SEA-PAC Amateur Radio Convention 2021 now cancelled

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Another one down :(

    SEA-PAC has long been one of my favorite events - the largest Amateur Radio convention in the Pacific Northwest. Too bad - but it's just the way it rolls these days

    Dave
    W7UUU


    Sea-Pac information <sea-pac-info@seapac.org>
    January 5, 2021 - 7:40 PM (10 minutes ago)
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    From the SEA-PAC Executive Committee Chairman

    The SEA-PAC Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the continuing COVID-19 pandemic situation has determined that the safest course of action for all is to cancel the 2021 in-person event.

    This decision was based on the uncertainties of more COVID outbreaks, vaccine availability to all, and the probable social distancing requirements. But most importantly, it is based on our genuine concern for the health and safety of you, the attendees, vendors, and presenters. We firmly believe that providing our Ham Radio community with a safe and quality convention experience is paramount.

    To offset this cancellation, the SEA-PAC Committee is exploring alternate online and on-air activities to engage our loyal attendees during 2021. Watch for future SEA-PAC Wave newsletters with the details as they become available.

    Finally, we look forward to hosting you again in Seaside, Oregon, on June 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2022. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we invite you to start planning for SEA-PAC 2022.

    73,

    John Bucsek, KE7WNB

    2021 SEA-PAC Chairman
     
  2. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not completely unexpected, but @#$%&***!!
     
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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Real shame :-(
     
  4. N9LCD

    N9LCD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank-you for having your priorities straight!
     
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  5. K4YNZ

    K4YNZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    At my age? Doubtful I'll ever go to the left coast. Hamfest and other public events were a nice thing. China Flu has killed MY world.
     
    IW3ILM, KD4AYU, NF6E and 2 others like this.
  6. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    when was this convention suppose to happen?
     
  7. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Early June.

    It may very well STILL happen as one or more on-line events. But its a pity that COVID killed it as a 'real' event this year.

    It IS PLANNED for 2022....
     
  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    SEA-PAC for us in the Pacific Northwest is like Dayton for those "back East". It's the biggest event of the ham calendar year, and one I look forward to every year. Seaside, Oregon is about as picturesque as you could ask for, with lots of reasonable cozy hotels and dozens of great restaurants. Every year, we'd go and stay a few nights - arriving as early as Wednesday or Thursday.

    Several times I was a guest presenter and had a blast doing it - last year I was all signed up for the 1:00 PM Saturday slot to do an hour show on "Antennas for Limited Space" but alas, CV19 hit and changed all that. And now again this year

    Fingers crossed that next year, 2022, will mark all of this crap behind us and we can have our SEA-PAC back again...

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
    KF7PCL, WZ7U, K7PJM and 5 others like this.
  9. KG7HVR

    KG7HVR Ham Member QRZ Page

    You think mic and key will get canceled? That was my favorite and the Stanwood one.
     
  10. N1IPU

    N1IPU Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sad that we cannot factor in the psychological effects all this has on the population. I have a call list to check in with several people and give them a chance to talk it out. So much tragedy with families losing everything that no 2k in bucks will solve.
    Life is a risk so myself I say damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead. I know that's not everyone's choice but it all seems just crazy to me to stop living and be in fear.
     
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