Some Reasons To Go To The OVH Manassas Hamfest
Everyone has different sets of reasons, motivations and interests for attending a one day hamfest such as the OVH Manassas Hamfest. Some are:
- Look to purchase hard to find electronic parts, spares or gadgets – especially for electronic enthusiasts and homebrewers.
- To get information, look at or purchase new equipment, accessories and related items from commercial vendors – especially for newer hams and others planning or needing to purchase a specific items.
- Look for bargain purchases of older / used ham equipment, test and computer equipment and accessories – get there early because the best bargains usually go very early to the bargain seekers who get their earliest.
- Go with or meet up with other friends and enthusiasts or with other special interest group members who will be attending.
- Attend presentations or seminars at the hamfest to learn something new or to update knowledge or skills – see elsewhere on this web page for more information about the forums / presentations / special events this year.
- Take children / spouses / friends who are or may become interested in the hobby or who want to learn more – checkout elsewhere on this web page information about the Youth Lounge program at the hamfest this year.
- Peruse / purchase the ham publications – to stay up to date with the newest publication or to fill in collections of older ones.
- Take a VEC given FCC exam for a new license or to upgrade – VEC exams are usually given early in the day (in the morning) so be sure to get there early.
- Make new acquaintances with other enthusiasts.
- Have ARRL reps checks QSL cards.
- Tradition – the OVH Manassas Hamfest and taken place in June each year every year since 1974 and it can easily become a well established tradition to go to it.
- To have a chance at winning a door prize or sampling hamfest food; etc., etc.