VINTAGE HAMFEST - Davidsonville, MD, Saturday 21 October]

Andre Kesteloot andre.kesteloot at
Sun Sep 23 09:28:10 CDT 2007

Begin forwarded message:

From: W4AWM at
Date: September 22, 2007 10:12:08 PM EDT
To: fairfaxares at

There has been a lot of discussion about old receivers and other  
vintage rigs on the reflectors lately. If you really love old gear,  
here is a tip especially for those living in the Mid-Atlantic area.  
MAARC, the Mid Atlantic Antique Radio Club has decided to reach out  
to amateur radio enthusiasts, especially those interested in boat  
anchors. In light of this, they are inviting all interested amateurs  
to a combined Antique Radio Meet and Vintage Hamfest. The event will  
be held at 9:00AM Sunday, October 21st at the Davidsonville Family  
Recreation Center, Davidsonville, MD. Davidsonville is located near  
Bowie, MD, in the Washington DC suburbs. It is easily reachable via  
US Route 50 and this connects to the Washington Beltway and the  
Chesapeake Bridge. For you Southerners, US 301 or I-95 are options.

Please note that this is an admission free event, including  
tailgating spaces. The only charge will be if you consign anything to  
the auction or win a bid on an auctioned item. Limited food and  
drinks will be available on the premises at reasonable prices.

There is only one requirement: Please leave all computers and related  
equipment at home along with any fully solids stake rigs unless they  
can be considered boat anchor class such as the Hallicrafters SR-200  
and Drake TR-5 and 7 series and similar gear. Test equipment and  
surplus gear conforming to the above criteria is also most welcome.

In order not to take up too much bandwidth, and possibly offend our  
wonderful webmasters, I will not post the flier here. If you are  
interested in attending, please respond DIRECT to:    w4awm at    
or go to

Please note that the site is gated and will not open until 9:00AM. If  
you arrive early, you will find that there is no place to wait due to  
the narrow width of the state road to the gate. There is also no  
place to turn around. If you arrive early, the best place to wait is  
at the gas station and food store about 2 miles from the Rec Center.  
It is located at the intersection of Davidsonville Road and MD Route  
214. Waiting here until 9:00am will save you a lot of grief.

73 and hope you can make it.

John,  W4AWM

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