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Re: RARSFest a Success!

Thanks to you Eric for providing the motivation to do it!  I must admit that it was more fun than I had expected.

Sadly, the turn out for the hamfest was sparse compared to previous years...I guess eBay and online purchasing has been taking a bite out of the smaller fests.

Helpful hint--I stuck up 60 cm G3RUH dish + patch + k5GNA downconverter on a 5 ' pole and actually hooked it up to my HT.  It drew in quite a few people just as a "conversation piece."  The Arrow antenna in the roll-up bag received lots of attention, too.  I made small signs that said what bands they covered, etc.  Others might like this tactic.

Anyhow, will all the nice AMSAT merchandise and sign, we had a decent little table.

Hope we can do it again at another nearby hamfest soon, Eric!


Mark N8MH

At 04:47 PM 4/17/2005 -0400, Eric Christensen, KF4OTN wrote:
>I want to thank Mark Hammond, N8MH, for the assistance with the
>hamfest table.  He was great!  We sold some items, which was good
>for AMSAT, but we also educated a lot of people that were curious
>about satellite operation but hadn't taken that first step. 
>Hopefully they will now!
>Thanks again, Mark!  You certainly reeled them in today, including
>me!  Now I have to go do some research on the G3RUH dishes and such.
> I'm ready to upgrade!
>Eric KF4OTN
>Project OSCAR Member
>AMSAT-NA Member: 35360
>AMSAT Eastern North Carolina Area Coordinator
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