[amsat-bb] Re: Puyallup Wa. fleamarket

Edward Cole kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Sun Mar 11 12:46:35 PST 2007

At 11:28 AM 3/11/2007, Wayne Estes wrote:
>Bob W7LRD wrote:
>This is a very large flea market in Western Washington...  We (AMSAT)
>should have some exposure at these events...  I'm only one person, so
>next year I would like put AMSAT on the map there.  I have no idea how
>to go about it.  Any advice, volunteers, suggestions and how to do this
>would be appreciated.
>Wayne W9AE replies:
>I think several AMSAT area coordinators (including myself) would be
>willing to give you some advice.  It's not particularly difficult to run
>an AMSAT booth at a hamfest.  Sign up for a table (preferably with
>electricity so you can demonstrate tracking software on a laptop
>computer).  Inform Martha 3 weeks before the hamfest, and she will send
>you a big box that contains AMSAT books/software/trinkets to sell, and
>also a big AMSAT banner to display.
>I will run an AMSAT booth at the SEAPAC hamfest in Seaside, Oregon in
>June.  You are welcome to help me out to see how it's done.
>Wayne Estes W9AE
>Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

I wrote Bob privately last night and made a similar 
suggestion.  Contact martha at amsat.net and ask her for her 
suggestions.  I imagine she has a standard info pack for folks doing 
Amsat tables at hamfests.  As Wayne states she will provide you with 
a "care package" of hamfest handouts, booklets and software to sell 
for Amsat.

I did the Amsat table at the Anchorage Hamfest for five years (now 
assumed by KL7DR) and began it by myself with help from Martha.  I 
nominated Dan, KL7DR, as Field Op since he was doing major Leo 
elmering up here and I felt he should be recognized for his 
efforts.  He took over the table when I was not available a couple 
years ago and continued since then.

Your invite to Bob is a great idea and perhaps he can volunteer a 
couple hours with you to get his feet wet with you overlooking.  I 
was fortunate to have a few hams help me on my table when they saw I 
needed some help.  KK7YY(sk) flew to Alaska a couple years running 
and did the Leo demos for me as well as helping at the table.

Bob you should appeal on the PNWVHFS reflector for help.  The Pac. NW 
VHF Soc has about 300+ members now.

Ed - KL7UW
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