March 11, 2006. The Cherryville Repeater Association hosted it's annual hamfest at the North Hunterdon Regional High School on Rt 31 south of Clinton, NJ. Doors opened at 8 AM and the fest was located in two large seller rooms inside the school. This fest also had VE sessions at 9 AM. There was no tailgating at this fester.
1: WOW, my first receiver as a Novice in 1956. Back then this receiver cost $49.95 but today the sticker price was $80.
2: Asking price on the Valiant was $500.
3: My old friend Gordon W3GK from our novice days in Allentown, PA. Back then Gordon was K3AIG and I was W3HGK.
4-5: A few more boatanchors around the fest.
6: Mike W3SLK and Joe N3IBX. These guys can be found on AM almost every day !
7: Ray Facinelli and Joe N3IBX.
8: Jim WA2WHV. Click HERE to see his excellent website on radio and broadcast technology.
9-10: Lots of good parts for builders. I bought some DIN connectors.
11: Reid W2HU and Joe N3IBX.
12: Ken W2DTC and Joe N3IBX.
13: Tom WA3KLR, Joe N3IBX and Mike W3SLK.
14: Mike W3SLK, Tom WA3KLR, Joe N3IBX and Ray WD2AFJ, all active AM'ers.
15: "I could really use this tube...................for something."
16: POST SCRIPT: I left the hamfest a little earlier than the rest of the guys. On the way out, I gave Joe N3IBX my door prize stub and told him he could keep the prize if my stub won. As luck would have it, only minutes after I left, my name was called and Joe collected the door prize which was 10 DX bureau credits. Since Joe and I don't work DX we decided to send the door prize to Jim KN3DZY. Yep, that's the first time I won a door prize too.