Archives February 2012

Orlando Hamcation 2012

Saturday February 11th was the Orlando, FL hamfest or hamcation.  Attendance was fantastic with several traveling a least 6-8 hours to come !  There were several commercial vendors and hams selling in the tailgate area present.  There were no empty spaces left for vendors in any of the buildings.  There was lots of both new and used gear available for reasonable prices.

One of the reps at Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) reported that they were having some the best sales in the last few years.   Orlando is usually on of the better hamfest to attend for the year for hams who are from this area.  One of the others in the Stone Mountain  hamfest in November.  So mark you calendars…

Febuary Club Meeting

This evening the old times restaurant was just full of hams!  We not talk about the pork variety either…  Being the first Tuesday of the month it was time for hams to gather for the VARC club meeting.  Many said the food was great but the company was even better because everyone got to enjoy what they like most and that is ham radio!   The discussions centered around the up coming bike ride and run,  new repeater room project, D-Star project, upcoming hamcram, emergency communications and many other items that were found to be interesting to those present.   Recent members received their membership certificates, others became members and one ham in particular was honored.  Greg KI4Roo was honored for his work as the VARC net control.  Greg has done and excellent job and the members wanted to thank him.  Remember that the first Tuesday of March will be the next meeting.