The Hamfest is the "Green Country Hamfest." The area east of Tulsa is called "green country" because they receive so much more rain water than we do here in the middle of the state. You can tell as you drive east of Stillwater you see more trees and west of Stillwater is more open prairie. Most all the trees in Stillwater have been planted. In the early days there were only a few trees along creeks.
Here are the photos and what Jim has to say about each of them:
Rogers County Expo Center in Claremore
Oklahoma, a short distance northeast of Tulsa. The County is named after
its favorite son, Will Rogers. This is the largest hamfest
in Oklahoma. It draws people from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri,
Arkansas and other states.
Joe Eisenberg -
K0NEB, pointing to his new IOOK name tag.
Editor's note: Joe was assimilated into the IOOK during the Yuma Hamfest this year!
Judy - KA5BJS, XYL
of Mac - K2GKK; Liz, XYL of Stan - N5JFQ
next to her; Jim Shideler - W5JCS; Joseph
- WA5FLT and XYL Cathy.
Jean - KC0GB and Gaylen
- WB0W were doing a brisk business at Green Country hamfest.
Their WB0W truck was a common site at the Dayton HamVention
in front of Hara Arena for years.
They will be back again this year at Xenia for HamVention
with their "Tarheel," antenna
booth. Great people to deal with!
Dan - K5FVL, and Jim - W5JCS have attended Green Country Hamfest
W5JCS looking at his new IC-7610
with Ray - N9JA from Icom.
The Icom IC-7610
was first seen last year at Xenia.
Lunch at a good BBQ place in Claremore.
Seen around the table are; Dan - K5FVL; Jim - W5JCS; Jim - N5OHL; Tom -
WA9AFM; Stan - N5JFQ and XYL Liz; Fermer,
Neil - N5KCY's friend; Joseph - WA5FLT and his XYL
Cathy; Darell - WA3OPY; Rich - WB5YBZ. Good lunch with great people it was lots of fun and
Green Country has great prizes
which it is not necessary to be there to win, however, the hourly prizes that
were not claimed during the day are given away and it is necessary to be in
attendance. This takes a long time. Jim W5jCS had his name called
for a TYT HT but had departed minutes
This was a fun hamfest and is one that is looked forward to each year. Now on to Dayton, (Xenia).
Many thanks to Jim for submitting these photos and comments! It looks like a great time was had by all!
Respectfully Submitted by Keith - WA8ZWJ