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RE: FO-29/JARL Ham Fair Update




Hi Howard,

Great stuff!  I love the pictures.  Keep 'em coming!

- emily


At 11:14 AM 8/24/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Hello Emily
>
> > Masa said the fair was well attended, but also indicated that, contrary to
> > expectations, Yaseu, Kenwood and Icom did not introduce any new satellite
> > gear this year.
>
>Yes it was a very good fair, but entirely different to Dayton.
>
>In my opinion, although not as big as Dayton, the S/N ratio is much higher,
>and certainly in that respect it was better IMHO.
>
>The cost of second hand equipment is about half of that at Dayton or in the
>UK, and it is usually in top condition. It is difficult to tell if anyoine
>ever used it in most cases.
>
>What was interesting was that there are some quite esoteric special interest
>groups thriving, such as 6m AM groups - there were three different 6m AM
>groups that I found.
>
>A pilgrimage to Akihabara is also essential. There is nothing on the Earth
>like it to within one or possibly two orders of magnitude.
>
>Highly recommended. The amount that I saved on second hand bits easily pays
>for an airfare.
>
>http://www.g6lvb.com/images/ic7800.jpg (136Kb - The big radio has a plasma
>screen showing the display of the radio I'm controlling)
>http://www.g6lvb.com/images.ja2003_03.jpg (96Kb - QRV everything)
>http://www.g6lvb.com/images.ja2003_04.jpg (104Kb - Buy your electronics by
>the kilogram $15/kg)
>http://www.g6lvb.com/images/ja2003_01.jpg (137Kb - Whoa too much  junk)
>http://www.g6lvb.com/images.ja2003_02.jpg (130Kb - Christmas came early -
>Well, you gotta take apart to have a look)
>
>
>73 Howard G6LVB/JA
>
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