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Saturday, 10 July 2010

National Hamfest 2010 Tickets on sale

It ain't no Dayton
It ain't no Friedrichshafen either
This is the National Hamfest!
"All I wanna do is work a little DX before I die!"
Says the man next to me out of nowhere

It's apropos of nothing
He says his name's William but I'm sure
He's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
And he's plain ugly to me
So I bet he has worked loads of DX, but never had a day of fun in his whole life

Okay you sad ugly buggers it is time to have some fun or you could save your money up for the 2010 National Hamfest. Apparently it is even bigger than last year (the tables are going to be six inches further apart (just kidding)) and tickets are on sale now.

You receive a discount if you buy your ticket on-line in advance - Saving £1.00 on each ticket booked before the 20th September 2010. Under 16s are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Prices are £3.50 in advance or £4.50 on the gate.

There are further discounts for multiple purchases. If you buy four tickets you get one extra for free and if you buy ten you get three free. So well worth pooling your purchase or getting up a minibus from your local radio club.

Tables in the carboot area can be booked for only £7.50 but it is strictly private sales only and there are charges for extra tables and trailers. See the website for details.

The event is on 1st & 2nd October 2010 at the Newark Showground.

National Hamfest - Website

Lincoln Short Wave Club – Website

Radio Society of Great Britain – Website

Regular readers of this blog will know what I said about National Hamfest last year and it is still on the wrong side of the country, I still have no intention of going until it reaches Dayton/Friedrichshafen proportions and I think the name is a bit pompous, but give the organisers their due, they are trying hard to make this the premier UK ham event and seem to have been listening to criticisms. Good luck to those involved.

Apologies to Sheryl Crow.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder how many R S G B heads will be at llandudno this year Who will be man enough to stick his head on the GB3LL repeater stand

    Watch this space ....!!!