Joplin Hamfest

This morning I, along with my oldest harmonic, headed down to a hamfest in Joplin, Missouri. The hamfest was at Joplin’s Holiday Inn convention center, not a huge venue but plenty of room for a medium-seized hamfest. I purchased my ticket at the door (my daughter got in free) and with each door ticket came 6 raffle tickets which I deposited into the ticket tumbler. Cruising the tables here is what I saw:

I enjoyed the Tarheel antenna table – they had a see-thru screwdriver antenna that allowed you to watch the motor spin while the coil moved up and down. Pretty cool.

Associated Radio is the local Kansas City candy store and it is nice to see they made the trip down to Joplin.

Some interesting tubes.

Looks like tubes won’t be going away for quite a while.

Here’s a short video clip:

I didn’t make any purchases, but had a good time. I enjoyed seeing some of the cars in the parking lot: