Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

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Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby w4wtf » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:41 pm

I am debating it........
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby Mong » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:52 pm

I think the new location sucks since they say Concord yet it's WAY on the other side of nothing compared naything in Concord. BUT.... I am off that weekend and am only coming from Gastonia so I'll be there.

As a plus, the old hamfest location in Charlotte will have a C&E gunshow the same weekend.

http://www.ppm-nc.com/calendar/index.php
http://www.cegunshows.com/ShowInformati ... fault.aspx
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby KG4CGC » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:07 am

I be dar. Trying to get some sleep though.
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby KG4CGC » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:07 am

OK, I about to hit the road. Bucking the trend though, showered and using deodorant.
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby w4wtf » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:49 am

I spent all my $$$ buying a bunch of /\/\ stuff at auction, so no going for me.
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby KG4CGC » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:26 pm

The Charlotte hamfest was nice. The bouquet was strong of many medications, one of which, when ingested, produces the prolific odor of gluey, soapy, dog repellent and hair spray. The mobility chairs were abundant in number but not outdone by the presence of portable oxygen tanks. I believe there was one in attendance who stores his clothing in a neighbor's barn. I chose to buck the trend by shaving, showering and using deodorant with a spritz of Aspen. I should have bathed in the Aspen, to be honest. There was even a Mexican looking vendor selling used shoes and bronze jewelry. More computers this year than ever before, even a few old Commodores and one Amiga.

I looked in earnest for the HTX-500 of which a friend is seeking but alas, it was not there. Many, many of the HQ line were available. I saw several TS 570D's, a couple of 940's, an 830, a pair of Icom 7500's, an 8500. The Ten Tec gear was beat all to shit except for one nice looking Jupiter w/AT. 1200$$$ asking price seemed a bit suspicious. The Heathkits were strangely not in abundance like they normally are. A couple of SB220's here or there. No receivers or otherwise to represent the old Heathkit line. Several nice little Hammarlunds for 30 and 35 $$$. Project for someone. A Yaesu FT 101/2 for 150 $$$. Hey! The lights did work! A few FT 7** rigs. CBs, DAK stacks, 11m amps, Ranger RCI 29**, coax, scopes, bins of old surveillance cams, crap tools, good tools, assorted magnifiers and satin statuettes. More crap than I have room to mention.

Martin Jue Jr. was manning the MFJ booth. Ten Tec was there just for show as was Yeasu. HRO and Ham Radio World?Universe(?) was there. What ever radio HRO had, Ham Radio W/U was 25 $$$ cheaper. Wire Man, the whacker vest supplier with embroidery machine on hand, Girl Scout cookies in a roving wagon being pulled by overweight Girl Scouts. Sorry. A little cruel. I want to give props to the people from Debco Electronics aka debco.com. Debcoelectronics.com ... They had a whole row for their little parts, close to 180 feet total in table lentgh. They are a little Mom and Pop that sells more than electronic pieces. Look them up. I got 10 crystal diodes for 50 cents each, several multipacks of caps, resistors and transistors for 1 dolla each. Two packs of jumbo LED's for a dolla a pair each (elusive blue), dolla pots, ferrite doughnuts, all in all, 60 dollars worth of pieces parts for 16 $$$. I could have spent all day there thinking about parts I MIGHT need! Not to mention connectors, adapters RF and audio, sockets ... the list would go on and on ... meters. Debco is Tom K8CLA and Deb N8BVI. Need parts, CHECK THEM OUT FIRST.

I did not partake of any of the food offerings. Standard fare, whooptie do, right? But being so close to the heart of livermush country, by 10am the very nice facilities were under siege all manner of sounds and odors. I know, bathrooms tend to stink, it is the Law of Nature. However, the cacophonous chorus of the mensroom combined with added echo and an over taxed ventilation system gives reason to redefine the meaning of certain terms related to battle field conflagrations and being on the front lines of attack! I only wanted to pee! Really! After I walked in there though, suddenly, the rules of Mensrooms Etiquette suddenly did not apply! I just wanted to relieve my bladder and get out. Sorry, guy standing beside me at the urinal. I know there is supposed to be one empty urinal space between us at all times but I was not going to wait for you to clear out and risk fighting over the space left available. In case you're wondering, yes. Yes I did wash my hands as I tried to breathe through my mouth using my teeth as a filter against the onslaught of the awesome power that is Olympic Hamfest Powerdumping. I knew I was up against the Best of the Best but I tell you no lie when I say that I had no idea what was in store upon my entry into that Special Portal of Hell. I may have only spent 60 seconds in there, 75 tops but it seemed like and unending, tortuous eternity.
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby Mong » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:08 pm

Sounds like it was as I expected, too bad I was not able to make to say hi.
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby ka8ypy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:43 pm

Sorry I didn't make it to town earlier. I found out yesterday that one of my light vendors was having a Distributor meeting, so I made the 7 hour trip down here from DC in 5 1/2, got in at 5:30 PM. Current staying over on Arrowood Rd at a Holiday in express. Once the meeting is over on Monday, back to DC I go. maybe next time I can make a couple days of it.

I actually wanted to hit the gun show.
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby Mong » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:45 pm

You're supposed to give us more notice (by us, I mean the Charlotte members.... me) :baby:
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby va3wxm » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:05 pm

Maybe there's a reason he didn't give more notice... :baby:

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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby ka8ypy » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:08 pm

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby Mong » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:09 pm

I'll take a warm midget fart over a cold beer any day

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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby ka8ypy » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:10 pm

Are you moving or removing someone from the gene pool??
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Re: Anyone going to Charlotte on the 13th?

Postby Mong » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:08 pm

I'll take a warm midget fart over a cold beer any day


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