For Amateur Radio operators (also known as "Hams"), the things that hearts pounding are that 1960s vintage radio or a used antenna (owned by a little old lady Ham who never operated at more than 100 watts). The place to go to find these gems is a "tailgate party." Every August, the Trident Amateur Radio Club (TARC) of Charleston gathers to swap amateur radio gear and a few stories. It gives Hams a chance to buy those little pieces and parts needed to complete a project. Along with the commerce, this is the chance to meet face-to-face with those we have only known as a voice on the radio. For those who are curious about amateur radio, it provides a place to get information, talk with Hams and perhaps, get a chance to operate a radio station themselves.