[time-nuts] [Fwd: [Milsurplus] Don't Miss NEAR-Fest This Weekend]

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Tue Apr 27 10:23:48 EDT 2010

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Subject: [Milsurplus] Don't Miss NEAR-Fest This Weekend
From:    "Todd, KA1KAQ" <ka1kaq at gmail.com>
Date:    Tue, April 27, 2010 6:40 am
To:      "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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         "milsurplus" <milsurplus at mailman.qth.net>
         "Hallicrafters Reflector" <hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net>
"Boatanchors" <boatanchors at mailman.qth.net>

Apologies in advance for any list overlap.

Just a quick reminder that the New England Amateur Radio Festival
(NEAR-Fest) takes place this weekend, April 30th - May 1st. It's
usually held the first full weekend in May, but a combination of weird
calendar and scheduled bookings this year has us in both months.

To those who aren't familiar or haven't attended for a while,
NEAR-Fest came to exist when the crew of three who ran the Hosstraders
events in NH for 30 years decided to retire. Rather than lose an event
that so many of us enjoyed attending through the decades, we put
together a group to start a replacement event, which has become more
successful than we could've imagined. It is easily the largest event in
the northeast, held twice yearly and attended well.

The event is held at the old Deerfield Fairgrounds just north of
Manchester and east of Concord. The event is known for its great mix of
equipment, particularly old tube gear as well as military surplus. Some of
the guys even bring their restored military vehicles to
display. Along with two buildings full of commercial vendors hawking the
latest and greatest gear, we have forums and guest speakers
running through both days. Of particular interest this time will be a talk
given by George Rancourt K1ANX, resident R-390A guru. Rather than his
usual R-390A workshop, George will be giving a talk on covert or 'spy'
radios which will include a number of them on display from his personal

The AMers have a BBQ taking place Thursday afternoon and evening in
Concord for folks arriving the night before, and of course the AM
Dinner takes place Friday evening at 7.

For more information on NEAR-Fest including the two day schedule of
events, see:


And if you'd like to attend any of the AM events offsite, see the
Announcements section of AMfone:


So far the WX is looking to be fantastic, high 60s and sunny Friday and
mid 70s Saturday. Perfect for radio shopping, gawking, or just catching up
with old friends. Hope to see you there!

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ/4
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