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Posted: 08:02:25 PM, 22/08/2013
Inside a hamfest
Several weeks ago I got an email from my chum, Rick Curl, asking if I was planning on going to the Huntsville Hamfest in Alabama, United States. In case you are unfamiliar with this term, a Hamfest is a convention of amateur radio enthusiasts. It often involves a combination of a tradeshow, a flea market, and a variety of activities of interest to amateur radio operators, a.k.a. "hams."
About 30 minutes after the above picture was taken, the show was absolutely jam-packed. As Rick had promised, although many booths were focused on radios, there was much more on offer. One vendor, for example, focused on vacuum tubes. As you can see in the photograph below, this guy's table was laden with boxes of old tubes:
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