It is with deep regret that we report the end of a fond New England tradition. Each May and October, hams from all over New England, New York and nearby Canada would gather for a fun filled weekend tailgate party. This hamfest/fleamarket was called Hosstraders (a play on words for the way New Englanders pronounce “horse traders”).
The event featured raffles, concessions, ham radio dealers and several fun filled eyeball QSOs. Norman B. Blake, W1ITT along with Joseph M. Demaso, K1RQG and Robert V. Tiffany, W1GWU had done a fine job with the event since 1973. It was last held in Hopkinton, NH at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds, with previous homes in Seabrook, Deerfield, Kingston and Rochester over the years.
- Read the official announcement now on the Hosstraders web site.