JARSfest

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  1. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Interesting morning in Benson today at JARS fest. There was about half the sellers that are usually there (weather!) but an army of shoppers... one of the busiest JARS fests I can recall.

    I made it out of there fairly cheap, but there were some good deals around!
    John
     
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    Ben Jefferson Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    OK, Sorry!

    I had to look it up. I thought you were into canning and Mason jars.
     
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    Wish I could have made it, first one I've missed in a few years. Hate to hear the vendors we're lacking as well.

    Any good deals?
     
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    Rob Active Member Benefactor Life Member

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    What is a Jarsfest?
    I googled and found Jawsfest...
     
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    Annual Hamfest in Benson hosted by JARS.


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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Hamfest is a once a year fundraiser for the radio club that sponsors it, the admission and dealer table sales fund the club expenses such as power and phone bills for club repeaters.
    Some clubs have to pay for tower space for their radios and antenna.
    WRAL is generous and hosts several club repeaters on their towers at no cost to the clubs.
     
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  7. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yeah, there were some deals... I walked away from most of them as even if I get reincarnated several times, I've got more radios to restore than time and space. There was no big dealers there as usual, but there was a lot of stuff changing hands as there was more buyers than sellers.

    Saw a lot of old friends, made some new ones, and came home with a couple bargains. I'll call that a win!
     
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    I feel your pain, it's amazing how fast things tend to pile up once you enter this hobby.
     
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    I was hoping to unload some stuff at JARSfest this year, but I haven't had time to go through and get it ready. Oh well - RARSfest in the spring!
     
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    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Especially if you actively collect Boatanchors for 25 yrs. Oy vey!

    There's a very fine line between fascination and obsession.