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 Post subject: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Wed 22, 2019 7:38 pm 
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My Dayton/Xenia photos are now posted here -
http://www.virhistory.com/ham/dayton-19.htm
And my photos from a visit to Fair Radio are here -
http://www.virhistory.com/ham/fair-19.htm

Great fun was had by all!
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Nick K4NYW

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 2:05 am 
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Thanks Nick. Good job as always.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 2:20 am 
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Yes indeed, thanks Nick! Some very nice items.
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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 2:56 am 
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I wonder what percentage of those radios were sold.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 2:24 pm 
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If the Dayton photos were taken during setup I wonder how many of those radios were sold before the gates opened?


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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Thanks for the photos, Nick!

I made it for the first time this year since the move to Xenia.
However only Saturday late morning/afternoon.

Definitely different than what I remember at Hara Arena.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 6:17 pm 
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Hmm. I already saw your stuff on QRZ early this morning and posted a link to them in the events forum. I see both radios I donated but neither of the radios I bought on Saturday. Nice pictures, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 8:27 pm 
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We had a booth in the flea market and I really only seen BA stuff moving on Thursday. I didn't see anyone on Fri or Sat with BA stuff. I had my Johnson Courier there and it seemed like not many people even knew what it was. I was actually surprised to see another one there in your pics. I guess I thought they where pretty rare. Well I brought mine back home, even had it marked down to $350 for a while. That's with new caps working perfectly. Oh well, I really didn't need to get rid of it anyway.

eta, I was able to snag a bunch of Collins stuff as the price seems like it's coming down pretty well. Got a 30L-1 for $200 in great shape and a 75S-3B/32S-3B/5165F-2/312B4 plus a EV desk mic for $1300 S-line is in really nice shape and works great. Also snagged a 75A-3 for $3/LB, lol!

Good time was had by all for sure. I much prefer the new venue. Hara was a dump since I can remember, even going there as a kid back in the 70's. Since the WX was perfect, I can't imagine it could be better. We also camp on site, so no traffic to deal with. Have had a camp site a there all 3 years and this year we had a camper delivered, so I didn't have to even pull my camper or set it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 11:01 pm 
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ton10291 wrote:
If the Dayton photos were taken during setup I wonder how many of those radios were sold before the gates opened?


For hamfests there are typically 3 kinds of transactions. Items sold before the hamfest and delivered at the hamfest. items sold during setup before the "gates open", and items sold during the hamfest proper.

As the years have marched on, I think more and more gear is being sold outside of hamfests with the hamfest itself as only the physical location to get the gear. A growing reason for that is a lot of gear is sold within the community (as it were).

I've observed that a great deal of the more common BA gear is going home with those that brought it. Those of us that like the BA gear are getting old and the pool of buyers is shrinking as the younger generation of hams could care less about items that don't do FT-8 etc. Nothing new there.....

Just my thoughts on the subject. You mileage will vary.....

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 11:39 pm 
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k3msb wrote:
ton10291 wrote:
If the Dayton photos were taken during setup I wonder how many of those radios were sold before the gates opened?


For hamfests there are typically 3 kinds of transactions. Items sold before the hamfest and delivered at the hamfest. items sold during setup before the "gates open", and items sold during the hamfest proper.

As the years have marched on, I think more and more gear is being sold outside of hamfests with the hamfest itself as only the physical location to get the gear. A growing reason for that is a lot of gear is sold within the community (as it were).

I've observed that a great deal of the more common BA gear is going home with those that brought it. Those of us that like the BA gear are getting old and the pool of buyers is shrinking as the younger generation of hams could care less about items that don't do FT-8 etc. Nothing new there.....

Just my thoughts on the subject. You mileage will vary.....


"Those of us that like the BA gear are getting old"???

I resemble that comment!!! :?

The pool may be shrinking but the prices for pre-war BAs seem to be going up (which in my case is good because it limits how much stuff I drag home). In the Photos I saw 2 Hallicrafters SX23s and an SX9 for $300 each and a Hammarlund Comet Pro for $600 none of which appeared pristine and none of which I recall seeing Friday morning.

Anyway, I totally agree with your 3 kinds of transactions analysis and with the internet it makes the first kind a lot easier to set up than it ever used to be.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
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Good points, guys. However, the SX-23, SX-9 and Comet Pro aren't receivers you see every day. I don't think the asking prices for the two Hallicrafters sets is way out of line, but $600 for a Comet Pro seems pretty steep.


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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 12:36 am 
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Joe Connor wrote:
Good points, guys. However, the SX-23, SX-9 and Comet Pro aren't receivers you see every day. I don't think the asking prices for the two Hallicrafters sets is way out of line, but $600 for a Comet Pro seems pretty steep.


That Comet Pro better have all 5 plug in coil sets!

Mine is missing all but one set.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
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Thanks for sharing those pics. I really love looking at all of that retro gear.


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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
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My tongue is hanging out! Maybe I will make it out to Dayton next year, after the knees are fixed. I already have my share of boat anchors, so now I am looking for a Heathkit HW-5400 "canoe anchor". Yeah, I know that I'm nuts....

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
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I bought the CE 100v. And after a little talking, found out he had a second one...that came home with me too :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
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My 15$ Hallicrafters has come along nicely. The Hallicrafters spray paint I ordered for it is just the wrong shade, though. So I may just leave it be. Not all milk and honey. A ham radio I payed 250$ for turned out to be a total loss due to repair estimate. And I had purchased programming software to use with it but on a plus side they said I can get a refund. Well once in a great while I get shafted on a used radio but not often. Not every year or even every other year. Someone said that hamfests are less risky to buy than ebay, but with cash you cannot get paypal to stick it to the seller.

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 Post subject: Re: Dayton/Xenia hamfest photos - boatanchors galore!
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I would have like to have picked up that TCS setup they looked clean not the usual under water for 50 years look.


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I recently found out that all boatanchors contain lead and are dangerous.


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