HamVention 2004 Part A
This is the 23rd year for our "Gathering Of The Faithful"!
Below is the flyer that was sent out via e-mail to the IOOK a couple of weeks before HamVention.
Below is a schedule of events anticipated to occur during HamVention week.
IOOK HamVention Week
OK! First, Lou and I shop for lunch vittles (Wednesday). HamVention has finally arrived (almost) so let's go to Hara Arena and set up our booth. This occurs early Thursday morning.
Thursday afternoon arrives and with it so does the IOOK - arrive that is! WA8ZWJ and NN3V are shown visiting in ZWJ's shack. N5AAA and XYL KA9VQS arrive as well. Hoss, WA5ZAI gives the IOOK salute when he and Margareth arrive at the Farley Flophouse! N0BIXie arrived too - but he took these pictures and with all his fancy cameras he hasn't figured out how to snap his own shot! Har!!
The gang head to the Toll House Tavern for our traditional Thursday evening dinner. Below you will see Hoss and his daughter, Tina - NN3V, W3TOM and N8KXM - KC8VSA and KB8FJB - KA9VQS and N5AAA - N7LMJ and W8TVC - KA8SFL and KF8KK - WA5QZI and Sylvia - W6KJ and KE5ZY.
The Toll House Tavern fun continues below with snap shots of Tina and Carl's son, WD8CJD and Margareth - WA5ZAI, Tina and Carl - WA5KUB and his Tennessee buddies - AB8CO, WA8ZWJ and K8EI - N5MS, N5JFQ and AD5JK.
Finally, here is Fast Eddie, W8ED and our waitress, Chrissy!
After dinner, the hard core IOOK'ers return to the flea market to finish the set up of the Flea Market Space! The "Hard Core" consist of (L to R) AB8CO, K8EI, N8KXM, NN3V, N5AAA, WA8ZWJ and N8BYT!
Friday morning has finally arrived. The "Early Birds" meet for breakfast at 6AM in preparation for entering the Flea Market by 7AM! The "Early Birds" consist of NN3V, W3TOM, N5AAA, N8KXM, WA8ZWJ, WA5ZAI, K8EI, WE0G, N8DRM, AB8CO and N8BYT. Few folks have the opportunity to see the flea Market at such an early hour, so, here is NN3V's perspective of the "Early Bird" catches the worm! The rig pictured towards the bottom is Yaesu's newest top of the line!
NN3V continues his inside tour. What the heck is that mounted on the engine manifold? N8KXM tries out the electric scooter that KA8SFL is selling. Lunch Chef, NN3V does his thing! N0BIX provides the next couple of shots showing WA5ZAI, WA8MSD, WA8ZWJ and N5AAA working behind the table. N5AAA chats with KF8KK and N7LMJ.
to come in 2004 B....