Monday, July 7, 2008

Hamradio 2008 part 1

It is a really big event in ham radio world. Probably the biggest in the world as the Dayton is not in its best days recently. I was lucky to be there for a second year in a row....and I was impressed as the first time. Among the others I met two vips: ON4UN and OH2BH. But let start from the beginning. We start the trip from Geneva to Friedrichshafen Friday at noon. We are two on the road, me and Nick (SV3SJ, F5VIH) in his brand new Twigo. It took us 4.30 hours to get there, so we had enough time to take a look in Messe before close. We were in high spirits with the help of a couple Hefen Weis we drunk on the ferry from Kostanz to Meersburg. The weather was excellent and the Zeppelin was flying that is traditionally an indication of good weather hi hi. Inside the Messe the things were about the same as last year and the feeling of being there also the same. I noticed that several new companies and dealers were added and in the surplus segment the absence of Russian guys. We spent the night in Weingarten after a noisy diner in Immenstaad with a bunch of French people, most of them members of IARU contest. It was an enchanting evening with a lot chat for coming projects. Hefenweiser kept us company once more time.

On the road to Messe
IC-7700 new addition to ICOM family
Kuhne stand

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