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Posted: 1/23/2014 5:52:56 AM EDT
Who is going?
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 8:13:11 AM EDT
Damn, sounds awesome, and I could use some warmth.  



Ain't gonna be able to make it, tho.  
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 2:56:02 PM EDT
I was there 3 years ago and last year.  Definitely shrink from the first time.  Took the wife there as a weekend getaway and hit a couple of Irish pubs after the show.  Worth going to but I can't make it this year.
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:31:37 PM EDT
I will be going. Want to carpool?
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:33:06 PM EDT
PM inbound. Now if Foxxz would just chime in
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:48:49 PM EDT
When and where in Richmond?
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 4:54:23 PM EDT
February 1, 2014, from 8:30AM-3:30PM.
http://frostfest.com/wp/

Link Posted: 1/23/2014 5:07:53 PM EDT
It sounds like a good time.  It has two of my favorite things.... radios and guns.  Now, if it had Jack Daniel's or Coleman collectibles, it would be perfect.  too bad I'm not close enough to attend.  Y'all have a good time.
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 5:39:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Lifesaver:
It sounds like a good time.  It has two of my favorite things.... radios and guns.  Now, if it had Jack Daniel's or Coleman collectibles, it would be perfect.  too bad I'm not close enough to attend.  Y'all have a good time.
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When I was a young cub scout we had a field trip to the Coleman store. This was the early 90s and stuff like REI hadn't reached Kansas. It was better then being a kid in a candy store. In fact my wife's sleeping bag is my first mummy bag I got on that field trip
Link Posted: 1/23/2014 5:40:12 PM EDT
I upgraded to general there 3 years ago. Too bad I'm not ready for the extra this time.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 3:09:47 PM EDT
I'll be there!
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 9:27:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Foxxz:
I'll be there!
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Apparently I will be too
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:37:27 PM EDT
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I'm not working, I was actually considering going...

I took my Technician test just around the corner from there, at the Sandston public library.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 4:08:20 AM EDT
I'll be there!
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 6:45:34 PM EDT

I could use some warmth
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we got none of that here.




Link Posted: 1/31/2014 9:37:07 AM EDT
Does anyone know which venders will be there?
I didn't find a place on the TEN TEC website that might list hamfests.
I see that Elecraft is a sponsor so I'm going to presume they'll have some presence there.

I'm having trouble justifying to myself let alone my wife an 8 hour round trip to
look at radios that may or may not be there that I can't afford without another month or 2 of savings.
I've not been to Frost Fest before so its hard for me to judge.

I'm wondering if I'd be better off planning a weekend up to Washington DC.  Then I'd be able to
combine some museums with HRO and MicroCenter visits.  Now that's a weekend vacation that
will leave me poorer but with new things to geek out about.

thx.
Link Posted: 1/31/2014 9:53:57 AM EDT
Yaesu will be there as a company.

There are usually two retailers and neither is a large national dealer (HRO).

The Elecraft booth is run by a "friend" of Elecraft, not elecraft themselves.

IMHO-it's not worth 8 hours round trip. If you come to NoVA for weekend, let us know and we can meet up!

Link Posted: 1/31/2014 2:27:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GrinningWolf:
Does anyone know which venders will be there?
I didn't find a place on the TEN TEC website that might list hamfests.
I see that Elecraft is a sponsor so I'm going to presume they'll have some presence there.

I'm having trouble justifying to myself let alone my wife an 8 hour round trip to
look at radios that may or may not be there that I can't afford without another month or 2 of savings.
I've not been to Frost Fest before so its hard for me to judge.

I'm wondering if I'd be better off planning a weekend up to Washington DC.  Then I'd be able to
combine some museums with HRO and MicroCenter visits.  Now that's a weekend vacation that
will leave me poorer but with new things to geek out about.

thx.
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There is also the Marine Corps museum off exit 150
Link Posted: 2/1/2014 2:36:49 AM EDT
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I'll be at Frostfest with my girlfriend. We drove up from Charlotte, NC yesterday. Not sure what time we will get there but I'll be wearing a BFL ball cap.
Link Posted: 2/1/2014 7:55:05 AM EDT
Show seemed smaller than I remember.  Only one vendor selling new radios, but 4 or so others with accessories.   Everything else was flea market type stuff.  Checking gun show now.
Link Posted: 2/3/2014 11:30:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By pilotman:
Show seemed smaller than I remember.  Only one vendor selling new radios, but 4 or so others with accessories.   Everything else was flea market type stuff.  Checking gun show now.
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I guess that I am not the only one that now feels that Ham radio festival = flea market.
Didn't hams get the word that the internet killed off the computer shows.
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