Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club (CMARC) Hamfest July 25th, 2015

This was my first hamfest since getting my Technicians License.  My Call sign is KD8VON.   I’ve been a listener for many years… now I can be a talker.  I am a virgin HAM operator, yes I have not had my first true conversation on the 2M band yet.  I have been tinkering with Software Defined Radios and circuits for the Raspberry PI that have a connection to amateur radio.

I’d like to thank the folks I met who told me about the guys who get together on Saturday Night at Denny’s restaurant on Saginaw  near Horrocks to just ta;l radio.   I plan to come out and get some advice and guidance on the next steps.

Here are some pictures from the event.

 

Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club Hamfest July 2015

Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club Hamfest July 2015

Guys at the fron Desk

Guys at the fron Desk

View from afar.

View from afar.

National MC-1803

National MC-1803

Old Equipment never Dies.

Old Equipment never Dies.

Mary Morgan Mystery Books

Mary Morgan Mystery Books

CQ.. CQ.. KD8VON  CQ.. CQ

CQ.. CQ.. KD8VON CQ.. CQ

Ken Hazlett, sorry about the quality of om photos, But I'm new on this too!

Ken Hazlett, sorry about the quality of om photos, But I’m new on this too!

Buying Radio gear out of the back of a pickup truck

Buying Radio gear out of the back of a pickup truck

Say hello to Dilovan Perwer's fee, so muc gear for sale you can't see him.  Your English is great!

Say hello to Dilovan Perwer’s feet, so much gear for sale you can’t see him. Your English is great!

What happens when your hobby takes over the van!

What happens when your hobby takes over the van!

OK, I'm confused is it UHF or VHF?

OK, I’m confused is it UHF or VHF?

A voice in the background says ' You're too stiff" loosen up.

A voice in the background says ‘ You’re too stiff” loosen up.

So he loosens up.

So he loosens up.