Saturday, October 22, 2016


Today marked two things.  First, was the rescheduled annual Melbourne Hamfest.  It was originally scheduled for October 7th and 8th, but the 7th was the day Hurricane Matthew came to town.  They were able to reschedule for yesterday and today on remarkably short notice.  The second thing that today marked was that the first cool front of the season came through and the "turn to fall" switch was flipped on.  It was 62 at daybreak this morning, as opposed to 76 on Thursday morning.  The highest temperature I heard today was 76, vs 86 yesterday.  Tomorrow morning is forecast to be 57 with a high of 78.  The skies have been beautiful.

The hamfest was a bit of a disappointment.  I'm sure some or all of that was due to the sudden reschedule.  I wouldn't be surprised at all if the commercial sellers on the flea market circuit already had someplace else set for this weekend and couldn't reschedule.  This is a small town get together, although this year it was the site of the ARRL Florida State Convention.  There was lots of old junk vintage radio gear for sale, but we just doesn't need any more of that.  I found an old wrench and hammer I could use from someone's junk sale.  As long as I don't count the cost of the ticket in the price, it wasn't bad.

The weather sure was nice, though.  The weather made the tailgate area the most pleasant to wander through it has ever been. 

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