Ham Radio Outlet Atlanta's Manufacturer Day 2011

I spent the day today at Atlanta, Georgia's finest (if not only) Amateur Radio store, HRO. As soon as I got there, I saw WB6NOA, Gordon West, working the crowd and making certificates of Achievement for hams to take home and display stating they are a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator.  What a cool guy, Gordo is... he was so energetic all day and was friendly to everyone he met.  Gordon has been around a long time as a champion of Amateur Radio and his teaching books, tapes, DVD's, etc. have brought many into the hobby. He can currently be seen weekly on the video podcast Ham Nation
 

I also got to meet another Podcaster today as well. Tom Samacicio of HQARadio!  While neither Tom nor I won anything from the raffles, we certainly enjoyed seeing all the support HRO has in Atlanta and enjoyed the free food and soft drinks. Thanks for all the free food and drink, Mark (KJ4VO)! 
 

I decided I just HAD to hang around to see who won the grand prize drawing... crossing my fingers it would be me. It was for a Kenwood TS-590, which is the radio I have had my eyes on since it was introduced. What a great prize! Well, guess who won... that's right.... Santa Claus...
 
73 de N5PRE,
Kevin