Boycott Peter Trapp Computer Shows

Boycott Peter Trapp Computer Shows

Post by Carl Steckl » Wed, 26 Mar 1997 04:00:00

The Syracuse hamfest is *OFF* for 1997. The April LongWire will be
outshortly
and there's a one-page article in it on what eventually derailed the
event.
But in a nutshell, our terms of use for the Fairgrounds facilities would
prohibit the sale of any "computer-related" item at the hamfest. broadly
interpreted, this would have barred packet stations, logging software,
callbook CD ROMS and so forth. Last year this provision was not enforced
but
we were told that it would be enforced this year and several months of
negotiations with Fair management could not get around this issue.

Will it be back in 1998? I don't know. Stay tuned.

73's, Steve

The above resulted from a direct threat by Peter Trapp to pull their
shows if
any other user sells any sort of computer product, new or used. If it
can
happen here it can happen where you are.

I am asking all hams to:

1- boycott Peter trapp shows
2- if you are a New York State resident, write the Governor
3- support your local hamfest

Don't let this happen to you.
--
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Carl (former Jarhead) Semper Fi
KB2SGX   -.- -... ..--- ... --. -..-
"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will
never know"
Unknown Marine, Khe Sahn, Viet Nam

 
 
 

Boycott Peter Trapp Computer Shows

Post by Bea and Marvin Jon » Thu, 27 Mar 1997 04:00:00


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: ... a direct threat by Peter Trapp to pull their
: shows if any other user sells any sort of computer
: product, new or used.

I believe the term is "Restraint of trade" -- and there
are federal laws covering it.

Jonesy W3DHJ