OK - this rightfully belongs in the OT section (which it is) - but for those of you that may be in the area, looking for vintage equipment where it can be tested directly and/or just curious, I am willing to take some flack for posting it here:
To all and sundry - sure the primary purpose of this swap is not vinyl, not even audio. But a significant and ever increasing amount of space, vendors and equipment is being dedicated to, are attending and is being shown for sale for audio.
A few things:
Activities start late on Thursday with early arrivals setting up for Friday morning. Friday is mostly dedicated to the hobby (hobbies) with most attendees being there for that purpose alone. Saturday brings the general public. There is a 'quality' auction on Saturday afternoon - and everything from NIB WE300bs to McIntosh tube amps have gone up - not to mention radios and related, of course.
Renningers, the venue for the event, is a large farm/antique market in its own right, so there are activities for other than radio/audio people.
Camping is free, admission is free, parking is free to the public and all visitors. Vendors pay $20 for a space (10' x 10' with 4' x 8' table and electricity). NOTE: It is sold out for September, 2012. There is outdoor overflow space available, however.
There are something over 200 vendors in two roofed-over pavilions.
Lots of activities Friday night, (usually) including live music (quality not guaranteed), a bonfire, fireworks, food (pay as you go), beer (pay as you go, but mighty cheap) and more. http://hagstar.phanfare.com/slideshow.a ... id=5577202
A slide show of the spring event. You will see me in the "Tech Area" and helping a new-to-the-hobby individual restore his first vintage radio (but I have done a fair bit of audio work there as well). We run a free diagnostic and basic-repair clinic (customer pays only for parts if repairs are made) and we make every attempt to get the customer to do it themselves. I have a pretty good set of diagnostic tools on-hand (no scope) and most basic issues can be diagnosed if not addressed on the spot. Tubes, capacitors, many controls, knobs, lamps, resistors and much more are sold either by the club or by specialty vendors individually and in bulk.
Date: Kutztown XXVII - Sept 21-22, 2012
Location: Kutztown, ADAMS County, PA. Just off SR22 or I78. About one hour from Philadelphia, 45 minutes from Allentown.
Come one, come all. We have had purpose visits from individuals from as far as Australia. No kidding. One gentleman from Japan comes for every meet.
Melrose Park, PA