Weatherford Hamfest Review

This was my first year to attend the Weatherford Hamfest in Weatherford, TX.  I wasn’t very sure what to expect, but I had heard from other Hams in the area that the show was small.  I was alright with it being small since it is practically in my backyard.  It presented a good advertising opportunity for my store, even if sales weren’t good.  However, I am happy to report that the Hamfest was a good business venture for me and I fully intend to go back next year.

I was the only commercial vendor at this show who sold Icom, Alinco, etc.  However, Hustler Antennas was also there.  Their home base is in the area, and I didn’t realize it at the time, but apparently they normally attend this show.  I had the pleasure of meeting them and talking about the possibility of a dealership.

I was also able to pickup a good used Kenwood TS-430S for a very reasonable price.  It is dirty and the internal speaker doesn’t work, but other than that, the unit is solid.  I am looking forward to trying it on the air.

This show was small but it was good.  It is run by very nice people.  And for me, I can’t argue with the distance.  I’ll be back next year.

TS430s

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