Today was my club’s Fall Swapmeet. The club does two swapmeets per year, one in the spring which is indoors and one in fall that is held outdoors. The weather as of late has been pretty poor if you plan to have an outdoor event as we’ve had an unseasonable amount of rain the past two weeks. Thankfully we had no rain today. The day started with a heavy overcast though that’s hard to determine at 5:45 AM.
As the day progressed both the weather and the number of sellers improved.
Tom, KC9ONY was running the LeFROG table with their usual offering of interesting bits:
Patrick, KA1RB the new ARRL Central Division\Wisconsin Section Manager manned the ARRL table.
Tom, W9IPR ran the ORC booth.
Bill, KA9WRL was as usual the official radio announcer for the raffle.
KD9DZP, W9SIZ and I took a break and ran down to HRO Milwaukee as Josh, KD9DZP needed some coax. In the parking lot HRO has a very large portable tower. They are going to be running a station during their Grand Opening weekends in October and this must be part of it. We didn’t check to see if the tower was going to be discounted for the Grand Opening.
When we returned it was time to start packing up. It was noon after all.
Aside from the usual odds and ends one acquires at a swapmeet, the best find of the day was this:
A very nice Russian vacuum variable capacitor. I’ve always wanted to have one on hand to build a loop antenna. Now I have one for a future project.