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    • Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash
      On January 26, 2020, a helicopter carrying former pro basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others crashes in Calabasas, California, roughly 30 miles north of Los Angeles; everyone onboard dies. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves through the American sporting world. ...
    • Oprah Winfrey confronts author James Frey over lying
      On January 26, 2006, during a live broadcast of her daytime TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey confronts author James Frey about fabrications in “A Million Little Pieces,” his memoir about addiction and recovery, which she chose as an Oprah’s Book Club selection in September 2005. “A Million Little ...
    • Republic of India born
      On January 26, 1950, the Indian constitution takes effect, making the Republic of India the most populous democracy in the world. Mohandas Gandhi struggled through decades of passive resistance before Britain finally accepted Indian independence. Self-rule had been promised during World War II, but ...
    • Tennessee passes nation’s first prohibition law
      The first Prohibition law in the history of the United States is passed in Tennessee, making it a misdemeanor to sell alcoholic beverages in taverns and stores. The bill stated that all persons convicted of retailing “spirituous liquors” would be fined at the “discretion of the court” and that the ...
    • First European explorer reaches Brazil
      Spanish explorer Vicente Yanez Pinzon, who had commanded the Nina during Christopher Columbus’ first expedition to the New World, reaches the northeastern coast of Brazil during a voyage under his command. Pinzon’s journey produced the first recorded account of a European explorer sighting the ...
    • Franco captures Barcelona
      During the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona, the Republican capital of Spain, falls to the Nationalist forces of General Francisco Franco. In 1931, King Alfonso XIII approved elections to decide the government of Spain, and voters overwhelmingly chose to abolish the monarchy in favor of a liberal ...
    • John Logie Baird demonstrates TV
      On January 26, 1926, John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, gives the first public demonstration of a true television system in London, launching a revolution in communication and entertainment. Baird’s invention, a pictorial-transmission machine he called a “televisor,” used mechanical rotating ...
    • “The Dukes of Hazzard” premieres
      On January 26, 1979, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” a television comedy about two good-old-boy cousins in the rural South and their souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger known as the General Lee, debuts on CBS. The show, which originally aired for seven seasons, centered around cousins Bo Duke (John Schneider) and ...
    • British settlement begins in Australia
      On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare and it ...
    • POW spends 2,000th day in captivity
      U.S. Navy Lt. Everett Alvarez Jr. spends his 2,000th day in captivity in Southeast Asia. First taken prisoner when his plane was shot down on August 5, 1964, he became the longest-held POW in U.S. history. Alvarez was downed over Hon Gai during the first bombing raids against North Vietnam in ...
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Welcome

2021 Tidewater Hamfest & Swap Meet
September 11, 2021
The Ambassador Club of Portsmouth
364 Peninsula Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Lat: 36° 50′ 16″ N Lon: 76° 19′ 07″ W

Talk-in has been changed and the new Frequency is:

146.850 – PL 100.0

DMR Suggested Simplex frequency 441.000 TG 99, TS 1

Admission 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Reservation Information for the 2021 Tidewater Radio Convention Hamfest can be found on the Ticket Info page.

Dealers and Vendors can download the flyer and mailing information from the .pdf below.
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