Dayton or Not to Dayton? That is the Question. 21 - March - 2009Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, Hamvention, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
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Yes I have hotel reservations thanks to a friend who persevered until a booking at the Crown was obtained, and yes I have a CU slot.
For various reasons it looks like I may be traveling alone and kind of on my own at for the Hamvention, as my friend George W9EVT is taking a pass for 2009 and some of the other regulars seem to be doing the same – taking a pass for 2009.
Cannot blame them, the economy and all.
On one hand I am really looking forward to looking over all the latest gear, and I find I get a lot from the seminars.
But then it does happen to be exactly the same time as the big NRA show in Phoenix.
A trip to Phoenix has some advantages – sunshine, generally a nicer situation and I’ve lots of friends & acquaintances in Arizona. The show would be first class and I qualify for tickets to the speakers (Glen Beck, Sarah Palin & a number of others).
But no radios and I would miss out on the ramshackle Hara Arena in Dayton and a first hand visit to urban blight.
Have some hard thinking to do – and tickets to book if I decide to do the NRA show instead.
Dayton or Not to Dayton? That is the Question.
Of course I could just take a couple days off and spend it up north fishing, doing radio and maybe plinking on a range…..