water!
>> 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 ...?
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