Wow, MAL, what a great post! You brought bhack memories, too. I'd
forgotten all about SAROC. I remember when I was a new ham as a teenager
all the locals were going to SAROC as the place to go. I never got to go
there. I also remember their ads in QST and 73 Magazine.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, N7MAL wrote:
> Lets take a step back in history. At one time there was a West Coast hamfest
> held in Las Vegas, it was called SAROC. You talk about politics, whiners, and
> complainers it had them all. I was an exhibitor at the last SAROC, in the
> 70's, and I was also an exhibitor that same year at Dayton. Dayton is still
> alive and reasonably healthy while SAROC is long gone dead and buried.
> My point being the whiners and complainers and rumor mongers ruined SAROC.
> Instead of being positive and helpful the whiners and complainers and rumor
> mongers got on their various soapboxes demanding a boycott and killed the
> It sounds like Dayton needs a little tweaking to fix things not a bunch of
> threats or a bunch of criticism. From almost every report, I hear, Visalia
> doesn't need any help.
> Suggesting boycotting is what killed SAROC and boycotting will kill Dayton.
> If you have suggestions for improving Dayton or Visalia why not contact them
> directly and make your ideas known. Keep in mind most-likely Dayton was
> around before you were a ham, so start out small and with respect.
> MAL N7MAL
> BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
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