We seek to understand and document all radio transmissions, legal and otherwise, as part of the radio listening hobby. We do not encourage any radio operations contrary to regulations. Always consult with the appropriate authorities if you have questions concerning what is permissable in your locale.

Author Topic: Huntsville Hamfest 2019  (Read 16499 times)

Offline Fansome

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1460
    • View Profile
    • Email
Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« on: June 19, 2019, 2003 UTC »
All Hams: get to Huntsville, Alabama August 17 & 18, 2019

[www.hamfest.org]

Huntsville Hamfest 2019

    World Class Educational Forums
    License Exams both days
    Outstanding Youth Lounge
    Over 50 Commercial Vendors
    384 Flea Market Tables Air-conditioned, all indoors
    DX Banquet
    Covered Parking

    DX Card Checking
    Hospitality Suite
    YL Breakfast
    Major Door Prizes on Saturday and Sunday
    Plus hourly Door Prizes both days
    Live Streaming by W5KUB
    Talk-In on 146.94+ PL 100Hz

Offline JimIO

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 354
  • QTH I.O. MA
    • View Profile
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 2020 UTC »
What's a YL Breakfast?

Offline Pigmeat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 4250
    • View Profile
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 0637 UTC »
Promise not to steal that moon rocket at the Interstate rest stop before you get off for Huntsville, Al. They let the kiddies play in it. They don't need you blasting off in search of your long lost Tesla coupe.

Offline redhat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1174
  • USA
  • Music is my drug.
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 0942 UTC »
It is one of the best in the region.  While your in town, do the space and rocket center too, lots of neat stuff to see.

+-RH
Somewhere under the stars...
WinRadio Excalibur/305 w/ a chi-town resonant loop, Kenwood KDC-U356 for mobile listening.
Please send QSL's and reception reports to xfmshortwave [at] gmail [d0t] com

Offline IZS4

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
  • Florida
    • View Profile
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 2133 UTC »
I assume YL breakfast is for women attending and their husbands possibly

Offline Pigmeat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 4250
    • View Profile
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 0604 UTC »
If you look to your left as you enter Alabama southbound from Tennessee on I-65 you'll see the famous "Booby Hatch" bar and dancing parlor where YL's do the ol' bump and grind. On the other side of I-65 is a cafe and truckstop. If you go to the latter tell 'em Pigmeat say's "Hey!". It's been a long time.

Al, aren't you afraid Col. Sartorius Snopes will cross into Alabama to seek revenge over that mass outbreak of food poisoning your "Catfish On A Stick" stand caused at the last World Iron Shooting Championships held at his place in Mississippi? It's not far from his place to Huntsville.

Offline WA4FHY

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 1356 UTC »
Any interest in an impromptu HFU gathering during the hamfest? I see several HFU members
who seem to live in the Huntsville / North AL area and the hamfest draws people from
all around. I haven't lived in "Huntspatch" since '83 but did maintain my HARC membership
for several years after.

Perhaps we could try to commandeer one of the tables in the main hall outside the hamfest entrance?

Any interest? Preferred time? Location? Suggestions? Whatever?
SDR-IQ / IC-R70 / IC-735 / FT-817ND, 5 band vertical & 4 position antenna switch
Near Music City, TN

Offline redhat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1174
  • USA
  • Music is my drug.
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 0903 UTC »
The town has a fair number of microbrew pub/restaurant things reasonably close to the convention center.  There is also a killer BBQ place off Memorial called Gibsons.

I'm game...

+-RH
Somewhere under the stars...
WinRadio Excalibur/305 w/ a chi-town resonant loop, Kenwood KDC-U356 for mobile listening.
Please send QSL's and reception reports to xfmshortwave [at] gmail [d0t] com

Offline WA4FHY

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 0101 UTC »
RH,
I've never been to Gibson's on south Parkway but back in the day, we would sometimes
go to a BBQ place, I *think* it was a Gibson's, on either Athens Highway or maybe Wall-Triana;
I was working in Research Park at the time and the area was NOTHING like it is now so that
was reasonably cquick. Of course, I also used to go for Saturday morning bicycle rides "out in the country"
which is now the burbs.

Not much response to this as yet but we are still a month out from the hamfest.
SDR-IQ / IC-R70 / IC-735 / FT-817ND, 5 band vertical & 4 position antenna switch
Near Music City, TN

Offline redhat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1174
  • USA
  • Music is my drug.
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 1222 UTC »
I did run into a 'closeted' HFU user at the fest a few years back (He was a lurker and couldn't remember his handle).  The fest is a good one.  There are a lot of people selling stuff related to aerospace and microwave.  Prof saw a guy some years back selling tiles off the spaceshuttle.

Should be fun.

+-RH
Somewhere under the stars...
WinRadio Excalibur/305 w/ a chi-town resonant loop, Kenwood KDC-U356 for mobile listening.
Please send QSL's and reception reports to xfmshortwave [at] gmail [d0t] com

Offline Pigmeat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 4250
    • View Profile
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 2208 UTC »
The last time I was in that neck of the woods I was coming back from Houston. I got a motel room in Cullman just in time to watch the last couple of hours of "O.J. And Al's Wild Ride". I'd been hearing bits of it on the radio through the day, but when I saw it on TV after checking in, I was floored.

Why the cops didn't throw a spike strip across the highway and shoot our gun waving, melon-headed, ex- football hero still perplexes me?

Offline redhat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1174
  • USA
  • Music is my drug.
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2019, 0205 UTC »
T minus 6 days..anyone still in?

+-RH
Somewhere under the stars...
WinRadio Excalibur/305 w/ a chi-town resonant loop, Kenwood KDC-U356 for mobile listening.
Please send QSL's and reception reports to xfmshortwave [at] gmail [d0t] com

Offline WA4FHY

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2019, 2357 UTC »
RH,
Yes, I'm still planning to attend. I just went to https://hamfest.org/
and clicked the "Program Guide 2019 **Revised **" button to d/l
the latest version. I'm looking on p. 13 of that guide and I suggest that
any HFU folks who would like to get together, let's plan to meet at 1130 CDT,
at the elevators near the Hamfest Registration. Then we can move some place
else if need be. I *think* there's a seating area nearby - if memory serves me right.

***If that's not a good time / place for anyone, I'm open to any other suggestions
anyone would like to make.***

I'll be the old codger in jeans and most likely a white Radio Free Whatever
Bunker t-shirt.
SDR-IQ / IC-R70 / IC-735 / FT-817ND, 5 band vertical & 4 position antenna switch
Near Music City, TN

Offline redhat

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1174
  • USA
  • Music is my drug.
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2019, 0446 UTC »
Friday or Saturday?  I would guess we'd have a better turnout on Saturday.

+-RH
Somewhere under the stars...
WinRadio Excalibur/305 w/ a chi-town resonant loop, Kenwood KDC-U356 for mobile listening.
Please send QSL's and reception reports to xfmshortwave [at] gmail [d0t] com

Offline WA4FHY

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Huntsville Hamfest 2019
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2019, 1540 UTC »
Ooopps, thanks, RH. I meant on Saturday. That's what I get for "assume"-ing! :)
BTW: I don't think the hamfest is open at 1130 on Friday.
SDR-IQ / IC-R70 / IC-735 / FT-817ND, 5 band vertical & 4 position antenna switch
Near Music City, TN