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« on: October 12, 2019, 11:37:27 AM »

   For all in the Connecticut/Southern New England area, tomorrow, Sunday Oct 13th, is the Nutmeg Hamfest, at the Sheraton Four-Points in Meriden, CT.  Colloquially referred to as "Nutfest" - an appropriate name for a hamfest if there ever was one - it's roughly on par with the Framingham or Marlborough shows; maybe just a tad smaller - though this one is both inside and outside.  Weather looks good, too. Bought and sold quite well there over the last few years, and it's pretty much the last hamfest of the year for me.  If you haven't gotten your fill at Nearfest, check it out.
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« Reply #1 on: Today at 12:23:41 PM »

I was there Bill. I guess we did not cross paths. This one was the best one there in a long time. Overflow of vendors and the weather was great. Good selection of boatanchors and parts etc. I saw some am'ers there. N1ALF, N1BCG, WA1GFZ, his cohort Gary, whose call escapes my feeble old brain, W1VLF, W1EPG. There were others I'm sure, just going by the conversations that I overheard as I  toured the place. No major scores, I am not looking for much. One thing was an 80M bandpass filter, nice 250W unit.
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:56:18 PM »

   For all in the Connecticut/Southern New England area, tomorrow, Sunday Oct 13th, is the Nutmeg Hamfest, at the Sheraton Four-Points in Meriden, CT.  Colloquially referred to as "Nutfest" - an appropriate name for a hamfest if there ever was one - it's roughly on par with the Framingham or Marlborough shows; maybe just a tad smaller - though this one is both inside and outside.  Weather looks good, too. Bought and sold quite well there over the last few years, and it's pretty much the last hamfest of the year for me.  If you haven't gotten your fill at Nearfest, check it out.

Wow, I wonder how the picked that name for there Hamfest.   Seems really close to NEARfest  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 06:46:40 PM »

I was there.
Name come from Connecticut's nickname as "The Nutmeg State"
http://mentalfloss.com/article/55245/why-connecticut-called-nutmeg-state
This is it's 27th year so it predates "NearFest", but not Horestraders
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 07:22:07 PM »

Hi, Larry,
   Sorry I missed you.  Wayne told me you were there, but not until after the 'fester.  I did meet up with Paul, W1VLF, and also Ron, WZ1V.
   N1ALF, N1BCG, WA1GFZ - now that's too bad I didn't get a chance to meet those guys.  I hear Rob, N1ALF, on the AM Carrier Net and Lonely Guys all the time, but never met him.  I used to work with Frank, WA1GFZ, over twenty years ago; might not recognize him now. Clark, N1BCG, has one of the nicest sounding stations in the area.  Would have enjoyed meeting those three.
   It was a great day, and like you say, great turnout.  No big scores here, either; some assorted tubes and parts, and a somewhat rough looking but probably workable Clegg Interceptor.  Older than my other Interceptor, which is which an "Interceptor B" - this one, a non-"B", has a slightly different front panel.  Someone did a real shabby looking blue paint job on the case, which will need to be stripped down and repainted in something close to the original Clegg gray.  The front panel's not bad; haven't looked inside yet.  Hopefully mice haven't gotten into it.
   Looking forward to hearing you on the 6 meter AM net sometime.
 
  

I was there Bill. I guess we did not cross paths. This one was the best one there in a long time. Overflow of vendors and the weather was great. Good selection of boatanchors and parts etc. I saw some am'ers there. N1ALF, N1BCG, WA1GFZ, his cohort Gary, whose call escapes my feeble old brain, W1VLF, W1EPG. There were others I'm sure, just going by the conversations that I overheard as I  toured the place. No major scores, I am not looking for much. One thing was an 80M bandpass filter, nice 250W unit.
Larry
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