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  1. HamVention 2002TMYou’re not in Kansas anymore… Ted Turner VE3LV Ben Price VE3CDA

  2. Getting to Dayton (from Ottawa) • 1150 kilometres14 hours of reasonable drivingOttawa – Detroit on the 401Detroit – Dayton on 75 south • Customs (at the border) 30 minutes going (bridge traffic) 5 minutes returning

  3. Location of HamVention

  4. Accommodations and Meals • All hotels are booked in advance • Hotel rates are about double the normal rates for the same room • Lots and lots of American restaurants • The coffee sucks

  5. Hotel to HamVention™ • Park in the Salem Mall and take the shuttle bus • Park at the HamVention

  6. The Salem Mall • We parked at the Salem Mall and took the shuttle bus to Hara Arena • The mall is about 2 kilometres from the arena • The bus ride costs $2 per day

  7. Waiting on the busat the Salem Mall

  8. Purchasing a bus ticketCan you spot the VE3?

  9. Shuttle bus ticket ($2 U.S.)

  10. Long bus lines, but it moved quickly

  11. In the bus(the only vehicle without 4 antennas)

  12. Arriving on Friday morning

  13. Buying a $22 ticket

  14. The ‘big’ picture‘We took this from our helicopter’

  15. There are 3 major areas of interest • Inside the Hara Arena(s) 500 exhibits • Inside, at the forums (or seminars) • Outside, at the flea-market, 2500 vendors

  16. Our first look inside,this is the ‘main’ building

  17. A forum in progress

  18. Outside, at the flea-market…

  19. It rained a bit on Friday…

  20. Friday • We spent most of Friday inside…

  21. The not-so-good floor plan

  22. The good (blue) floorplanIt’s very handy to have a good floorplan

  23. I’ve got this old talkie and the battery is dead…

  24. All I want for Christmas…

  25. Inside vendors…

  26. More inside vendors…

  27. What kind of rocket is this, anyway?

  28. Look! Mecca…

  29. Stereo Kenwoods

  30. Yes, can you tell me where the MFJ booth is?

  31. Ah, here it is…

  32. Hey! Where’s Martin?

  33. Here’s Martin!Hey Martin, what can we have for FREE!

  34. He gave us his card…

  35. …and we gave him ours

  36. QCWA – Jim Walsh, hard at work

  37. Gord West, live and direct

  38. A re-enactment of HamVention DXing (VE3LV will explain)

  39. Back at the ranch

  40. Reading up on my wish list

  41. HamVention was big news in Dayton

  42. Saturday

  43. Arriving Saturday morning

  44. Saturday • We spent the day outside, roaming… • People we met while on patrol

  45. Lots of Antennas

  46. Is this VE3GK?

  47. That’s a funny looking windshield wiper

  48. Truckers forever…

  49. Check out the screwdriver

  50. We saw lots of spiders?