K9AMM and I travelled to the LaPorte Cabin Fever Hamfest on 28 February. It was smaller than last year, with a lot of empty tables and fewer hams. I bought a few TAB and Editors and Engineers antenna books but nothing else. I did see W9LRS, Lou and he bought a really nice antique RCA microphone. Other than that there is not that much to remark about.
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After the fest we travelled North to eat at the Around the Clock restaurant, stuffed our stomachs and then headed back to the house, about 100 miles away.
Son David, K9AMM (vanity call sign) and I traveled over to Michigan this past weekend to attend the Kazoo fest, as we like to do every year. You never know what kind of weather you are going to get. In this case it was cloudy and +32° F when we arrived – brrr! It only warmed up to around 50° F later.
We saw Bill, W9VC in the center of the hall and had a good conversation. Across from Bill was Chris and David bought a WWII Revell B-25 bomber kit from him. I bought an original assembly manual for my Heathkit SB610 monitor ‘scope.
After the fest, David, Bill and I drove to downtown Kalamazoo and ended up at Bell’s Eclectic Cafe which is a brew pub with really good food. It opened at noon with a pretty good crowd waiting at the steps. After we finished our lunch, Mark, WB8SFY showed up in the parking lot to pick up a piece of equipment that was sent to him by one of my buddies in Illinois. I hadn’t seen Mark in over one year, as I couldn’t make it to Dayton this year. After a five minute chin wag, we were off headed back to home on I-94.