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NEAR-Fest XXVI: The Offical Word




 
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« on: October 10, 2019, 07:07:32 AM »

We really need the attendance this time........This message posted by our good friend Bill, NE1B says it all.....

“You have probably heard that quote before!  Rain or Shine, this event needs YOU!  Without attendees, i.e. ticket sales, this will spell the doom of ham flea markets in New England.

If you have not had a chance to stop by HRO in Salem NH, you still can purchase "at the Gate".

Even with rain outside, there are still 4 Inside Building venues for visiting Vendors and Non-Profit Clubs.  Also many Flea Marketers with big tents.

Don't be a wuss.  Come on out Friday and Saturday.  Bring rain gear if it gets misty.  This is a great social event for the ham community!

NEDECN will have a table there both days in the Concessions Bldg.  Don't forget about the Tower Safety Class on Friday at noon by K1IR.”

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Bill, NE1B
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 12:22:55 PM »

   We AM'ers like to think that we're more of a "rugged individualist" crowd than the rest.  Let's prove it.  Let the slop-bucket guys hide under their beds and play with their Baophengs -we'll be at Nearfest.

Nearfest go brách, báisteach nó grian!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 05:59:12 PM »

   Several weather outlets, including NWS, are now showing greatly improved forecasts for Friday: no rain until well after noon, and just scattered showers on Saturday.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 08:01:43 PM »

https://f1.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.0615&lon=-71.2884#.XZ_ERSQpCEc

I don’t see the dreaded “R” word anywhere in the latest NWS forecast!  70 percent chance of no precipitation on Friday!

As for the little “s” word (not to be confused with the big “S” word, which fortunately has only rarely paid a visit):

- There’s no soap in it.
- You won’t melt.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 06:42:33 AM »

25 miles to the west here in NH, we woke up to CLEAR skies!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 10:48:21 AM »

Sun is out now!
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 12:40:02 PM »

Seen so far:

K1KV
K1KW
WA1QIX
K1ETP
K2ORS
KC2FXE
KC2JXX/W2TRH
WA1QIX
W1RC
WX1O
NE1S
WA1SSJ
W1AW HIRAM
W1LO
N1MMD
N1PS
K1KBW
KW1I
K1ANX
KA2QFX
W1IA
W1EKG
KB1IAW
WA1OAT
WA1HLR
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 03:17:49 PM »


S,

A bit early in the day to see Hiram...

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 04:42:49 PM »

He gets here early for the deals.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 06:38:48 PM »

More:

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 08:53:26 PM »

   Woke up this morning down here in Connecticut to twinkling stars and the glow of dawn in a cloudless sky.  Absolutely incredible considering the dismal forecast of only a few days ago.  At Nearfest, some sun, some non-threatening looking cloud cover, and only the lightest spitting rain for a few minutes around 3 o'clock.
   Turnout wasn't bad considering the previous forecasts, and there seemed to be a lot of buying and selling going on.  Bought some great stuff from Wayne, WA1SSJ - who seemed to be having a good day - and Gerry, K1GUP.  Met a few AM'ers who I hadn't met before, including KC2FXE and KE1LI, talked to Steve, WA1QIX, Bruce, WX1O, and Bob, K1KBW, who I hadn't talked to for decades.  I'm sad that I missed Warren, K2ORS; bought a rig from him last year - a great guy.  And I never saw Al, W1VTP - don't remember if he was going up Friday or Saturday.  Probably missed a bunch, since I don't yet know a whole lot of AM'ers by sight.
   All in all an excellent day and I wouldn't have missed it, rain or shine.
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 08:26:16 AM »

Disappointed I couldn't make it, but I made commitments to attend Hershey before I realized NEARFest and Hershey were the same time.

Highlight was giving an old friend (who owned an original Shelby Cobra 289 for 40+ years) a turn at the wheel in my replica Cobra.  I think it made his weekend.


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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 06:43:57 AM »

Had fun at Nearfester and sold a bunch of stuff. It was shack clean out this session.

And I saw old friends and met a bunch of folks that apparently have nothing to do at midnight but watch some of my Youtube Videos! Don't you people have wives or girlfriends?
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« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 06:28:15 PM »

I came home with a really clean B&W 5100B.  Woohoo!
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« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 10:33:23 PM »

Seen so far:

K1KV
K1KW
WA1QIX
K1ETP
K2ORS
KC2FXE
KC2JXX/W2TRH
WA1QIX
W1RC
WX1O
NE1S
WA1SSJ
W1AW HIRAM
W1LO
N1MMD
N1PS
K1KBW
KW1I
K1ANX
KA2QFX
W1IA
W1EKG
KB1IAW
WA1OAT
WA1HLR

I was there. Maybe I was too low in my trike to be noticed

Al VTP


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« Reply #15 on: Today at 01:59:16 PM »

Seen so far:

K1KV
K1KW
WA1QIX
K1ETP
K2ORS
KC2FXE
KC2JXX/W2TRH
WA1QIX
W1RC
WX1O
NE1S
WA1SSJ
W1AW HIRAM
W1LO
N1MMD
N1PS
K1KBW
KW1I
K1ANX
KA2QFX
W1IA
W1EKG
KB1IAW
WA1OAT
WA1HLR

I was there. Maybe I was too low in my trike to be noticed

Al VTP

I believe Todd-KA1KAQ was there as well.  I had heard last night on the AWA PM/AM net there was 35 or so that attended the AM dinner. 

Joe-GMS
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