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Orlando Hamfest this weekend Feb.6-7-8-9, 2014

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The Orlando Amateur Radio Club, in association with the people, are holding the largest ham radio convention and radio/electronic flea market in the Southeast, second in size only to the mighty Dayton Hamvention.

This electronic and radio show opens to the public at 12 Noon Friday and runs until the last buyer leaves on Sunday. In addition to the large outdoor flea market area, there are five covered halls and buildings which will have every variety of electronic equipment, electronic parts, cables, antennas, new radios, computers, and you-name-it for sale to the public. Admission is $14 for all three days, with tickets available at the entry gate. Click on this link for more information.

Location of the HamCation is the Central Florida Exposition Park & Fairgrounds on West Colonial Drive in Orlando. An easy access route from I-4 is to take State Route 435 - Kirkman Rd. exit and go north until you reach Colonial Drive, SR-50, Then go right [east] and look for the Fairgrounds on the left. Go past the main entrance [traffic signal], then turn at the next left into the Fairgrounds eastern entry, which is a paved road. Grass parking is free. This is a great weekend trip, and if you get tired of the electronics, there is a regular flea market [with free admission] immediately adjacent to the HamCation, also on the Fairgrounds property.

Link to Central Florida Exposition Park [Fairgrounds] is here.

Don't forget Skycraft Surplus electronic parts at 2245 W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park, just north of the central Orlando downtown area, right off I-4 at the Fairbanks Ave. exit. Link here. Skycraft has been open in the Orlando area since the space program was active in the 1960's, and is a favorite parts source for those who still build their own electronic gizmos.