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Rochester, NY?

Post by va3wxm » Tue May 30, 2006 7:08 am

Is there one this year? Usually it's the first weekend in June.

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Post by W3ZR » Tue May 30, 2006 7:38 am

http://www.rochesterhamfest.org

Yessiree !

Enjoy if you are going, I can't justify another wifeless trip
that far away after Dayton. At least until next May :)
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Post by alex » Tue May 30, 2006 9:54 am

It's not worth going if your looking for motorola stuff -

There might be some agencies there that are selling off surplus narrow band stuff, but honestly, I wouldn't waste your time.

I know a couple of the people who would generally sell motorola stuff there, and one of them is in California....

Otherwise, it's an OK hamfest, but really, I wouldn't travel as far as most do for Dayton.

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Post by JAYMZ » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:06 pm

Are there any hamsexuals going? As it turns out I am going... I'll have a friend in tow and we'll probably be listening to BW1 analog and digital.

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Post by kb2vgi » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:19 am

I'm probably going to make a quick pass in the early afternoon, not sure yet. I wanted to drop by the UNYREPCO meeting, just to see what that would be like. If I bring any kids, we'll end up walking the grounds for another hour or so arguing about why I won't give them $15 to buy more broken computer stuff.
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Post by JAYMZ » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:36 am

If you swing through the UNYREPCO meeting wanna get the status of my coordination that has been in their hands for 6 months?

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Post by alex » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:44 am

JAYMZ wrote:If you swing through the UNYREPCO meeting wanna get the status of my coordination that has been in their hands for 6 months?


Don't get me started on UNYREPCO and WYNSORC.

They have pretty much permanently scared my respect for people who coordinate repeaters in NY.

Waste of Fing time.

Put the crap up, and be like, well, I'm not waiting 9 months to put my repeater on the air... *CLICK*....

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Post by kb2vgi » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:49 am

Yeah, I'm not really sure *why* I want to go. I suspect I'll get angry and leave in the first 10 minutes. I was hoping I could get Alex to go along, but he's "busy" ...
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Post by alex » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:57 am

kb2vgi wrote:Yeah, I'm not really sure *why* I want to go. I suspect I'll get angry and leave in the first 10 minutes. I was hoping I could get Alex to go along, but he's "busy" ...


I already assessed traveling to rochester this weekend, and the cost of flying (and the fact that I already have a ticket to NYC - would just be too much to change, and would still require me to fly back to NYC, before boarding a plane to Rochester.)

Oh well.

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Post by kb2vgi » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:43 pm

Well, that was a giant waste of 45 minutes, except for the sign at the main entrance, which made it worth the trip.

The parking lot has been closed or removed for some reason and everyone was being parked in a field beyond the fairgrounds.
It was raining pretty hard and things looked pretty muddy. I couldn't justify spending $9 or whatever it was to get in, have to walk in from cattle country in the rain and the mud and then not even be able to walk around the flea market, so I just turned around and left. I went to Home Depot instead, had to park way out at the far end of the lot, walked in in the rain, and didn't find what I was looking for, so I guess I'll call it even.

And how do we tell the world that this is the place for the hamfest? The only sign, anywhere that I saw, was an easel set up at the main entrance with the word "HAM" written in it, in electrical tape. :not worthy:
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Post by JAYMZ » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:23 pm

kb2vgi wrote:Well, that was a giant waste of 45 minutes,


My friend Jim and I drove 3 and a half hours up to check it out. Very dissappointing. Rochester used to be a decent fest. This year was very empty. I am actually surprised no to see my car submitted as a whacker-mobile on here though. Besides the Astro Van with the red lightbar I had one of the more whack-tacular rides in the place.

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Post by K2JLX » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:10 pm

Mostly disappointing - smaller than the Sussex NJ hamfest even.

Jim.

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Post by W3ZR » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:15 pm

I did get an e-mail of a fatality at Rochester.

Yogi, the brown, stick chasing dog of NA2A
lost a battle against a motor vehicle. :(
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Post by JAYMZ » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:40 pm

K3BM wrote:I did get an e-mail of a fatality at Rochester.

Yogi, the brown, stick chasing dog of NA2A
lost a battle against a motor vehicle. :(


Is that what THAT was?

I thought it was the rumble strips... oh well.

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Post by W3ZR » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:51 pm

It would have been more funny if it
were a hamhump, rather than a pooch...
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Post by kb2vgi » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:16 am

Here's the sign from the main entrance:

Yes, it's written in electrical tape. I only wish I had some with me.


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Post by kb2vgi » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:12 pm

It's an arrow. The one on the other side of the sign was a little better defined.
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Post by alex » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:07 pm

That's what happens when you use your radio too much next to your...

Nevermind.

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