Ya know, I've been a ham for 30 year now (yikes!) and a semi-serious
contester on and off for perhaps the last 10 or so. This marks the very
first time my schedule is permitting me to make Dayton and I want everyone
-including those who made such unpopular and unfortunate decisions regarding
Dayton/ARRL logistics this year- that I'm truly beginning to wonder if I'm
going to come away from this experience with anything resembling a desire to
go back again.
Ian, K5ZM.. Catch me this year as it may be your only shot ;)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, K4IK
> Sent: Tuesday, 26 April, 2005 8:46 PM
> To: 'N8IE'; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Dayton Forum Rooms for DX/Contesting
> > The Hamvention Chairman had to make a tough call with room
> > assignments this year because of the ARRL Convention taking
> > place during the Hamfest. The ARRL needs a lot of room for their
> > events and he had to make a very unpopular decision. They are
> > also having some major displays this year, along with Bob Heil.
> > The section he occupies is going to be Audio Hall or
> > something like that.
> Screw the ARRL National Convention and Bob Heil ... the DX,
> Contest, and Antenna forums have been the most popular and
> best attended forums year in and year out. Why should ARRL
> and Bob Heil push aside the very groups that fill up the
> downtown hotels and support Hamvention year after year?
> W8OK would be rolling over in his grave ...
> I predict that attendance this year will be lower than it has
> been anytime in the last 10 years ... and that next year will
> be still lower yet.
> ... Joe, K4IK
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