The Dayton Hamvention is the largest Amateur Radio Gathering in the world. Every Ham should visit Dayton at least once to see many educational forums, a huge number of vendor exhibits and an outdoor flea market.
NEAR-Fest XIX – April 29 – 30 will be held at the Deerfield Fairgrounds – 34 Stage Rd, Deerfield NH. Open: Friday 9:00 AM to Saturday 1:00 PM – the Grand door prizes are drawn at 1:00 PM Saturday.
More info: near-fest.com (be sure to scroll down).
Lots of buyers and sellers usually attend (depending on weather) plus some commercial vendors. Sellers are dispersed over a significant portion of the fairground, so be prepared for a little bit of walking – usually, 2 or 3 trips around the grounds will give some good ideas of what is available. Most sellers will negotiate – so make an offer, but don’t wait too long – great deals go quickly.
The best part of the event is the people! You’ll likely run into a few of your radio buddies as you wander the fairgrounds.
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