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Re: Puyallup Wa. fleamarket



w7lrd@comcast.net wrote:

>Hello
>This is a very large flea market in Western Washington.  This year there was very little satellite type gear.  The only thing of mention was a IC-1271A for $700 (good deal).  The lack of "our" type of equipment and exposure I find a bit troubling.  I was selling a complete "S" band downlink system for a reasonable price, lots of looking but no sale.  We (AMSAT) should have some exposure at these events.  There must have been over 1000 +  hams roaming around all the goodies.  I'm only one person, so next year I would like put AMSAT on the map there.  I have no idea how to go about it.  Any advice, volunteers, sugestions and how to do this would be appreciated.
>73 Bob W7LRD
>Seattle
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Bob,
As a NJ AMSAT Co-ordinator, I have pushed the same here on the East 
Coast.  May I ask you to send an e-mail to Gould, WA4SXM, and advise him 
of your observations and wanting to become a flag waiver for the 
organization.  Go to the AMSAT-NA web site and fill out the volunteer 
form and contact the Co-ordinator's on the list you will find at the web 
site.  Interests expressed are certainly welcome.  I for one have 
observed large hamfests in this area that no-one from AMSAT has attended 
and I try to attend as many as I can within reasonable driving distances. 
I'm sure you will get the results you feel you need in this area by 
contacting local reps of AMSAT.  Someone with an increasing interest in 
this end of the hobby can be "drafted" to assist.  Enthusiasm is a 
pre-requisite.
Thanks for your enthusiasm,
Dee, NB2F
NJ AMSAT Co-ordinator

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