Orlando Hamcation Boatachors Lunch

Brian Carling bcarling at CFL.RR.COM
Mon Jan 30 10:31:51 EST 2006

Thanks Todd -

Part of the reason you see "e Bay prices" on the more plush 
equipment is the absurdly high admission price for sellers.

I think Orlando is now the largest hamfest in Florida but 
a lot of sellers think they can jack things way up.
The vast majority of that kind of equipment goes home with 
the seller!

On 30 Jan 2006 at 9:49, Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:

> On 1/28/06, Brian Carling <bcarling at cfl.rr.com> wrote:
> > Orlando Hamcation Boatanchor Bash / Lunch Eyeball QSO
> >
> > Last year we did it at 12 noon Saturday at the Golden Corral
> > which is JUST WEST of the hamfest site on Route 50.
> > It's about 2.4 miles down on the right as you head west.
> I was there last year while visiting Tampa from VT. Unfortunately, I
> went on Friday because of plans for Saturday and also thinking that
> Friday was the bigger day like Hosstraders is up this way. I was
> wrong! All that traffic and few sellers on Friday, the windy, cool
> weather probably didn't help.
> Did see some nice old gear though, including a 30S-1, some Collins
> A-Line gear, SP-600 and a few others. Ebay prices, to say the least.
> Bought some hard drawn copper wire from the Wireman (just used it for
> a 40 m antenna this last weekend), and met a VT ham who lives about 45
> minutes south of me here. We'd been trying to meet up for years, had
> to go 1500 miles to another state to make it happen.
> Sure do wish I'd gone on Saturday. Maybe next year? Hope you all have
> a good time.
> de Todd/'Boomer'  KA1KAQ

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