The biggest amateur radio swapmeet in Marion County! Tam and I went yesterday and left before making a second walk-through; I was all worn out. So much so that I napped after unloading the car and only got up for supper.
It was a great hamfest. After many years at a smaller venue, they are back at the Marion County Fairgrounds and there were a lot of new sellers. I did manage to pick up a few items and will have a post about them later, probably over at Retrotechnologist.
Interestingly, the Marion County Fairgrounds are posted "No Firearms." As the Fair is run by a private non-profit, they can do that; it has the same force as such signs at private business: if caught, you can leave or be charged with trespassing. However, at least one retired LEO an INGO member spoke with suggested being caught carrying at the fairgrounds would rate a trip to the lockup.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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