Chuck Conrad’s not sure what to expect: tailgate-meets catering to ham radio enthusiasts draw massive crowds in Dallas and substantial turnouts in Shreveport, and he’s eager to see what kind of radio-traffic the Texas Broadcasting Museum can draw next month. The invitations have been going out over the airwaves between the Longview East Texas Amateur Radio Club, the Tyler Ham Radio Club and beyond, calling all collectors to Kilgore for the daybreak gathering Saturday, May 13. “They call it a ‘tailgate-meet,'” Conrad said this week. According to the broadcast museum’s owner and operator, “The rest of us, we call it a swap meet or a flea market for amateur radio and other electronics.
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