Sounds great, Eric!  Thanks once again for your help and support.  Happy 
Thanksgiving.

John

> On Nov 17, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Eric Cottrell <wb1...@runbox.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am looking forward to the Fest, now under 15 weeks away!
> 
> I am planning once again on helping Dan Robinson with The Listening Lounge. I 
> am sure Dan will setup some interesting radios for your listening pleasure.
> 
> Besides the usual loop antenna and bits, I plan on bringing a recent radio 
> purchase, an Icom IC-R8600. It is a SDR based radio with more traditional 
> controls and very good HF performance. I am interested in comparing it to the 
> much more expensive Icom IC-R9500 that has graced our modest listening post 
> in past years.
> 
> 73 Eric
> 
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:58:22 -0500, John Figliozzi <jfigl...@nycap.rr.com> 
> wrote:
> 
>> Yes, it’s (already!) that time of the year again.
>> 
>> We invite one and all to be a part of the 2018 Winter SWL Fest on 
>> March 1, 2 and 3 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in fashionable 
>> Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. That's just 105 days away as I type this.  
>> 
>> This will be the 31st such annual gathering and due to popular demand
>> we have added an extra half day, opening the event on Thursday 
>> afternoon and continuing through all of Friday and Saturday. Details and
>> background info from <www.swlfest.com>.
>> 
>> One of the centerpieces of the Fest weekend is our line-up of informative 
>> and entertaining forums.  How do we get them? These  excellent sessions 
>> are put together and presented by you and people just like you—people 
>> with a deep and abiding interest in radio and a willingness to share what 
>> they've experienced, learned and know.
>> 
>> So, how about it?  Have you a topic that you think Fest participants  
>> will find interesting and would be willing to present?  Tell us about it. If
>> you’ve already contacted us, chances are we have your e-mail on file.
>> However, chances are also that we don’t.  So, please re-contact us at
>> this time just to make sure.
>> 
>> Your role will be to lead a one hour session forum.  That means  
>> preparing about a half-hour presentation that leaves plenty of time  
>> for audience questions and interaction.  It can be anything from a 
>> serious (or comic) lecture (or both) to a multimedia extravaganza.
>> Your choice!
>> 
>> And as a gesture of appreciation (and perhaps some measure of small  
>> compensation for your efforts), the Fest will comp your registration  
>> fee if your proposal is accepted by the Organizing Committee (which 
>> consists of Rich Cuff, yours truly and a Magic 8 Ball we found in Rich’s 
>> attic when looking for old Fest printed programs and giveaways.  We are
>> seeking your help in fashioning a balanced and diverse line-up of topics
>> and speakers.
>> 
>> Make your suggestion/proposal to John Figliozzi at <jfigl...@nycap.rr.com>   
>>  
>> If you have any questions, we'll be happy to discuss them with you. And 
>> even if you've never led a forum before, don't hesitate.   We've learned 
>> that people tend to unfairly and inaccurately minimize their own abilities.  
>> We know you'll  be great...but you have to  let us in on what you're 
>> thinking!  
>> We promise a quick turnaround on your proposal once we are able to 
>> survey the field.
>> 
>> Be a part of the 2018 Winter SWL Fest program!
>> 
>> 73 and 88 to the Ladies (with due apologies to Ian McFarland)
>> John Figliozzi
>> Richard Cuff
>> 2018 Winter SWL Fest (and apparently for life) Co-Chairs
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