As what was on twitter last week, I took a vacation day on Friday and went up to the Hamvention. I didn't buy much, just a small kit and a rockbound 6m FM rig. The radio was $5 (it makes it feel so much better to mention the price when talking about the fact that it is rockbound).
The first thing I looked into was the 6m rig. I plugged it into the power supply and a dummy load with a watt meter and hit the TX... nothing. I even tried yelling and whistling into the microphone (which didn't - and shouldn't have - made a difference).
I took a look inside. I figure there is at least $5 worth of parts in here, so it isn't a loss. Or I could try to fix it, but I'm not sure that would be worth my time.
The better part of Hamvention was meeting several twitter friends in person and catching up with a few local (and non-local) friends that I don't see often. That definitely made it a good trip!