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Re: Symposium Alternatives



Hi Eric,

Wow!  You really know your midwest geography. I grew up in Davenport, IA,
and went to school for a semester in Macomb, IL. Should be beautiful that
time of year, though.

73s John NE0P

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric A. Cottrell" <eac@shore.net>
To: "Gerry" <ve4gtb@mts.net>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Symposium Alternatives


> Gerry wrote:
> > As a Canadian living in the central part of Canada, it doesn't make much
> > difference for me if the Symposium is held on the East coast or West
> > coast. With the outrages cost of gasoline and air tickets, should we not
> > be looking at a central location in the USA.In doing so those members
> > that live on the Westcoast would not have to fly across the country to
> > attend .The same applies to the members on the Eastcoast if the
> > Symposium was to be held on the Westcoast.So at today's costs of airline
> > tickets, I believe the site selection will be a critical point in
> > determining if one attends or not.
> >
> > Anyway that's my two cents worth
> >
> > Tnx
>
> Hello,
>
> Actually I was thinking that Central Canada might be a good location.
> The US Dollar is worth over $1.18 Canadian.  The use of litres with the
> currency exchange hides the fact that you are paying high prices for
> Gasoline!  Sounds like a win-win situation.
>
> I work with a fellow who used to live in Winnipeg.
>
> To me it would be interesting if the Symposium was in Winnipeg,
> Montreal, or Dog River, Saskatchewan.  I would not mind Toronto either
> but it had it twice recently.  I realize that there has to be a group of
> AMSAT people in the area to organize the Symposium and the location
> needs decent airline connections.  So interesting places like Scranton,
> PA or Macomb, IL or Davenport, IA do not make the cut.
>
> As I replied to Barry, I would not mind going to the
> Baltimore-Washington, DC area again as it would give me a chance to see
> the completed space hall at Dulles.
>
> I prefer to drive or take the train because it is vacation and I want to
> listen to scanners, etc.
>
> 73 Eric
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