Hudson Valley and Southern Tier NY Fests

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Hudson Valley and Southern Tier NY Fests

Post by JAYMZ » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:22 pm

Apr 23rd 2006
Mt. Beacon ARC Hamfest
http://www.qsl.net/mbarc

May 6th 2006
Binghamton ARA Owego Hamfest
http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/bara/

I will be going to at least the Mt Beacon one or possibly both. I'll be on the typical Batlabs and Hamsexy VHF IMBE channels.
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Re: Hudson Valley and Southern Tier NY Fests

Post by richard » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:13 pm

JAYMZ wrote:Apr 23rd 2006
Mt. Beacon ARC Hamfest
http://www.qsl.net/mbarc

May 6th 2006
Binghamton ARA Owego Hamfest
http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/bara/

I will be going to at least the Mt Beacon one or possibly both. I'll be on the typical Batlabs and Hamsexy VHF IMBE channels.


I dunno if the drive to Binghamton will be worth it, but the other one is likely.

I guess we'll see what I have going on that weekend.

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Post by JAYMZ » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:28 pm

I will either take the day or call out for the Mt Beacon fest... I generally make the trip for that. I've never been to Binghamton or Elmira(was supposed to go last year, but was unable at the last minute) for the hamfests, so why not...
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Post by JAYMZ » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:59 am

Mt Beacon is on Sunday... any of you Sexy Hams heading out? If so I will be on BW1 Analog and Digital.

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Post by richard » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:05 pm

JAYMZ wrote:Mt Beacon is on Sunday... any of you Sexy Hams heading out? If so I will be on BW1 Analog and Digital.


Dammit. I have other plans. If I'd have remembered, I would have made the trek.

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Post by W3ZR » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:24 pm

I'll be to Binghamton, no IMBE, but on the Hamsexy BW1.
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Post by JAYMZ » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:46 pm

PJ and I made the trek in the pouring rain this morning.

I will say that the fest was almost a waste of $12 for admission for both of us. The following are the only pictures I was able to get. All I had was my phone, and I left my regular camera in the car. ARRL Hudson Division Director Frank Fallon was in attendance, standing around looking important. <shrug> The first picture features some poor kid announcing the door prizes... each number was read something like 30-40 times. And in the most annoying 10 year squeaky pre-pubescent voice the kid could manage. 2nd picture is self explanatory... his mother must be very proud of his chosen career.

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And this is the only thing I saw that was remotely interesting... found 2 hours after we left the fest by Minnewaska State Park.

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Post by W3ZR » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:05 pm

So the big question is are you gonna come see me in Owego ?

I can't pass up going there, it's so close to home, it probably
is the closest fest I get to excluding my own clubs fest.
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Post by JAYMZ » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:10 pm

WA3RDM wrote:So the big question is are you gonna come see me in Owego ?

I can't pass up going there, it's so close to home, it probably
is the closest fest I get to excluding my own clubs fest.


It is on my calendar... and I will most likely put in for time off after I get back from Dayton to make sure I am going to go.

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Post by W3ZR » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:51 pm

JAYMZ wrote:...and I will most likely put in for time off after I get back from Dayton to make sure I am going to go.


Better not wait that long dude, its May 6 ! ! !
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Post by JAYMZ » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:40 am

My bad. I thought you were talking about the Elmira one in August. I am off on the 6th, and was going to drag the wife along if she isn't having a day of "squeeze the baby" with our nephew.

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Post by Pj » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:28 pm

50/50 if I am making that trip. May be going to CT for some car shopping...

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