Just got back from Dayton! You either love it or hate it. I had a wonderful time. I have been going since 1987 and it is always good.
The flee market was almost packed. Some empty spaces but not many. Of course it is not like the days in the past, the internet has killed most tail-gating but there was still lots of bargains.
I am no into used equipment so I spent most of my time in doors. No much computer stuff which is good. I did buy a IC-7000 from AES for $1199.
I went to the RTTY and DX forum. Both were standing room only. Looking in the other forum rooms and they all had good crowds.
BTW no rain!!!! Friday was a bit overcast but Saturday was bright an sunny. Just excellent weather.
There were several vendors doing very well selling Morse code keys. CW is not dead.
Hotel rooms prices were down. There was a lot of new hotels. We had a suite with 2 bedrooms, full kitchen and living room for $76.00 a night!
Now all the things that people said are still true, bathroom stink, food is bad, the places should be turned down but it sure was fun.