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Re: [CQ-Contest] 2005 Dayton Forum Wrap Up

To: "'Bob Naumann'" <n5nj@gte.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2005 Dayton Forum Wrap Up
From: "Joe Subich, K4IK" <k4ik@subich.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 09:12:54 -0400
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N5NJ writes: 

> I think it would be cool if the big room (or another adjacent 
> room) was lined with equipment demos.

And what happens to the small manufacturer who makes products 
used in many different segments of amateur radio when the DX 
forum is in one hotel, the antenna and contest forums are in 
another hotel, the RTTY and AMSAT forums are in a third and the 
VHF/UHF (weak signal) are someplace else?  

It is sometimes difficult enough for a small manufacturer to 
afford the cost of a single booth, costs to ship material to 
the Hamvention, and travel/lodging/food costs for two or three 
persons away from home for a week.  Now you want to double or 
triple those costs by exhibiting at one of more sub shows? 

There is no doubt that this year's "Saturday at Crowne Plaza" 
was nice for a limited segment of the Dayton crowd.  However, if 
that's the formula for the future, why not move it to another 
venue/date completely.  Make the event Saturday/Sunday AM ... 
pack it with Contest, Antenna and DX events and don't burden 
it with or compete with the rest of Hamvention.  


   ... Joe, K4IK 

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