Yup, yearly obsession for me. This will mark my 20th year at the Hamvention.
It's turned into more of a social event then a fleamarket for me. There's guys I correspond with on a regular basis who I only meet once a year and it's at the Hamvention. Gives us a chance to sit down and have an 807 together.
Will it rain? Probably so. I've seen snow so rain isn't that bad. I've also been down there during tornado warnings. Lots of canopies, awnings and other crap blowing around. At least it kept the smell down.
Yeah I remember the tornado warnings a few years ago and that train going by sound. They take Skywarn seriously in Ohio.
I go to Dayton every two or three years. I went last year, so maybe next year. I would like to meet Mike and other Canadian board users next year. I assume it is a quick drive down the 401 and then I-75 for hams in Ontario.
I am going to Nearfest in Deerfield, NH instead of Dayton. I see some Quebec and one or two Ontario plates there.
I may go to the Carp Hamfest this year. I usually attend the Montreal South Shore Hamfest in October, visit my Montreal friends, and dx some HydroQuebec smartzone sites.