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by vxo
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Dayton 2013
Topic: **** NEW **** NO Toilet Policy At Hamvention
Replies: 5
Views: 4731

Re: **** NEW **** NO Toilet Policy At Hamvention

my friend Jorge Newbery went in the 80s and rigged a porta potty with conductive tape on the seat and a solar powered florescent light inverter connected to it.... when the sun shines.... yeeeup. he's got my same twisted sense of humor

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by vxo
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: I scored a few of these but have no idea...
Replies: 8
Views: 8447

Re: I scored a few of these but have no idea...

dPMR not DMR. It's possible they may be compatible with the Yaesu digital ham gear that showed up, there's suspicion that also speaks dPMR. I've been researching dPMR a bit as of late, it seems promising EXCEPT... there's a wide variety of incompatible voice codecs lurking around. there are also som...
by vxo
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

Well it was a great success :D
Sorry I kinda vanished for a while, but stay tuned for the info on next year!
by vxo
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

rfrederick wrote:As for the hoveround repair table, don't forget to offer installation of wacker lights and other ARES equipment. :wacker:
Only the latest and greatest in energy efficient LED
by vxo
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

Suggestion #1: Hoveround repair and tune-up table. +1 How about a table with a dummy load, a wattmeter, a signal generator, frequency counter and a high current 12VDC source, etc., complete with someone who both guards the test equipment from walking off and helps test their stuff. Maybe have a hat...
by vxo
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

Poo! I forgot to check the thread on my very own event, DERP! Yes, we do plan on having exam sessions.
by vxo
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

....yes, I am indeed the chairman, so please feel free to bother me with any requests, suggestions, or anything of the like. (will I regret this?....) :mjban:
by vxo
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Miami Hamfest, Feb 1-2, Miami, FL.

A warm welcome to all... Miami Hamfest http://miamihamfest.net/ Friday, Feb. 1 2013 12-8 PM Saturday Feb. 2 2013 8 AM-6 PM Location: The Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24 ST (Coral Way), Miami FL 33165 Amateur radio, electronics, and alternative energy show Tickets $10 advance before Jan 1, 2...
by vxo
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 6498

Re: Orlando Hamcation Photos

You've just gotta have the body to pull it off.
down with pants!!!
kj4wna wrote:Impressive. Most impressive. Kilt guy is definitely a new sight for me. God help us all if the optional use of pants is the trend at hamfests.
by vxo
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Mansfield Hamfest Feb 14th
Replies: 5
Views: 5942

Re: Mansfield Hamfest Feb 14th

Oh, is THAT why Miami always used to have at least one person selling Mary Kay cosmetics, one selling Beanie Babies, and one selling fruit preserves? :baby:
by vxo
Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Not So Early Free Flea, Miami, FL, Jan 16 2010.
Replies: 0
Views: 13441

Not So Early Free Flea, Miami, FL, Jan 16 2010.

Copied from Robert, KE4MCL: The Not Soo Early Free Flea is happening again! January 16th, 2010 at the Miami Science Museum Planetarium parking lot. Free flea area is the parking lot immediately south of the planetarium dome. There are publicly accessible restrooms and snack machines in the museum ju...
by vxo
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hamtoberfest 2009, Miami, FL, October 17
Replies: 1
Views: 2625

Hamtoberfest 2009, Miami, FL, October 17

The South Florida Hamboree presents Hamtoberfest, coming October 17 to the Miami Mahi Shrine Auditorium near downtown Miami. This year it will feature a Hamabout demolition derby. Last hamabout still running wins a 1 year subscription to Make Magazine.* http://www.hamboree.org * Yes, this is serious...
by vxo
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile
Replies: 31
Views: 26754

Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

I have the 7800R and am considering a modification to eliminate that stupid RJ jack. Thanks for reminding me... I just went ahead and exploited Neutrik's sample program to get an 8 pin Neutricon and jack to get around that crap. I've always liked the way the nice little three jawed chuck inside Neut...
by vxo
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Miami's Not So Early Free Flea, January 10, 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 12650

Miami's Not So Early Free Flea, January 10, 2009

I'm pleased to see I'm not the only one who didn't like having these things go from 6-10 AM. The Not So Early Free Flea will be held at the Miami Museum of Science / Space Transit Planetarium, January 10, 10 AM - 2 PM. The Free Flea is located in the southwest corner of the museum parking lot, behin...
by vxo
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation, Feb. 13-15, 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 5043

Orlando Hamcation, Feb. 13-15, 2009

Just looked up the info on next year's Orlando Hamcation... it looks like they've got a special prize drawing this year for people who get tickets early, before Jan. 25. Anyone planning on going? I've never been to the Orlando show before, and would kinda like to check it out. FYI, prices... tickets...
by vxo
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: South Florida Hamboree, October 25
Replies: 1
Views: 2209

Re: South Florida Hamboree, October 25

Shameless bump:

The show is on for this weekend! Tables and tailgate spaces may still be available...

