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    why are hamfests so damn early on the weekend?

    do these people not have lives? the local hamfest starts at 0700 on a saturday ...
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    They don't want to miss the early bird specials later on in the morning.
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    Here they start at a decent time of 09.00 , civilization and all that....
    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
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    Puritanical work ethic and all that. It's really the toilet races.

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    Like farmers in the fields at first light they reap the harvest. Or so they think, then they take their own junk back home a little light on cash after raffle tickets and that wonderful hamfester food. <ulp> <burp>
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    It has been that way since I can remember. I don't know where the tradition originated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA5COR View Post
    Here they start at a decent time of 09.00 , civilization and all that....
    why did i know you would be able to say this? :)
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    Progress isn't made by early risers, progress is made by lazy people looking for better ways of doing things.
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    At least it was funny.... ;)
    Quote Originally Posted by n6hcm View Post
    why did i know you would be able to say this? :)
    "If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
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    These days I'll rise early and hit eBay or the various ham radio classifieds if I want gear.

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