Framingham ARA Flea Market Suspended

John Iwuc, KB1VXY, writes on the Framingham ARA mailing list: The Framingham Amateur Radio Association board has made the very difficult decision to suspend the club flea at this time.  So we will not be having a 2020 flea.   If at some point we decide to revive it we will announce that later.  We appreciate all the help and support that folks have provided in past years to make it successful.  We have posted this on our website http://w1fy.org/2020-flea-market.   John KB1VXY President of Framingham Amateur Radio Association

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Flea at MIT, September 15, 2019

Steve Finberg, W1GSL, writes: The September FLEA at MIT is this coming Sunday.    Also known as SWAPFEST it is held in MIT’s Albany Street garage near the corner of Albany and Main Street in Cambridge. It features high-tech goodies such as electronics, computers and ham radio. “All things nerdly.”      We have had real Enigma machines to a NASA Gemini space craft  show up.   It starts at 9 AM for buyers and runs till 2 PM,  be early for the  good stuff.   All vendors are in the covered garage, which makes a weatherproof event.   Its not …

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New England Area Flea Markets, June 6, 2019

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2019 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except “____” *******************************************************************************      2019                                                    Contact          Source      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  8 June Windsor CT VR+CMus Antique                    John       860 673 0518 9 June Bethpage NY LIMARC @xBrierCl               Richard K2KNB 516 694 …

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, June 16, 2019

Swapfest (The flea at MIT) is an event to buy, sell, and swap amateur radio equipment, components, used computers, electronics, instruments and audio equipment, tools, and a plethora of other items. Includes vendors specializing in odd, rare, and antique electronics and other pieces of technology. Swapfest occurs on the third Sunday of each month, April through October, and has been running for almost 40 years. Hosted by the MIT Radio Society, in conjunction with the MIT UHF Repeater Association, the MIT Electronics Research Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club. The Swapfest is held at MIT’s Albany Street Garage on Albany St …

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, April 21, 2019

*** !!!! In our Traditional GARAGE and lot !!!! **** so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! ********* $1 buyers discount with hardcopy of this notice ******** COMPUTERS – ELECTRONICS – HAM RADIO – COMPUTERS – ELECTRONICS – HAM RADIO FLEA all SUMMER at MIT Sunday April 21st 2019 9AM-2PM Come to the city for a great flea – plenty of free parking. MIT’s electronics and ham radio flea will take place on the third Sunday of each month this summer, April thru October. There is tailgate space for over 200 sellers! Buyers admission …

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Woodstock of Amateur Radio: NEAR-Fest XXV, May 3-4, 2019

NEAR-Fest XXV will be held on May 3-4, 2019. It is held twice annually, spring and fall, rain or shine, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield New Hampshire beginning on Friday at 0900 and ending Saturday at 1500 hours. Admission is $10. Persons under 18 and over 80 are admitted free of charge upon presentation of government-issued ID. Inside parking is available for $10 and includes a “reasonable amount of flea market selling space” for PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS selling their own personal property. Commercial vendors must register and pay applicable fees. If you are wondering if you are a “commercial vendor” …

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, October 21, 2018

Flea at MIT – October 21, 2018 ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE   !!!!  ****          so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! *********  $1  buyers discount with hardcopy of this notice ******** …

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New England Area Flea Markets, August 31, 2018

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2018 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                    Contact          Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 26 Aug Newtown CT CARA @TownHall $7@8 $20/T          John W1JGM 203 417 0160 F       8,10 Sept Boxboro MA FEMARA NE Conv                  Mike K1TWF 978 …

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Flea at MIT, July 15, 2018

This Coming Sunday, the July  Flea at MIT ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! Outdoor space is questionable for this month, call ahead if your will not fit in 6′ 8″ height. ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE   !!!!  ****          so come rain or shine or super …

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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, May 20, 2018

The MIT Radio Society, in conjunction with the MIT UHF Repeater Association, the MIT Electronics Research Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club, sponsors a Swapfest on the third Sunday of each month, April through October. This is a place to buy, sell, and swap amateur radio, electronic, and computer equipment. Hams and non-hams alike are welcome. For more information, see the online copy of our swapfest flyer (pdf, or text only). Print out a copy of the flyer and bring it with you for a discount on the buyer’s admission. Want to sell? Here’s an online copy of the seller’s registration form. Remember to send it in by the 5th of the month …

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New England Area Flea Markets, April 27, 2018

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2018 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                    Contact          Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4-5 May Deerfield NH NEARfest XXIII @FG              Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235      12 May E Greenbush NY EGARA FireCo                   Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A 19 May Goshen …

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“Woodstock of Amateur Radio”: NEAR-Fest XXIII, May 4-5, 2018

