SEA-PAC Amateur Radio Convention 2021 now cancelled

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W7UUU, Jan 6, 2021.

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  1. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page



    I don't see how this is of interest here.

    'Cancellation' is the news. That's it. This likely happened because VENDORS have not expressed sufficient willingness to commit for June 2021. That was up to them, no matter what their views are on COVID.

    We --your fellow Zedders --understand your background, and its an important and valuable perspective. But cancellation was likely due to economics, not process (or rather by dysfunction within that process).

    There is plenty of incompetence floating around. We need no convincing:) But just be aware that Grafton County NH is home to somewhat extreme views in the direction of your general compass (and has amongst the lowest COVID rates), and even we wear masks and have draconian measures here in the deep dark woods! :)

    Stay well. Find what makes life a bit upbeat in these tough times. My advise--you are welcome to invoke your own.

    Chip W1YW
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
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  2. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's a drag... I always look forward to Mike and Key. But I cannot say that I'm surprised.
    Next year may be better, but next year won't be as easy for me. I retired recently and by the time next year rolls around, I will have moved back to my home state of Idaho. Not unthinkable to come back, but it won't be nearly as easy. Wish there were cool ham swap fests in Idaho...
  3. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why are some of these organizations cancelling now? couldn't they wait till after the vaccines are out and most everyone gets vaccinated and then watch the numbers and THEN decide if they need to cancel. At my hotel,i'm waiting on just that and as it stands now, we are going to have a busy summer. projected numbers in business at the hotel and golf course say end of May is when things will pick up and June through next December is the next busy season. I just think cancelling is kinda premature. it may not sound like your not counting your chickens before they hatch, but really cancel now?
  4. KG7HVR

    KG7HVR Ham Member QRZ Page

    In Arizona thats how most are. So really its already social distancing and outside. But i dont think it makes alot of difference
  5. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because many vendors have to reserve spots many quarters ahead and budget internally many quarters ahead. Among other reasons.

    BTW, I am of the same opinion: there is a huge pent up demand for larger social activities. When it hits--Summer?-- it will be like the pool scene in Caddy Shack:)

    Chip W1YW
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  6. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    One possibility is too many commercial vendors have already pulled out. The cost to the organizers to lease the building for the event is largely covered by the commercial vendors, who pay a higher price to the organizers than the private individual private booths. If too many commercial vendors pull out, the organizers cannot afford to lease the building and it's all over but the crying.

    But more likely, the organizers were rebuffed to lease the building this year in the first place due to covid. The pavilion at Puyallup fairgrounds is government owned and as we all know, they are 100% into the whole 'shut everything down" mentality right now.
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  7. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bet it's nice to live in a place where you can count on the weather being more accommodating. If you're never lived here, in the PS, you can count on rain from Oct-May. May-Oct is iffy too...
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  8. W7RY

    W7RY Ham Member QRZ Page

    No worse than the flu. Remember the flu? Swine Flu? 1000s died. There was no running up and down the halls with arms in the air screaming!
    I've about had enough of this crap too!
    Jim W7RY
  9. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep. We are all disappointed Jim. Everyone has a right to feel stressed out:)

    Oddly, what got me past various down-in-the dumps excursions was re-reading CANDIDE by Voltaire. Amazing parable for these times. (Not highbrow...all parody of the great enterprise of civilization.)

    Best to you:)

    Chip W1YW
  10. W7RY

    W7RY Ham Member QRZ Page

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CHIP! Thank you so much!

    I'm so enlightened now... Since hearing from "The Source"


    If you'll excuse me now... I have to go PUKE!

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