Glen and others. I am not defending the facility. I have been to Dayton many times (worked for NCR for 25 years) I know the facility. On the other hand, do you think the folks at D.A.R.A. do not know what the facility is like? Do you think they haven't looked for others? Do you think they wouldn't go somewhere else if it were feasible to do so? I do understand what you are saying but there doesn't appear to be any feasible alternatives. So unless someone has a solution to the issues, what positive can possible be served by the ongoing and continuing bitching about the facility?
I go back to my original post. I challenge the arm chair quarterbacks (probably the ones who are riding around on the scooters) to put their fat butts to work finding a solution. I have heard it said that Columbus and Cincinnati should be considered. Maybe so, but for some reason D.A.R.A. has determined that it is not feasible to do so or maybe it is just a case in which they don't want to move it out of Dayton because they feel a tie to the community. Whatever! If Cincinnati or Columbus are great, then I challenge the clubs in those areas to put together a proposal and start negotiating with the ham vendors. Let's get some competition going and take the convention away from Dayton. After all, that is the American way, you know - build a better mouse trap or in this case, present a better convention proposal, and the world will beat a path to your door.
Put up or shut up!
The Leftist Teacher Syndrome:
"If you can't do it better, don't blame others for doing it badly. Don't Question if it should be done at all"
"Don't blame your classmates for being retards, they are the same species as you!"
"I hope you have brought enough for everyone!"
This is not just the U.S. The public schools of my country have also been spoiled by this PC Pinky Inferiority Complex.. :-(