Offer to search for "stuff" at the New Mexico statewide hamfest this weekend from K5MGR

Mike Langner mlangner at SWCP.COM
Fri Aug 14 12:09:33 EDT 2009

Hello !

Starting this evening and running through tomorrow is the "Duke City Hamfest," New Mexico's largest hamfest, held in Albuquerque.

If there's anything anyone's looking for, let me know, and I'll see if I can find it.

I have pretty good "all access" to the event, since I'm the (volunteer) President of the presenting organization. . .

73 all!


-----Original Message-----
From: Boat Anchor Owners and Collectors List
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Milsurplus] Imagine a world without hamfests

Well if thats the way you feel, wait til I send you another box of $#!+ 
Lloyd  KK7IZ
kk7iz at

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Tauson" <wh7hg.hi at>
To: <boatanchors at>; <boatanchors at>; 
<milsurplus at>
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 2:33 AM
Subject: [Milsurplus] Imagine a world without hamfests

> Several times I've mentioned needing something only to have people
> tell me how available and cheap they are at hamfests.  The number of
> hams in the US (700,000 as I recall) is just a touch less than the
> total population of Oahu discounting tourists, no fixed address and
> the state government.  (On reflection, the total count may be slightly
> over if I discount the government.)  This is a small state and I live
> on the most populous island in the state.  The next county is some 50
> miles away and the interstate system here doesn't go between counties
> let alone to the mainland.  We don't have hamfests as they're
> understood on the mainland but we also don't have the basements &
> closets of equipment that swaps homes that are so available on the
> mainland.  Many homes here don't even have basements or large closets
> which may be a reason why, but so would the fact that there isn't
> anything like the amount of equipment & parts available here as there
> is on the mainland.
> That said, when I've asked that someone pick something up for me
> that's so easy and cheap to find and that I'd pay them from the next
> coming pension check, I get zero response.  I'm not out to stiff
> anyone and I have never done so.  Any of a number of people can
> confirm that.  Nor am I looking for anything obscure or outrageous ...
> well, except a life companion and that's pure unobtainium, and I'm
> pretty much on my own on that quest.
> The way I see it, this comes down to either (or both) of two
> possibilities.  The first is trust and I can understand that.  The
> second is a give a [insert really bad word here] attitude and I can't
> understand that.  While you're thinking about (or ignoring) that,
> re-read the subject line.  That's pretty much where I live.
> BEst regards,
> Michael, WH7HG
> -- 
> Hiki Nô!
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