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Re: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues

To: "Mark Steven Williams" <K9GX@n4gn.com>,"Scott Robbins" <w4pa@yahoo.com>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues
From: "Jeff Maass" <jmaass@columbus.rr.com>
Reply-to: jmaass@columbus.rr.com
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 08:16:19 -0400
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Reality check.

The Hamvention (r) is never going to move out of Hara, if:

  1) Hara is still available;

  2) It costs one dollar more to rent a different facility;

  3) It takes **any** of the control of the Hamvention (r)
      out of the hands of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association
      (DARA); or

  4) It takes *any* of the financial benefit from the Treasury
      of DARA and puts them into someone else's Treasury.

The Hamvention (r) is wholly-owned by DARA, **not** by the 
Amateur Community. DARA will do with it what is best for
DARA, not for anyone else.


   Jeff K8ND

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com]On Behalf Of Mark Steven
> Williams
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:08 PM
> To: Scott Robbins; cq-contest@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues
> The Hamvention should consider Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Fair and 
> Exposition Center offers something like 5 million square feet of  sparkling 
> clean exposition area, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and parking for 
> something like 25,000 vehicles less than a mile from Louisville 
> International Airport.

> Of course the major challenge would be having the Hamvention organizing 
> committees pulling together an event from a distance.
> Honestly, the facilities at KFEC put HARA to shame, hell the local Greyhound 
> bus terminal puts HARA to shame.
> Criteria should be: midwest region location, accessible by air, close 
> proximity to major interstates and reasonably vital, active metropolitan 
> area with some alternate destinations, decent restaurants and attractions. 
> KFEC is about 5 miles from Churchill Downs, there's a triple A ball park 
> downtown, etc, etc and a Waffle House within 3 miles.
> Will it happen? Naaaahhhh.
> Just my 2 cents worth.
> 73,
> Mark, K9GX
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Scott Robbins" <w4pa@yahoo.com>
> To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 9:42 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues
> >>>If the organizers really do care about keeping attendance up and
> > bucks flowing from contesters' and DXers' pockets into the vendors'
> > pockets, maybe they need to be a little more accommodating in the
> > assignment of meeting rooms next year.<<
> >
> > At root of this whole discussion is really this:  Dayton Hamvention
> > needs to ditch Hara Arena and move this national event to a different
> > venue, in a different city.  Major shows like Comdex and NAMM change
> > cities every so often because it keeps the show fresh and gives people
> > another reason to continue to attend each year.
> >
> > Scott Robbins W4PA
> >
> >

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