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 Post subject: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Mar Fri 23, 2018 12:12 pm 
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My wife and I are planning a trip to New England within a year or so. There are only small radio events around here. I would like to make at least one major event or if possible two. We prefer off season travel but can be flexible. Planned stops on this trip include Philadelphia, Albany NY and Rochester NY. Then all of New England from there. We are driving from Oklahoma.

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Mar Fri 23, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Depending on time of travel -- check the NEARC website for date and times --we have 3 shows a year -- next one is June 2 -- then there is one in the fall and one early spring (late Feb or March) -- There is also a ham event called Nearfest at the Deerfield fair grounds twice a year -- spring and fall -- also with a website

All in New Hampshire

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Mar Fri 30, 2018 3:58 am 
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There are numerous great electronics/ham radio-related swapmeets in the New England area. A particular favorite of mine is the MIT Swapfest, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month between April and October (next one is April 15th). As Griz mentioned, the next NEARC show is on June 2nd in Brookline, NH; you just missed the big 'Radio 49' show a few weeks ago. As for NEAR-Fest, the next one of those will be held on May 4th and 5th in Deerfield, NH. A good list of electronics-related swapmeets in the New England area can be found here. Happy hunting! :)
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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Mar Fri 30, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Most will say Kutztown is best show in the hobby and is close to Philly, not sure of the dates.


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
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Near Fest in Deerfield New Hampshire is a good take a 2 day event May 4 & 5, 2018

http://www.near-fest.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Mar Fri 30, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Don't miss visiting the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut:
https://www.vrcmct.org

It's the best radio museum in New England. Although there's not much competition, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center on Cape Cod and The New England Wireless and Steam Museum are the only other active public museums I know of.

The VRCMCT also has swap meets:
https://www.vrcmct.org/news-and-events.html

W1GSL keeps an exhaustive list of hamfests and antique radio meets in New England:
http://web.mit.edu/w1gsl/Public/ne-fleas
Edit - I see Adam beat me to it. I didn't notice his link to W1GSL's list when I first read the thread.

You might want to visit the Antique Wireless Association museum while you are near Rochester.

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
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Try and make one of the Kutztown events... plenty to see, lots of radionuts to talk to, plenty of eat places, lots and LOTS of camaraderie, and two times a year for your convenience!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Mar Fri 30, 2018 4:54 pm 
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Sounds like Kutztown needs to be on the agenda. Now to overlay the two dates with other events and see which works best. We will likely be around there two weeks or longer.

Thanks for the tips and links!

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
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If you'll be in the Rochester NY area on a Tuesday or Saturday, the AWA museum will be open. Also the evening of August 15th, at the start of the AWA convention


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
PostPosted: Apr Mon 02, 2018 3:20 am 
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Tom Bavis wrote:
If you'll be in the Rochester NY area on a Tuesday or Saturday, the AWA museum will be open. Also the evening of August 15th, at the start of the AWA convention



Good to know. We have friends in Rochester and will be stopping there for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to New England
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2018 Kutztown shows are May 11-12 and September 21-22.

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