My husband asked me if I wanted to go to Ham Fest with him.
I thought I'd see a lot of this.
But what I got was . . .
this (no, not my car)
It was Winterfest, for ham radio operators,
at the Gateway Convention Center
in Collinsville, IL which is
just over the river from St. Louis.
There were lots of tables full of gear,
lots of meters
and tube testers
and radios, new and vintage.
There were shirts (crazy hams!)
I LOVED this-
too bad it didn't fit.
I wanted a "Frank" shirt for my gardening chores.
How cool is that! LOL
(really, I wanted this, they were auto shop extras)
After an exhilarating morning, we made our way back home,
across the river,
through the city,
and into town so we could pick up a few things.
On the way I saw the sort of ham fest
I was thought we were attending.
photo credit of hams