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Hara Arena Tornado Damage

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Andy Corbin
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Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby Andy Corbin » Tue May 28, 2019 3:22 pm

Not sure if this is the right place to start this topic, but here goes.

Heavy duty tornado damage to the Hara Arena in Dayton Ohio last night. I know there are a lot of Ham operators on Batwing and have been to the Hara many times in the past for Hamvention before it was moved to Xenia. If there was ever even the slightest glimmer of hope to resurrect the Hara, I am certain it is gone now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UwUn7uFxSQ

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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby escomm » Wed May 29, 2019 6:03 am

RIP

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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby FireCpt809 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:33 pm

Best thing to happen.. now there is no question that it will be torn down and with that the hopes of the hams who in their fantasy that the Hara would be resurrected and the fest be brought back....

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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby N4KVE » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:27 pm

From what people tell me, it didn’t look much worse before the tornado hit. GARY.

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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby com501 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:50 pm

To quote a certain acting character: "She's dead, Jim".

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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby POVoutfitters » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:44 pm

There are several videos on Youtube of "urban explorers" who went into HARA around 2018 and explored the entire facility. There were offices and apartments that I never knew existed.

Interesting and eerie, seeing the state the facility was in before the tornado damage.

Search youtube for:
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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby spectragod » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:36 pm

It was due to be bulldozed later this year, there has never been a inkling that it would reopen from the new owners.
Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?
Lance: What?
Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.
Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's gonna end...

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Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Postby RFguy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:10 am

I saw this video on the P25 board. Check out the Motorola bank charger at 7:52

https://youtu.be/wBPVB_xnJnU

Skip to 7:52 here:
https://youtu.be/wBPVB_xnJnU?t=472


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