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

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Dayton and the forum issues
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 07:42:14 -0500 (CDT)
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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 
> hamfest.
> 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
> http://www.ctaz.com/~suzyq/N7mal.htm

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