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    • August 18, 1991: Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev
      On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces. Since becoming secretary of the Communist Party in 1985 and president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1988, Gorbachev had pursued comprehensive reforms of […]
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What is a Hamfest?
It is a gathering of amateur radio enthusiasts that meet to share ideas, learn new concepts, buy and sell equipment and have a good time.

Why attend a hamfest?
It gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, see new equipment, sell excess equipment and learn about the hobby.

It is easier to buy equipment on the internet!
True but it does not give you a chance to put your hands on the equipment and see if it really meets your needs.