HamVention 2004 Part C
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Saturday morning a pair of IOOK'ers from West Virginia show up in the Flea Market. They would be none other than Don, "Da Bear", KE8NK and Chuck, WB8NSL (No Sex Lately)! NN3V snapped the shot of the vendor, but, he has no idea what it is they were selling. Hoss said "This dang weather ain't fix for human consumption!" N8BYT took a demo ride on the scooter. WA8ZWJ was snacking on some peanuts and got up to help a potential customer. When he did so, he laid the peanuts on the stool that he had in his hands. NN3V cracked up because one moment ZWJ was sitting there and the next moment there was a pile of peanuts! Of course he took a picture of it!
WB8NSL got a great shot of "Charlie's Harem" inside! L to R are Margareth, Sandi, Lenore (KC8VSA) and Marian (WD8CJD)
WA8ZWJ promised someone who tried to take a picture of the banner and his camera was out of film that we would get a large shot of the banner included on the web site. So, here it is! Next we see K8EI, K4ZDH and W3TOM chatting at the Flea Market booth. Below, Tom, WA5KUB and son Chris explain about the Streaming Video. K4ZDH adjusts his hair in front of the camera for the Internet viewers - all in fun!
Following a brief tour of WA8ZWJ's antenna system and Ham Radio Station, Tom, W3TOM presents Riley, K4ZDH with his official IOOK shirt making him an official IOOK Vice President! Congratulations Riley! Then we are off to Rob's Restaurant for the Saturday night buffet! After all, the IOOK travels on it's stomach, so, it has been said!
Sunday morning in the Flea Market started off with N8KXM trying the left over sushi that WE0G brought home from his dinner with Japanese friends. K8OW finally made his Flea Market appearance. KF8KK takes advantage of "Boat Anchor Hour" and uses a two hand truck to move the stuff to the car. KC4US returns from the prize drawing with a bag of goodies for KB8FJB! The floors are loaded onto N8KXM's pickup truck. WA8ZWJ's vans are packed and ready to head home. W3TOM secures his latest purchase from N8KXM in the IOOK booth - a tri band beam!
N8KXM finds a leg to the support structure for WA5KUB's Flea Market Booth and offers to send it collect via UPS - understanding that KUB works for Fed Ex! :-) KB8FJB shows his winnings - a 2003 HamVention t-shirt, subscription to World Radio and a device to eliminate RF interference from his telephone. Way to go Big Al! Once again the IOOK puts on the feed bag - this time at Marion's Piazza! No wonder there are so many big stomachs in the IOOK! Har!
Post HamVention Note
A very special thank you to KB8FJB, N0BIX, NN3V, WB8NSL for supplying me with their digital snap shots to make this HamVention 2004 web page possible. The digital shots seen in the set of three pages were gleamed from over 350 snap shots in a variety of formats and sizes.
The pages were organized in such a manner as to attempt to keep the chronological order somewhat correct.
Respectfully submitted by Keith, WA8ZWJ