The 2013 Utah VHF Society Swapmeet
Thank you for your participation!
The 2013 Utah VHF Society Swapmeet was held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Farmington at the Davis County Fair Park Legacy Events Center.
This was a "new" location for the Utah VHF Society swap meet, but it seems that everyone was able to find it OK - although a few reportedly showed up at an event in one of the other buildings before realizing that it was in the south building! This venue is roughly the same size as that at the Utah State Fairpark and there didn't seem to be any real shortage of tables or old friends with whom one could visit!
While it's a bit tough to carry on club business during such a busy session, it was somewhat more successful this year as the acoustics of this room lent themselves better to making announcements and calling for votes. Among some of the business conducted included "Aligning" the 147.120 repeater on Farnworth Peak with the Utah VHF Society as well as re-electing the 2012-2013 officers for another term after no-one else offered to take them up on the request to step in! (If you are interested in putting your name in next year, please let any one of the officers know!)
Turnout was a tad lighter than in past years, but in listening to conversations on the various repeaters that morning there were at least a few people who were concerned about the incoming snowstorm and decided not to tempt fate: While the weather was clear in the earlier morning, it was snowing pretty hard by 10 AM - about the time that the main prizes were starting to be drawn and by 11 AM it the swap meet had pretty much wound down and people were finding their way home.
"How do I get my booklet?"
If you didn't manage to get the the Swap Meet - and you have paid your Utah VHF Society membership - you probably didn't get your booklet - but don't worry: We have one for you!
In the near future, Mel, the (continuing) Utah VHF Society president will visit the local radio clubs during their meetings and hand out booklets to those UVHFS members who didn't manage to get theirs.
If this won't work for you, please feel free to contact Mel (see his email address here - link) and we'll get a booklet to you!
Next year's Utah VHF Society Swapmeet:
It was was voted by acclamation that, assuming that the fees for this same venue don't go up by a huge amount that the 2014 Utah VHF Society swap meet will be held at this same place. As was mentioned at the meeting, moving to this location saved the Utah VHF Society nearly $1000 (yes, $1000!) over what it would have been had we stayed at the Utah State Fairground!
There was also a more formal vote taken about the starting time for the 2013 Swapmeet. Historically, the starting time has been 8 AM (with vendors setting up at 7 AM) but, by a fairly close vote this will be changed to 9 AM (8 AM for vendor set-up) for the 2014 swap meet, this being done out of consideration for the significant number of people who have to drive quite a distance to get there - some of whom have to start out very early in the morning!
We hope to see you next year!
"Re-Upping" your Utah VHF Society Membership:
If you had been planning to "re-up" at the swap meet but couldn't make it, remember that you can (and should!) still do so - and you will get your booklet, too!
For information about how to join or renew your membership with the Utah VHF Society, go to the "How to Join or Renew UVHFS Membership" page and when there, you can even see when your Utah VHF Society membership expires!
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