Thank you for a responsible reply. I have no problem paying a nominal fee and would certainly get a lot of information. It appears to be a very high price for a one day non member, almost as if " the little guys" are not wanted. I also notice the two reposnses from the same person I had recieved are gone. I think the vendors probably depend on us hobbyist for there survival. Again thank you.I dont think anyone will run you off. There are somegood hobist classes, also you can learn alot inthe hallways....maybe a oneday reg would work for you. THat one of my big complaints....I thing reg fees are high...and I made that argument whenI was on the board of directors, for a small hobbist its expensive but it is informative. I would not have been where I am today if I hadnt gone to those meetings.