Well, it's springtime and a not so young guy's thoughts turn to... hamfests. This year, I was determined not to be rained on. I delayed my departure due to obligations and I wanted to be sure the weather was nice. And was it! Perhaps one of the best Dayton weather experiences... Naturally, I arrived late and met Bob --- but this time I was prepared; I had a cooler with two beers.Vacuum capacitor More vacuum capacitor Torroid selection HP servers --- they went fast Nice old potentiometer? Notice brass contacts. Hand cranked maritime radio Oh yes, it wouldn't be Dayton without spice [hot sauce] Yes, that's a loading coil --- you can't see the antenna above his head. Evil Tech Systems 70K series --- prices are 50% off list. Sigh. A complete 8510 but no test set. Sat. antenna Crystal chest Chinese military radios are now on the market Closer view of nerds with antennae Remote controlled lawn mover Breaker box for communications; big time power. Microwave antenna land. Lightning bristle for static discharge High voltage variable capacitor Antique radios Ancient computer parts Need I say more? Portable radar? Inside jeep radio; what you can't read is the "Maid - please clean up room" tag on the doorknob. Note A/C on top. Interesting TM series standby battery plugin LeCroy AWG Part of Wild Weasel IFF test set HP 214Bs? More IFF test set -- Bob took one of these apart but I neglected to take a picture of him in action. Cow underneath balloon. boatanchor.com ---- well said. Usual dayton wackiness. Red cross vehicle HP pen plotter "Drafting Dan" Motorboat control Self timer of yours truly; I am not that fat. Where turntables go to die. Is that an antenna on your head?