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Author Topic: Dayton Hara may close soon  (Read 3854 times)
K8PRG
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« Reply #30 on: Today at 03:49:58 AM »

I used an indoor bathroom once this year...as I was walking in, it was obvious that it had just been cleaned and the smell of Lysol (or some such cleaner) was strong still. The deck was still wet from the swabbing...
I remember thinking that some eHammer would have to complain about slipping on a wet floor...just had to...but so far nada.
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« Reply #31 on: Today at 06:05:23 AM »

I can't figure out why the Orlando "Hamcation" hasn't replaced Dayton as the top hamfest of the year.  Orlando certainly has far more to offer in terms of restaurants, hotels, outside attractions and accessibility via major airlines.  It's a great place to take your family and let them spend your money at DisneyWorld etc. while you spend what little is left of it at the hamfest.  The timing is also great... February in Orlando usually has nice dry, sunny comfortable weather......

I went to HAMcation in Orlando this year....  "Everyone" said it rivaled Dayton.  Yes it was a nice Hamfest, but comes nowhere near Dayton in size, organization, and attendance.  The flea market was very scattered out with lots of "holes" between vendors.  Motor homes and RVs were scattered throughout the flea market area.  The inside exhibits were, in most cases, much smaller compared to Dayton.  Would I go back to Orlando?  Only if I am already in the area for other reasons.... 

Also Florida is not a good place because of location not being centrally located like Dayton. I am actually in Florida near Tampa right now visiting family friends and have been for several days. Would not want to be outside in May at a flea market.  Too hot. Looking forward to getting back to Ohio.
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« Reply #32 on: Today at 08:36:49 AM »

I was in Dayton last fall for work-related business and stopped off a the venue to get an impression of the place. It is a cesspool and I can see no reason to take the time or make the effort to drive up to Dayton for a hamfest.

I will stick with the Huntsville (Alabama) hamfest; A better facility, good parking, and an engaged, lively group running things.

In the grand scheme of things that could replace Dayton as more amateurs live or move to "4 land".
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