Re: Central Texas Ham Fest Update

Subject:   Re: Central Texas Ham Fest Update
  Date:    Mon, 21 Apr 1997 18:39:06 -0400 (EDT)
  From:    richard hull <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net>
    To:    Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

At 09:28 AM 4/21/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Subject: Central Texas Ham Fest Update
>   Date: Sunday, 20 April 1997 20:45
>   From: storey-at-stic-dot-net
>     To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>It was supposed to start at 7:00AM, so I got there at 6:30 to be an
>early bird, but it was already a beehive of activity. After paying my
>0ne dollar to get in, the first table I came to had a big roll of magnet
>wire that I wanted but was being sold to a man that got there earlier
>than I did. Now I understand why Richard Hull stressed "get there
>       I was primarily interested in variacs for myself and a few friends, so
>I walked past the high power transmitting tubes and components, ( I am
>no longer planning a quiet, gentleman's coil), and wound up with the
>1 120v 35a variac  $50 used, good condition
>1 240v 10a powerstat $50 new
>2 240v  7a powerstat $15 each used, no knob
>1 120v  4a 3gang variac 400cycle $15 clean, no knob
>1 120v  1a variac $7 clean, no knob
>1 Bodine gearhead motor $15 (for coil winding jig)
>1 Tektronic vacuum tube scope $40 with 2 plug ins and manual, clean
>The most interesting thing I saw was a capacitor, about 8"x16"x30" tall
>rated at 50 ufd 10,000v with a 1/2" bolt in the top of the insulator.
>The guy was asking $75, and said he had 14 more of them, but I wasn't
>driving a truck so I passed them up.
>Storey Clamp
>San Antonio, Texas


Great goin' guy!!!  You got quite a haul there and all the prices look
great.  You are now a veteran fester.  As time goes on you will visit
fests and this was just the tip of the iceberg!  Everyone in the Lone
State and its environs had better watch out for you in future.  I like
think that the only sign we leave behind us, as having been there, is
there is nothing worth "having" left in our wakes.

Good hamfestin' is never a matter of who has the most money to spend,
but a
matter of skill, effort, hard nosed bargaining and just the right
portion of
good old fashioned luck!

Richard Hull, TCBOR