If this was really true, the Hamvention would be more interested in catering
to the needs of the contester/DXer crowd. They have not demonstrated this
by their actions over the past several years...
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> Subich, K4IK
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> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2005 Dayton Forum Wrap Up
> > Tim K3LR wrote:
> > >The new venue for the Antenna forum and the Contest forum at
> > the Crowne Plaza on Saturday afternoon was a major hit.
> K1DG and K3LR
> > are not certain which location will be used next year (HARA or the
> > hotel).
> to which AD1C replied:
> > The remote location also made it hard for us working a
> booth to drop
> > into the forums.
> It also makes the vendors/exhibitors unhappy in that it makes
> participants in the Antenna/Contest and potentially DX forums
> less likely to spend time at their booth. Taking a large
> number of the most active, most likely to buy attendees away
> from HARA makes Hamvention much less valuable to the "big
> ticket" vendors.
> ... Joe, K4IK
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