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Offline W1RC

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Fifty Years Ago Today, the First Hosstraders!
« on: May 13, 2023, 07:29:50 PM »
Saturday, May 13th, 2023.  It was exactly fifty years ago today, the Saturday before Mothers Day 1973, that the first Hosstraders was held at the Addams Family Campground in Seabrook NH.  There were sixty one attendees.  Were you one of them?
Hosstraders was held there in 1974 and 1975 but the event quickly outgrew the Addams campground and so Norm, Bob and Joe moved it to the Deerfield Fairgrounds which where it was held until October 1992. In May 1993 Hosstraders was held at the Rochester NH fairgrounds and remained there until October 2000.  May 2001 found the event being held at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds where it remained intil October 2006. 
May 2007 was the first NEAR-Fest and our return to Deerfield.  30 hamfests later we are still there.


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Re: Fifty Years Ago Today, the First Hosstraders!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2023, 11:54:05 AM »
My first Hosstraders (first hamfest ever, really) was the 'flood tide' that was October 2005. Soaky city! Unforgettable, to say the least!
Hard to believe we've been to Deerfield 30 times since then.

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Re: Fifty Years Ago Today, the First Hosstraders!
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2023, 04:23:44 PM »
Saturday, May 13th, 2023.  It was exactly fifty years ago today, the Saturday before Mothers Day 1973, that the first Hosstraders was held at the Addams Family Campground in Seabrook NH.  There were sixty one attendees.  Were you one of them?
Hosstraders was held there in 1974 and 1975 but the event quickly outgrew the Addams campground and so Norm, Bob and Joe moved it to the Deerfield Fairgrounds which where it was held until October 1992. In May 1993 Hosstraders was held at the Rochester NH fairgrounds and remained there until October 2000.  May 2001 found the event being held at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds where it remained intil October 2006. 
May 2007 was the first NEAR-Fest and our return to Deerfield.  30 hamfests later we are still there.

I was there with my daughter in 1990 as she bought her first rig at age. 8.