Photographs should appear here this weekend... :baby:
by vxo
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Melbourne FL '08, October 11-12.
Replies: 0
Views: 12363

Melbourne FL '08, October 11-12.

It's about that time again...

Melbourne Hamfest
Presented by the Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS)

Saturday: 9AM-5PM Sunday: 9AM-2PM

Setup: Fri, Oct 10th at 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Sat, 7:00AM to 9:00AM

http://www.pcars.org

GMap

Anyone else going?
by vxo
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Flamingo Net Free Flea, University of Miami, April 19
Replies: 0
Views: 12741

Flamingo Net Free Flea, University of Miami, April 19

The Flamingo Net Free Flea is coming up April 19, at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL... For more information, see the Flamingo Net site . (Warning: Hosted on FreeServers, which has obnoxious advertising. They seem to have gotten the drive-by-downloads in check again, at least.) Get direc...
by vxo
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7068

Re: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008

Image

Ok, seriously now.. does anyone have pics from Orlando this year?

Also, I mixed up dates severely, Megacon is in March. What was I thinking?
by vxo
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: South Florida Hamboree, October 25
Replies: 1
Views: 2209

South Florida Hamboree, October 25

The South Florida Hamboree is back! Coming to Miami October 25, this year's will be... Hamtoberfest! . Celebrate the fall harvest* with us! Check http://www.hamboree.org for more details. * Or, just be jealous of us for having year round harvests. Our climate just rocks for growing anything, anytime.
by vxo
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7068

Really, the lack of the South Florida Hamboree sucks worse. I miss that event. It always used to be the weekend before Orlando. Last year it was bumped off due to the Super Bowl having *everything* in Miami full, every road locked down, or every business charging $50 for parking (I'm not even kiddin...
by vxo
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Orlando Hamcation Feb 8-10 2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7068

Wow, it's the same weekend as Megacon. Hmm. I might go for part of one day or something... I dunno yet.
by vxo
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: South Florida Free Fleas, Nov. 3 and 17
Replies: 0
Views: 2999

South Florida Free Fleas, Nov. 3 and 17

It's that time again.... The Cy Harris Memorial Free Flea in Fort Lauderdale is taking place at the Collins Center in Oakland Park, FL, Saturday morning, Nov 3 '07. Directions to Collins Center Also, the University of Miami Free Flea will be Saturday, November 17 '07, at the physics parking lot at t...
by vxo
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: University of Miami / Flamingo Net Free Flea, April 21 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2920

Oh? Is it still going to be in the same location, though?

I know UMARC disappeared a while back, probably just due to lack of participation...
by vxo
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: University of Miami / Flamingo Net Free Flea, April 21 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2920

University of Miami / Flamingo Net Free Flea, April 21 2007

The next UM Free Flea is coming up on April 21...

Flamingo Net website WARNING: FreeServers advertising code will RAPE your system if you are using MSIE.

Location: Physics parking lot at the University of Miami.
Map here. Free parking/admission, bring your own tables, etc.
by vxo
Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Melbourne Florida October 14 & 15
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

I think he's the one I bought a pair of non-working Dana frequency counters from a couple years ago. Both have Nixie displays, and the requisite drive/power circuitry... so I pulled the socketed 7490s from both of them, and used the crystal timebase to drive a digital clock. It's retrotastic, though...
by vxo
Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: UM / Flamingo Net Free Flea, Miami, November 19, 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 2144

UM / Flamingo Net Free Flea, Miami, November 19, 2005

Hello there.. I just want to announce the following: The Flamingo Net's Free Flea at the University of Miami takes place November 19, 2005, from 7 AM to noon. It's free to attend and to sell stuff, so come on down! More info can be found on the Flamingo Net website (warning: don't visit using IE... ...