Huntsville Hamfest 2017

posted 9/1/17

 

Bob - N0BIX and Jean went to Spring Hill, Tennessee and arrived on Friday, 8/18/17.

Bob has shared a bunch of photos from their trip.  Here is what Bob has to say about them...

 

Jean and I arrive at John (N5AAA) and Jan's (KA9VQS) in Spring Hill, TN on Friday 8/18...

 

Jean taking a photo of hummingbird...

 

Success!

 

Jan (KA9VQS) preparing spaghetti sauce...

 

Lou (N8KXM) making salad...

 

Sandi and John (N5AAA) are exhausted watching their spouses work...

 

Dinner on the deck Jean, Jan (KA9VQS), John (N5AAA), Lou (N8KXM), Sandi and Bob (N0BIX)...

 

Early Saturday morning, headed for Huntsville...

 

The venue for the hamfest...

 

Charlie - NN3V arriving early!

 

Time to go in...

 

Just inside the door we are corralled by Tom, W5KUB for an interview...

 

Charlie, NN3V meets us inside. He is a vendor from CA...

 

Lou takes the photo...

 

Out of uniform, Max, K1MAX joins us from Memphis...

 

The full IOOK contingent...

(Except for W5KUB)

 

This photo of John, Lou and Bob was sent in by John - W8RXX who is the the OO coordinator for Ohio.

 

Time for dinner...

 

A good time was had by all!

 

The last photo of the day...

 

Sunday after the schedule John's antenna cooling down...

 

John riding his bucking bronco...

 

Jan feeding the hummingbirds...

 

Jean and Jan

 

Jan and John

 

Lou and John playing...

 

John checking out his new radio...

 

Charlie arrives for dinner; he will spend the night...

 

Charlie is quite the raconteur...

 

A steak dinner on the deck...

 

Monday morning Charlie leaves for Huntsville...

 

The rest of us head out to an area 20 miles west of Nashville to view the total solar eclipse...

 

John's contractor invited us out here..

 

About an hour to go before things start happening...

 

Mike, on the left, is the one who invited us...

 

Waiting...

 

It's beginning...

 

Sandi and Jan looking at a partial eclipse...

 

John taking a photo with his phone using the eclipse glasses as a filter...

 

Less than an hour to total...

 

Jan and John playing cell phone...

 

Since the moon is a big player, Jean and Jan brought Moon Pies!

 

Bob getting ready to take some photos...

 

John and Jan watching the show 6 minutes until total...

 

Less than half a minute to go!

 

Near the beginning of the total period...

 

Near the end of the total eclipse...

 

Yes, it did darken a bit during totality!

 

This shot was copied from Charlie - NN3V's Facebook page...

 

This shot was also taken from NN3V's Facebook page.  He said this is where he was hiding out during the eclipse!

 

The next 3 shots were sent in by Charlie - WB8NSL from West Virginia.

 

Charlie's safe view of the eclipse.

 

What the eclipse looked like for WB8NSL from inside the device...

 

This shot was sent in by Jim - W5JCS of his view from Oklahoma.

 

This is how Lee - WA8MSD, Vicky - KB8HUZ and Keith - WA8ZWJ viewed the eclipse in Northwest Lower Michigan!

 

Many thanks to Bob - N0BIX for sharing the photos and comments from their trip and the eclipse!

Also, thanks to Charlie - NN3V, Jim - W5JCS and Charlie - WB8NSL!

 

73, Keith - WA8ZWJ