2013 Stuart Hamfest Survey Results
Thanks to all who took the time to take our Hamfest Survey-- we are grateful to those who offer feedback and suggestions. Below are quotes and excerpts from the survey-- with only personally identifiable information redacted. We look forward to hearing your input after the 2014 event.
It seems there is as much interest in Building Antennas as in a Special Event Station.
Q. Were the prizes attractive enough, and do you have any prize suggestions?
- Great Prizes, Wish I won.
- Yes! Consider a 1st and or 2nd prize and door prizes or ticket draws every half hour
- Always a great selection
- yes, the prizes were great...
- Bought 7 tickets to support the hamfest, happy to contribute. Made more money selling than I expected!
- Prizes were great. Next year I will buy some Raffle Tickets since people I know won this year. Maybe it will rub off!
- Yes they were, and thank you (as I hear I won the 3rd place prize)
- The 3 grand prizes were fine. Quality prizes not the 40 dollar HT's that are flooding the market
- Let me win one!! :)
- Great prize selection, Could use a lot more of the small hourly prizes. Need to get out and knock on doors for vender donations. Many local businesses will donate items just for a promotional acknowledgement.
Q. Is there anything else you’d like to share about the Stuart Hamfest?
- Nice job!
- its a great hamfest to sell, meet other hams and have lots of fun
- I like trains so it would be nice to tailgate in view of the tracks, but I understand you have certain limitations on layout. I'll be back.
- It was nice, would have liked to see more sellers there
- Really enjoyed it. Thought the promotional video was well done. I hope that next year, a major push for promoting via Youtube and Facebook will attract more folks.
- My first hamfest was the Stuart Hamfest in 1975, I think it was held at the Tri County Rehab center on US 1. Attended with my Dad got my license in Aug 77. Keep up the good work.
- I can't wait until next year !!
It seems as many saw us on Facebook as in our half-page QST ad-- and the Facebook budget was only 10% of the cost. Plus, using Facebook we can reach people who are only within a certain radius of the event and have an interest (or similar interests) in ham radio.