On Friday night of the Dayton Hamvention, foot weary both, W9EVT and I drove out to the KOA Campground for the tail-end of the 160m Everynight Net BBQ & Gathering.
A Friday Tradition with the members of this net, they have quite a spread put on on a pot-luck basis.
Lucky W9EVT had stocked up on Sodas, Cakes & Chips as our contribution to the event.
The weather was perfect and the group a great time, talking, comparing notes and putting faces to voices heard often during the year.
My work & community schedule makes my check-ins on the 160m net at best once a month, but the group was in no way less gracious given my random & occasional check-ins.
At the Hara the group has noon Photo Shoots on certain days. George W9EVT was able to make one of these while I was driving around doing the Boat Anchor pickup routine. (Covered in Dayton Hamvention 2008 Follow-Up Report No. 15 – Buying Boatanchors which will post in a few days.)
I really liked the quietness of the KOA site after the noise of the Hara all day. Sitting around a campfire watching the moon and stars while talking about matters radio was a great time to be quiet and listen for me.