Sunday, March 18, 2012
KARC Hamfest Introduction
This weekend I sold (and gave away) some of my old "two meter gear" while at the annual Kanawha Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest.
I also saw and talked to some old friends whom I've not seen in years; and met for the first time, a few of the newer people I've recently talked to on the local club (KARC) repeater.
It was very nice to spend time with all of them.
One local ham (KA8SYV) introduced himself when he noticed my "name tag" which had my call letters attached to it. As we conversed,
it quickly became apparent that we had a mutual friend and when he presented his 'card', it quickly "turned on the light bulb" in my mind.
I've seen it before.....
Let me explain: I consider many members of the "ham blogging community" to be my "personal friends", although I'll never "meet" them. Through their writing; we've shared many thoughts about, not only radio, but their lives in the cities and countries they live.
The connection with this card is from the blog of Dave Richards (AA7EE) in California. I've enjoyed his blog for several years. I have a link to it on the right side of this blog ---------------->
A few months ago Dave (AA7EE) needed a WV QSO to complete his WAS QRP award. Frank (KA8SYV) graciously granted him the QSO , a few days earlier than myself.
The other connection is that he now owns Dave's previous Yeasu 817 rig.
Take a look at Dave's blog -------------->
It will be interesting reading, and you will see this "great card" again along with a similar description of our contacts.
When it comes to radio, it's a small, small world.
Posted by Jspiker at 11:40 AM