Michael Crestohl, W1RC/VE2VW writes: NEAR-Fest XXIII will be held on May 4-5, 2018. It is held twice annually, spring and fall, rain or shine, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield New Hampshire beginning on Friday at 0900 and ending Saturday at 1500 hours. Admission is $10. Persons under 18 and over 80 are admitted free of charge upon presentation of government-issued ID. Inside parking is available for $10 and includes a “reasonable amount of flea market selling space” for PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS selling their own personal property. Commercial vendors must register and pay applicable fees. If you are wondering if you …

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Flea at MIT, April 15, 2018

The next Swapfest is April 15, 2018. Power Plant construction on our original outdoor lot has begun. We will have limited outdoor space in the triangle lot across Albany Street. Buyer’s parking information: text and PDF map If you cross the Longfellow Bridge coming to the Flea, be aware construction has closed the Cambridge bound lanes. Use the Mass. Ave Bridge instead.

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Framingham Flea Market and VE Session, April 8, 2018

The Framingham ARA Spring Flea Market will take place on April 8, 2018 at the Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street in Framingham. Admission for buyers is $5, and under 12 is free. Tables are $20 in advance and $25 at the door if available. There will be refreshments, a VE session and door prizes. For complete information, visit http://www.w1fy.org/flea.aspx.

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New England Area Flea Markets, April 4, 2017

 
New England Area   Ham - Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2017 P 1 of 2

All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~
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2017                                                    Contact          Source
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8 Ap Newton MA PHSNE Photographica Sat Only @AmLegion @9A  John 781 592 2553

8 Ap Hampton NH PCARC @Masonic  $5@8 $10/T@7          Mark K1RX 603 775 0220 F

8 Apr LaSalle PQ MARC @RC Legion $5@9 $10/T@8:15      Jim VE2VE 514-990-1965 R

8 Apr Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Indoor       John 860 673 0518  +

15 April S Portland ME PAWA @AmLegion               Bryce K1GAX 207 415 0498 A

16 Apr Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F
                      Third Sunday April thru October

22 April Gales Ferry CT RASON @FireCo auction      Darryl WA1DD 860 443 7799  +

23 April Framingham MA FARA @KeefeTS                Andy KC1DMM 508 310 5913 A+

23 April Manchester CT NEWS VHF/UHFCon @BaymontInn Mark K1MAP (413) 566-2445 W+

30 April Middletown NY OARC @CommCtr                Bruce K2ULZ 845 562 4226 A+

5-6 May Deerfield NH NEARFest XXI @FG                Mike K1TWF 978 250 1235 W

13 May E Greenbush NY EGARA  @FireCo                 Tom KC2FCP 518 272 1494 A

20 May Goshen CT  SoBARC  $5@8  @FG                 Stan W2VID  518 398 7003 W+

21 May Cambridge MA             Flea at  MIT              Mitch 617 253 3776 F

3 June Brookline NH NEARC Antique@EvntCr $10@7:30 $5@8:30 Bruce 603 772 7516 W+

3 June Hermon ME  PSARC @HS S@6:30 B@8              Jerry K1GUP 207 848 3400 W+

4 June Fishkill MtBARC @DwnStCorr                   Adam KC2DAA 845-849-3666 A+

4 June Staten I NY CPARA @ScoutCamp                 Gary KB2BSL 718 504 0030 W+

4 June Bethpage NY LIMARC @Brierclif             Richard K2KNB  516 694 4937 A+

10 June Windsor CT VR+C Mus 115 Pierson LN @8AM Outside    John 860 673 0518  +

11 June Queens NY HoSARC                         Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599 A+
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Framingham ARA Spring Flea Market & Exams, April 23, 2017

Framingham ARA logoThe Framingham ARA Spring Flea Market will take place on April 23, 2017 at the Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter St. in Framingham. Admission for buyers is $5, and under 12 is free. Tables are $20 in advance and $25 at the door if available. There will be refreshments, a VE session and door prizes.

 

For complete information, visit http://www.w1fy.org/flea.aspx.

 

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Wired.com Showcases Amateur Radio, MIT Flea

Marty Connor at MIT Flea, K9HI photoWired News on the web features an article on May 25, 2005 by Mark Baard entitled “Hamming It Up at Radio Meets” showcasing the Harvard Wireless Club and MIT Radio Society, and the “Flea at MIT.” The article features a number of related photos. It also plugs Amateur Radio public service, and the Dayton Hamvention®. Prior to its publication, Baard spent time with the respective clubs and their members in researching the story.

While Baard endeavors to introduce the public to the positive aspects of the hobby, he devotes an inordinate amount of print emphasizing the “nerdiness” factor. For example, the article’s opening sentence reads, “If you think you know what a nerd is, try visiting a swap meet or convention where amateur radio operators like to hang out.” Unfortunately, the word “nerd” keeps popping up.

A Boston-area resident, Baard has covered computers and technology for such publicationas as Wired News, Information Security magazine, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, and The Times of London. Baard is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Emmanuel College.

[Marty Connor at MIT Flea, K9HI photo]

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