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|Noel / ZS1FW discussed Ham terminology before the main meeting
|Those who arrived timeously got seats!
|CTARC chairman Rob / ZS1SA calls for a moment of
silence to remember Hugo / ZS1HSF
|Gerald / ZS1GRM and his "Besemstok Special"
|The cross-phased folded dipole driven elements
|The ends of the folded dipoles were flattened and folded
|The "bazooka Balun"
|Paul / ZS1S starts his presentation
|The massive venue at Friedrichshafen. The zeppelin hangar is at the bottom.
The Friedrichshafen Airport runway on lower right.
This is a Google Earth image.
|Friedrichshafen is located South of Stuttgart, on the NE coast of
Lake Consantz. This is a Google Earth image.
|One of many exhibition halls, with hundreds of stalls to browse
|Icom, of course, were there, too. The latest IC-7300 on display
|Latest all-Software Defined Radio: Icom IC-7610. Be still, my heart.
|Elecraft was well represented at the hamfest.
Eric (seated) is one of Elecraft's founders
|Elecraft KPA1500 solid state linear amp.
Yours for a mere $6000...
|At the smaller end of the scale, an Elecraft KX2 QRP rig
|A portable, modular EmComm rig on show by by the DARC
|Optibeam antenna manufacturers were there too...
|German amateur radio manufacturer Hiberling,
with their latest rigs
|DX-Wire antenna wire
|The retro enthusiasts not neglected either. On the right a SABA receiver
in good working order. A snip at 1400 Euros!
|The actual flea market was jammed with stalls and tables of Stuff
|Some nice Collins rigs to carry home on the plane as hand luggage...
|And for those who want one, a 3-rotor Enigma encryption machine!
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