|[AMRadio] Fwd: RE: Madness at the Rochester (NY) hamfests|
John Dilks K2TQN
oldradio at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jan 26 17:22:08 EST 2009
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-John Dilks, K2TQN
>Reply-To: <WB2PYD at DNS-NY.com>
>From: "WB2PYD - Frank Schramm" <WB2PYD at DNS-NY.com>
>Subject: RE: Madness at the Rochester (NY) hamfests
>Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:19:47 -0500
>Rochester Amateur Radio Assn
>Rochester NY 14692
>Re: Help spread the TRUTH about the Rochester Hamfest.
>We need your help to clear the air. The Rochester Amateur Radio
>Association, Inc. (RARA) has been producing the Rochester Hamfest
>for the last 74 years. For many years the Hamfest Committee
>Chairman was Harold Smith, K2HC. At the November meeting of the
>RaRa BoD it was voted to change the venue and the time frame for the
>Hamfest. Harold refused to comply and was relieved of his
>duties. In defiance he refuses to cooperate and because Harold's
>name is associated with the original Hamfest web site, the BoD at
>this time does not have control of what is displayed there. Since
>RARA is the parent organization of the current, and past, Hamfest
>Committee you can be assured that what RARA says in print and on the
>web site " www.rochesterham.org" is the TRUTH. The ARRL has already
>recognized the change in venue and time frame and the "New Rochester
>Hamfest" is the location of the Atlantic Division Convention for
>2009. This can be verified at:
>We realize how confusing this can be if people see Harold's postings
>on the internet. We have requested he remove the confusing content
>numerous times, each met with flat out refusal. It's disappointing
>that someone who has put a great deal of effort into the event in
>the past has taken up the position to confuse the public. This
>certainly demonstrates his disloyalty to the club, the event, and
>his fellow HAMS.
>We at RaRa would greatly appreciate it if you and could use your
>channels of communications to inform other area HAMS of the TRUTH:
>There will only be one Hamfest, not two, and The Rochester Hamfest
>will be held Saturday May 30th, at the Barnard Carnival Grounds.
>Further details are available at
>"<http://www.rochesterham.org>www.rochesterham.org". Warn them
>that K2HC no longer has anything to do with the Rochester Hamfest
>and people should disregard his solicitations for ticket
>sales. Admission tickets are now only $5.00 and being sold
>exclusively at the gate. If anyone is still in disbelief, encourage
>them to contact their ARRL representative for clarification.
>The 2009 Rochester Hamfest flyer can be downloaded here:
>There will only be one Hamfest in Rochester.
>Thank you VERY much!
>President, Rochester Amateur Radio Assn Inc.
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