Harrisburg, Pa. Hamfest January 15th...question

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wb3cez
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Harrisburg, Pa. Hamfest January 15th...question

Post by wb3cez » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:56 pm

Has anyone ever attended the Harrisburg, Pa. Winter hamfest? I have a bad case of cabin fever and would like to attend this hamfest. The distance from my qth is considerable and I was wondering how big this hamfest is and would it be worth traveling 100 miles round trip. Comments...

KE3W
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Post by KE3W » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:11 am

I know exactly what you mean! I am 118 miles roundtrip.

I found this...

Hamfest/Convention
01/15/2011 | Winterfest

Location: Harrisburg, PA
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club
Website: http://www.w3uu.org

You can see their flyer on: http://hrac.tripod.com/Harrisburg_Winte ... _flyer.pdf

k9yli
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Post by k9yli » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:38 pm

a 250 mile round trip is just a short jaunt to a ham fest..

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Post by KE3W » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:54 pm

k9yli wrote:a 250 mile round trip is just a short jaunt to a ham fest..
ou are absolutely right!
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NM7L
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Wanna try 450 miles round trip?

Post by NM7L » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:58 pm

I was 55 miles one-way from Harrisburg back in the late 70s/early 80s. Made the trip fine (of course...gas prices were but a small fraction of what they are today)

Nowadays, here in SE Washington state in order to attend a hamfest comparable in size and quality to the Harrisburg (as I remember it!) one I have to travel 225+ miles one-way. Makes for an interesting (and long!) day.
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wb3cez
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Harrisburg Hamfest January 15th

Post by wb3cez » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:22 pm

Why is it so difficult to get a straight answer on here rather than discussing what constitutes a long trip?

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Re: Harrisburg Hamfest January 15th

Post by K9XR » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:32 pm

I would wonder how big it could possibly be since it is held in a firehouse according to their flyer.

wb3cez wrote:Why is it so difficult to get a straight answer on here rather than discussing what constitutes a long trip?

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Re: Harrisburg Hamfest January 15th

Post by KE3W » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:45 am

wb3cez wrote:Why is it so difficult to get a straight answer on here rather than discussing what constitutes a long trip?
Trust me, if someone knew the answer to your question - they would have jumped in by now. Have another cup of coffee!

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Post by k9yli » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:10 pm

Its Harrisburg Pa not
Resume speed, North Dakota..

How small could it be. .
what every one has said is the mileage should not be a consideration
for that close a hamfest..

Just Go...
I go 60 miles each way to Hallie swap fest in the summer, outdoor tailgater.
maybe 20 or so sellers.
thats worth the trip. I do happen to know some of the attrendees..

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