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by Anton
(Finds: 0  Score: 0)    (Hidden: 61  Score: 256.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 04.097'   W 077° 36.679'
Henrietta,   New York   14467
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 01 Jun 2002
Waypoint (Landmark): N0027B
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: Parking is available


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Find a Hamfest - this is a virutal, LOCATION-LESS geocache!

A hamfest is a fleamarket for amateur radio operators, who are also called hams. No one really knows how or why the name "ham" was first used for us, but there are many opinions. If you'd like to learn more about ham radio, go here:

ARRL - American Radio Relay League

These days, a lot of hamfests are combined with local computerfests, like the one in Rochester, New York that we're using as an example for this virtual, locationless geocache:

Rochester Hamfest -- May 31 to June 2, 2002

At a hamfest you will find ham radios, shortwave receivers, scanner radios, old vacuum tube radios, antennas, testing equipment, and tons of miscellaneous parts for fixing and building radios. Now go find a hamfest to play this geocache!

Here are the rules to log this virtual, locationless cache:

1. Upload a photo of a hamfest you visited - specifically to log this cache - that shows you and your GPS in the shot. We need to see your amateur radio callsign. If you have a callsign nametag, hat, jacket, or t-shirt, wear it proudly! If not, please make a small sign with your ham callsign to put in the photo.

2. Record the GPS coordinates for the hamfest in your log report. Use the special latitude-longitude boxes that appear in the log report form. You can take a reading in the parking lot, at the main building, or at your own hamfest fleamarket table.

3. Please, only one log per player, and each hamfest can be logged only once. Please read ALL the logs to be sure you're the first and only player logging your hamfest.

That's it. Now you can go play with the new gear you just picked up at the fest. Tell us about all about your new radio toys, or the gear you sold, in your log report. Let us know whether, and how, you use ham radio as a geocacher.

73 from Anton, N2RUD & Jim, N2STK Syracuse, New York


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I found it! 21 Aug 2011 by  tripman1  (Finds: 95  Score: 281.5)    (Hidden: 9  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

The Denver Radio Club Hamfest 2011 - The BIG one!
N39 43.338', W105 10.259'
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 8:30am to 1:00pm
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 West 6th Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
I can't believe my luck, or lack of. I have been watching this cache for a while now, and then few weeks ago I saw Denver was having a Hamfest on Aug. 21st. After I went, now I see this cache has just been retired. Now I know why the neighbor down the street has a large antenna in his back yard. Since I am brand new to Ham radio, I don't have a call sign yet but I know it will start with w0.
Thanks Navicache. Thanks Anton.
[Modified 2011-08-22 16:02:17]

  cameraDenver Hamfest
  cameraHam Antenna?

I found it! 26 Apr 2008 by  KD7DKV  (Finds: 2  Score: 6)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

N 43*36.598
W 116*41.454

Southwest Idaho Expo HamFest is today April 26 at Vallivue Middle School in Caldwell, Idaho. It is yearly event.
We use our ham radio as part of Emergency Preparedness Teamwork and we use our handhelds for line of sight communications when out geocaching. One day my friend heard a call for help from across the the mountain slopes. She was able to relay for a medical team to come to his rescue. Ham Radio is a must and a plus. 2 Hobbies that go hand in hand to keep life happy. Karen in Nampa KD7DKV
[Modified 2008-04-26 12:27:51]

  cameraKD7DKV at the Southwestern Idaho HamFest

I found it! 28 Feb 2004 by  Team Ferret  (Finds: 56  Score: 244.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

N 42* 09.840
W 076* 51.783

We went to the 23rd Annual Winter Hamfest in Horseheads, NY today. It was held in the New York State National Guard Armory building. We didn't find too much to buy. We got some good zip lock bags for geocaching and a SMA to UHF adaptor. You can't see my Call letter tag very well in the picture, but it says "KC2KHD - Mark".
Team Ferret
Mark & Terre

  cameraMark, KC2KHD, and portable antenna display.
  cameraMark's Ticket.


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