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Author Topic: Will Gas Prices Dampen Dayton ??  (Read 5757 times)
WB9YCJ
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« on: April 12, 2004, 06:34:34 PM »

Will only the DieHards make it this year?
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N2IK
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2004, 11:43:33 PM »

I drive 10 hrs each way and I will still be coming. Dayton is an event not just a hamfest. And if you are shopping you can fill your basket. It is less of a chancy thing than small fests.
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NN2G
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2004, 10:55:20 PM »

 Nah, its only about a hour away from here.
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KF4VGX
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2004, 11:29:28 AM »

NO ! just your wallet Smiley
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WI8W
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2004, 12:10:22 PM »

That is one of my biggest peeves.

I hear it every day on the local radio talk shows.

Someone calls in and states:

" I will have to cancel my vacation because of gas prices"


What crap.  Gas will be the smallest expense of your vacation compared to hotels, meals and attraction admission.

if you cannot afford the gas...you cannot afford to go on vacation.

I don't think it will dampen Dayton at all and if it does that means more room to wander around in a daze.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004, 09:24:32 PM »

I've done the DieHards, they are not worth the bucks... there are better batteries at Costco...

OH, that is not the subject...

Yea, I'll be at the hamvention, it is only 35 minutes from here, and I will be sure that none of my friends bathe for at least a WEEK before the hamvention, we will all bring our motorized scooters, or just rent them there, and stop by the homeless shelter on First St and get a bus load of old men, just to keep the naysayers happy.
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WIRELESS
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2004, 01:26:56 PM »

Since I quit going to ham fests years ago, I don't have a pile of crap to deal with like I used to.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2004, 08:09:18 PM »

don't know about gas prices, but you know that the May date was selected after a long series of nasty weather years. Recent history has shown that if the last weekend of April is nice, then the second weekend in May will be gale force snow storms... well, the last weekend in April was a NICE WEEKEND.

I hope everyone brings parkas and waders!
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2004, 01:04:46 AM »

I don't know about you but I have been without a bath for 3 weeks now in preparation for it. Deodorant is such an unnecessary expense when compared to important radio communication gear.

Despite the fact that it's only 45 minutes away from me, I have been hanging out at the greyhound bus shelter with some homeless people asking them if traveling by greyhound bus was any cheaper than driving.

I did asked my wife to go with me to my annual "geek fest" and I received the usual "your out of your mind" look from her. This is apparently the same proverbial look I get from her when I am about to leave for Home Depot. I usually enage in my usual Saturday social rituals when I meet my other "Tim Taylor" type friends when I go shopping there. No I don't buy anything like Dayton, it is strictly a social occasion.

I suppose I will just have to fill up my gas guzzling terrorist supporting SUV and reduce my meal expenses when I get there. I hear the hamvention hot dogs are world famous.
(famous for what exactly, I am not sure.)

I always enjoy looking for vanity call sign plates along the way and I start tapping out CQ Contest out on my car horn for about 10 miles while following some poor unsuspecting ham operator on the highway. The state police will usually pull me over for this activity and award me with an aggressive driving certificate. I usually express my thanks to the officer and tell him that I am always a very aggressive driver and always pay close attention to the road.  

Oh yes, don't forget to sport your favorite HT on your belt attached to that 102" whip antenna sticking out of your baseball cap. Remember, Dayton, Ohio is located directly under Niagra Falls so it rains 365 days of the year. Remember to bring your lead shielded RF raincoat for protection.

See you there !

73

Charles - KC8VWM  
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2004, 01:15:04 AM »

According to the Kettering Medical Center, no one had actually DIED from eating the food served at the hamvention - yet.

CDC was called last year, but no one died.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2004, 06:35:38 AM »

Dayton is in Ohio, not California.  Gas prices won't burn a hole in your pocket if you go.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2004, 11:16:45 PM »

the WX report is RAIN this weekend
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