Monday, July 22, 2019

Mystery bargains at an Australian hamfest

"Hamfests aren't as good as they used to be". That's a common lament. Is it true? Or is it because hams tend to accumulate junk with age and there's less and less they really need. 

Anyway here's some finds at a local hamfest held on Saturday. I also test some of them. I think this has been one of my best hamfest hauls. 

PS: What have been  your best hamfest finds? Please share them in the comments below.

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  1. Althoug I hear the same here in the Netherlands I always find something nice. And besides that it is fun to talk live to people you otherwise only talk to on the radio. 73, Bas

  2. I have found many boxes of treasures at local hamfests. I even stayed after official closing to raid the dumpsters for what fellow hams did not want to take home. I appreciate the views if the small receive matchbox with the toroid in your video as I recently purchased one from China for $4 and the toroid was not connected properly inside. now I have a screen shot of your video that shows me how it is to be connected. I enjoy your daily antenna emails.


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