The situation between us and the Dayton Hamvention executive has been resolved to our satisfaction. We’d like to personally thank everyone who took the time to write letters on our behalf – the support we got was outstanding, and I am glad to see that we’ve got such wonderful people reading out site. Again, thank you very much!!
Archive for May, 2005
Terry, N5RSE, wrote an excellent letter to the chair of the Dayton Hamvention last night, asking for clarification on the banning of Hamsexy from Dayton, and expressing his support for hamsexy. He got a reply today, and forwarded it to us for publishing:
I have no prior knowledge of your commentsor issues. I am not aware of a letter or any issues you are mentioning here.
Any communications reflecting the position of the Dayton Hamvention would come from either myself as General Chairman or My assistant Jim Nies. No other persons has the authority to make and policy statements for Hamvention.
If you wish to share all the details I will be happy to review them. Again, please let me state until I read you email this morning I had no prior knowledge of any issues you may have or any communications from Dave.
Gary Des Combes, N8EMO
We’ll keep you all updated as we get more info.
Response to our supposed “banning” from Dayton Hamvention has been fast and furious. We’ve gotten a few reports of people sending letters to the Dayton executive. Pending permission from the authors, we’ll re-print these letters here. Look for those on future updates.
As Bryan promised on the Hamsexy Radio News, here’s how to voice your concern with the Dayton executive:
The Chair of Dayton Hamvention is Gary Des Combes N8EMO, and his e-mail address is email@example.com
The Asst. Chair is Jim Nies Wx8F, and his e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inside Booths Chair is Jon Thuermer KB8SRQ, and his e-mail address is email@example.com
The Ombudsmen are Ron Morefield, W8ILC and Rubin Meeks W8GUC, and their e-mails are firstname.lastname@example.org
The Media Chairman is Bill Pasternak WA6ITF and his e-mail address is email@example.com
Feel free to CC other people. Others who have CC’ed us messages have sent letters to local Ohio media, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Dayton City Council, local government officials, evem local businesses, letting them know that Dayton stands to lose if they let the opinions and views of one person dictate their policy on who they let put a booth up.
Please, and I cannot stress this enough – be POLITE and PROFESSIONAL in your letters. Nothing will nullify our cause faster than some idiot spouting off a bunch of cuss wods and threats. As well, please CC or BCC us if you choose to write anyone – we will ONLY publish your letter on this site if you give your express permission.
Lets show them that we care!! Write your letter today!!
(edit: Goofed up on some code.. it’s fixed now)
We got this e-mail in our Hamsexy mail sack today:
I have had a chance to review the Hamsexy web site on two separate occasions and in my capacity as Local Media Chairman for the Dayton Hamvention I can say with credibility that you or anything resembling Hamsexy is not wanted
back at any future Dayton Hamvention. The profanity that I found on your site and the photographs that you have altered by whatever means to show our participants in such a derogatory fashion is not only undesirable but repulsive as well. Please don’t bother submitting any applications for exhibit booths.
Dave Dextradeur, W1GBA
Local Media Chairman
It seems that Dave W1GBA doesn’t approve of our site, and is speaking on behalf of the Dayton Hamvention executive in summarily banning us from the 2006 Dayton Hamvention (an event we still intend on attending and setting up a booth).
For the record, the booth was met with INTENSE appreciation and acclaim from almost everyone who came up and paid us a visit. We had many people tell us that the only reason that they came to the hamvention was to see us, and we had people from as far away as Australia say hello and get some of our giveaways for friends back home who asked for them. As well, several members of the ARRL delegation came over to say hi and let us know that they love the site (we have recieved e-mails from several high-ranking members of the ARRL, claiming to be closet fans of this site). Negative feedack was far and few between – in fact, we only had TWO people tell us that they dndi’t approve.
Another troubling part of Mr. Dextrauder’s letter was this allegation: “photographs that you have altered by whatever means to show ourparticipants in such a derogatory fashion alter photographs to demean Dayton Hamvention patrons”. I would like him to point out where we did this…. I would like to also mention that our legal team advises us that accusations such as this is considered libel, and should not be tossed around to iresponsibly, especially when speaking on behalf of an entire organization. Not a threat at all, just an observation. For the recod, the only “altering” we performed on the Dayton 2005 photos was cubing out identifying features, such as faces and callsign nametags.
By the way, the only way we will truly accept an official “ban” from next year’s Hamvention is on official Dayton Hamvention letterhead, signed in ink by a higher ranking member than some communications stooge, delivered via US Mail to our American mailing address. We can provide this if needed.
This story is developing, stay tuned to Hamsexy.com for any late breaking developments.
Has anyone noticed that the new QRZ callbook CD looks a heck of a lot like The Tragically Hip’s great 1998 album “Phantom Power”?
Just a thought…
Click here to hear their best song off of Phantom Power, Bobcaygeon
Got some more Dayton photos for you…
Alright…. Hail to the Prezz…
Alice the hammy has…. one hump….
The meeting of the radiopack nerds
ICOM’s on the right track using pretty girls to promote their line, but I’m not sure that using underage-looking girls in bathrobes and PJs is really the wisest promotional tool. It’s a little creepy, to tell you the truth. All that’s missing is one of them being indecently impaled by a giant alien tentacle.
Dayton wasn’t that thrilling to everyone….
We’re not making fun of his medical condition, but.. dude…. come on… cover up the piss sack in public.