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[CQ-Contest] Impressions of Contesters University and other Contester Da

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Impressions of Contesters University and other Contester Dayton Events
From: Tom Lange <wc5b@arrl.net>
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Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 20:24:18 -0400
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I just wanted to drop a quick statement of how impressed I (and a few 
others of us that went together) of the Contesters University, the 
Contesters Suite, and the Contesters Dinner this year at Dayton. I have 
been a Ham for 21 years and live only 4 hours away, but I rarely stayed 
more then a day at Dayton (and 10 years overseas military service). 
Because of that, I never really looked to see what extra activities were 
going on. This year, I have a small group of hams that I have been 
elmering in. We decided to really experience Dayton on a multi-day level 
this time. As our group leans towards contesting and dx'ing, the 
Contesters University was a no brainier.

Now I write this because one thing must be said! The impression that you 
left on myself and my fellow local hams is huge. After the dinner 
Saturday we all were taken back by one common observation, the massive 
amount of love and respect you had for one another! To go one step 
further, the respect you had for us, a puny little club that operates 
from a small little city lot station.

We come from an area with little in the way of local interest in the HF 
end of things. Very VHF and Emcomm related. Unfortunately a large amount 
of stress and drama comes with it. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth of 
many new hams. However, after meeting you all and watching everything 
very closely, all of my new hams latter told me independently that 
"these are the people I want to associate with!"

A special thanks to the members of LCC. They took us in and treated us 
as if we were one of their own members and had known them for many years.

Thanks for a great Dayton. We will be back!

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